6 Side Dishes to Serve on Easter

6 Side Dishes to Serve on Easter

Easter has really taken me by surprise this year.  We have been so busy this spring that I just forgot it was coming up so soon.  In lieu of this, I am sharing some tried and true side dish recipes that I have made at so many different holidays meals.  Whether you are having ham (my favorite) […]

St. Patrick’s Day Reuban Quesadilla

St. Patrick’s Day Reuban Quesadilla

We have been gearing up for St. Patrick’s Day around our house by doing rainbow activities and watching the story of St. Patrick told by Veggie Tales.  My dad made us a traditional corned beef dinner with cabbage, potatoes and carrots at his house.  It was so good!  He was very kind to let me […]

St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Themed Kid’s Activities

St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Themed Kid’s Activities

We’ve taken some time off from our theme units during the holidays and beyond.  Partly because I’ve been focusing on Arabella’s reading, and partly because I’m still trying to figure out our schedule.  We’ve been doing a reading lesson everyday from a

Asian Meatball Noodle Bowl

Asian Meatball Noodle Bowl

This recipe is a conglomeration of recipes I’ve been trying to make from my Pinterest boards.  I’ve also been wanting to learn how to make really good pan fried noodles at home.  Plus I wanted to make a meal with what I had on hand.  It’s all that in one, and it’s delicious! I used this […]

Dresser Makeover – French Salon Style

Dresser Makeover – French Salon Style

I’m finally back to blogging again!  This is a project that’s been done, but was never photographed.  I’m re-learning how to take pictures in my new house with new lighting.  Not all times of day are good for pictures. My mom and dad gave me this dresser from their house.  It was in my bedroom when […]

Frozen-ish Birthday Party

Frozen-ish Birthday Party

My little girl turned 5 last week.  I can’t believe how she’s grown.  It only seems like yesterday that she was just a little baby making us laugh. We got her a bike this year, and she was totally excited and surprised. John’s idea for decorating the party room was to hang icicle lights across […]

DIY Christmas Card Hanger

DIY Christmas Card Hanger

I am really excited about this last minute project I put together!  I hadn’t even thought about putting anything on this wall yet, but I got thinking about Christmas cards coming in the mail soon.  I wanted to have a place to put them that was pretty. I had these frames left over from Camden’s […]

Decorating the New Nest for Christmas

Decorating the New Nest for Christmas

I love decorating for Christmas!  I always do everything different than the previous year, but I don’t spend money most years.  I just get creative and use what I already have laying around.  If you haven’t noticed, that is the theme around here.  Also, having little kiddos means you have mini decorators who go behind […]

Turkey, Cranberry & Arugula Sandwich

Turkey, Cranberry & Arugula Sandwich

Here’s a light and fresh turkey sandwich recipe that I made with my leftover Orange & Jalepeno Cranberry Glaze from my smoked turkey dinner.  You could just use regular cranberry sauce, but I don’t think it would have the same kick.  Also, the rye bread really made the sandwich.  You could use an artisan wheat bread or […]

Weekly Recap – Fall Learning Activities

Weekly Recap – Fall Learning Activities

We’ve finally gotten mostly settled into our new house, and are resuming our learning activities again.  I love fall and all the things that go with it -the leaves changing, cooler weather, baking and cooking, decorating with pumpkins, pumpkin spice lattes and the list goes on and on.  I have a Fall Homeschool board on Pinterest […]