So, my childhood BFF (Missy) gave me this recipe for tortilla soup that is really really easy and very very tasty. Ingredients 1 pound shredded, cooked chicken 1 (15 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, mashed 1 (10 ounce) can enchilada sauce 1 medium onion, chopped 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers 2 cloves […]
My parents recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary and we threw them a party. Anyway, my sisters and I were doing the party together and our goal was to make it special without breaking the bank. Here are a few budget-friendly tips from the anniversary party we threw: Event Location We had the party at […]
It was a beautiful weekend here in East Tennessee with lots of much needed outdoor time. This afternoon, I was sitting in the kitchen when I saw a massive sleeping bag wad with two little Charlie legs sticking out of the bottom run through the kitchen toward the garage door. “Uh, where are you going […]
So, the other day, I discovered that Charlie (6) had made and eaten a snack. That’s very independent of him, and I appreciated that he was taking care of himself. What was the snack? Cheese and mayonnaise. Uh, gross. So we talked about mayonnaise. Again. A week or so later, I found him making himself […]
If you are expecting and getting a plan together for a nursery, here are some ideas I loved and things that worked really well for us: 1. A dresser is a better buy than a changing table. The dresser will grow with your child, so you don’t have to ditch it later and spend more […]
Charlie (5 at the time) composed this email to his aunt, named Paula Scarborough. The name he typed into the To: space said Pola Scarbro and I did a screen grab of his message which is as follows. Happy Valentine’s Day, Friends!
My friend Beth asked me to write about my relationship with my husband on her blog for a Valentine’s series, and I said no. I said no, because that’s not the kind of thing I usually share, but I got to thinking about our engagement and decided to make an exception, because it’s pretty cool […]
My Mom’s co-worker, Teresa, made this candy bouquet. How cute is this?!?! Photo Credit: Judy Alexander How to Make a Valentine’s Candy Bouquet Supplies: Glass, jar or vase Kabob skewers Flower arranging brick Ribbon Candy Tape and/or hot glue gun Instructions: 1. Fill a glass jar or vase with small candy. (Teresa used Hershey’s Kisses) […]
Friends, this bread is really good and really easy. I had never made bread before and even I – a dinner burner from WAY back – thought it was easy. And it’s crazy good. My sweet friend, Cheryl, brought this to a party and we all loved it so she sent us the recipe. Here […]
Want to go out, but don’t want to spend a fortune? Here are some tips for doing a date night on a dime. Split an Entree My husband and I don’t go out very often with out our kids, but when we do, we want to make it count. We want to go somewhere nice. […]
- “Mama, I yawned and sauce came out!” (vomit)
– Sydney (3) Maryville, TN
- My husband has my babies all by himself this week. When I was leaving town today, I asked Walker if he thought they would be ok . He said, "Of course, Mama. You left us food and I have a light saber."
-- Walker (5) Tupelo, MS
- "You are really annoying, and it is NOT opposite day."
-- Bryce (6) to Reed (8) Eagain, MN
- "Mom: Do you think you can be good at school the rest of the week – it’s only two more days…
Son: I’m not sure… “I can’t tell the future and I don’t have a working time machine.”
– Ethan (6) Milwaukee, MI
- "No you cannot sit on brother's face. No sitting on faces!" -- Ravyn, Ramallah, Palastine
- “Sweetheart, please don't throw yogurt at kitty.” Like saying this would actually STOP her... - Anissa, Chicago, IL
- "Get your fingers out of your nose and START EATING!" -Me, Knoxville, TN
- “We don’t tie up our friends – even if they’re part of the game.” - Jackie, St. Louis, MO