My Precious Ayla Turns One

Ayla Turns One

My precious Ayla what a gift you are to your mommy and daddy.  To watch you grow from a small babe to a beautiful little girl toddling all around.  Your birth was peaceful and spiritual a moment in time that has forever transformed your mom.  Your smile lights up the room and your hair a [...]

Gluten Free Holiday Pumpkin Pancakes

Gluten Free Holiday Pumpkin Pancakes

I love breakfast food and pancakes if you have noticed are one of my favorite breakfast foods.  I love pancakes because of their versatility, I love the fact you can make them plain, add in chocolate chips, blueberries, and even different spices.  I love creating fun meals for my kids with pancakes and with pumpkins [...]

Easy DIY Christmas Ornament Wreath Tutorial

Easy DIY Christmas Ornament Wreath Tutorial

I said it before and I will say it again I am NOT the crafty type at all.  Crafting scares me because I am no Martha, but the other week I happened to be with my three children in the craft aisle and there it was staring me straight in the face.  I paced back [...]

Inspire Hope – Posy Lane – Embroidered Tote Bag Review

Posy Lane Review

  Today, I am excited to share with you a family run business out of Texas called Posy Lane.  Posy Lane started in 2007 by the Barton family so they could stay home and work while they raised their son.  Posy Lane specializes in unique personalized gifts.  I have one of their fabulous two toned [...]

Happy Thanksgiving – Memories, Food, and Laughter

Thanksgiving Thankful

Yesterday as I baked, played with my kids, and did our usual routines, I reminisced about past Thanksgivings.  I explained to my kids about Thanksgiving and how it became a holiday in our country.   I told them how much Thanksgiving meant to me and that it is my favorite holiday.  Growing up I spent nearly [...]

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie with Streusel Topping

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie with Streusel Topping

When my son Tristan was a baby we went over to my husband’s professor’s house for their Thanksgiving dinner.  Their home sat on several acres with a barn, a green house, and a couple of ponds.  It was beautiful at their home in the country in North Carolina.  The house was a quaint old two-story [...]

Thanksgiving Kids Breakfast and Lunch Ideas Tutorial

Thanksgiving Kids Breakfast and Lunch Ideas

One of the things I love about cooking is the ability to create yummy and creative foods for my kids. With Thanksgiving next week I have a yummy and healthy breakfast and lunch to make the holiday come to life. My favorite breakfast food is pancakes and I love to have fun with pancakes like [...]

Inexpensive Fall Porch Decorating Ideas

Inexpensive Fall Decor

I love to decorate my front porch, but especially during the holiday season.  I am a frugal person and love to use decorations that will last for several weeks and bring added beauty to my home.  One of my favorite times of the year to decorate is fall.  I love everything about autumn from pumpkins, [...]

Gluten Free Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownie

I love this time of year and this past week my kids and I took a field trip to a pumpkin farm.  We were with a local group of other homeschoolers and it was fun to see my children so excited about pumpkins.  They had a hay bale maze set up with ladders, and slides [...]

Spooktacular Halloween Breakfast Pancakes

Spooktacular Halloween Breakfast Pancakes

My father was the pancake cook in my house when I was a kid.  He made the best pancakes ever, but his pancakes were the plain round pancakes.  I love pancakes and I adore breakfast food in general.  I love to make special breakfasts for my kids once in a while just because or to [...]