My Summer Reading List 2019

Summer always seems to be the season when I vow to catch up on things that I have put on the back burner for the school year. One thing that I really want to focus on this summer is reading. I’m trying to make sure to read with Jack every day, but I know the…

Sweet Summertime

After a few (or five) months of this blog being stagnant due to work and life obligations and poor planning on my part, it is finally summertime and I am free to have time to dedicate to this space again. I am excited, because I’ve missed it. I’m also excited because summer is always the…

Snickerdoodles with Maple Glaze

It’s almost time for holiday baking, and these simple but delicious cinnamon cookies need to be on your list! Snickerdoodles (makes about 24 cookies) Ingredients: 1 stick of butter or margarine 3/8 cup of packed light brown sugar 3/8 cup granulated sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/8 cups of all purpose flour…

Five on Friday – My Favorite Apps this Month

When it comes to apps on my phone, I like to keep things streamlined. I don’t like having lots of apps to flip through to get to what I need, so I try to keep my apps pared down so that I only have ones that I actually use regularly. This month, I downloaded a…

30 Days of Gratitude Challenge – Week One

A few weeks ago, my preacher asked the congregation to think about the last time we thanked God for the blessings in our lives and then said, “If you woke up this morning with only the things you thanked God for yesterday, what would you have?” My honest answer? I’d have nothing. I know that…

Hello, November!

It is finally starting to feel like fall here and I am loving it! This morning was cool and foggy and we had the most beautiful view from our back deck. We keep hoping to see some deer back there, but I think there are too many dogs around for them to stay back there…

Month in Review – October 2018

Last month was a busy one. We tried to make time for more family things and were able to take Jack to two different pumpkin patches. He also got to go Trick or Treating for the first time this year, so I think we made the most of the month’s holiday (even though it isn’t…

Pumpkin Patch Fun

Yesterday, Jack and I visited my mom and went to Country Pumpkins in Caledonia, Mississippi. We took Jack there last year to make pictures when he was just 3 months old. It’s amazing what a difference a year makes. This year, Jack loved looking at the pumpkins and playing on the huge fall-themed playground. He…

Pumpkin Pancakes

Despite the fact that it still feels like summer down here, I’m ready for all the fall flavors, especially pumpkin! I finally opened my first can of pumpkin of the season and whipped up these pumpkin pancakes! They’re fluffy and full of pumpkin spice and the perfect way to start a fall morning! Ingredients: 1…

Hello, October!

Most of the time, I love living in Alabama, but in the early days of fall, when people from other parts of the country are pulling on sweaters and picking apples and drinking cider and it’s still 90 degrees here, I get a little bit jealous. Fall is my absolute favorite season. I love the…