Sunday, March 17, 2019

What's for Dinner: March 17 - March 23

Looking for dinner inspiration? Here's what I've planned for dinner at our house this week!

Branch in the Sunlight Photo by Brandon Green via Unsplash

The spring cleaning bug bit me pretty hard yesterday. I swept and mopped floors... and decided I'll have to go back and scrub the wood floors by hand to give them a deeper clean. As I cleaned the kitchen after making breakfast, I thought about pantry organization. I vacuumed all the mats and carpets in the house... Then I changed the sheets on all the beds and started tackling the laundry from the week.

The play corner in the basement needs straightening up. I have to figure out where Caroline's birthday gifts are going to live. Then I want to give my wardrobe another purge and take a look at the kids' clothes to see what they'll need for the season. Then this... then that...

We have to run errands after church today, so I'm not sure how much more I'll get to clean this weekend, but this is a decent start.

I suppose it's safe to shift gears and think about cooking again... Without further ado, here's what I've planned for dinner at our house this week.

Friday, March 15, 2019


Sharing what I'm loving right now, family/life happenings, favorite finds, and whatever else pops into my head.


Hey guys! Happy Friday!

I think I've finally found my blogging rhythm again. It feels great generating new content on a somewhat regular basis, and I hope you're enjoying what you're seeing here. I'm even hoping to get into the kitchen this weekend to shoot new photos for the first time in a long time.

I meant to share a new Tidbits post with you all last week, but I was consumed by preparations for Caroline's birthday party. I have tons to share, so... without further ado, here's the next batch of tidbits for you to read at your leisure.


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

When You Have Cold Feet {or Must-Have Women's Slippers}

Lamb-y Feet by Rosie Kerr via Unsplash

A quick glance at the calendar tells me that we're one week away from the start of spring. That means longer days and warmer temperatures. Probably not the time to focus on buying a new pair of super cozy slippers, right?

Au contraire.

We're approaching the end of the slipper season, so you're going to find some decent sales out there. And, if you're like me (i.e., you're always cold), then there really is no end to the slipper season... and now's the time to take advantage of some of those deals.

Besides, I'm totally coming up short in my quest for new work pants. (I had to return these and these and these...) Focusing on another area of my wardrobe will help take my mind off the fact that I can't find black pants to fit my mom bod.

These are the slippers that have caught my attention...

Sunday, March 10, 2019

What's for Dinner: March 10 - March 16

Looking for dinner inspiration? Here's what I've planned for dinner at our house this week!

Photo by Benjamin Voros via Unsplash

We hosted family and friends at our house yesterday to celebrate Caroline's birthday. Some of the most important people in our world filled every room of our home and added to her special day.

But, honestly... As much as we loved hosting our first get-together at the new house, I don't know what the heck we were thinking. A birthday party the day before Daylight Saving?


By the time the party was over, we had two very exhausted children on our hands. We had less time to sleep it off thanks to the time change. Even after we all hit the hay by eight o'clock!

It would have been easy to go overboard for Caroline's fourth birthday. After all, you only turn four once.

But I did try and stay true to my theme for the year -- less is more. Minimal decorations. Simple food. Cupcakes from a boxed mix... with from-scratch cream cheese frosting. Because I have to add my own little touch somewhere... 😉 All in all, it was a wonderful day and my heart is full.

Of course, now, I'm wiped out. Which is why this post is coming so late in the day. I didn't have the energy to write anything last night, and I wanted to give myself a slow day today.

But it's time... Without further ado, here's what I've planned for dinner at our house this week.