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 […]

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. […]

My 5 “Must Have” Kitchen Appliances

I’m one of those weird people who actually like to cook!  Now don’t get me wrong, I won’t refuse a chance to have a break and go out for dinner or let someone else cook!  My kids have actually been asking to cook dinner once in awhile….I think they’ve caught “the cooking bug.”  As much […]

5 Habits to Keep Your Home Running Smoothly

  Make your bed. We have a rule in our house that the last one out of bed has to make the bed.  What a great incentive to get up early and start the day!  If you think about it, the bed is the largest item in your room, so making it all neat and […]

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 […]

Spring Mantel 2016

Surprise, surprise, the weather got nice and hubby agreed that we should take down the Christmas mantel!!  Unlike most husbands who don’t care about decor, my hubby likes to shop for and be involved in  decorating  the house!  This is a WIN for me because decorating is NOT my thing.  Oh, I’m a good copier […]

Turkey Broccoli Casserole

  I posted this picture on Instagram last week and many of you asked for the recipe, so I thought I would share!  Turkey broccoli casserole is a quick and easy way to use up leftover turkey (or chicken) and it’s one of my hubby’s favorite dinners!  My sweet mother in law made me a […]

Simplify: The Bathroom Shower

Hello friends!  I’m switching things up a bit this week!  I’ve noticed that this time of the year is stressful and hectic for me and I’m looking for ways to calm myself and make life a little less “bumpy.”  For me, a cluttered space makes for a cluttered mind, so I decided to streamline some […]

Crock-Pot Applesauce!

It all started when my realtor suggested I should buy some green apples, gather them in a bowl and display them on the island of our kitchen.  I obliged, the pictures of the house were taken, and there I was left with 17 green apples in a bowl in the kitchen. My mind quickly went […]

The Dinner Tag!

I saw this tag by Samantha of Happily A Housewife and I am THRILLED to share my answers to these 10 questions!! The Dinner Tag Favorite Crockpot Meal: Lasagna & Angel Chicken Favorite Easy Clean Up Meal: Meatball Subs- use this recipe & add to hot dog buns Favorite Pinterest Dish: Baked Sandwiches Healthiest Dinner […]