Seems like every Christmas season I pick a go-to dessert and make it for every gathering I need to bring something to. Going to the family get together- brownie trifle, having people over – brownie trifle, church Christmas party – brownie trifle. It really simplifies things for me in that it requires little brain power from me at this point. It’s easy to make
The household notebook – also known by many other names – the home binder, control journal, family organizer, command central, etc. It’s kind of the brain, if you will, containing all those things you need to keep track of in your home. All those things that, if you’re like me, you try to remember in your head, but can’t. After my great desk clean-off, I
I am excited about turning back the clocks tonight…and not because I get an extra hour of sleep. I am going to go about my business as usual. Going to bed at my normal time, and on Monday morning, I’ll be able to get up an hour earlier without feeling like it’s an hour earlier. What the gift of an extra hour will bring! A
Why did the chicken cross the road? To get a cup of this soup! We’ve just begun to get some real fall weather here in the south and that always stirs up longings for soups, chowders, stews & chili. This soup recipe is a family favorite from the Pampered Chef “Kids in the Kitchen” cookbook that’s no longer in print. We always double it and
Pinterest is the ultimate visual bookmarking tool and I have had lots of fun using it for organizing all kinds of ideas and inspirations. While I have loved! the recipes on Pinterest , I would have a hard time narrowing them down to a few, so I decided to spotlight recent finds I pinned for what we have dubbed the Learning Lab (aka the schoolroom).
When we think of makeover, our mind usually goes to things pertaining to clothes, hair, makeup and so on. Or maybe we think of Ty and those crazy folks at Extreme Home Makeover 🙂 I’d like to suggest a different kind of makeover for mom. I was in dire need of this kind of makeover after having Baby J in January. After all those lovely
This summer, after I had made and laminated chore charts for everyone, I came across a link to this online job chart on Heart of Wisdom. I clicked on it, hoping and praying that this is what I was looking for. It was! Here’s a blurb from the site: MY JOB CHART was created for the conscientious parent as a tool to help teach their