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. 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. Before we get to my September goals, we will take a moment to look back at my August goals. How I did in August I did okay with my goals in August. Admittedly, I could have done better, but I honestly don’t mind not hitting some goals. Weed the garden. I didn’t do all thatRead 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 a success. Potatoes are on the lower end of the maintenance spectrum. Today I will be sharing how to grow and store potatoes. How to plant potatoes The first step is deciding which variety of potato to grow.Read 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 me. 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 never really taken the time to look back and reflect upon a summer before. They tend toRead More →

Summer is winding down. Although some kids have already returned to school, many still have a few weeks left of summer vacation. Tackling the summertime boredom is coming to an end. Now is the time to start setting up your back to school routine. This post may contain affiliate links. This means that should you make a purchase after following one of these links I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Create a successful back to school routine Admittedly, your kids will likely not be happy about most of the back to school prep. They will still want to stay up late,Read More →

Clutter happens. Nearly every home has clutter in it. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. Accumulating clutter is easy, but getting rid of it can be a challenge. In fact, it can be downright overwhelming. If you are facing piles of clutter in your home, then it’s time to do something about it. Whether it’s in your bathroom, laundry room or even your entryway, setting aside time to declutter will pay off. To get you started, I have listed 35 items to declutter now. 35 items to declutter now Bathroom items Expired medicine Makeup you never use Shampoos, conditioner, etc that you don’tRead More →

Tips for beginner gardeners

Not everyone is born with a green thumb. However, with a little bit of knowledge and a bunch of persistence, anyone can learn to be a gardener. Whether you live in cooler Northern climates or warmer Southern ones, these tips for beginner gardeners are sure to help out. Once you have these things under your belt, you are ready to grab a trowel, dig in the dirt and get growing. Many of these tips are geared towards growing a vegetable garden, however, nearly all of them can apply to flower gardens as well. Now, let’s get started! Tips for beginner gardeners Know your grow zoneRead More →

Crab bombs

Sometimes, the simplest of recipes are the most delicious. These crab bombs can be made quickly, yet explode with flavor. They are great for a snack or as part of a meal. If you are a fan of crab meat, then this recipe is for you. The recipe can easily be doubled or even tripled to accommodate large parties. This is a recipe that I have modified from one that was shared on a recipe Facebook page. So let’s get started! This post may contain affiliate links. This means that should you make a purchase after following one of these links I may receive a smallRead More →

We are half way through summer and that can lead to summertime boredom. The summer break can go by so quickly. In some places, kids are already heading back to school. For others, like my son, they still have a month left of summer vacation. But what is a parent to do when their kid comes up and says “Mom, I’m bored!”? It may be easy to come up with things to do for the first few weeks, but after a while, it can be tough. So today, I am sharing some summer boredom busters to help kids and parents make it through the restRead More →

30 day fitness challenge results

Last month I decided to do a 30-day fitness challenge. Part of the reason for this was to try to get back into shape. The second reason was to see whether these challenges actually work or not. I was pretty sure ti wouldn’t work. Afterall, how could adding some exercise for a month really make a huge difference? Especially when I was still eating like I always have. Well, that was a bit reason why I wanted to test one of these challenges out. To see just how accurate the results were. I highly doubted that I would go from fat to a ripped skinnyRead More →