Showing posts from May, 2017

Summer Bucket List

Creating a Summer Bucket List is such a fun exercise to do with the kids. We made one of these last year and posted it in the playroom. The list doesn't allow for many dull moments and defintely no, "I'm bored" whining. We had plenty of ideas to fill our summer days with. Part of the fun was checking them off as we completed them. We didn't hit every activity on our list last summer; hopefully, we'll have better luck this summer.
Rather then sitting down with the boys to make a list, I would get ideas from them about what they wanted to do this summer while we were out running errands or in the car on our way to school. This kept them occupied when having to tag along with mommy to get stuff done and also made for great conversations in general. Of course, I did not write this list while driving...that wouldn't be very safe. Instead, I stored all those great ideas away to recall a few nights later when I had the chance to sit down, pull out some markers …

Granola Crust Breakfast Tart

I've always stayed away form recipes like this in fear of how difficult they would be. I would come across pins and stop in my tracks to take in the beauty of these culinary masterpieces. All the colorful fruit would have my mouth watering and taste buds begging for a piece. 
Recently, I decide to over come my fruit tart making fears and to my surprise, it was easy peasy and oh, so good. The spring heat had me searching for a healthy and refreshing breakfast recipe to bring and share with the ladies at my bible study and this recipe was just that- refreshing and healthy. Instead of a buttery graham crust, this is a crunchy granola crust made from Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Rolled Oats. I was able to pick them up at Lucky's Market. You can also find his products at Publix, Target and Amazon. One of the best things about a fruit tart is that there really is no right or wrong fruit combination. It's really your call. I pretty much used the fruit I had on hand. I initiall…

A Fresh New Look

To say I've been working on a new "blog look" for months would be an understatement. It's something I've been mulling over for at least a year. I was convinced once the New Year started, I would be ready to pull the trigger and actually put work back into this blog AND then... life happened.

Like anything you really want to make happen, you have to carve out the time. Time is a commodity. A commodity that some could debate I have a lot of as a SAHM. To those with that argument, I side eye, laugh and carry on. This post is not to debate or discuss my day to day and/or how I manage my time. Instead it's to celebrate a small victory! I did it, I made the time to WRITE THIS POST!
V-I-C-T-O-R-Y in my book. Blogging is a labor of love. It's a stress outlet for me. It gives me a sense of purpose. I love sharing my recipes, parenting experiences, crafts and life (even as messy as it can get) with all of you. If it can brighten someones day or lend insight to even…