Chicken Cobb Slider

This post is part of the blogger program by Naturally Fresh® and The Motherhood, who compensated me for my time and the development of this recipe. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are my own, and I hope you enjoy them. The end of January every year brings an internal conflict. On the one hand, you’ve […]


Big Game Taste Off: Team Chocolate vs. Team Rainbow

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.#BigGameTreats #CollectiveBias It’s playoff season! That means that the games, and the gametime parties, get more serious than ever! After all of the heaviness of the salty snacks, wings, and chili that typically accompany these parties, it’s nice to […]


Mushroom Oat Risotto with Quaker Steel Cut Oats

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Quaker. All opinions are mine alone. What better way to get a smart start to the new year than by taking a fresh look at oatmeal? Traditionally, when you think of oatmeal, your mind races to breakfast, but I wanted to look at it from […]


A Fresh Start with Fresh Blueberries #LittleChanges

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council. I received a stipend to facilitate my purchase for my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. We like to find simple ways to make our everyday lives a little healthier. It’s […]


College Football Homegating with Dr Pepper

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PassThePepper #CollectiveBias If you watch college football, you know that it was an exciting season this year and that it all culminates in the college championship on Monday, January 12. Since we can’t make it down for the big […]


Elf on the Shelf: Day 23 Saying Good-bye

We have had almost daily comments about our stockings this year. We wait to put our stockings because of the fireplace. We actually use the fireplace so it is hard to have the stockings hang there. The kids want the stockings out though. So we let Kingston put up the stockings so they are ready […]


Elf on the Shelf: Day 22 Hammock-ing Aroung

If only it was summer our dear Elf on the Shelf might take up sleeping Brian’s hammock in the backyard. It is cold here lately so no one is enjoying that hammock right now. I added my red scarf and gloves to the screen with big snowflakes in the dining room. Apparently Kingston decided my […]


Elf on the Shelf: Day 21 Trying to Hide

Sometimes we try get the elf to actually hide. Sometimes. You have to stand in a certain spot in the living room to see Kingston here. Don’t fret, the kids found him in about a nano second. darn it. No wonder people give up on the hiding and do crazy stuff. No time to crazy […]


Elf on the Shelf: Day 20 Another Wiseman

Brian wanted to give up and just be silly with the elf riding with a wise man. I think he is a choke hold. aye.   I thought he should give a gift with the three wise men. Sure it is a repeat gift of one of the wise men. Have you smelled pure frankincense […]