September 6, 2016

Menu Monday, I mean Tuesday!

Good morning and Happy Tuesday!  This weekend was busy and relaxing all in one.  All of our friends were out of town and since our to-do list is a mile long this month, we decided to take time to pack, tackle some DIY projects and watch a lot of football.  Read on to hear more!

August 29, 2016

Menu Monday

Hi out there!  It's been a while and we have had SOOOOO MUCH going on in our crazy little slice of life.  I will slowly try to catch you up, but until then, here is our newest menu with a fun look at our weekend.

June 27, 2016

Lately...and a Menu

Hooray for summer!  We have been so busy going here, there and everywhere and can't wait to fill you in.  Read on to see what we have been up to and what we have planned.

June 21, 2016


Wow.  It's been a pretty rough week around here.  And by around here, I mean our city. Our home. Our Orlando.

May 31, 2016

Menu Tuesday

Goooood morning!  I hope your long weekend was filled with fun, thankfulness and a whole lot of relaxing.  Read on to find out what we were up to!

May 26, 2016

One Pan Wonder

Do you love fajitas, but hate making them?  Well, listen up because I have the fix.  

One pan, easy clean up and delicious flavor.  Yes, please!

May 23, 2016

Menu Monday

Hi everybody and Happy Monday!  Our weekend was Grrrr-ific.  Everett and I joined forces with some of our other friends to see Daniel Tiger LIVE on Saturday and he's still talking about it.  Read on to hear all of the details.

May 17, 2016

Menu Mon...Tuesday

Howdy and happy Monday...Tuesday!  I had an extra day off from work yesterday and we took full advantage of it and worked on the Inheritance Project.  We are getting closer my friends!

May 11, 2016

Salsbury Steak


This meal was super simple and very delicious.  Paired with store bought mashed potatoes and roasted brussels sprouts, my hubby was a very happy camper!

May 10, 2016

The Inheritance Project - Part 3

As Grandpa Rick would say, "It's a process."  Boy is he right.

We have been putting our blood, sweat and tears into this process and we know that every step we make is a step closer to the finish line.  Here is what we have been up to.

May 9, 2016

Menu Monday

Blueberries, brunch and birthday gifts...oh my!  This weekend was packed full of fun and I can't wait to share it with you.  Read on to find out what we were up to during our first weekend home in a while.

May 2, 2016

Menu Monday

Good morning!  I don't know about the weather where you live, but it is feeling like full on summer down here.  I think Spring just gave a quick wave and headed is hot.  

E isn't complaining however, of course I wouldn't either if I got to lounge around all day with that view!  Keep reading to see what we were up to this weekend and what our week ahead looks like.

April 25, 2016

Menu Monday

It's Monday again.  Yawn.  I don't have much new to report, but read on to see what fun plans and yummy meals we have scheduled for this week!

April 21, 2016

Smooth and Easy

When I was looking back at all of my previous blogs I realized that I have never shared my favorite smoothie recipe!  This used to be our go-to drink after long runs and now Everett loves to help make it and devour it.  

April 19, 2016

The Inheritance Project - Part 2

I have many mantras that go through my head every time we pull up to the house.  This is the one that gets me ready to work.  Read on to see what we have been up to and how much progress we have made.

April 18, 2016

Menu Monday

Hola! As always, here is a recap of what we have been up to lately.  Read on to find out all the details of our hard working weekend.

April 14, 2016

Toddler Time: Breakfast Ideas

Struggling to get your little one to enjoy "the most important meal of the day"?  Read on for some yummy ideas!

April 11, 2016

Menu Monday

Howdy and Happy Monday!  Is it me or do the weekends get shorter and shorter?  Read on to see what our crazy little family has been up to.

April 5, 2016

The Inheritance Project - Part 1

What an endeavor.  

I don't know if Mike or I really understood what an undertaking it would be to demo and renovate a house. I mean, I guess we knew it would be a lot of work, but maybe not as time consuming as every project has proven to be.  Not to mention to do it 2 hours away from your own house while being parents to a 3 year old and 6 month old.  Talk about exhausting, invigorating and frustrating all at the same time.  

Here is our story (so far):

April 4, 2016

Menu Monday

Happy Monday everybody!  I hope you all had a fantastic Easter.  Read on to catch up on all that we have been up to the past couple of weeks.

March 22, 2016

Thank You Very Much!

Thank you notes, ever heard of them?  Maybe.  Maybe not.

With the art of note writing in general quickly becoming extinct, I wanted to find a way to make sure that our children still know and understand the virtue of gratitude.

March 21, 2016

Menu Monday

***Yaaaawwwwnnnn.  Howdy everybody!  I am kind of awake and reporting for my last two days of teaching duty until Spring Break starts on Wednesday.  Yipppeeeee!  

This weekend was full of yard sales, dumping trash, moving furniture and designing (the fun part) our newest project.  The aftermath, called Monday, is a rough one!

March 18, 2016

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts.  Yuck, right?

I really think these guys get a bad wrap.  I know I always used to turn my nose up at them.  Until know.

March 14, 2016

Menu Monday

First and foremost, Happy Monday and Happy 6 months to this little lady!  She is craziest, smiliest and spunkiest little infant I know and we are so happy to call her ours.

March 11, 2016

OMB - Life's a Hoot!

If your kiddo is like mine, he/she is HILARIOUS.  I can't wait to hear what comes out of my little guy's mouth and now I have found an app that can document every hysterical "Everett-ism" that comes around.

Check out my post about it over on Orlando Moms Blog today!

March 10, 2016

A Taste of Summer

If you want a sure fire way to get a taste of summer in your mouth and have zero leftovers, you have to make this salad.  It's a must.  I get rave reviews every time I make this easy concoction and never, ever have any left to take any home with me.  

With the weather warming up, this is a great recipe to add to your repertoire!

March 8, 2016

Cranberry Walnut Cheese Ball

Are you in need of a fresh, spring-inspired appetizer to take to your next party?  Well, look no further...I have it right here!

March 7, 2016

Menu Monday

Good morning and happy Monday!  We had such a fun, family filled weekend and I can't wait to show you through pictures.  We have been here there and everywhere and I need to go to work to rest!

March 1, 2016

February 29, 2016

Menu Monday

It's Monday again.  And I have no voice.  And I am tired.  BUT, we did have a great weekend to show for it, so I will push through and hopefully get it together by my my third cup of coffee, or the end of the day...whichever comes first.

February 26, 2016

Meatless Meals - Veggie Soup

Ahhhh, Lent.  A time of sacrifice.  A time of prayer.  A time of remembering to fix meatless meals every Friday.  I will admit, I'm pretttty good at remembering, but not always 100%.  Last Friday I fixed this delicious Vegetable Soup and it got rave reviews from my whole fam...even the toddler!

February 23, 2016

Menu Monday-ish

Hi there and happy Monday Tuesday!

We had a jam-packed weekend from which we are still trying to recover.  Check out all the details!

February 17, 2016

O is for Ollie

A few months ago I was asked to review a pretty spectacular swaddle...and I jumped at the chance.  Check out my review over on the Orlando Moms Blog!

February 16, 2016

February 15, 2016

February 11, 2016

Toddler Tips

Here are some of my favorite tips and tricks of the moment that are helping to keep me sane and my toddler engaged.  Happy parenting!

Toddler Tip #1 - Finger paint doubles as bath paint!  

If you already have finger paint around the house there is no need to buy the "specialized" bath paint.  We use finger paint on our tub almost every night and it washes off like a charm...actually, better than the bath paint!

February 9, 2016

"Super" Dip

I think parties are the perfect platform to try out a new recipe, especially if there are a.) lots of people and b.) lots of people you don't know.  I have found that when you are with a new crowd you can get a more honest representation of their thoughts on your recipe contribution.

February 8, 2016

Menu Monday it really Monday again?  This weekend flew by in a blur and I am still trying to catch my breath.  I hope yours was as fun and non stop as ours!

February 5, 2016

OMB - Favorite Shared Apps

Check out my favorite shared apps over on the Orlando Moms Blog site today - these will seriously change your life...especially if you like taking tons of photos like me!

February 2, 2016

Stuffed Peppers with a Twist

Confession - I love the flavor of stuffed peppers, I just can't stand the texture.  I feel like I never get the "pepper" part right and am always left thinking..."That was okay, but not spectacular."

Well my friends, if you are in my same boat, I have the answer.  It's all of the amazing flavors used in a traditional stuffed pepper recipe but deconstructed into casserole form.  Perfect-o!

February 1, 2016

Menu Monday

What a fun weekend!  We found ourselves heading to Gainesville (my hometown) for the day for a little family, a little business and a lot of fun!  

January 28, 2016

Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff

With 2 kiddos and a very busy calendar, I'm trying to utilize my crock pot waaaay more.  The winning recipe from this week was a super easy and DELICIOUS Beef Stroganoff that cooked itself for me while I was at work.  I added some whole wheat egg noodles and garlicky broccoli and dinner was done in a matter of minutes.

January 26, 2016

Orlando Moms Blog - Catching Up...

Here are some links to some of my latest work for the Orlando Moms Blog.  

I am so blessed to be a contributor for such a great organization  Check out these posts and more by heading over to our website.  There are some amazingly talented women sharing their stories to Orlando Moms and beyond!

January 25, 2016

Menu Monday

Happy (not as chilly) Monday to you all!  I know I really should not be complaining about a little ice on my windshield, but even all the way down here in sunny Florida it was cold!

January 22, 2016

Happy New Year!

Hi everybody and Happy New Year!  I just wanted to pop in and share some of our funsies from the past couple of months and hopefully get back into the swing of sharing our life with you all again.  I miss this blog and am resolute in finding ways to give it the time it deserves.  Until then, here is what we have been up to!

We made the 20+ hour trek to Wisconsin for Christmas and had.a.blast.  The driving part actually went pretty well considering we had a 2.5 year old and a 3 month old AND we drove straight through.  A word to the wise if you ever try this is to ALWAYS start driving around dinnertime/bedtime.  That was a lifesaver.