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Category Archive: Pinterest

DIY Fruit Fly Trap

Recently we had our kitchen counters and sinks replaced, and then not long after that, we noticed that we had little bugs flying around our kitchen. At first, I thought they were sewer… Continue reading

Baked Popcorn Shrimp

One of my oldest son’s favorite meals is popcorn shrimp, which I’m pretty sure he could eat every day if possible. I don’t make it too often because shrimp itself is so labor-intensive,… Continue reading

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (cookie edition)

Around here, we love us some Star Wars. For Clooney’s birthday, he wanted to have a Force Awakens party, so I worked up these cookies as favors.      

Pinheads Revisited – Annual Time Capsule

A couple of years ago, our family started this tradition where we open the family memory jar on New Year’s Eve. It has become a tradition that we all look forward to, and… Continue reading

Halloween Cookies

I’m getting ready for some Halloween treats! Here are some of the cookies I made last year:

Time Management

During the weeks that we don’t have camp or any kind of real structure, the days can really run away. Plus, I have found that the kids get into their daily activities, and… Continue reading

Crock Pot Chicken Marsala

I don’t know about you, but I love love love a crock pot meal. You just throw it together in the morning and by 6 p.m. you have a home cooked meal. And… Continue reading

Friends Cookies

My son just turned 15, and since he had just binge-watched the entire series on Netflix, he asked if I could make Friends themed cookies for his birthday. These were the results.

Cookie Progress

About a year ago, I decided to start making cookies for friends and their friends, mostly by word of mouth, for special occasions and I think the practice has come a long way.… Continue reading

A System of Allowance

As my kids have made the journey into their tween and teen years, I’ve tried a number of different  methods to get them to help around the house. Most of them, including the Summer Chore Chart… Continue reading