I Guess I Bake Bread Now + Homemade Pimento Cheese

I never thought bread baking was for me. You all know that I love to cook, and I love that you can fly by the seat of your pants a bit in cooking. Whereas baking takes more precision, and you have to actually carefully follow the recipe. Baking bread has always intimidated me. The yeast, and leavening, and kneading… it just always seemed like a lot of work. Plus, it takes so long to bake a loaf that if it[Read more]

Meeting Me Where I Am

God shared something with me the other night (on Facebook, of all places) that really struck me. Especially during this time of pandemic, when I’m at home with my family doing ALL THE JOBS- cooking, working, doing laundry, teaching the kids, sewing, attempting to clean (let’s be honest- not much of that happening), and really failing to set good quality quiet time aside for myself. See below, originally written by Heather Farrell: “Have you ever noticed how in the scriptures[Read more]

How are You Holding Up? + Links I Love

Hello my friends! I heard the new “hello” is “how are you holding up?” My feelings change day to day, minute to minute. There are days that I’m good and there are days that get my anxiety takes over and I cry all day. A friend of mine on Facebook described it as “heavy,” and that’s how this quarantine has felt a lot for me. The beginning was great- the kids did really well and I managed okay, but things[Read more]

Mask Sewing Tutorial

Here is the link to the pattern I used: https://www.phoebehealth.com/patients-and-visitors/coronavirus/mask-production?fbclid=IwAR2VBhw5GAcSO8mcNpDbiPpblX2wDNBORaqB_5sVQY0QMEqSGQdajcItnQU I printed the pattern on cardstock so that it would be a little more durable for use multiple times! Fold your fabric so that you have four layers, lay down the pattern piece (pin to fabric if needed) and trace the pattern. Cut out so you should have four pieces of the same piece. Make sure to mark where the elastic goes (noted on the pattern) on the wrong side[Read more]

Snack Lunches

So how was the first day of homeschooling?? After the first official digital learning day, I can actually say that it went better than I was expecting. I only yelled once, the kids got some work done, I got some work done, we cooked together, they read, and only 2 of the 3 kids cried! That’s a successful day in these parts! I hope the day went smoothly for you too. Whether you followed a color-coded chart and marked every[Read more]

Links I Love: Coronavirus Edition

Hello my friends! It’s been a crazy week. How are you feeling? We’re home and the kids are home from school, and likely will be for the next two weeks (or more!) due to school being canceled with the Cornoavirus outbreak. We are staying home, other than for very necessary grocery trips (and limiting those- and only me or Scott going to the store by ourselves), since social distancing is really important to us right now. We’re trying to focus[Read more]

Amazon Faves for Vegas

When I was planning our Las Vegas trip, I knew a couple of things. 1- I needed some new pieces to create a professional Capsule wardrobe since we’d be working the majority of the time and 2- I needed some fun outfits since we would be out at night in VEGAS! I got a few things from Target, a few things from my friend Amy and Evolving Style, and then I took to Amazon and found some great options to[Read more]

Lutons in Vegas

Two weeks ago, Scott and I were lucky enough to be able to hop a flight to Las Vegas for the week! Supply Chain Now, our business podcast, was broadcasting live from a conference in Vegas, so it was 90% work, but man, did we max out that 10% of fun downtime! We took off on Monday morning and landed in Vegas (after a very turbulent last 30 minutes and a few in-flight vodka mini-bottles to attempt to calm my[Read more]

Favorite Dinner Recipes

Hello friends! I’m back! Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and had a fun time welcoming in the new decade! Doesn’t it already seem like it was months ago? But it’s also hard to believe that it’s already almost through January. I always like to start the new year with a good, long list of recipe favorites that we enjoyed from the year prior so that I can easily pull from our list of favorites when[Read more]

My Christmas Lesson

I wrote this blog post a few years ago, but it rings true still, each year since. Maybe you can relate… I had a horrible day on December 23rd. Our holiday season was very busy this year.  We were gone a lot, we had a lot of obligations.  We had holiday parties, LOTS of work, we bought gifts, we did this, we did that, we celebrated, we were here, there, and everywhere, and up to our elbows in Christmas cheer.  It was[Read more]

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