Salted Caramel Pecan Bars - {Recipe}

Salted Caramel Pecan Bars - {Recipe}This time of year always sneaks up on me like the creepy clown behind the door of a haunted house.  Things are rocking along with intermittent chaos mixed with the calm 11 months of the year and then December hits and all of a sudden my schedule explodes as I try to do ALL THE THINGS!!! There's work chaos as we wind down the year but then you mix in the concerts, contests, meets and other school and extracurricular activities for {keep reading}

Happy Birthday Giant

Happy Birthday GiantIt's that time of year again... No, not the holidays although those too are fast approaching.  It's the Giant's birthday.  His 15th birthday.  One more year until he can LEGALLY drive... I'm pretty sure it will be the longest year of his life. And while I rejoice over him growing into this person who is wholly unique, with the best parts of his dad and I intermixed as though we were able to pick and choose the traits we passed along, I {keep reading}

Christmas Decorating with the Dollar Tree

Christmas Decorating with the Dollar TreeI was provided the items used in this post in exchange for my thoughts and opinions.  No additional compensation was received. Christmas seems to creep up earlier and earlier each year... Stores are displaying Christmas decorations earlier... Black Friday now starts on Thursday... but me?  I'm a purist who still strongly believes that each holiday should stand on its own and I don't even THINK about Christmas until the day after Thanksgiving. Yes, I realize that means that I have fewer days {keep reading}

What to watch... a slightly off top 10 list

What to watch... a slightly off top 10 listSee... what had happened was.... I was perusing the book of faces yesterday morning and someone had started a thread about "What to watch" on Netflix... and some of the shows she mentioned liking were among my faves as well so I started looking over the recommendations given.... and since the person who posted is kinda a big deal, she got LOADS of recommendations. Remember yesterday when I posted about how I really need to stop planning all the future?  that doesn't apply {keep reading}

Wait and see...

Wait and see...Now that I've fully recovered from the tryptophan  induced coma that is Thanksgiving, I was trying to think about what to write about. Not as easy when I don't have a calendar of topics already pre-planned... and while I've been doing tons of writing, none of that is truly fit for human consumption right now...maybe ever... So I was scrolling through a folder of images I have entitled "Blog Fodder"... you know, those images and links that I want to write about {keep reading}

Salted Caramel Pecan Bars

Salted Caramel Pecan Bars – {Recipe}

This time of year always sneaks up on me like the creepy clown behind the door of a haunted house.  Things are rocking along with intermittent chaos mixed with the calm 11 months of the year and then December hits and all of a sudden my schedule explodes … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Giant

Happy Birthday Giant

It's that time of year again... No, not the holidays although those too are fast approaching.  It's the Giant's birthday.  His 15th birthday.  One more year until he can LEGALLY drive... I'm pretty sure it will be the longest year of his life. And … [Read more...]

Christmas with the Collar Tree

Christmas Decorating with the Dollar Tree

I was provided the items used in this post in exchange for my thoughts and opinions.  No additional compensation was received. Christmas seems to creep up earlier and earlier each year... Stores are displaying Christmas decorations earlier... Black … [Read more...]

Top 10 Netflix shows to watch

What to watch… a slightly off top 10 list

See... what had happened was.... I was perusing the book of faces yesterday morning and someone had started a thread about "What to watch" on Netflix... and some of the shows she mentioned liking were among my faves as well so I started looking over … [Read more...]

Wait and see

Wait and see…

Now that I've fully recovered from the tryptophan  induced coma that is Thanksgiving, I was trying to think about what to write about. Not as easy when I don't have a calendar of topics already pre-planned... and while I've been doing tons of writing, … [Read more...]