Easy Ways to Make Your Home Energy Efficient {and Cut Your Energy Bill!}

Easy Ways to Cut Your Energy Bill

Brrrr! Almost overnight, we went from eating lunch outside at the picnic table to 30-degree-temps and snow flurries in the forecast! And with Old Man Winter knocking on our door, we are battening down the hatches and making sure that our 100-year-old farmhouse is as ready for the season as possible. Are you doing the same? Well listen up, because today I’m sharing some Easy Ways to Make Your Home Energy Efficient {and Cut Your Energy Bill!}. I haven’t talked too many specifics about our … [Read more...]

Stuff We Love This November

Stuff We Love This November

Happy November, friends!  I'm excited to share a few more of our current favs with you today.  And don't forget to return next month, when I share my annual Christmas Gift Guide.  Can you believe that it's almost time to start our holiday shopping?!  Don't worry -- I will be here with plenty of great ideas for everyone on your list!  Stay tuned!  But until then, here are some random items that have made their way onto the top of our must-have list this fall... 1. Maybelline Sky High Curves … [Read more...]

What You Need to Know about New Tax Filing Requirements (and how TurboTax can Help!)

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Hi there, friends! If you are a regular reader, then you already know that I love to share anything and everything that helps busy parents simplify their lives, enjoy their families, and just get things done a little bit easier. Whether it’s a 3-ingredient recipe that can be on the table in minutes, a quick little parenting tip to help with toddler discipline, or useful products that we love, I want you to know about it. After all, when we’re informed we are empowered! Today I’m excited to … [Read more...]

Turkey, Bacon, and Cheese Crostata + {First Birthdays!}

Turkey Bacon and Cheese Crostata

Will you have some left-over Thanksgiving turkey to enjoy?  Or maybe just some extra cooked chicken in your refrigerator?  Accented by sweet, tart apples, this Turkey, Bacon, and Cheese Crostata comes together in just minutes -- thanks to the help of a refrigerated pie crust! Happy Monday, friends!  I hope that you all had a great weekend!  Our Saturday and Sunday were busy with family activities, friends' birthday parties, and celebrating this little guy -- who turned 1! It's so … [Read more...]

Aunt Bee’s Spinach and Cheese Squares

Spinach and Cheese Squares

Hi, friends!  I have another delicious recipe to share from my dear Aunt Bee today!  These Spinach and Cheese Squares are just begging to make an appearance at your upcoming holiday party!  They are the perfect bite-size finger food, but they work equally well as a weeknight side dish.  Cheesy and easy -- how can you go wrong? By now we're probably all very familiar with Aunt Bee, since I have spent the fall posting an ongoing series of her retro {or, decades-long-favorite} recipes that … [Read more...]

4-Ingredient, 4-Minute Corn Pudding

4 Ingredient Corn Pudding

With just 4 ingredients and about 4 minutes you can whip up this delicious Corn Pudding!  It couldn't be easier, it couldn't be tastier, and it couldn't be more perfect for the fall! Have you noticed that I'm doing you all a favor this year?  I'm giving you plenty of options to help you cut back on stress, time in the kitchen, and money spent on fancy ingredients!  With a bounty of quick and easy recipes that all taste amazing, you can pull together a holiday meal (or a weeknight dinner) … [Read more...]

How To Select Your Child’s First Bed + A Giveaway!

How To Select Your Child's First Bed

Disclosure: I am a member of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network, and this is a sponsored post of behalf of Mattress Firm.  As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own! I don’t think that anyone can truly appreciate the importance of a good night’s rest until they are a new parent. I certainly took my 8-hours-per-night “requirement” for granted when I was a single gal, and it wasn’t until I gave birth to my first child that I realized how terrible it feels to plod through my days in … [Read more...]

A Day In My Life!


Hi, there!  Today's post is a bit different!  Instead of the usual recipe or family activity, I'm sharing with you a Day In My Life.  If you don't care at all about how I spend my time, that's fine -- check back later this week for more of the regular stuff you love.  BUT, since SO many people are constantly asking me, "how do you do it all?!" or "when do you get it done?!", I figured I'd give you a behind-the-scenes glimpse.  And I'll warn you -- it ain't always pretty! I use a lot of the … [Read more...]

Aunt Bee’s Sweet Potato Casserole

Aunt Bee's Sweet Potato Casserole

Look out, Turkey!  Aunt Bee's Sweet Potato Casserole just might steal the show at this year's Thanksgiving feast!  Quite simply, the only sweet potato recipe that you will ever need {and nobody needs to know how EASY it is!}. I have tested a lot of sweet potato casserole recipes over the years.  I love them, so I often order them in restaurants, buy them prepared at the grocery store, or whip up a recipe in my own kitchen to serve with dinner.  This version, however, blows them all out of … [Read more...]

The Best Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

The Best Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

I am in love with this simple, healthy, and rustic Roasted Butternut Squash Soup!  It really is the best.  This recipe is easy Fall cooking at its finest! [Tweet "The Best Roasted Butternut Squash #Soup: easy, rustic, simple, DELICIOUS! #recipe"] Warning! Lots of soup pictures ahead!  I just think that this dish is so beautiful, I couldn't stop taking photos!  And you know what?  It tastes even better than it looks... Remember my friend Margeaux (Queen of the Coleslaw and the … [Read more...]