Yes, the song from the Sound of Music is on repeat in my brain. And these are new to me, but they may not be new to you. I know I am sometimes late to the party like with hummus or Greek yogurt. 1. PicMonkey – I’m having so much fun making collages, adding texts to pictures and messing with effects. 2. Anything to do with chickens. We are embarking on a new adventure of having chickens in our backyard and I’m having fun reading up on them. This post about Caring for baby chicks is especially helpful since that’s the stage we are at.
I am getting excited for spring. Here in Idaho we don’t put plants in the ground until about mid to late May. But that doesn’t stop me from planning things out in my head. And buying stuff to get ready. Lucy will be planting very soon. I’m a tad bit jealous, but when summer comes I won’t envy the misery of the heat. For now I just keep planning because this past weekend we had another snow storm. But I know that gardening season is right around the corner. This is what my garden looks like right now. Last year
This headband is really easy to make, and doesn’t require a sewing machine! And the best part is, you don’t even have to buy fabric for it- just find an old t-shirt you don’t want anymore and a hot glue gun, and you’re ready to go! I have a lot of clothes lying in a box from BK (before kids). Part of me thinks that I’ll eventually fit back in to them, but another part thinks, “Good grief! Let’s just get rid of them!” (Confession: I am definitely suffering from Cabin Fever, and I’m ready to throw everything in our
I realized today my oldest son’s birthday is quickly approaching and I hadn’t even begun to think about his party. I really need to at least have a convo with my hubby soon on what kind of party: kid, family or combo (which is what we usually do). We don’t usually have huge or elaborate parties but we do have fun and try to make the day special for the birthday kid. So while I brainstorm on party themes, I thought I’d share last year’s party with you. My oldest, DP, has been fascinated with bugs for many years so
I am a planner. I like to have things organized and planned. I do it pretty much to save time and flying by the seat of my pants drives me nuts. Not long after I got married, I started planing meals for the week. It was nice to have a plan, and I wasn’t trying to figure out what we were having for dinner every afternoon. And then making sure I had all then ingredients. With a weekly plan, I could grocery shop once a week and have everything I needed. About a year ago, Jamie introduced me to making
My husband loves pineapple upside down cake, and has been asking me to make it for a while. While I was looking at different recipes, I decided it might be fun (and easier for him to take to work) if I made it in cupcake form. So, I concocted a little recipe for Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes and I think they turned out pretty well. Print Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 30 mins Course: Dessert Author: Coffee With Us 3 Ingredients 3 Tbsp Butter 1/2 cup Brown Sugar 8 oz can
I’ll admit it I have a major sweet tooth. I love candy, cookies and brownies. But I’m also trying to eat healthier and lose a little weight. So keeping these things in my house really isn’t a good idea. But I also don’t want to deny myself an occasional treat, especially if I can make it a bit healthier. I wanted to create something with fruit and maybe some Greek yogurt for added protein but it still had to satisfy my sweet tooth. This is what I came up with. Greek Yogurt Berry Mug Cake 2 T frozen mixed
Homemade Pasta is fairly easy to make. It’s amazing how much better fresh pasta tastes. You can cook it immediately or dry it to use later. This year rather than making the usual new year’s resolutions like losing weight, saving money, etc. I decided to make fun goals. I love to cook and bake, but there are some things that scare me. I think we each have our own things that you want to do but you are afraid you will fail so you just stick to what you know. I wanted to get out of that rut and not
This year I wanted to have a fun New Year’s resolution. I have done the normal resolutions in the past – saving money, losing weight, keeping the house clean, etc. But I always tend to fail. This year I thought I’d set some that were challenging yet fun. I love to cook and bake, but there are certain foods that seem hard to make and even a little scary. So I decided to tackle 12 of those foods this year. Sort of a recipe challenge! One a month. In January, I took on pasta. It ended up being a lot
Make your own homemade granola and save money, plus control what goes into it! My husband LOVES granola. I grew up with my mom making homemade granola, and when I got married I was aghast at the price of granola! It’s outrageous! So I asked my mom for her recipe. I’ve made some changes to the recipe through the years, but that’s the awesome thing about it– it’s very fail-proof. If you have different taste than me, you can change things up, and you’ll still get a great outcome! I always make twice the recipe, but I don’t double it.