Share Talents

I honestly don't talk about Lina a lot on here. She takes up so much of my time, focus, and money every day. I don't see how I avoid talking about her on this blog. Well, we found ourselves needing updated headshots for her. Like, professional looking headshots. Unfortunately, Michael's photography skills aren't there and…

Country Chicken and Biscuits

When I crochet, I don't like to use patterns. I like having the freedom of finding a way to make the yarn do what I want. A lot of times, with cooking I am the same way. I know what I want to accomplish and what ingredients I want to use. I don't need no…

Twice Blessed

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July! Ours started off kind of like a normal day, but ended up being more of a Thanksgiving. We were getting ready to go out for lunch with my mother in law when I got a Facebook message from a friend. "Weird question, but do you all…

June Wrap Up

June has been a difficult month. I had an unplanned 2-week hiatus from this blog. I'm really not happy about that, but I was still able to produce some posts. Here's my most popular posts during the month of June (not all were written during the month). I am thrilled and humbled that one of…

Bacon Mac and Cheese

Today I used the last pack of bacon that I bought with that gift card. My soul hurt opening it. Bacon is pretty expensive and I don't keep the freezer stocked with it. But I made sure to get the most out of this last pack. It all started with a late brunch. I'm not…

Father’s Day

Happy Father's Day everyone! We don't have a whole lot planned for it. Hubby prefers to keep his special days low key and inexpensive. I did use Michael's camera and made a photo collage for hubby's work desk. He hasn't had a photo of the kids since Lina was 3. $5 for a photo collage to…

Splurge A Little

I bought myself a dozen roses this week. Absolutely gorgeous orange/apricot/yellow/pink petals, a sweet scent, and they were on discount. Oh yeah. $2 for the whole dozen. Being laid off, I typically avoid unnecessary spending. Michael is still trying to bounce back after losing Poppy. Lina is still trying to shake off the heartbreak of…

Lemons

Life has been kind of sour for us this year, but this post isn't about a metaphor. Aldi's had a 2 pound bag of lemons for only .99! I don't like lemons or lemonade or really anything that tastes like lemons. It's a side effect of having to use lemon scented cleaning products my whole…

Library Day and a Book Hunt

Everyone has a happy place. Mine is home improvement stores. <gives me the warm fuzzies just thinking about it> Auggie's is the library. When we ask him if he wants to go bye-bye, he yells "Yes! Audric go to library!" Asked him what he wants to be when he grows up... "A library." His sister…