November 29, 2015

Healthy Green Bean and Onion Casserole #wholefoods


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Let’s Consider a New “To-Do” List This Holiday Week


Thanksgiving is upon us, so I’ve made my list and I’m checking it twice: Mashed Potatoes (the Make Ahead recipe),  Cider Baked Turkey (purchase the juice), Butterhorn Rolls (for Gratitude Rolls),  Pumpkin Bars, and I must remember to cut out […]

Gratitude Rolls: Special Thanksgiving Tradition


Grateful Rolls – This simple tradition is a fun way for your family to express what they are grateful for during your Thanksgiving dinner. As guests arrive have each person write a few things that they are grateful for on small sheets of paper. We always make our special “butter horn” rolls each Thanksgiving,

Care Packages for the Homeless: Way to Help the Homeless


Nationwide, temperatures have been frigid. Ice courses through the bones. And while I tucking my children into bed, years of route “courtesy prayers” are spouted… “Lord, thank you for our yummy dinner tonight. Thank you for our house during the […]

5 Minute Delight: ROLO Turtle Candy Recipe made with Pretzels


What’s a girl to do when she’s sitting at her laptop attempting to get work done and that tiny little sweet craving hits? She tries to resist it, but it keeps calling her name. She makes her own personalized Turtle Candies, […]

Fashion Friday Find: #Thankful T-shirt


I’ve shared my Frugal Fashionista love of dressing up cute shirts lately. From flannel and checked favorites to adding bling, the trend of graphic shirts has made it to the top of my wardrobe list. I’m wearing this look a lot […]

Little House on the Prairie Moments (& giveaway)


Yesterday morning, I glanced out my kitchen window to a bit of glory glistening. After weeks of unending rain, the sun streamed so brightly, the fall foliage showed off in all its wonder and the adorable fabric banners hung (over […]

Perfect Sugar Cookie Dough Recipe


There’s nothing that floods the memories of the season than a perfect sugar cookie. Sometimes I think I’ve done my girls a disservice though because we rarely take the time to roll, cut and decorate those perfect little works of […]

The One Word Vocabulary Shift That Profoundly Changed Me


Our eyes glimpsed the deer grazing across the pond. Birds sang, ducks swam, and a cacophony of crickets serenaded. As the sun set on our outdoor conversation, a more serene backdrop couldn’t be envisioned, yet our hearts’ cry was anything but. […]

Key Skin Care Tips for our Winter Woes


Growing up in the incredibly cold winter weather state of Wisconsin, I know something about protecting skin from the elements. Even though we made the big move from the North to the South years ago, our family still battles with […]

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