To Chicken or Not to Chicken? That is the Question

This post is unique in that it has taken me almost a whole year of blood, sweat, and tears to get it to this point.  It will probably end up being a series because you didn't come here to read a novel, but I'll start from the beginning and see where it goes. We live in a small-town rural-ish area and built our house on a lot that is about 4/10ths of an acre in size. If you can't picture that it … [Read more...]

Canker Sore – No More

It's Tuesday and I'm back with a Tuesday Tip for your reading pleasure.  Enjoy! It seems that the canker uglies have struck again.  If you have kids, and even if you don't, you can't help but have canker sores ever now and again.  There's not really a consensus on what causes them but I know what will cure them and I'm going to let you in on the a minute. So here's how it goes … [Read more...]

Freezer meal Friday, as promised Chicken Enchiladas

I feel so .... resolved.  I'm actually keeping the resolution that I mentioned two weeks ago in this post.  (It's only a week or so late :/) I think I might even actually need to celebrate with something sweet and yummy.  Oh wait, that might mess up another resolution. Today I'm sharing a Freezer meal recipe that I came across in my quest for great freezer meals that my picky family would … [Read more...]

#1 Tip for Driving in Freezing Rain Conditions

In Utah we are experiencing a phenomenon called freezing rain.  This happens when snow falls through a warm layer of air and melts into rain, then that rain goes through a layer of colder air and lands on a surface that is below freezing.   The rain is supercooled and freezes instantly onto whatever it hits.  If that surface happens to be the road, then it's an ice skating rink. Contrary to … [Read more...]

I did say Hiccups

Hic......Hic......Hic....don't you just hate the hiccups. Those little unexpected, out-of-the-blue, spasms in your diaphram that catch you off guard? Well I mentioned that in the process of my blog redesign that there might be a hiccup ( or hicough if you prefer) or two during the change over. Found one. The email subscribe box is a dead-end and takes you nowhere. I'm so sorry about that and … [Read more...]

New Year’s Resolutions…and some fun changes

This year I made some resolutions. I don't usually make resolutions because I am perfect in every way.. HAHAHAHA I don't usually keep them but since I have some accountability buddies (you, my darling and intelligent readers)  I thought I might have a better chance of keeping those resolutions.  At least the blogging ones. One of them is to write more, to post more.  I've been kind of ....well, … [Read more...]

Use it up, wear it out….even for Christmas

I was raised to Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do, or Do without.   As a child having to finish that box of cereal that I didn't like before opening the 'good' cereal or wearing good usable clothes from the thrift store instead of buying the new fashions that 'all my friends were wearing' was a tough pill to swallow.  Now I'm all grown up and I see the wisdom in that mantra and...mwahaha (evil … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christ-filled Christmas.  Please enjoy this beautiful short video to anchor your celebrations with those you love. … [Read more...]

A Day of Remembrance for Sandy Hook Elementary

  If you would like to donate to the Sandy Hook Elementary School Support Fund that will provide support services to the families and community that has been affected, please click the United Way link below and you will be directed to the donations page. This fund was created by United Way of Western Connecticut in partnership with Newtown Savings … [Read more...]

I pray we never have to deal with this…a warning

It's a parents worse nightmare, something that will stay with us forever.   Seeing a child, your child suffer when you feel powerless to stop it. Recently I came across a photography blog that detailed a harrowing experience of a mother watching her 5 year-old nearly strangle to death,  I was riveted by the tale and horrified that they had to experience this.  This event has shaped them both … [Read more...]