I’m a little over two weeks into my recovery time. The best news I received when I went to my follow up appointment last week was, no cast. My awesome doctor put me in a boot. I still can’t put any weight on my foot, but I’m just happy elated to be able to remove… Continue reading Recovery

Cooking, Home

Freezer Bag Meals

This week I will be having foot surgery.  Dr. Ransom is removing an accessory navicular bone out of my left foot. I heard him say a lot of stuff. Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah SAW. Yep, that's the word I honed in on. SAW. Now I need to let that settle in. He is going… Continue reading Freezer Bag Meals


Muffins, no I mean waffles

This morning my hubby wanted waffles and I was simply not into the whole "make from scratch" mood. Today I was in a "quick, get it on the table" mood. I grabbed a pouch of Martha White strawberry muffin mix. I added the required half cup of milk, but I decided to add an egg… Continue reading Muffins, no I mean waffles

Cooking, Homeschooling

Canning Apple Sauce

Yesterday when I was grocery shopping I picked up a bag of apples that were marked down. I decided to buy them and just make an apple pie for dinner. Of course I got busy and we didn't have apple pie for dessert. This morning, as my daughter was doing her IEW writing work, I… Continue reading Canning Apple Sauce

Cooking, Home, Uncategorized

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Dear Friends, I'm not sure if you are like me, but the first sign of fall and I want me some pumpkin_______. Yes, it's a blank. I like pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin bars and I absolutely love pumpkin coffee. I know it's sad, but even the kind that's in the powdered form from a… Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Latte



When we started building our house 2 years ago I had a plan. I wanted all of my walls in the house to be a darker shade of brown. I desired all of the cabinets and wood to be just stained with a natural or clear stain and I wanted to accent with red. This… Continue reading Red

Cooking, Homeschooling

LLLOOOVVVEEE crock pot cooking

I LOVE crock pot cooking. My 17-year-old plays for our local home school football team. Since, we live about 45 minutes from the closest town that provides competitive sports for home school students, we are on the road many days per week for practices or games. So, I pulled out my old crock pot and started searching for… Continue reading LLLOOOVVVEEE crock pot cooking