Our Favorite Summer Recipes

TGIF, y'all!  We're going and coming this weekend -- busy but all good stuff.   I don't know about you, but I try to keep summertime meals as simple as possible -- usually something on the grill along with a chilled side.  But we like to munch and entertain and indulge in the summer, too, so I thought I'd round up some of our favorite easy summer recipes. When we've got crowds that are sticking around over night, I like to prep my super … [Read more...]

4th of July Cookie Bites

Happy Friday!  The 4th is only a week away and we're making our 4th of July plans around here.  I've been inspired by all the 4th of July recipes floating around Pinterest these days and decided to come up with something easy, festive, and tasty for our dessert. I've always enjoyed fruit "pizzas" and there are plenty of 4th of July variations on that classic.  But there's something so cute about little  individual desserts, and I just like a … [Read more...]

Our Favorite Pasta Salad

Dearest friends, thank you so much for your prayers on Friday for the sentencing... the judge handed down 20 years with 7 years of probation for which we are all so thankful.  He is also required to make a $100 donation to a charity each year on Kaely's birthday, and the fact that he will have to think of her at least one time every year is gratifying in some way.   Kaely's family and friends are glad to have this part of our healing behind us so … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It x2 (April and May)

Y'all I'm so far behind, I never recapped April!  And since my feed was doing wonky things in late April/early May, I figured it warranted a quick recap of both months! I finally was able to regroup a bit after the crowd of young adults left on Saturday... things will be a tad quieter here now, so I've been working on some new DIY ideas and gathering supplies for a couple of home projects (yay summertime!).  But before we embark on June, let's … [Read more...]

Easter Brunch Menu

*Update:  this post was set to go out yesterday, but my server went down unexpectedly... so now we're all the way to Thursday!  Oh well... :) Wednesday already and Easter is almost upon us. In our home that means BRUNCH!  You probably already know this, but I have experience feeding crowds and Easter has become one of my favorite holiday brunch occasions.  Maybe it's that spring has *usually* sprung (don't ask me about that cold front that … [Read more...]

Easy Easter Brunch: 4 Ingredient Casserole Recipe!

Spring has sprung at last here in ATL!  Woo hoo!  And my thoughts are turning to Easter, a mere week away.    As our kids have gotten older and we've left the days of Easter Egg hunts behind us, we now enjoy a nice brunch on Easter Sunday after church.  And one of the staples in that brunch spread is this easy 4 ingredient casserole that you can assemble the night before! Here's what you need... 1 and 1/2 lbs breakfast sausage (we like … [Read more...]

Easy Leprechaun Pie Treat

Hi friends!  I don't normally pop in over the weekend, but I wanted to share this fun St Patrick's Day treat today so you'd have time to whip it up for tomorrow's festivities!  I stumbled across this little gem on Oopsey Daisy blog three years ago and I've whipped it up for my preschoolers to enjoy every year since then.  If you're not familiar with Alison's blog, she's got tons of kid-friendly activities and easy DIYs.  She's not posted in quite … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It {February}…

After all the stress and angst of last week, God granted me a wonderful weekend of peace!  I was so blessed to spend Saturday with a dear friend, watching her daughter (my god daughter) play in a volleyball tournament and catching up.  Don't you love it when it's as if no time has passed since you last saw one another?  Sunday was warm and lovely and after church I spent a few hours in my yard, clipping, raking, and bagging debris from the … [Read more...]

Crockpot Honey Sesame Chicken

So sorry for the radio silence.  Oh my, y'all.  If you follow me on Facebook and Instagram, you might know I was at the beach last weekend for a girls' trip... where I was brought down by a nasty stomach bug inflicted upon me by my preschoolers.  Ugh.  I want a DO OVER! Anyway, I'm back in the land of the living and the petri dish I call a work place... just a tad behind on anything and everything.   Sound familiar? :)  Our spring schedule is … [Read more...]

Buffalo Chicken Dip {Super Bowl Perfect!}

Wow.  Snowmaggeddon - snowpocalypse.  Call it what you may, but we are in the deep freeze with a terrible traffic disaster on our hands.  I'm sure you've seen it on Facebook if you're friends with any Southerners (especially Atlantans), but hear me when I say -- we were unprepared and unequipped, and many folks are still stranded in their cars.  I could do a whole post on this, but I'll spare you.  My 18 year old son was 6.5 hours enroute home … [Read more...]