• "life"

    …an oh life reminder

    Have you ever heard of Oh Life?  It’s pretty cool, but I’ve been lazy about using it lately.  Naturally, I received an email today saying that 176 days ago I had written this: // Wouldn’t you know it, my pen ran out of ink while in the midst of writing a letter to Peggy, and of course, I only managed to find a bright green pen to use for the rest of the letter. It’s been a rough day today, so I don’t really want to talk about it. I just want to pretend it didn’t happen. Ha! I’m sure I will by tomorrow. Or maybe tomorrow will be much…

  • "hobbies"

    Yarn Along || The Unfinished Hat

    First of all, can you believe we are still receiving snow?  That groundhog wasn’t messing around!  This is the hat I started for myself this winter but have yet to finish.  I have knitted so many hats this season that I’m a little burnt out on them making the allure of new project that more tempting.  I have been mulling on the idea of knitting pillow covers for the couch.  Like these.  Maybe one day I can make something like this for the kids room.  What do you think?  Any other suggestions?  I’m looking for something simple and not time consuming.  I don’t have a book to read at the…

  • flour

    Flour || The Beginning Of Something Great

    As fate would have it, one day I rushed through the library shelves eager to find a particular cookbook that was said to be checked-in, but I wasn't seeing it.  Frustrated, I did that bit where you keep going over and over the books, sliding your finger across each spine hoping you're missing it.  Turns out I wasn't, the book wasn't on the shelf, but my finger did land on a different book that piqued my interest. 

  • "life"

    winter | please stay

    I’m not eager to let winter go yet.  I wish it would stick around longer.      I’m aware this statement just caused a rampant amount of foul language under the breaths of my northern friends who are still sitting in ceiling high piles of snow drifts and wearing two pairs of pants just to chip ice off their cars:  but…I can’t help it.  The summer months in the south are long (6 months), humid, and sweaty.  Even in the air conditioner I sweat because it is so humid.  It’s ridiculous!  In fact, I was scolded yesterday for having the air conditioner running.  I couldn’t help it!  It was 74 degrees…

  • "food",  "meal planning"

    WEEKLY MENU || vol 002

    Once in awhile I like to share what we eat.  It’s something we all have to do every day and sometimes, when we are trying to think of something to make for dinner, it’s nice to have ideas thrown out there for us to use.  We live on a very tight grocery budget so our meals are usually simple and kid friendly. Chili Turkey Mac Southern Fried Chicken with Mashed Potatoes & Buttermilk Biscuits Chicken & Rice with Roasted Veggies added White Wine Pasta with Chicken Loaded Chicken Nachos Loaded Chicken Salads with Roasted Chick Peas Pot Roast with Potatoes, Carrots, & Bread you can find last week’s weekly menu…