Copycat Caramel Macchiato Recipe

Closeup of caramel macchiato

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #McCafeMyWay #CollectiveBias I am not a morning person. This is actually a big reason why the wee ones are so self sufficient. I’ve encouraged them to learn how to make their own breakfasts, pack their own lunches and […]

Granola Apple Crisp Recipe

Fresh apple granola crisp

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Quaker. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #LoveMyCereal #QuakerUp Little Miss is not easy in the morning. Like me, she may be a little cranky before she gets going, and that’s been making feeding her breakfast not so fun for anyone. She’s bored with oatmeal […]

How To Make Wine Charms + A Refreshing Signature Cocktail

homemade wine charm

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MingleNMix #CollectiveBias As I’ve mentioned before, I host a cookie swap every year. This year, I made my candy cane brookies and a chewy lemon cookie that were delicious. My friends all brought some amazing cookies, as well […]

Gameband: Creating Portable Minecraft Excitement

Gameband for Minecraft

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GameOnTheGo #CollectiveBias The second Little Miss thinks her homework is done, I have the same question every single day. Mom, can I play Minecraft now? Every. Day. And I’m sort of ok with it because I love how Minecraft […]

How To Cut A Pomegranate

Pomegranate and seeds in a bowl

Raise your hand if you’ve never bought a pomegranate at the store. It’s ok. Don’t be shy; you aren’t alone. For a long time, I never bought pomegranates either, no matter how much I love pomegranate juice and pomegranate arils (shhh that’s the name of the seeds). Once I started buying pomegranates, I had to […]

Chewy Lemon Cookies Recipe

Glazed chewy lemon cookies on the cooling rack

I hosted my cookie swap this past weekend, and, as usual, I came up with some new cookie versions for it. I’m not a traditional Christmas cookie kind of gal. Yes, I have made egg nog cookies before, but I those brownie batter truffles I posted yesterday? They were part of my cookie swap, too. […]

Brownie Batter Truffles

Gift of brownie batter truffles

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TasteTheSeason #CollectiveBias With the holidays approaching, I’m once again dreading the “What do I give the teachers?” conundrum. For me, it isn’t just about giving to the teachers. Not only do Little Miss and Mister Man each have […]

There’s No Story Here: Sisters

Cover of The River Mill Redemption

I received a copy of The Mill River Redemption to inspire this post. My sister and I aren’t friends. Granted, I suppose that isn’t that uncommon, but it isn’t just that we aren’t friends. We don’t actually talk. And we live in the same metro area. Oddly, it isn’t because I detest my sister or […]

Back To Basics: Eat Breakfast

Secret stash of V8 protein bars

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LoveV8Protein #CollectiveBias My husband laughs at me when I say that I’ve forgotten to eat a meal, but it happens. Sadly, it happens all the time. He has no concept of how anyone could possibly forget to eat […]

Easy Holiday Entertaining With A Cookie Decorating Party

Candy Can brookies recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HolidayMadeSimple #CollectiveBias Every year, I host a cookie swap. It’s so much fun, and I love to see all the different cookies people bring. At the same time, every year, I hear from friends who just aren’t bakers […]