Pineapple and Peppers Sausage and Rice

I love dinners that take only a few minutes to make. That’s right…a few minutes. Sure, there are days when I want to drag our Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking and set out on a roasted chicken endeavor, but those days are hard to come by.  Four hours to make dinner? Yeah, […]

Girl Scout Brownies and Blondies

I’m back, kiddos, working again with Pillsbury to enlighten you to their new products based on…Girl Scout Cookies. Mmm. Yes, Girl Scout Cookies. We all have our favorites, I know.  My dad loves the peanut butter cookies.  I love the Samoas (Caramel Delites).  Almost everyone loves Thin Mints.  So when I learned that Pillsbury had […]

Being Part of the Bold Percent

Lately, I have had a lot of readers and friends email or comment to me that they think I am bold. I guess because I packed up my life, took a chance, and moved halfway across the country.  But to me, that wasn’t bold.  That was safe.  That was following my heart to be with […]

Packable Lunch Snack for a Picky Eater

This post is sponsored by Pirates Booty and Mom It Forward. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Have you ever eaten school lunch with your child? I mean – not you homeschool moms – you are in a league all your own, and wow, right on to you but that’s never going to be […]

This is Everything…and a Giveaway, with Honey Bunches of Oats

Honey Bunches of Oats has a new “THIS. IS. EVERYTHING.” campaign going on,  and it is celebrating the multiplicity of tastes and textures found in Honey Bunches of Oats.  Which, I felt, celebrates my new life as well.  So, when they asked if I would share it with you in a sponsored post, I agreed.  […]

GE French-Door Refrigerator with Keurig® K-Cup® Brewing System

As many of you know, I moved to Big Texas back in May, after courting a fine man for the winter, and being convinced that though Texas would most certainly be HOT, it would be worth it. It is. Both. It IS hot.  But it IS worth it. We’ve had a wonderful spring and summer, […]

Girl Scout Cookie Cupcakes from Pillsbury

I was not a Girl Scout. I tried once, for one day. You see, there was a Welcome to The Girl Scouts, Come See What We Are Like Festival at my elementary school when I was 8. I went because my mom, at the time, was part of the PTA, which still to this day […]

Bears for Humanity

I’ve just learned, for sure, that all stuffed animals are not created equally. I know, I know.  We all have a pile of fluffy creatures in bins and baskets and on beds all throughout our homes.  It seems our kiddos just can’t get enough of them, or well, at least that’s how it is in […]

Blogger Bash 2016 in New York City

If you follow me on Twitter, you may already know that I spent a good chunk of last week in Manhattan. God knows, I love New York.  I do.  I especially love the Midtown/Hell’s Kitchen/Park areas of town, where the streets are always alive and the lights? Yes, they are always on.  Heck, I even […]