The Perfect Customizable Baby Shower Invitations! Baby-Q or Giraffe which to choose!

    This is a sponsored post for Basic Invite. However, all opinions expressed are 100% my own.  Everyone that knows me knows I love a good party! No not the rowdy type, but a well-organized and planned event. From the invitations to the food I love to plan! We are excited to welcome another little bundle of joy into the family this year and it’s a girl! My niece & her fiance will welcome their Rainbow Baby in May. This of course is an aunt’s time to shine with a baby shower! I am a theme party planner type. Some of you may remember for Coopers 1st birthday it was all…


    What Does Your Name-Tag Say?

    There are so many names we can be given and give ourselves. The positive names are what we strive for and what God wants for us. The negative names are what we get when we take control and put God in the backseat. I personally have been guilty of this several times. I get it in my head that I can do a better job and navigate life without his help. This is when my life gets out of balance. My relationships begin to falter, depression sets in and doubt takes over. At times it takes me a minute to figure out the missing piece, God. When I do have…


    The ABC’s of Me

      I was recently nominated by The Mom Blog WI, (you can find her blog here,) to do the ABC’s of Me! You can find her blog post about her here! It’s a cute little post all about you, which is a fun way for your readers to get to know you, and for fellow bloggers to get to know each other!     She was nominate Our Chaotic Mess (link here). This has been a fun discovery and I will also nominate three of my fellow bloggers! So for what you are anxiously waiting for , haha, here are the 26 ABC’s about Me! A- Age: 43 B- Biggest Fear: Something…

  • Quick & Easy,  RECIPES GALORE

    French Toast Bake

    So incredibly yummy! I had a half loaf of sourdough bread left and took a shot at making something with it. As you can see the pan is small so if you make more increase eggs and milk. Hope y’all enjoy! Ohh and the music is a great pick me up! Lil Zac Brown! If you prefer to read and print the recipe see below. Print French Toast Bake This French Toast is so incredibly easy to make and is my go to meal in the mornings. I can prep and pop in the oven while getting ready for work. My family loves the syrup fruit mixture that I make…

  • National Lampoon Christmas

    D Is For Holiday’s! Wait, What?

    Dysfunctional: a : not functioning properly : marked by impaired or abnormal functioning b : characterized by abnormal or unhealthy interpersonal behavior or interaction Since the 1980’s the word dysfunctional has been used to describe family dynamics. Talk show hosts paraded family members on screen for entertainment and the more obnoxious the better. With the holiday’s fast approaching I see many people talking about their family and using the word dysfunctional. I used to look at people and think wow they really have it together and their home must be amazing! Then they start telling me stories and I sit back and think holy smokes my family almost seems normal,…


    The Gift Of Awesome!

    I struggle every year with what to get my nieces and nephews for Christmas. They are all fortunate that if they have a need it is fulfilled so gift giving tends to be well, boring. So now I am in the search for unique gifts that will hopefully wow vs. a gift card blah. Here are a few I have come up with! Kidstir– Teach your child to cook with this monthly subscription box that includes kid-sized cooking tools, kid-friendly recipes, a cookbook binder to keep all the recipes, and more. This subscription box is more affordable than some others, and you can turn the cooking into a fun family…


    The Ultimate Thanksgiving Menu Plan

    Thanksgiving is a BIG deal at my house and since I love to cook, I say bring on the appetites! With only two weeks to go I will be doing a lot of shopping this weekend and the next. I have discovered a few great recipes over the years that I am now sharing with you. The dishes are a mix of family recipes handed down and some tried and true from other fine cooks. I make a lot of my side dishes the night before so I am not going absolutely crazy in the kitchen Thanksgiving day. I also have a double oven which is a lifesaver and I…

  • RECIPES GALORE,  Recipes That Require A Lil More Love

    Bourbon Pecan Pie

    I absolutely love Pecan Pie and it is a huge hit in my house. Add bourbon of course and it is even better! You can always omit the bourbon of course but it’s the holidays so why not!   Print Bourbon Pecan Pie Course Dessert Cuisine American Keyword bourbon, pecanpie Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 40 minutes Total Time 50 minutes Ingredients 3 large Eggs At Room Temp 1 cup Sugar 1/2 tsp Salt 1 cup Karo Syrup 3 tbsp Butter At Room Temp 2 tbsp Bourbon 1 tsp Real Vanilla Extract 1 cup Chopped Pecans 1 Prepared Deep Dish Pie Crust I blind bake mine for a bit…

  • Quick & Easy,  RECIPES GALORE

    Bourbon Whipped Cream

    Pair this wonderful whipped cream with your pies! I don’t have a specific bourbon I cook with but there are so many local distilleries these days why not support one of them! Enjoy y’all! Print Bourbon Whipped Cream Course Dessert Keyword bourbon, whippedcream Prep Time 5 minutes Ingredients 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream 2 tbsp Powdered Sugar 1 tsp Real Vanilla extract 1 tsp Bourbon Instructions In a chilled bowl combine all the ingredients and whip with a hand mixer until peaks form.

  • Quick & Easy,  RECIPES GALORE

    Deviled Eggs

    Deviled eggs are a must and I tend to make a crazy amount because they don’t make it to the table if I don’t! Again super easy and can make ahead.   Print Deviled Eggs Recipe is for a dozen but you can definitely make more! Ingredients 6 large Eggs 2 tbsp Olive Oil Mayo 1 1/2 tbsp Sweet Pickle Relish White Vinegar Just a splash 1 tsp Yellow Mustard Salt & Pepper To taste Smoked Paprika Garnish Instructions Place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan, add water covering eggs. Bring to a boil, cover, remove from heat, and let stand 15 minutes. Rinse under cold water for…