Loaded Baked Potato Casserole {chicken or beef}


Beef, Food, Tasty Tuesday

A while ago, my friend Monica shared her Loaded Baked Potato Casserole recipe on one of my Tasty Tuesday link-ups and I keep forgetting to share that I tried it and really like it! The picture really does this meal a great disservice but it was the best I could do before it was quickly gobbled up.  I made […]

October 8, 2013

Dad is Fat {a Book Review}


babies, birth, Book Review, Books, Dessert, Family, Food, Marriage, parenting, pregnancy

My eldest brother gave me the gift of laughter for my birthday this year when he sent me Jim Gaffigan’s Dad Is Fat book.  I immensely enjoyed reading this. It was as enjoyable as eating a delicious sugar-filled delicacy, each chapter like a new cream-filled pastry to inhale leaving me only craving more. Why am I comparing […]

October 6, 2013

Guest Bathroom Renovation!


Around the House

The guest bathroom remodel is complete! (except for additional decorative accessories that I’ll add over time) Sadly, I didn’t get to take any good “before” pictures but here are these two again from when the kids helped tear down the wallpaper. The wallpaper wasn’t so terrible but once it was gone the bathroom seemed much […]

October 1, 2013

Who am I?? {The Mother Identity Crisis}


Beauty, faith, Family, friendship and family, homemaker, Marriage, motherhood, parenting, Random, Women, Writing

Every time I have a baby, I feel like I go through a sort of identity crisis. And the funny thing is, as I reflect back on the years and times after each of our 4 kids, it seems I follow a circular pattern with these crises. Yet, when I’m in it, it feels completely new […]

September 25, 2013

Easy Flank Steak Dinner


Beef, Food

Like steak but don’t have a grill? Try this Quick and Easy Pan-Fried Flank Steak. My husband actually requests that I make this. Yeah, it’s that good.  {I used paprika and pepper instead of mustard and I asked the butcher to pre-slice the steak into “fajita-thin strips”.}

September 24, 2013