• Perfect Pumpkin Bread

    Yes, I realize I am posting this recipe in the middle of August, but I promise I am just trying to trick Mother Nature into sending some cooler days our way. These 100*F+ days are getting out of hand. Plus, my husband was having a not-so-good day at work and I know my pumpkin bread is just the thing to cheer him up. Sometimes I will add chocolate chips to the mixture to give an added sweetness. Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp baking soda 1 cup pumpkin puree 1/2 cup oil…

  • Dear Husband: Thank You for Saving My Life

    Dear Husband, Let me take a minute to say, “Thank you.” Let me also say I’m not thanking you for the reason you may think. Yes, you are an amazing provider, father, and human being. You are always putting your…

  • Pierogi Hamburger Sliders

    Lately my husband and I have been trying to get more creative with our cooking. We’ve fallen into the bland rut that consists of the same meals on rotation. Since we’ve also been trying to utilize our grill more (yay…

  • Hamburger Stroganoff in the Instant Pot

    Hot summer days living in a 42′ fifth wheel camper mean I don’t really want to use my oven a whole lot. Even running the stove to boil water for 15 minutes increases the temperature inside our home dramatically. This…

  • A Day in Rutherfordton, North Carolina

    If you’ve been following us for a while, you know that we are constantly on the move as we follow my husband around the country for his career. (You can read about our unconventional life here.) Today, my kiddo and I…

  • We Unplugged and Floated Down the River

    I’m sure I’m not alone when I say it is so hard to unplug. From electronics, from social media, from your laundry list of tasks that feel like they need to be completed right. this. moment. Sometimes it’s hard to…

  • DIY Puffy Sidewalk Chalk Paint

    As summer continues on, we are discovering more ways to take our play outdoors. This puffy sidewalk chalk paint was easy and fun to make. My daughter had a blast drawing creations.     What you need: Flour Water Food…

  • Red, White, & Blue Deviled Eggs

    A few years ago my family got a kick out of my dying the eggs pastel colors for Easter. This year, I decided to revive that project and do red, white, and blue deviled eggs! They are super easy to…

  • Mouthwatering Mushroom Chicken in the Instant Pot

    It has been so insanely hot here in Western North Carolina lately that I have been trying to utilize my Instant Pot more frequently. Here’s a simple dish that takes no time to make. Your family will love it! Ingredients:…

  • Easy DIY Popsicle Stick Bird Feeder

    Ever since my daughter was a toddler, we have enjoyed feeding the birds and identifying the types in whatever area of the country we are in. Our favorite birds are the Downy Woodpecker and Mourning Dove. We love going to…