Monthly Archives: January 2014

Snow Angels to the Rescue!

Snow-Angels

My husband just came back inside after he, some of our neighbors and a few good Samaritans helped no fewer than 8 cars and trucks out of the ice/snow they’d become stuck in on the highway that runs in front of our home. They’d push or pull one out, and […] Read more…

Abby’s Purple Bag Project

I really pleased and proud that my friend Kimber over at The Pinning Mama has allowed me to share her post about this amazing young lady! 2 Meet my friend Abby.  She is a little girl with a BIG dreams and an even bigger heart.  Sometimes people come into your […] Read more…

Is it Cajun or Creole?

If you’re familiar with Louisiana history and culture, then all you really need to know is that Creole cuisine uses tomatoes, and proper Cajun food does not. That’s how you tell a Cajun versus Creole gumbo or jambalaya.  However, if you’d like to go a bit deeper, please continue reading […] Read more…

15 Ways to Stretch a Dollar

15 Easy Ways to Stretch a Dollar

DH and I went to the store last night to get him some new socks. The store was noticeably empty. No lines at the checkout. No dancing around other shoppers. It was glorious. DH wondered if everyone was on a budget lockdown after the holidays.  Maybe. I didn’t really care […] Read more…

Breakfast Around the World [INFOGRAPHIC]

Ever wondered what others around the globe crave when they wake up in the morning? You may be surprised at the range of different tastes and dishes served in the early morning hours. From wursts and cheese to gallo pinto and salsa, take a look at 20 common breakfasts from […] Read more…

Hey Gordon Ramsay, I’m a Master Chef! #PeachDishMeal

PeachDish 1

OK, I admit I watch way too many cooking shows. Inside my head, I secretly want to be a Food Network star. Not really the kind that dons an outfit to match the kitchen, not the kind with the perfect make-up, and not the kind with every kitchen appliance/gadget from […] Read more…

Tips for Selecting the Best Dog Food Bowl [INFOGRAPHIC]

I am the proud mama of a sweet (mostly) dachshund. While his uncanny ability to get to the bottom of my yogurt cup should have tipped me off, I just didn’t equate his substantial sniffer to his food bowl. There are so many choices when it comes to the shape […] Read more…

Free Admission to National Parks in 2014

Free Admission Days

Hint…the first one is January 20!  Start making plans to take advantage of this amazing program when Uncle Sam throws open the gates to so many of our nation treasures. Arches National Park is a red rock wonderland with amazing landscapes of contrasting colors, landforms, and textures unlike any other in […] Read more…

Double Chocolate Nutella-Filled Cookies

Double Chocolate Nutella Filled Cookies

I stood at the counter in my kitchen this weekend and was suddenly struck by how ridiculous it looked.  I am a self-proclaimed coffee addict, and probably need a support group, but I truly believe I need an intervention. I have three, that’s right, THREE coffee makers on my counter […] Read more…

Back to Gardening Basics: Easy Composting

Easy Composting

My DH is always complaining about how much garbage he takes out each week.  On a heavy cooking/cleaning weekend, he’ll take out a bag full each day.  There has to be a way to reduce what we toss, right?  Cue my annual goal to have  a lovely, bountiful garden. I […] Read more…