Vanilla Snow Ice Cream

Springtime might be starting to peek through in other parts of the country; however, winter continues to hang on through much of March here in Northern Michigan. I try not to be envious of those whom are able to start on their spring cleanup and enjoy the last parts of our frosty season here. IContinue reading “Vanilla Snow Ice Cream”

Vanilla Extract

My grandmother lived in southern Texas when I was younger. Whenever she travelled back to Northern Michigan to visit she often brought fresh produce like key limes and avocados. She also brought back vanilla extract. I didn’t fully understand why my mom appreciated the gesture until I was well into college. Have you ever lookedContinue reading “Vanilla Extract”

Sinus Relief Vapor Rub & Shower Steamers

Cold and flu season has blown through our house with a vengeance this year. Our youngest has been battling RSV and all the fun stuff that comes along with it for over two weeks now. My life has been a blur of doctors office visits, medications, nebulizer treatments and many, many sleepless nights. The twoContinue reading “Sinus Relief Vapor Rub & Shower Steamers”

Elderberry Gummies

Cold and flu season has struck out household with an unwavering vengeance this year. I pride myself on the fact that we are normally extremely healthy; however, that is not the case lately. It seems like just when we get over one illness another roots itself in our bodies. Both of my daughters have gottenContinue reading “Elderberry Gummies”

Top 10 of 2021: A Year in Review

What a year this has been. So many opportunities, life changes and adventures have crossed our path. I will be forever grateful for our loved ones and memories this year brought us. As I sit here sipping mocktails with my daughters I can’t help but thank you for your support. Without you I would haveContinue reading “Top 10 of 2021: A Year in Review”

Easy Kids School Lunch Prep Ideas

I started packing lunches for my daughters when she was two and when my husband switched jobs And working very long hours I started packing his lunch as well. My mornings became crazy with getting everything packed and everyone out the door – it was a nightmare. Meal prepping became my go to on SundayContinue reading “Easy Kids School Lunch Prep Ideas”

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

As gardening season starts winding down, what I consider to be soup season is just starting to pick up in Northern Michigan. It might still be occasionally warm late in the day; however, the evenings and nights become chilly quickly. A bowl of warm soup with crusty bread always makes me feel happy at theContinue reading “Roasted Red Pepper Soup”

Freezer Stored Kale

I love being able to enjoy produce fresh from the garden. In winter time we don’t get to enjoy very much fresh grown vegetables – which is why I preserve much of my harvest. I love storing my fresh kale in the freezer because it’s incredibly easy to throw into soups and stir fry dishes.Continue reading “Freezer Stored Kale”

Parmesan Pepper Skillet Bread

I don’t often bake – we are busy and I don’t have the patience to sit and watch an oven. I also don’t like how many breads have a long rise time which makes it difficult for pulling together something quickly. This bread has a very short rise time and yields big flavor. I loveContinue reading “Parmesan Pepper Skillet Bread”

DIY Lavender Eye Pillow

As a mom of an infant and preschooler I struggle to find time to myself. Sometimes my only moments alone during the day are when I can just sit alone and close my eyes for a couple minutes. I absolutely love this eye pillow – the scent of the lavender and flax is earthy, theContinue reading “DIY Lavender Eye Pillow”