Apple Art for Infant & Toddlers

As some of you know, I’m watching two little kiddos during the day with my son Lucas. This way he gets some socialization and I keep myself busy. Surprisingly, I love having three kiddos around all day. It keeps things… interesting. They sure keep me on my toes. Every Friday we do a craft together…

An Open Letter to the Mom Who Isn’t Ready to Have Another Baby

Dear Moms, I understand. Being a new parent is tough. Your whole life has been turned upside down. Your marriage has changed. Your life is chaotic. Gone are the days where you could stay up late and sleep in the next morning. Now, your nights are filled with cleaning up the house and trying to…

Canning Peaches without Sugar or Honey

Peach season has sprung upon us! Not only that, but CANNING peaches are now ripe and ready to be picked. I was so stinking excited y’all… I found peaches in Washington for $.50 a pound! This is a steal… So I couldn’t wait to start canning them. What if I told you that I know…

Real Talk: 10 Things No One Warns You About When Moving Away…

It’s lonely. Seriously, lonely. Not to throw a pity party or anything, but if there are any other human beings in the world that are raising a child or children away from family, then you will understand what I’m saying here. When my husband and I moved away right after getting married, I knew it’d…

Toddler Painting

This is my first August in practically my whole life that I haven’t been preparing for school to begin. Whether it be prepping as a student going back to school or being a teacher prepping to meet my kiddos. Some people have asked me… Krista, are you missing a classroom to decorate? I always respond…

Watermelon Sherbet

Okay y’all… I’m sitting here listening to my little guy scream bloody murder, because it’s bedtime and he has decided that sleeping is no good for him. The 15 month sleep fighting stage is TOUGH. My heart literally fills like it’s being squeezed from the inside.  Yesterday, he was finally able to go down with…

Watermelon BBQ Chicken

Alright.. I told you there’d be watermelon receipes, and here is another one! I am now down to 3 watermelons, and hoping to make more of the BBQ sauce to can for Christmas! We shall see how motivated I become.. So, I need to first be clear, I don’t like watermelon. I’m not a huge…

Watermelon Fruit Leather

So my husband came home the other day with 7 watermelon…EEEK! I was super excited to get a whole bunch, but only one thing…I don’t like watermelon! So, I quickly started researching some recipes that I could make to use all the watermelon. Be prepared to get watermelon crazy with recipes as I try to…