Birthdays and Cupcakes


It has been one day shy of a month. One month since an update. I am horrified. Ok, let’s move on. Over the last couple months, I have been fortunate enough to be invited to two certain cuties birthdays. Brooklynn turned three in September and Brendan turned 6 very very recently. There are two things [...]

Hurdles to an Organized Life


Lately, I have been failing. Failing at keeping this blog going with all the ideas in my head. Failing at sharing with you delicious treats from the kitchen, snapshots from my camera or even a hello. For that, I apologize. I thought I would be brutally honest with you today. Maybe in my sharing, you [...]

Cutie-Approved Goldfish-Ranch Snack Mix


Well, hello there. It is me. I am here. I haven’t gone anywhere…and I apologize for the dead air lately. Sometimes, it just happens. Today I have a very delicious and very simple snack mix idea. That is what Monday calls for…simple and delicious (emphasis on the simple). I love salty snacks. I could give [...]



Sometimes life can get away from you. Sometimes the stresses of life are just more than you can carry on your shoulders. Sometimes you feel so crushed with the weight of the problems around you. Sometimes there are so many things on your To-Do list, you just want to throw it away. Sometimes you just [...]

Brown Butter Caramel Apple Muffins

I love fall. I love the crisp air. The crunchy leaves. The smell of a fireplace. And did I mention the crisp air? It is my favorite. I also love the foods and flavors of fall, with one exception…pumpkin. I am not a pumpkin fan. So when all the food blogs, Pinterest boards and websites [...]

Oatmeal Cookie Pear Bars

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I love bars. Please read that as if I said it with a Minnesota accent…because you know I did. When a bar is sweet, tart, gooey, crisp and easy, how can you not love it!?! Today on Betty Crocker, my Oatmeal Cookie Pear Bars are featured. They are a delicious addition to your dessert recipe [...]

Beauty of Night and Day


On Labor Day weekend, my family hit Duluth. And boy, did we hit it hard. My cousin got married and the stories I could tell you from that wedding are epic. But I am not going to go there right now. I want to share some photos I took down at Canal Park in Duluth. [...]

Slow Cooker S’more Cake – Yummers!


As I sort through photos from the past week and work on working on some new recipes, I wanted to share with you a recipe I did for Betty Crocker. Take a look at this Slow Cooker Fudgy S’more Cake! It is gooey. It is fudgy. It is one of my favorite flavor combos. It [...]

End of Summer Sips – Mason Jar Cocktails


I am obsessed with Mason Jars lately. As is the entire nation according to Pinterest. So I decided to write about this fun and easy party idea for Betty Crocker…Mason Jar Cocktails! Check out the article on Betty Crocker today! I wish each and every one of you a refreshing Labor Day weekend. My family [...]

Lump in my Throat


Even when they were not in school, the Cuties have been ready for school… That photo was taken roughly 5 years ago. Right about the time Chelsea was reading and Brendan could name the planets in order from the sun. Fast forward to now. In less than a week, both Cuties will be in school. [...]