The evolution of a home

It has been a roller coaster of a week. Our cross-country move isn’t slated to happen until the end of December, but in order for it to be seamless, a lot of the work is being done now.  We’re working our fingers to the bone trying to prepare the Arizona house for listing. There is at least reward in seeing all of our hard work paying off. The house looks better than it’s ever looked … Continue reading The evolution of a home

Sausage, pepper & pierogi skillet with mustard cream sauce

Sausage, pepper & pierogi skillet

I have developed a fondness for one-dish (or one-skillet, one-pot, one-pan–you get the idea) meals. They work fabulously for soccer practice nights when we have to eat like speed racers, plus they make for easy clean up. Win-win, right? Bonus points for deliciousness. This recipe, my friends, wins on all counts. Funny story about this post: Jeff and I dreamed up this dinner one day during our marathon grocery shopping trips in town. Have I … Continue reading Sausage, pepper & pierogi skillet


Teacher appreciation printables & gift ideas

Today, I’m taking part in a blog hop with some of the most creative bloggers around! Each of us is sharing a free printable that can be used as a teacher appreciation gift. If you’re looking for something unique and easy to give your child’s teacher, you need look no further. All of these printables are 100% free to download, but you may need to purchase a little something to give the gift its oomph. … Continue reading Teacher appreciation printables & gift ideas

Teacher appreciation gift idea & free printable

Teacher appreciation gift idea & free printable

Teacher appreciation week is always a welcome event in my house for two reasons: 1. It’s a great opportunity to get the kids excited about doing something nice for others. 2. Teacher appreciation weeks falls just before the end of the school year so it means we’re almost done! I do admit, though, that it can be an expensive undertaking if you let it get out of hand. The good news is that with a … Continue reading Teacher appreciation gift idea & free printable

2016 Kia Sorento | A review for moms

Confessions of a car enthusiast’s daughter

Special thanks to DriveSTI and Kia for loaning me the 2016 Kia Sorento for a week-long test drive. All opinions and experiences are genuinely my own. When I was growing up, I knew that if I couldn’t find my dad in the house, he most likely could be found in one of two places: at the grill or in the driveway, washing the car. Perhaps the only thing he likes more than a tri-tip is … Continue reading Confessions of a car enthusiast’s daughter

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