Freezer Scalloped Potatoes and Sausage Dinner

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

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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