Kindergarten in the fall

Back to School: Our Classroom!

Awhile ago I shared that my oldest would be starting Kindergarten in the fall. Hard to believe that day is almost here! Well, I will be teaching him at home and have been working very hard these last couple of months to convert my unused dining room into an inviting classroom. I boxed …

Easy Focaccia with Caramelized Red Onions & Feta

Easy Focaccia with Caramelized Red Onions & Feta

One of my favorite breads of all times is focaccia. And that’s saying a lot because I love bread. Focaccia can be enjoyed as a simple, herby bread topped with rosemary, salt and olive oil. And it’s delicious with lots of other toppings including my two favorites: chopped olives and caramelized red onions and …

Crockpot Beef Tacos

Wanna know what’s cooking this week?

It was a busy and productive weekend in our house – thanks to a toilet leak that lead to the discovery of a mold problem, now a complete half bathroom remodel is underway! I am definitely ready for the new week though, and I have some tasty things on the menu! I …

Favorite Oatmeal Muffins

Oh how I often wish I had even the smallest artistic bone in my body. But, no… I just don’t. I am always the worst at pictionary. It takes me about 30 minutes to write my name in bubble letters. And I couldn’t figure out how and where to hang pictures on …

Cookies & Cream Rice Krispy Treat

Cookies & Cream Rice Krispy Treats !

Creme Brûlée. Tiramisu. Dark Chocolate Truffles. Mmm… dessert! I love it all. I would never turn it down. But you know what I love even more than fancy or gourmet treats – kid desserts! You know what I mean… No Bakes. S’mores. Rice Krispy Treats. But oh man, I don’t know …

Weekly Menu for July 6

Weekly Menu for July 6

Need some meal ideas for your week? Well then look no further:) Because today is…. And I must say, I am really excited about a new recipe I’m trying this week – Chicken Club Lettuce Wraps. Bacon, Avocado, Tomato, Chicken & more are wrapped up in crisp romaine leaves and topped with …

Mixed Berry Pie for Two

Several times a year, my family enjoys making the short drive into Virginia to see my aunt, uncle, and cousin for the weekend. The boys love it because they get to play with “vintage” Lego sets, go on treasure hunts and swim in the indoor pool… my husband and I love it because we …

homemade eucalyptus

homemade eucalyptus carpet freshener

We have an unspoken “take your shoes off at the door” rule at our house. Mostly because I have little boys who lounge, play and wrestle on the floor ALL. THE. TIME. And I hate the thought of them getting up close and personal with a germ-filled rug. But since this is an unspoken rule, not all …