• "budget",  "chicken",  "dinner",  "food",  "recipes"

    Healthy Chicken Noodle Casserole

    It wouldn’t be fair of me to not share this recipe with you about making a “healthy”, yet creamy, chicken noodle casserole.  Really, it wouldn’t.  In fact, you can take this recipe and make it even healthier if you chose to do so.  But I’ll get to that in a minute.  You see, I prepare this dish with the most basic of ingredients.  Things any regular cook would have sitting in their refrigerator & pantry shelves, making the ease of this dish astonishing.  I know every blogger will tell you this exact thing, however, I am being sincere. Eating this dish nearly had me feeling, like I was being unfaithful…

  • "life moments",  "life",  "lifestyle",  "Liz",  "me",  "random"

    nostalgia & a broken heart

    Pic Source   My heart broke today. Not for a person; for nostalgia. It’s funny, I never imagined handwritten letters, such a common skill, could become close to ceasing its existence. Writing is my love language, but handwriting letters is an impalpable love of mine. There is something about scribbling words onto a crisp sheet of paper that someone could possibly hold onto forever.   In case you’re wondering what brought this on. It is simple, really. I was in need of new stationary. Good old fashioned set of plain quality paper with envelopes. I went to five different stores and couldn’t find anything except for notecards. Beautiful as they…

  • "kids",  "life moments",  "life",  "lifestyle",  "me"

    No Rhyme Or Reason

      Sometimes, the last thing I want to do is leave the house with my three kids in tow. But my errands were begging me to stop my charades and just go. So I put my big girl pants on and went on my way.  Luckily for me, God shed his grace on me. He knew I was trying my best to be patient during the half hour of traffic I painstakingly crept through. He knew I was trying to be patient with Rori as she screamed half of that time. He knows I don’t like driving in the rain, and I drove in the rain the entire way. I…

  • "homeschool",  "kids",  "life"

    It’s That Time Again // Homeschooling

    I sat down a couple of weeks ago, gazed at my calendar, and gulped, “Crap!”  This is code for, holy-crap-there-is-so-much-to-do-before-school-starts!  It goes beyond jamming your cart through the store on the no tax holiday for school supplies.  Nope.  Homeschool moms get to worry about planning a whole curriculum.  A curriculum based on your child’s strengths and needs to get ahead in their education.  No pressure, right?  Eeee Gads!    At some point during my adult-hood, I had made the postulation that I was finished with school.  The parenting books I read during my first pregnancy failed to mention that as long as my children are learning, I too, am expected…

  • "kids",  "life moments",  "life"

    Evidence that…TKWH

    TKWH (The Kids Were Here) are in the words of Brenna Peterson— “I was looking forward to documenting a new aspect of our lives, which I gave little (or no) attention to with the camera. Yet it is such a significant part of our everyday. These left-behind toys, the messes, the food, the strewn about clothes; some days, I think they’re staring me in the face, laughing. You vacuumed? ha! You just emptied the sink? Too bad! The entry way has been cleared of shoe piles & coat mountains? Nope, not today!” I first heard about this through the blogger of Mama Daze and really wanted to jump on the…