Spaghetti Carbonara

Raise your hand if you like pasta!!  Me, Me!! Seriously, who doesn’t like pasta??  Well, I found this recipe to be a nice change from your typical  spaghetti and meatballs with red sauce dinner, and my kids like it too!  And the really great part?  It has bacon in it!  Double like!!!  As you can […]

Week in Review- May 20, 2016

It’s been a busy week here!!  May is always busy!!  After a full day of golf with his team last Saturday in the rain and snow, son #3 hopped in the bathtub to get warm, got dressed and was off to Prom!  He didn’t take a date, but instead met friends for dinner and then […]

Puppy Picks #4- Potty Training Life Savers

I know, I know, it’s hard to believe that this precious little angel was a NIGHTMARE to potty train, right??  Well, it took a full 2 months to train her to go outside to potty, and I felt like a new Mom with a newborn- sleep deprived and crabby!  I was so stressed out that […]

Week in Review- May 6, 2016

Golf and sun, sun and golf- that’s mostly what this post is about this week.  Son #3 has spent a fair amount of time after school on the golf course, playing with his high school team.  He is LOVING the outdoors, perfecting his game AND working on his golfer’s tan! Last week, Hubby took the […]

New Home Building Favorites!

As many of you may know, we downsized and built a new home last year.  Considering that this was a new adventure for us, it would make sense that we would look around at model homes and fill our weekends with trade shows that showcased new and fun products for new homes.  Well, because we […]

Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes

The classic pineapple upside down cake gets a fun breakfast twist in these pineapple upside down pancakes.- I’m always up for dessert for breakfast!  Bring it on!!!  I saw this recipe on Facebook and I KNEW I had to try it!! Here’s the recipe! Print Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes Author: Jill on the Hill Recipe type: Breakfast […]

My Sports Mom’s Survival Bag!

  Now that the snow is gone and we can see the grass, many sports teams are starting to practice and some are even playing!!  This amazing idea came from my sweet friend, Wendy.  She has a son that was very involved in baseball and she was the Team Mom. My own four kids were very […]

Week in Review- Spring Break 2016

Spring break is always strange when you have multiple children in different schools.  Our college son was on break the week before Easter, while the other 2 at home had vacation the week after Easter.  While college boy was home, we didn’t see him much- he was still keeping college kid hours- go to bed […]

Planner Fun!!

Do you ever have so much information in your head that you feel like your head might just blow off??  Yep, that was me for years, and it’s not a pretty look!  Keeping track of the “happenings” in our family as well as the homemaking tasks were made so much easier with a planner, a.k.a. […]

Simplify: Hanging Laundry Hack

I shutter to think about the number of loads of laundry that I have folded in the last 25 years.  At peak I was doing close to 20 loads a week- whew, I’m glad those days are gone! Over the years I’ve learned a few tricks that has made laundry a little simpler!!  The first […]