DIY Dinosaur Planters

April 25, 2014 in Best Of, DIY, Gardening, Kids - 25 Comments
Spring is here (although the temps say otherwise) and for us that means lots of playing in dirt and fun with plants! To jump start our spring gardening we... didn't plant a garden. Nope. Since we're moving to who knows where, we decided to put gardening on hold. We did make the CUTEST little dinosaur… Read More »

Savory Red Beans and Rice

March 4, 2014 in Best Of, Food & Recipes
Happy Mardi Gras aka Fat Tuesday! If you are celebrating, you're probably on your way to indulging in some of your favorite creole dishes. In a perfect Mardi Gras celebration, I'd serve some Creole Fried Chicken, Seafood Gumbo, Maque Choux,  Beignets, and Red Beans and Rice. Oh my goodness, I LIVE for Red Beans and Rice. Popeye's… Read More »

NOLA Style Beignets

March 1, 2014 in Best Of, Food & Recipes - 3 Comments
It's Mardi Gras time! So many pins of classic New Orleans dishes start circulating this time of the year. I've been wanting to share some Mardi Gras inspired recipes and this year, I've finally got around to doing so. See: Seafood Gumbo and Red Beans and Rice. Visiting New Orleans is on my bucket list,… Read More »

Back to School Organization Ideas

August 28, 2013 in Best Of, Kids - 3 Comments
School is in session and if I plan on having an ounce of sanity left, I need to get organized. By the end of the school year, I am determined to have everything organized down to my organization techniques, lol. I function much better when things are in order. When things are disorderly, I turn… Read More »


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