Aug 082016

This shop and my Tropical Smoothie recipe have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. Opinions are mine, “how did my baby get so big?” back-to-school tears may also be yours. #BoostBackToSchool #CollectiveBias

Bubbles starts kindergarten this week!  She has asked every day for a week if it’s time to start yet, which with as often as we’ve had school kick-off events feels like it has.

This layered Tropical Smoothie recipe is delicious and refreshing, a great way to start any morning!

The big morning is actually on Wednesday and I’ve been planning ways to make it even more special.  I want a few fun touches, but I especially want it to start with a breakfast that will keep her full and satisfied until lunch.  Concentrating is hard enough when you’re a kid, a rumbling stomach just makes it harder. Continue reading »

Dec 072015

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Yesterday we celebrated Thanksgiving.  I know that’s pretty late, considering the actual date for Thanksgiving was a couple of weeks ago.  But it ended up being the date that let the most people attend, and made it possible for Ashley and her boyfriend to come, as well as my parents from Maine who are here visiting for a few days.

Sausage Cornbread Stuffing is a tasty side dish for holiday parties

I love when my parents are able to be here for holidays as they get a chance to see how traditions differ not only from family to family but from region to region.  For example, here in Kentucky all my Thanksgivings have involved corn pudding and chicken & dumplins, something you wouldn’t expect to see on a holiday spread in Maine. Continue reading »