October goals banner

Hello October! Can you believe how fast this year is going? As every new month arrives, it provides an opportunity to evaluate your life, see what areas you want to work on, and create a plan for that. This is where creating monthly goals comes in handy. Having an easy-to-access list of what you want to work on will truly help you work towards those goals. Sharing that list with friends and family gives extra accountability. Each month, I take a bit of time to go over the previous month’s goals, see what I accomplished and what still needs improvement, and base the current month’sRead More →

Apple orchard

Do you feel it? The change in the air. The mornings are cooler, leaves have started to change colors and pumpkin-flavored everything seems to be on everyone’s minds. These are just a few signs that fall has arrived. There seems to be a fine line between those people who love fall and those who don’t. I am one of those people who look forward to the fall each year. I might go as far as to say that it is my favorite season of the year. Since we are just getting into fall, I thought it would be fun to share with you the manyRead More →

Rhino collection

Today, September 22, is World Rhino Day. As someone who loves rhinos, I knew I had to make a post to celebrate this day. Rhinos have been my favorite animal since I was a little kid. I remember first seeing them in nature documentaries that I used to watch and was absolutely enthralled with these beautiful creatures. The first time I saw one in a zoo as a child, it was such a magical experience. It felt almost surreal seeing this creature from Africa not far away. I would have given anything to be able to touch it. Honestly, I still feel that way today.Read More →

NaNoWriMo progress update

NaNoWriMo is just over a month away. Do you know what that means? That’s right, it’s time to panic! What are you going to write about? When will you have time to write? How do words even work anymore? Why do I do this to myself every year? Where did that flash drive full of ideas go? Who will feed me when I am buried deep in my writing? These are just a few of the things to figure out in order to get ready for NaNoWriMo. For those who aren’t aware NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It is a writing challenge heldRead More →

Favorite anime header

Did you know that I’m an anime fan? Well, I am. In fact, I mentioned this in my A to Z post a little while back. I didn’t always watch anime. It wasn’t until about 15 years ago that I started watching it, and my love of anime has grown from there. There is such a large number of anime movies and series out there is, so it can be hard to find good ones. Much like everything else in the world, what I like and what someone else likes will vary a lot. However, I thought it would be fun to share my favoriteRead More →

It can be hard to know what you need in your kitchen. There are so many products out there. They are designed to make our time in the kitchen easier. However, it’s not always easy to figure out what items you need and which fall under the want category. Plus let’s face it, the allure of items that will make meal prep faster are hard to resist but those items don’t always get used and then turn into clutter. What items you truly need will depend on what you want out of your kitchen. After learning how to cook after struggling in the kitchen forRead More →

Pizza breadsticks

Homemade bread is one of my favorite things to make. Bread has such great versatility. It can be made in a loaf, buns or even breadsticks. These delicious homemade pizza breadsticks have become a favorite in our home. Though they take about 2 hours to make from start to finish, they are absolutely worth it. Give these a try next time you are in the kitchen. Gather and measure all of your ingredients. This will prevent you from missing anything as you go. In a large mixing bowl, add the first 6 ingredients and mix well. This step can be done by hand or usingRead More →

September goals banner

Oh August where did you go? Is it just me or did August just fly by? It seems that this year going by super fast. I suppose that is good in a way as it means the time isn’t dragging on and we all know how annoying that can be at times. Another month means another list of goals. I have been enjoying making these monthly goals list and doing my best to reaching all of them. I feel that creating these monthly goals and sharing them gives me an extra sense of accountability and a push to try to get them all done. BeforeRead More →

How to grow and store potatoes

Gardening is a great activity for everyone. Although not everyone is born with a green thumb, which a little knowledge, anyone can become a gardener. Once you know the basics, it’s time to start working on growing something. Every type of plant has different requirements. Some need constant attention, while others do well with little to no help. Knowing exactly what each plant requires will make growing them an easy task. Potatoes are on the lower end of the maintenance spectrum. Today I will be sharing how to grow potatoes along with storing techniques. How to grow potatoes How to plant potatoes The first stepRead More →

Summer reflections

Summer is nearing its end. The days are starting to become shorter and the temperatures aren’t quite what they used to be. Before we know it, autumn will be here, and then shortly after winter will settle in. The time has passed quickly and before it truly comes to an end, I thought I would share my feelings about this summer. While there is still nearly a month of summer left, with school starting next week, summer is basically over. Honestly, fall is in the air, and that is what sent me down the summer reflections path. Summer reflections I have to admit, I’ve neverRead More →