Eyes closed and heart open.

I was getting off the interstate yesterday and was behind an elderly black man. He was in an old beat up vehicle and I started thinking. You know, as thoughts do, you can have 72 of them in a span of 3 seconds. That is how it was for me. I thought, he seems sweet…

I should have just obeyed them.

I grew up in a place called Daphne, a small town at the very southern part of Alabama. I lived in the BEST house and had the BEST yard to play in. I have a twin sister and one brother who is 6 years younger. We lived on a dead end road and had 2.5…

Day one of-Hosting an exchange student.

Today is day one. Actually it’s pre-day one because they are not here yet. Time is 10:30 A.M. Yep, you read that right….they….plural….more than one student. About two months ago we were asked if we knew of any families that wanted to host an exchange student and after talking we decided we would like to…

No sleeping until 1 pm.

Parents, Do you want to know how to get your gaming teenagers to wake up early and not sleep their summer away ? 🙋🏼‍♀️ Pick about two days a week and put it in the schedule that if they want to play games on those days, they have to play from when they wake up…

February-no shop-challenge

Yes, I know we are 3 days into February. We are also just about done with day 3 basically making it 4 days into the month. I want to challenge myself to shop my pantry for the rest of the month, only allowing my self to purchase veggies and milk. I am blessed with a…

Is this depression? 

I know around the time it started. It did not start because of this event but it was at this time that my -whoa is me- attitude started. My oldest child started college. I hear what you are saying. You think I am in denial and that yes that would be reason enough to be…

Sweet treats for my sweet peeps. 

Well, it sure was a long second since I last posted. I was on a roll then just seemed to roll out of sight.  I am back and it is with a yummy treat. I admit, it needs a bit of tweaking but the end results are still super delicious, that is if you like…

Bring on the snacks!!

This snack was tweaked from the amazing Juli Bauer cookbook. You can find one million recipes on her site for FREE!! Check it out here. I love it so much but I am not allowed to do the honey during Whole30 so this is my version of her awesomeness. Take one can of full fat…

She wasted her time. 

This morning Ava had a certain amount of time to get ready for school. While I am getting dressed and brushing my teeth, she should be doing the same. Today I walk out of my room and she is sitting on her floor, still in her pjs and her hair a hot mess. I asked…