June 2012

Artichoke Dip--2

Artichoke Dip

Artichoke Dip, it sounds awful doesn't it, but it is fantastic!  This is another recipe that I always have the ingredients on hand for when people pop over and I need to whip up an appetizer dip.   It is soo [...]


Family Recipe – Strawberry Jam

A couple of weekends ago LilMan, Em and I headed over to Grandma and Grandpa's house to pick blueberries; we picked over 30 cups worth!  So the next question what to do with all of these?  Naturally we'll freeze some [...]


Kids and What I Learned Today

The day started off early for a Saturday morning, 6:30am at a cabin by the lake (we had hoped the kids would sleep in since we kept them up 2 hours past their bedtime the night before...that just NEVER works!).  [...]

Chalkboard Paint-

Chalkboard Paint for Labels

Jars are an great place to put stuff and they are abundantly available. All you have to do is save one, clean it and remove the label by soaking it in water. I use jars for collecting all of my [...]

Pizza Casserole-

Pizza Casserole

Is it just me or does ordering pizza seem to have gotten way too expensive!  I remember in college, we'd order and share a large pizza for around $15.00, seems now a large somehow gets to be like $20 plus [...]

Happy Birthday US Army

Which came first Christ or the US Army?

Happy 237th Birthday of the US Army! This was too funny not to share! (although it makes me question our education system :) ) My husband has been serving for the US Army either through active duty or as a [...]

Momma's sick

I got permission to be sick!

Last time I went to New York I got bronchitis.  Turns out that is a hard thing to kick and easy to get again - before New York I never had it... For the past 3 weeks, I've been surviving. [...]

Sink Disaster--2

Sink Disaster Averted

Next to my craft room is a well used bathroom that is often neglected from my cleaning sprees.  The sink has been used to clean paint brushes of oil paint, acrylics, polyurethane, stains, glue etc... I've neglected it for 2 [...]


Kids and what I learned today

I started out the car trip with such high hopes, such enthusiasm, after all I had a great and productive day.  I was able to work with a fellow project manager to achieve a common goal where both parties won [...]

Peanut Butter Icebox Pie--3

Peanut Butter Banana Icebox Pie

In this month's Southern Living Magazine I ran across the picture on the table of contents of a Peanut Butter Banana Icebox Pie, it looked sooo yummy I had to make it.  And like all the recipes from Southern Living, [...]

Chicken Salad Sandwich--3

Best Chicken Salad EVER!

I'm always pressed for time, so I'm always looking for easy make ahead recipes that are 1) Easy 2) have ingredients that I usually have on hand and 3) are AWESOME. This is a chicken salad recipe that meets all [...]

Relaxation Mask--3

Relaxation Mask – Don’t Poke the Bear!

Last Sunday I woke up and instantly thought of the song "The Lazy Song" by Bruno Mars and I thought: "I want to do nothing today".  This video is classic -at least in my mind :). But knowing me, that's [...]