Toddler Acorn Hands

Well, I’ve been missing in action for a week. The craziness of Mike’s traveling has gotten the best of me. Going on week two of business trips without him here to help out. I’ve gotta say… I’m pretty exhausted. However, not as exhausted as last fall during travel season. I was pumping/breastfeeding Lucas, working full…

Refried Beans– NO Lard or Crisco!

I was motivated this week to make my Crock-Pot refried beans. Why you ask? One of the kiddos I watch had ground bean and refried beans for lunch. It smelt so delicious, but I’m pretty sure his was from a can. There is nothing wrong with that, because I’ve eaten it plenty of times… However,…

Felt Pumpkin

I have been trying so hard to figure out how to complete my latest project… a felt pumpkin. I created this super cute pumpkin made from felt. Problem was… I couldn’t figure out how to keep it attached to the wall! I tried the thick Velcro command strips, poster tape, painters tape, packing tape, and…

Real Talk: A Goodbye Letter to the One Sided Friendship

Dear One Sided Friend, What in the world is going on? Why won’t you call me back? Why won’t you text me back? I’m worried about you. I’ve been worried about you. I’ve reached out to you and am trying to be here for you, but you won’t give me the chance. Why not? I’ve…

Toddler & Infant Hand Spider

The countdown continues for Halloween… I have been quite busy trying to figure out how to use my Cricut cutter so I could make Halloween decorations all over the house.I’m not going to lie. It is a love hate relationship right now. Patience isn’t my strong suit nor is change/upgrading new things. My motto is……

Toddler Q-Tip Tree

During our craft time on Friday, the kiddos and I used Q-Tips to create a beautiful tree with leaves changing colors. It was quite fun to do! I have to say my mom heart melting moment was when I told Lucas to come over to the paint and his face lit up. He started running…

Ranch Pasta Salad

Well, folks… Fall is here and I’m definitely feeling it in the air. I do love the smell of crisp air, but I can’t helpĀ  but be sad that BBQ season is coming to a close… Granted, my husband Mike will still occasionally venture outside to grill us some hamburgers. Unfortunately, the warm summer has…

31 Days of Halloween (2017 Edition)

As I sit here enjoying my Halloween Edition Oreos (even though, they don’t taste like the normal ones, I had to buy them because of the orange cream) while watching Full House on Hulu, I start to make my annual list of shows and movies to watch for the Halloween season. I remember back in…

Toddler Hand and Foot Leaves

FALL IS HERE!! I was so stinking excited to start autumn projects! Every year, I make myself wait until October 1st. However, this year I plan on making a lot of fun decorations and need more time to prep them. I made a deal with myself that I could start creating on the first day…

Freezing Green Beans

Have I mentioned how much I LOVE my husband? He brings home produce from work ALL summer… you know what that means? FREE FOOD!! With being a stay at home mom NOW with less of an income, I am trying to have our produce stretch throughout the year. That way, we can cut our food…

Real Talk: Making New Friends vs. Dating

I started going to a Mom’s group this week. I was going back and forth on whether or not I wanted to be apart of one. After going through so many emotions, I decided to take the plunge and do it. The week leading up to it caused me major anxiety. I was nervous. I…