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The Proof is in the Podcast

The Proof is in the Podcast

Who doesn’t love a good podcast?!  OK, maybe that’s not a fair question.  I mean, considering I only started listening to them in the last year or so and apparently they’ve been a “thing” for a decade…  Whatever. Anyway, I thought I would just take […]

Slow Cooker Applesauce of My Dreams

Slow Cooker Applesauce of My Dreams

If it’s fall, it must be apple time! I have such fond childhood memories of going apple picking.  Every year, we would visit Eckert’s in Millstadt, IL.  We’d ride the wagon out into the orchards and fill our bags and our bellies with beautiful reds […]

Always Shower at Night: And Other Lessons I’ve Learned Since Going Back to Work

Always Shower at Night: And Other Lessons I’ve Learned Since Going Back to Work

This is a picture of my first associate and me just before I started working at the job I had for almost 14 years: This is a picture of all four of my current associates and me just a few short months ago. Suffice it […]

CrockPot Recipe Roundup: The Meats Edition

CrockPot Recipe Roundup: The Meats Edition

Alright, alright, alright, alright!  We’re back today with some more Crock-Pot deliciousness for you and yours! In the last installment of the Crock-Pot Recipe Roundup, we talked all about soups/stews/chili.  Hopefully, you’ve tried a few of those and you now have some new family staples! […]

Making a Rice Krispy Castle in 21 Easy Steps

Making a Rice Krispy Castle in 21 Easy Steps

  If you had asked me a couple months ago, So Beth, any interest in building a castle out of Rice Krispy treats?  Well, I’m afraid I would’ve laughed at you and given you a resounding NO.  See, I’m pretty sure that the only semi-creative […]

Friday Five, vol. 8

Friday Five, vol. 8

Hey hey, y’all!  To those of you who are new around here, welcome!  To those of you who’ve been hanging around for a while, welcome back.  Glad you’re here! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted a Friday Five, so this one is going […]

The 10 Stages of Hurricane Irma: Riding Out the Storm

The 10 Stages of Hurricane Irma: Riding Out the Storm

Growing up in the Midwest, thunderstorms were my jam.  I remember standing on the porch or in the garage with my dad, watching them roll in from the west, loving both the thrill of impending doom and the safety I felt in his presence.  Whatever […]

Which Saint? How to Pick a Patron Saint for the School Year

Which Saint? How to Pick a Patron Saint for the School Year

We are big fans of our guardian angels in my house.  My kids ask their angels for help when they are faced with a big test at school or if they wake up in the night from a bad dream.  Before I go to bed, […]

CrockPot Recipe Roundup: Soups and Stews Edition

CrockPot Recipe Roundup: Soups and Stews Edition

Friends, I hear you and I want to help.  You’re yearning for…desperate for…dying for…crock-pot recipes that are easy and (mostly) healthy.  Well, yearn no more.  I am here to help! With four busy kids and a husband who works crazy hours, I depend a lot […]

A Prayer for Our Children’s Teachers

A Prayer for Our Children’s Teachers

It’s that magical time of year again. Shopping carts are filled with endless reams of paper, composition books, glue sticks, and pencils. Big yellow buses are cruising the neighborhood during this season when sneakers are still clean and backpack zippers actually work. Once again, we […]