Teens and Driving- Parenting with Love & Logic

Where has the time gone?  My baby girl is about to turn 15 years old and see will soon be taking drivers ed- impossible!!!  Impossible, but true!  The journey to driving won’t be as difficult because we have had 3 drivers before her, but STILL.  I ran across this article from Love & Logic and […]

Organized Teen Boy Closet

  Today I’m inviting you into my son’s closet.  Don’t worry, it’s not dark and scary- it’s usually clean-ish. (emphasis on the “ish”) When moving into this home almost a year ago, we purged a  lot of “stuff.”  As with many boys his age (17) he is mostly low maintenance, doesn’t want anything too frilly […]

DIY Dog Treats

I love my dogs SO much and I want to give them treats, but I worry about the ingredients in the treats.  As you saw last week on my blog, one of the items on my Summer Bucket List was to make home made dog treats- so I DID IT!  They turned out well….the treats […]

Summer Bucket List 2016- The Results!

This year I decided to make a “Bucket List” for the Summer. In case you don’t know what that is, it is simply a list of things you really want to do and you try to accomplish them!  Here was MY Summer Bucket List 2016!  Visit a nearby cemetery where my husband’s great, great, great, […]

Honey Sesame Chicken

When one of your kids says “This is my favorite meal,” you take notice!  Whether you’re short on time or don’t want to cook and heat up the house, this recipe is perfect!!  The recipe has an Asian flair, using sesame oil, soy sauce and honey!  Give it a try!  Check out the video below […]

Raising kids who enjoy church: Our experience

I want to first start out by saying that this post is purely based on OUR EXPERIENCE.  We don’t have all the answers and we are not experts!!!  These are the habits that we have found to “up the odds” that our kids will enjoy going to church, which may eventually lead them to know […]

Roadtrip to Iowa!!

Well, it’s that time of year- time to go road trippin’ to Iowa to visit relatives! We packed up the car and took anyone in our family that was available to make the trip and HIT THE ROAD! We had a small group this time, hubby & I and two kids! It was a beautiful […]

My Planner Essentials

  **“HAPPY PLANNER” GIVEAWAY AT THE END OF THE POST!!** Give away Closed Am I totally crazy for calling my planner “My Brain?” Probably, but seriously this thing holds my life together!  If you’re looking to get started on this “planner” journey, here’s what I think you will need to get started. In this post […]

Teen Girl Room Tour- 2016

I’m so excited to share another room in our new house!! HUGE DISCLAIMER*****  My daughter’s room does NOT always look like this!!  She is a normal teenager and leaves stuff out on the desk sometimes & on the floor! What she DOES know is….Everything has a ‘HOME” and it is easy to put things away […]

Jill’s Baking Tips: Frosting

I had quite the dilemma earlier this week.  A dilemma as in “first world problem” dilemma, but certainly a dilemma. Here goes…..I made a yellow cake (just a box mix) and I only had a little bit of chocolate frosting left because we had cracked open the frosting can the night before while making s’mores. […]