My Princess Turns 5

What happened to my pretty princess? She has grown up so fast. My youngest turns five tomorrow and I am sad. She is in kindergarden full time now. She’s my happy joyful girl. She wakes up with a smile and gives me hugs and kisses every morning. She brought pink into our lives, which was […]

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Beef Stroganoff Cups

It has been a strange week here in San Diego. We had an unusually cool summer until we hit 111ºF on Monday. Remember that song, “It Never Rains in Southern California?” Well, yesterday it poured all day with continued lightening and thunder. Lightening? Really? It was a great science lesson for the kids. Of course, […]

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Budget Friendly Pumpkin Carving Tips by

Pumpkin Carving Tips

Learn everything you need to know about carving a pumpkin, from beginning to end – all of the pumpkin carving tips you need to carve an amazing pumpkin! Getting ready for Halloween doesn’t have to be stressful. You can keep your decoration simple and stylish with these budget friendly ideas. Pumpkin Carving Tips: 1. Put the […]

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Balsamic Portabella Sliders

It’s funny, but you never know what you will find at discount stores. I went to Big Lots last week to look for birthday goodies for my princess’s upcoming birthday party. They sell food items, too, sometimes crackers that are going to expire in a couple months. But, since my kids will a box inhale […]

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Asparagus Pesto with Lemon & Mint

I find myself doing a lot of volunteering, whether I volunteered myself or simply because no one else would do it. Don’t even mention the stuff my husband volunteers me for! Luckily, my community and my children’s school is filled with wonderful teachers, staff and of course, volunteers. I, personally, like to work in my […]

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Sinful Chocolate Nutella Cookies

**** Warning! **** Dangerously addictive cookie recipe to follow!!! Make at your own risk!!!! Oh, Nutella, how I love thee. You taste divine, and oh-so-chocolatey. When you are near me, I must grab a spoon. I take a scoop, Mmmm… texture so smooth. What, oh! You are gone! I finished the jar? Damn! I won’t […]

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Baked Eggs in Tomatoes

We planted a bunch of tomatoes this year. Six plants started in pots, three from seeds. Some are doing better than others. Plus, we had a late summer here, so I think our foggy mornings didn’t make the tomatoes too happy. But, that didn’t stop me from eating fresh and delicious tomatoes. Other gardens were […]

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