I have a problem. It’s not life threatening or anything, but it’s a problem all the same. You see…I really love furniture. And we happen to live in a spot where people put furniture out on the curb all the time. For free. I call it Picking Day. Other people call it Trash Day. Every … Continue reading A Sweet Little Side Table Before & After.
For an Instant Birthday Party.
Last week was Benny's fourth birthday. Seems like eons ago already as it passed in the blink of an eye. I was also in the throes of a nasty fever (chills! swollen throat! a general lump of lethargy!), so I feel like I didn't get to really enjoy the day with him. I didn't even … Continue reading For an Instant Birthday Party.
How To Read More.
One thing I'm often asked is "How do you read so much?" It's true that I do work full time as a teacher, have three small children, cook dinner every night, and keep the house looking fresh (most of the time). Now friends, it would be laughable to list all those things without saying that … Continue reading How To Read More.
Favorite Books of 2022.
If you know me even the tiniest little bit, you know that reading is one of my great passions. For one, I am a librarian! But I just overall feel most myself when in the midst of a book, and in the midst of a book is where I always am. I finish one, and … Continue reading Favorite Books of 2022.
My Mom’s Breakfast Casserole
Truly think that everyone should have an easy breakfast casserole recipe in their back pocket. It's a crowdpleaser, everyone is always impressed, it takes no time at all, can be made ahead and you probably have all the ingredients on hand anyway. Bookmark this one for every brunch for basically the rest of your life. … Continue reading My Mom’s Breakfast Casserole
On Mundane, Practical Resolutions and Making Them Happen.
Every new year I sit down and write a lengthy list of goals. Last year I did it stream of consciousness style on a Google doc. Most years past I've used a notebook to jot things down. Neither are a bad way to do it, and it's always nice to read back through to see … Continue reading On Mundane, Practical Resolutions and Making Them Happen.
A List of Recipes For Your Cookie Box
A little late, but links for cookie ideas for your own cookie box this year! Last year's box: Peanut Butter Blossoms Buckeyes Chocolate Chunk Shortbread Roll Out Sugar Cookies Gingerbread Peppermint Brownie Cookies Salted Caramels Molasses Cookies Dipped in White Chocolate New Cookies to Try Chocolate Covered Pretzels Fruitcake Cookies Brittle Peppermint Bark Christmas Cake … Continue reading A List of Recipes For Your Cookie Box
How To Make a Cookie Box.
Two days until December and it's time to start thinking about how you're going to assemble those cookie boxes this year. If you want to! Of course, it's highly optional, but highly rewarding holiday gifting activity if you choose to do it! Growing up in small town Indiana as part of a close knit and … Continue reading How To Make a Cookie Box.
A Look Inside My Golden Coil Planner.
A post I've wanted to write for a while, but am just now getting around to. The overwhelm when it comes to trying to choose a functional, well laid out, everything I need in my life planner is a lot every year. I spent years making and printing my own planning sheets out because I … Continue reading A Look Inside My Golden Coil Planner.
Favorite Thanksgiving Picture Books.
Only have a handful of favorite Thanksgiving picture books! Sharing them all!