Popcorn Shrimp Two Ways

I’m shamelessly going to show you how to serve popcorn shrimp two ways. Shamelessly, because I have a confession to make.  I buy, and serve, frozen popcorn shrimp. It’s really not bad, and the girls love it!  While it’s pretty decent just cooked and served with some cocktail sauce and your favorite sides, I’ve found a […]

Outdoor Spring Cleaning Checklist

Outdoor Spring Cleaning Checklist Guys? I think the groundhog was right!  I’m a little afraid to say it, but here we are, all the way into our second week of March, and the forecast is still positive!  It has been a few years since Puxsatawney Phil predicted an early Spring, and if memory serves, we […]

Let’s Take a Trip (or 3)~A Travel Journal

Travel Journal For some reason, I’m thinking a lot about travel.  Maybe it’s because my girls are roaring around the world this summer with the Aunties, or it could even be just because it’s March now, and March means the onset of Spring.  Whatever the reason, travel is on the brain. Let’s hit the road […]

Not Your Mama’s Brussels Sprouts

Were you forced to eat boiled-to-death, mushy Brussels sprouts as a child?  Could you smell their fragrant odor the second you came in from your afternoon play, and wished to be anywhere else but in that kitchen?  Or, is it possible you are one of those weirdos that actually likes boiled-to-death, mushy Brussels sprouts?  If […]

Four Course Birthday (Valentine’s) Dinner by Jimmie

How was your Valentine’s Day? Ours was lovely.  Lazy, chocolatey, and sweet…just the way I like it. The night before, however, was phenomenal!  I am still awestruck, and a little full, because of Saturday night.  Jimmie, my beautiful, awesome, amazing, fabulous sister, came home for a visit (and a hairdo).  I had not yet seen her […]

Snowless Snow Day Margarita Mixer!

Coach and the girls have another snow day!  There isn’t actually any snow, but it’s super-cold, and it snowed all day yesterday, so why not?  Especially when the school system has 13 built-in weather days to burn.  So, we’ll be kicking it here at the house, and I’ll be making my Snowless Snow Day Margarita […]

Delicious Chicken Pot Pie Recipe…No, Seriously…

Delicious Chicken Pot Pie Recipe…No, Seriously… I’m going to let you in on a delicious chicken pot pie recipe that you’ll come back to again and again when you’re in the mood for comfort food! No, seriously…chicken pot pie can be delicious! Not only that, it can be easy without being ready-made and stocked in […]

How I Rid My Old House of Musty Odors

If you have an older home like I do, I’m sure you’ve battled musty odors at one point or another.  Big Creek is over 100 years old, and has virtually no crawl-space underneath, so some of the conventional methods for eliminating old, musty odors just don’t work for us.  I can’t open my foundation vents […]

Prismacolor 48 Colored Pencils

Prismacolor 48 Colored Pencils Yes, I have to brag about my Prismacolor 48 Colored Pencils set. Any artist or doodler worth his salt would have to brag over these pencils, especially one who has been artisting and doodling with a measly set of only 24 Polycolor colored pencils, and some ol’ Target brand colored pencils, […]