Covered In Batting

I love to share my sewing projects with you each week, and you may have noticed that I didn’t have anything sewing related to share with you last week. I might not have had anything to write, but I was busy at work none the less. These bags are filled with my sewing work for […]

Goulash: AKA Hamburger Casserole

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Week 6: “Cooking From Scratch” Challenge Right after I got married I was looking through a cookbook and found a recipe for Hamburger Casserole. I asked my then-new hubby if it was something he would like to try. He replied that he had something like that as a kid and loved it, but that recipe was […]

Unexpected Roses

Would you ever believe that this was a 50% off, almost dead plant?  The hubby loves rummaging through the discount plants (any discount section really) and one day he brought this little treasure home for me. I was very sceptical that I would see roses anytime soon, if ever. But, never the less I planted […]

Spicy Honey Glazed Chicken

Week 5 of my “Cooking from Scratch” challenge. My sister and I have both tried this recipe and loved it. But, we cook it two different ways to better suit our families. Her and her husband love spicy things, and with this recipe it was easy for her to add extra heat. On the other […]

Muffin Tin Roasted Potatoes

We love potatoes in this house. The problem is that Derrick and I disagree on how they should be fixed. To him there is nothing better than mashed potatoes, and well to say I am burnt out on mashed potatoes in an understatement. So, I am always looking for a recipe that maybe we can both agree […]

A Different Rag Quilt

Rag quilts make great baby shower presents. They are so soft and cuddly, and perfect for little ones. An added bonus is I’m usually able to find flannel on sale, and the project comes together rather quickly. I was asked to make a rag quilt the other day and agreed without hesitation. But, I quickly realized I was bored with […]

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Week 4 of my “Cooking from Scratch” ChallengeI loved to watch the Food Network show “Secrets of a Restaurant Chef” because of the host, Anne Burrell. She is so confident, and rightfully so. I mean the woman knows her stuff. Now, although I love to watch her, I rarely see a recipe that I think I can […]

The Importance of Not Quitting

My blog is all about the things I do as a mom. This post is also about being a mom, but it’s a post I never thought I would be writing. I have felt so convicted about a two-part sermon that our pastor delivered. I’ve been so burdened by this that I can’t sleep and […]

Houndstooth Apron

One of the things I love about sewing is it gives me a way to make special things for family and friends. I love being able to give a gift that I have worked hard on and made especially for that person. This apron was a gift like that for my sister, who just celebrated […]

Baked Taquitos

Week 3 of my “Cooking From Scratch” challenge: I’m having a great time cooking meals from scratch. My skills have only improved because of it. I have tried many recipes in the last couple weeks and look forward to sharing them with you. Here is one that was a big hit with the family.  I love making food […]