Things I like about being the parent of teens!

I can leave the house without taking them with me! They are so capable of pitching in to help!  Cleaning, cooking, running errands. Although it’s sometimes hard, you can watch them grow and mature emotionally, physically and spiritually. They are little techies and can help me with my computer or phone! I can keep up […]

Avocado Chicken Salad

Print Avocado Chicken Salad Author: Jill on the Hill via Family Fresh Meals Recipe type: Entree Cuisine: Summer Food Prep time:  5 mins Cook time:  20 mins Total time:  25 mins Serves: 4-6 servings   A great Summer meal that tastes like guacamole with chicken!! Ingredients 2 cups shredded chicken 1 avocado ½ tsp. garlic powder ½ tsp. salt […]

Spring Break 2017- Kiawah Island, South Carolina Part 3 of 3

Well, this is part 3 of our Spring Break adventure- WELCOME BACK!! THE PLANTATION Toward the end of the trip, we visited a plantation (Magnolia Plantation & Gardens) which was just outside of Charleston.  The home you see was not the original home on the property- there were 2 previous homes that had been burned […]

Spring Break 2017- Kiawah Island, South Carolina Part 2 of 3

On the second full day of vacation, we ventured out about 45 minutes and took a look around Charleston.  Hubby was hoping to see some historical sights and where we headed first gave him lots of history!! Meet the U.S.S. Yorktown, an air craft carrier built during WW II now turned museum!  There are actually […]

Spring Break 2017- Kiawah Island, South Carolina Part 1 of 3

  This was an odd Spring Break for us this year.  We spent Easter weekend traveling to Iowa to visit relatives, we were home for a day, did laundry like a mad woman and then hopped a plane to South Carolina on Tuesday!  Because we usually had kids on high school athletic teams in the […]

My Recipe Binders

In a past post, I talked about my planner being “my brain.”  Well, when it comes to meal planning, these 2 binders are “my brains” too!  I used to use a wooden recipe box to store my recipe cards, but I eventually grew out of it.  It was a great place to store all of […]

Week in Review- April 1st- April 6th, 2017

Hello, and welcome back to the blog!!!  Because it IS Spring, and I still have snowmen up in my house, I decided that the house needed to be tweaked and switched into Spring mode.  I am NOT a decorator, but I’m really good at going on Pinterest and copying someone else’s idea!  Goals for the […]

Fruit Fluff

  With the few days of warmth we’ve had in the last few weeks, it’s made me ready for Summer!!  Well, at least Spring!  Burgers, Brats, Steak and Hot dogs are very popular on our grill when we can wheel that grill out of the garage!! The recipe that I’m sharing today is such a […]

Movie Review- “The Shack”

In 2007  William P. Young wrote a book called “The Shack.”  It became wildly popular as a religious novel and then again in 2017 made a resurgence in anticipation of the movie version of the book coming to theaters. I’ll admit that I tried to read the book (at my husband’s recommendation) but became pre-occupied […]

Organizing a Kid’s Bathroom Closet

  One of the spaces in our home that was really bothering me was a bathroom that my son and daughter share.  I think I’ve already shared that my daughter does not want to live the minimalist lifestyle…she LOVES her beauty products!!  So, keep in mind that this closet contains an obscene amount of shampoo, […]