• Building Projects,  Food,  Monthly Round Up

    August Round Up

    The temperature may still be running high around here, but other than that it definitely feels like it is time for Fall to start.  Before we officially say goodbye to summer though I’m looking back at how we wrapped up this incredibly busy time of year.  If you missed any of my blog posts this month you can check them out at the following links: Changing Things Up in the Living Room My Kitchen Favorites   Our Small Summer Getaways     After the absurdity that was the start of 2018, we decided earlier this year that we weren’t going to take a long family vacation this summer and opted…

  • Crafts,  Food,  Outdoor

    June Round Up

    How is it time to write another monthly round up already!! If you told me that the universe somehow stole a week out of June I would believe you. I spent most of the month working on two large builds for two very special families – but I someone managed to forget to take pictures of either one (don’t worry, I will grab them soon!)  Only one blog post this month but if you missed my Father’s Day table and menu make sure to check it out: Our Favorite Father’s Day Dinner More Outdoor Progress     We are slowly starting to make progress on both the front and backyard…

  • Building Projects,  Food,  Monthly Round Up

    March Round Up

    Decorating Easter Cookies with Kids   My nieces unexpectedly slept over the other evening, so I planned for one of my favorite things to do with them – decorate cookies.  I’m not gonna lie, trying to manage 4 kids and a potentially messy situation can get a bit crazy!  But over time I’ve put together a few tricks to make the experience enjoyable for everyone. Make sure that each kid has their own space – I set everyone up at my island and give the two little ones stools so they can reach.  Each kid gets their own plate and their own set of cookies.  I also keep my boys…

  • Dinner Ideas,  Food

    Late Fall / Early Spring Recipe Round Up

    I’ve actually collected some really good recipes over the last few months that I’m finally getting to share.  And I’ve been continuing my monthly chocolate baking project so check out the desserts from March, April, and May at the end! Halibut w/Crispy Shallots and Beet/Goat Cheese Salad – and a yummy green tea/lemonade cocktaile Pasta with Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Finally got the hang of my slow-cooker ribs Fried Pork Chops and Peach Sauce And to satisfy your sweet tooth………. March – Double Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding April – White Chocolate Cake May – Mexican Chocolate Brownie Sundaes

  • Food,  Top 10

    Top 10 Favorite Things – February

    TOP ROW1. A few much needed days alone at the Mohegan Sun…bonus – I won $26 at the penny slots2. The Panera in Quakertown has a DRIVE THRU!!! This is going to be dangerous3. This picture of my niece celebrating her big girl bed – VICTORY4. No more bottles for this silly guy5. The way my bathroom is shaping upBOTTOM ROW6. My new impulse buy – I found a 100 year old window frame from an old barn;  plan is to eventually turn it into a mirror for above the fireplace7. My great husband who took me to the antique store by our house for Valentines day (he said it…

  • Dinner Ideas,  Food,  Top 10

    Happy New Year!! (Yeah I know it’s February)

    I wish I could say the Holiday Season in our house was extra Merry – but our entire household has been going through rotating cases of the plague since before Christmas (starting Xmas Eve, all 4 of us were diagnosed with Strep Throat so it was a bit sad to have to spend those days in quarantine).  I also wish I could say that we made it through with flying colors, but right now I am on the mend from my 2nd case of Strep, and Blake is just getting over some unknown variety of overall runny nose/coughing/fever.  Antibiotics for all!!!!In the midst of all of this, we did manage…

  • Dinner Ideas,  Food

    What’s For Dinner – Late Summer / Early Fall Roundup

    Here’s a few of my favorite bites from the last few months….going to be cooking Thanksgiving for me and the boys next week and very excited to try out a things I’ve never made before (+ the most amazing Pumpkin Pie ever) Spinach and Artichoke Rollatini Slow Cooker Hoisin Ribs w/Bacon Cornbread Chick and Biscuit “Pigs in a Blanket” Ruben Dip Crawfish and Grits Roasted Apple Pies Chicken Milanese w/Bacon and Pancetta Potatoes

  • Food

    Early Summer Recipe Round Up

    I am absolutely LOVING my new kitchen!!! The splurge to get the updated layout was completely worth it for me, and makes putting together big meals so much more manageable!  Been collecting pics of some of the best meals I’ve cooked since we’ve been in the new house so here’s a round-up of what’s been cooking: Crab Cake Sliders Father’s Day Dinner: Asian BBQ Ribs, Stuffed Potato Skins, Soy Broccoli w/Chili Peppers Lemon Ziti and Balsamic Asparagus Three Pepper Linguini w Burrata Cheese Fried Egg Open Face BLTs (These are now one of my staples) Greek Pizza Cheese Fry Topped Burgers

  • Dinner Ideas,  Food

    Pie, Pumpkin, Pizza, Polenta…..and Lots of Lamb!

    Yummy food pics from the last few weeks!  Since most of my dishes will soon be packed away and we’ll be relegated to paper plates and leftover soon, this may be the last food post for a while (but just you wait…my double ovens and gas stove are just waiting to be installed!!!) Brownie Pie….Proud of my walnut spacing proportions Jon’s Favorite Bday dinner…Braised Lamb Tacos Also snuck in this reallly good Quinoa and Hearts of Palm Salad Easy kids recipe..Cheese Tortellini w/Creamy Pumpkin Sauce Getting close to having the perfect pizza crust timing figured out… …but FINALLY mastered the perfect Fried Polenta!! Been living on leftover triangles and goat…

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    Chicken, Spaghetti Squash, Lots of Pork, and Grilled Cheese

    Have had a lot of last minute showing pop up over the last few weeks so been forgetting to take a lot of food pics, but here’s a few that I managed to snag before we started eating….. Chicken w/Mushrooms and Whipped Parsnips Perfect dinner for a Rainy Monday!!! Tried to trick Blake and use Spaghetti Squash instead of pasta….didn’t work Slow Cooker Pork ragu……awesome and made enough for LOTS of sandwiches