I have been missing from the blog world a lot lately… Keeping up with a classroom full of kindergartners, my own personal first grader and preschooler, and growing another human is exhausting! I promise I will be back!


Blogging Across America- South Carolina

This week I am so excited to be participating in the Blogging Across America link up! The project is the idea of Jodie Rodriguez at Growing Book by Book and she has worked really hard organizing bloggers from each state. Each blogger is featuring a book about his/her state as well as an activity to … [continue reading]

Cake Batter Chex Mix

This week’s book is one of my favorites. I came across it about 4 years ago. It is called Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport.

What I love about this book are the quotes from Dr. King. Each page has a beautiful illustration and a quote from him. It is a great book to introduce … [continue reading]

Happy Martin Luther Valentine Day!?!

Every recipe needs a "secret" ingredient...

Chocolate+chocolate chips+raspberries= what potty training problems?

I realized when I logged on that the last post I worked on was a post for Martin Luther King, Jr. day that I had stopped writing midpost and never returned to… what happened in the intervening weeks to so completely consume me? That would be the birthday … [continue reading]

Sopapilla Cheesecake


After I had the Boy King we had friends bringing us meals the first few days after we came home. One evening the dinner was accompanied by this amazing dessert. It had a flakey crust, cream cheese filling that had just the right touch of sweetness and the top was a cinnamon sugar delight. Because … [continue reading]

Craving Lemon

See, I promised I would be back. I am happily entering my second trimester of pregnancy and my will to do more than lie on the sofa moaning has been restored. (Well, mostly restored.:)

We are very excited that this summer we will be welcoming our third kiddo to our family. In honor of this … [continue reading]

Remember Me?

So… It’s been awhile. In the flurry of Christmas activities combined with the exhaustion of first trimester morning sickness and just plain tiredness I have not been a very good blogger. I promise I will be back next week with something fun.

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap!

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This year I am so excited to be participating in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. I mean, how much fun??? The concept is this: food bloggers from all across the US (world?) all submit their names to the organizers, then you are assigned 3 other bloggers to send cookies to and 3 … [continue reading]

Easy Peasy Apple Pies

This week I needed something easy. I am not feeling 100% but since I took last week off I wanted to make sure I was able to come through with something…

Then I saw this on Pinterest…

Could it get any easier? This is a canned crescent roll, wrapped around a cinnamon sprinkled apple slice. … [continue reading]

Cranberry Thanksgiving


What does your Thanksgiving taste like?

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! I love, love, love Thanksgiving! It may very well be my favorite holiday of the year! I love getting together with family, enjoying good food, laughing, telling stories, and reminiscing.

When I reminisce about my favorite Thanksgiving book it is definitely Cranberry Thanksgiving by Wende … [continue reading]