Freezer Scalloped Potatoes and Sausage Dinner

This recipe is awesome because you get two meals from one recipe! Continue reading


Sparkling Pineapple Lemonade

We used this delicious recipe for my son’s second birthday, which was Curious George themed. It turned out fantastic and it was so easy, I had to share! Continue reading

Curious George (Boo Fest) Birthday Party

Tobias is TWO!

You never know how fast time can fly until you have a baby! (Not a baby anymore! Oh, my heart!) Continue reading

Blessings With A Side of Gravy

Coffee Cup #1

It has been so long since I have posted anything; I am so ashamed! So much has happened and changed in my life the past few months, I felt it was only right to post a short update on my family before proceeding any further with my blogging plans.  Continue reading

Grace in the Face of Mommy-hood: The Importance of Self-Care

Am I the only one who gets overwhelmed by Pinterest? Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Pinterest. Except that lately I find that I fall short of my grand expectations. Not because I am failing. Not because I am not a good wife, or mom, or housekeeper. I fall short because I compare myself to others. Comparing my reality to a picture of someone else’s perfectly posed life is a surefire way to make me feel inadequate. Sometimes I forget that in virtual reality, I only see what people want me to see. Where as in my own life, I see it all: the mess, the mistakes, the motivation fizzle. So, in an attempt to be honest with you and with myself, I am going to (self-consciously) tell you about some lessons I have recently learned. Continue reading

DIY Christmas Ornaments

Today I got the bright idea to make some Christmas ornaments for Tobi’s gifts to his grandparents (yeah, I’m cheap.) I was so excited about actually doing something on my Winter Bucket List! I actually looked at it just a minute ago…making ornaments isn’t on our bucket list. Continue reading

5 Steps To Not Losing My Cool This Christmas: A Letter To My Future Self

Dear Future Danielle –

I should have written this letter last year, and the year before; but to be fair, talking to yourself (myself?) is a little crazy. Though, I am way past that point now, and I bet, if you’re reading this next year, you are too. Continue reading