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…

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…

Waterfalling

This weekend hubby had an unexpected day off. The generators at his work had to be replaced. In order to do that, the electricity had to be turned off. He works in a call center... work wasn't going to happen. So we decided to go waterfalling with the kids. I do not view waterfalling to…

Starting Summer (School)

I believe that learning takes place year round. I'm sorry, but that's how I've always been. When I was in school, I would beg my mom to buy me workbooks or I would read the encyclopedia (I hate phrases that show my age...) to try to learn something new. I. AM. A. NERD. And I…