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A couple weeks ago I decided, yet again, to watch what I eat in hopes I lose some weight. This decision came after a particularly frustrating trip to Kohl’s to buy some shorts for me. I couldn’t find any that didn’t make my legs look fat. This is something I’ve always struggled with because one: I have short legs, and two: I have thick...

I don’t know about all of you, but we experienced some great moments and some rough ones in 2013. Those rough moments were hard to deal with, and often left me crying and wondering “How much more can I/we take?” Somehow, though, we made it through all the highs and lows, and here we are….better because of all the experiences we’ve...

I mentioned in a previous post that one of my goals for this year is to lose weight. Not a lot, but enough to make me feel no so self-conscious about my body, and to make it easier to find clothes that fit me correctly. Because I have a large chest but tinier waist, it can be hard to find shirts to fit me properly, especially button ups, which always end up...

Do you have a favorite go to appetizer when you have family over? For me, it has to be Scallop Stuffed Mushrooms. I have been making these for years, since I was a teenager, in fact. They are sinfully delicious, and you can’t eat just one. Seriously! I dare you to try. I remember the first time I ate them at a party at my aunt’s apartment. After...

Halloween is just around the corner, and if you’re planning on throwing a Halloween party, I have a couple suggestions for Halloween decorations and treats that you may like. I’ve been meaning to post these ideas, along with photos, since my son’s sixth birthday party over a week and a half ago but things have been extremely hectic around...

One of my favorite Mexican dishes to eat is chicken chimichangas. I have had them several places, including Margaritas, and I’ve wanted to make them on my own ever since. Last night, I finally did. I tweaked the recipe I found on Pinterest a little bit to fit my family’s likes. We definitely like our dishes a bit spicier. If you love rotisserie chicken,...

Juggling meals around the busy schedules for a family of six can be quite trying at times. It’s not impossible, though. We are still learning what works best for us but here are a few ideas that we practice to help take the stress out of meal time. The first thing you should do is put all of your upcoming engagements/activities on a central calender so you can refer to it during the week. ...

I know. I know. Crustless pumpkin pie? Really? Yes, that’s what I mean. My daughter has always preferred the pumpkin pie filling and it turns out, so does my future stepson. His birthday party was several weeks ago and he asked me to make him a crustless pumpkin pie for his birthday. I know it’s not a birthday cake, but that’s what he wanted, so I made two of them today. (I doubled the recipe.) ...

With a family of six, there is ALWAYS something that needs to be done in our home, like vacuuming, sweeping, dishes, laundry, etc. And as my boyfriend is quick to point out, a woman’s work is never done. How right he is. I get out of bed at 6:15 in the morning and don’t fall asleep until after 10pm at night. From the moment I get out of bed, it’s go go go. Because I’m extremely busy, and the schedules for everyone are all over the place, it helps to cook meals that I can throw together quickly and that taste...