I am a self-confessed reality television junkie. It’s a guilty pleasure and one that I am very much working towards purging. In fact, I’m working diligently to cut television as a whole out of our lives and reduce it to a minimum(that’s another post though!). A few nights ago, I was watching 17 Kids and […]

Oatmeal Banana Muffins

What You Need: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup white sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 egg 3/4 cup milk 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup mashed bananas Combine flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt In a […]

Cloth on the Bum

It’s official! We are a cloth diapering family! Today is only the first day in our cloth adventure, but I am very excited and nervous at the same time about our journey! I love that we are helping the environment in our own little way and I really love that we are saving a ton […]

5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

My mom forwarded me this recipe, who received it from my aunt. I was intrigued, so I tried it. What You Need: 4 tablespoons flour 4 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons cocoa 1 egg ( I made two that’s why there are two eggs in the picture) 3 tablespoons milk 3 tablespoons oil 3 tablespoons chocolate […]

Honey Pumpkin Muffins

Breakfast this morning:What you need: 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 1 cup pumpkin puree 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup honey nuts and raisins are optional(I didn’t use them) I had […]

Truck Stop Pancakes with Homemade Blueberry Syrup

This was breakfast this morning: What you need:For the pancakes: 2 eggs 1/2 cup milk 2 tablespoons butter, no rx melted 2 cups buttermilk 2 cups all purpose flour 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder 1 3/4 teaspoons baking soda pinch of salt 1 tablespoon and 2 teaspoons sugar For the syrup 2 cups fresh Blueberry […]

If I Had Only Known

Last night was a bad night but also a wonderful one.  It is quite possible that if I had known how the day was going to end, I most certainly might have stayed in bed all day and kept my husband HOME.  But then again…maybe not. The day started out normally, the kids and I […]

A Puppy Named Einstein

If you have been following my blog since it was on Myspace, then you know that awhile back we had an emergency here. Sweetpea misplaced her favorite lovey, a stuffed puppy named Einstein(from the Disney show, “Little Einsteins” that Sweetpea loved at the time). Well, we did find him after a very long night of […]

A Yankee Misplaced

It’s been an interesting change of culture for me the last 5 years, transplanting myself into the heart of the Bible belt. I’ve dealt with differing views on everything from the definition of a toboggan to whether or not the Rebel flag is a sign of racism or not. Who would have thought that crossing […]