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…

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…