Do you have picky eaters in your family? I do. I always have. Mainly it is with a child of mine or guests we have invited over to eat with us because my husband is pretty terrific to eat MOST ANYTHING that I make. But even the BEST eaters have a few things they can’t… Read More #101 – Yummy Risotto Recipe
Did you ever do this when you were younger? Invite a bunch of people over to your house to eat spaghetti but use a random utensil from the kitchen, instead of a fork? I did. When I was in elementary school, my mom threw me a REALLY fun party. When I first heard… Read More #99 – Throwback Thursday . . . Crazy Utensil Party!!!
I really struggle with “The Holidays.” It includes Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. I don’t know why I do, but I do. So each “Holiday Season” I do a few things that help me ensure that I at least have a somewhat positive experience. Like . . . setting up our Christmas tree… Read More #76 – A Christmas Desire
Do you remember THAT FEELING you got when your mom said, “We NEED to talk?” Well that was today for my 4 kids. I had hope that it would be a productive day. Most of the kids were up and moving on time. Only Curly Cook slept in but I let her because… Read More #75 – The MOMMY Talk!
This morning I woke up raring to go! It was caramel making day but I thought I would get some Cinnamon Applesauce ornaments into the oven first. They will be part of our neighbor/friend gifts this year. On days like today, this is one of the many reasons I LOVE to homeschool, because I can… Read More #72 – Caramels and Applesauce
What a week it has been around here! A cold front has been sweeping through Costa Rica since Sunday. It has been EXTREMELY COLD for us! 65 degrees to be exact. Now, you might think that isn’t cold (especially those of you up North) but for us, THAT IS COLD! Now I can see why… Read More #70 – Freezing Christmas Adventure in Costa Rica . . . in pictures
After a yummy dinner of Ritz Oven Fried Chicken Fingers and The Food Nanny’s Carrot Cake (with crunchy homemade powdered sugar in the frosting – sorry Paul) for dessert, GingerSnap taught our Family Home Evening lesson. She shared a sweet story by President Henry B. Eyring about how we can show our love for Jesus this… Read More #58 – The Start of Something New . . .
I LOVE days like today. Days when you are fraught with issues you don’t know how to solve but you allow faith to take charge of your day, giving you the strength to not only take care of yourself (productive exercise, stretch, hot shower and a healthy lunch) but take care of those around you… Read More #51 – Days like today . . .
I just had to share this recipe with all of you. It is my thank you for your patience, love, support and encouragement to keep on, keepin’ on, and also to keep sharing my thoughts and feelings along the way. I woke Sunday morning with a craving for waffles. But not just any waffles. I… Read More Post #45 – Light and Crispy Waffles
As I mentioned in post #42, I was having a rough week last week with the kids. But instead of pulling the covers up over my head, I stayed busy. It was Paul’s 43rd birthday and although we had already celebrated it early in the week, I decided he still deserved a nice dinner the… Read More Post #43 – Having Hope while making Soap