Kid Activities · Life

Stove Top Potpourri With FREE Printable Gift Tags

Do not eat this recipe. It is not food. Well, it is food...I mean obviously those are oranges and cranberries. But it's not food you should consume. This is the most amazing, make your house smell incredible, holiday cheer inducing, dance around the living room smelling the air -- stove top potpourri. Did you know… Continue reading Stove Top Potpourri With FREE Printable Gift Tags

Baking · Camping · Desserts · Snacks

Genius Golden Grahams Smore Bars

A couple housekeeping items before we get to the deliciousness here. Notice the new watermark gracing the corners of my photos? Isn't it lovely? Hopefully it will help keep people (who are not me) from passing off my stuff as theirs. Sometimes I'm so disappointed in humanity. Also, just above the actual recipe details, you'll… Continue reading Genius Golden Grahams Smore Bars

Life

One Man Disney Movie

I cannot remember the last time I watched something on YouTube that I loved this much. I grew up on Disney movies and this video made me want to have a movie marathon of all my favorites this weekend. If this is the absolute only think this guy can do, he's still amazing. I love… Continue reading One Man Disney Movie

Life

The Fairness of Life

I originally posted this last year on today's sad anniversary. I still struggle with these same things another year later as I remember my friends. I'm comforted by these verses from 1 Corinthians. 1 Corinthians 15:51-57 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed—  in a… Continue reading The Fairness of Life

Kids · Life

11 Step Program

I read this today and couldn't stop laughing - thought I'd pass it along: Considering having children? Do this 11 step program first to be sure you are ready! Lesson 1 1. Go to the grocery store. 2. Arrange to have your salary paid directly to their head office. 3. Go home. 4. Pick up… Continue reading 11 Step Program

Family · Food and Drink · Sisters

Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot

I was out Christmas shopping all day today with one of my favorite people on earth. My sister Amy. Who is not a shopper. Not at all. She was such a good sport today though and we both finished our lists! Yippee. We rewarded ourselves with a Mexican dinner at one of our favorite places… Continue reading Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot

Baking · Life

Freshly Pressed

To all of my new friends, welcome. I'm absolutely blown away by your responses to "Colleen" and many other kind thoughts on various Bakerlady posts. I love having so many new people to visit with in my kitchen. What a blessing! Thank you for making the last couple days an absolute delight in my blogging… Continue reading Freshly Pressed

Life · Spending

WinCo Heaven

Are you kidding me right now? I have been hearing about WinCo from my couponing websites for a while now, but there isn't one near my house. One opened about 15 minutes away last weekend. I waited for the opening week craziness to die down before heading out this morning. Holy cow. I love this… Continue reading WinCo Heaven

Life

B v ~B

Twelve years ago I went on my very first first date. It was also my last first date. I was reminiscing this morning and thought I'd share this with all of you. First of all, Zack was (still is) a genius. He didn't just ask me out. He made me work for it. He caught… Continue reading B v ~B

Marriage · Sisters

Sisters

I have been blessed with three sisters. My mom used to call us built-in-friends. She always told us to be nice to each other, because we were who God picked as lifelong relationships for one another. Sometimes it was difficult to follow that advice. Often, it was downright impossible.     I've gone thru ups… Continue reading Sisters