Summer Spices and My Outdoor Spice Rack Creation

breakfast with the girls

The story behind my spices! My birthday is in May!  As part of my celebration I went to breakfast with a few of my friends at a restaurant in a neighboring town called the Iron Roost.  Afterwards I wanted to go to a little shop in town called C’est La Vie that had caught my eye on a recent drive … Read More

Creating a Comfy Cozy Porch Space

Creating a Comfy Cozy Porch Space

Welcome to my front porch! Our front porch is where we often like to have coffee and/or tea, sometimes breakfast on a weekend morning during the warmer weather. It’s a little slice of zen in our fast paced lives. Our property is surrounded by trees & the birds are always in full chorus in the morning, providing a pretty peaceful … Read More

Changing the Accessibility of Fruits & Vegetables

I just discovered a new trick in making fruits & vegetables just a little bit more accessible. I’ve always considered myself pretty good at introducing the fruits & vegetables to my kids.  Over the years we have practiced being taste testers, using the produce aisles at the grocery store as our discovery ground and we’ve become kitchen experimenters with recipes … Read More

Kids Fun 101: Egg Heads & Gardening

kids fun 101: preparing for seedlings growth

We’re having a different kind of fun in the kitchen today, but it’s all food related!  We’re beginning our gardening over spring break using eggs as our seed starters. Start with hollowed (or blown) eggs and gently crack the top off. Using craft markers (NOT washable), begin to create your egg-heads by adding faces of all kinds. Using seed starter … Read More