Here is the graduation gift basket that I made for my baby sister last week. It's a "dorm survival kit"- complete with ramen, towels, bedding, dorm decoration items, and lots of little fun things that every college student needs. I liked the idea of building the "basket" in a laundry bin- useful!
One of the things that I need to make simple is cooking! I love these 25 easy freezer meals they are great to make for families in need and take over to help end hunger! That's why I made them for our Ronald McDonald charity trip to help @Unilever #shareameal #sp http://quirkyinspired.com/easy-freezer-meals/
This! #Preach It's even more difficult to recognize red flags when you've grown up in toxic environments where what most people consider red flags are your norm. There were a couple things that were the "aha" moments for me. Today for some reason I'm unusually grateful for my own personal journey. I was very lucky that I wasn't any more intertwined in my past relationship because I can't even imagine how much more difficult it would be to leave when there are children involved. Not only…
This past summer, I made it a priority. I decided to do a 30-day meatless challenge. Six months later, I’m still going strong, and I don’t know that I will ever go back. Here are the unexpected things that have changed for me since I stopped eating meat.
A few years ago, I made meringues for the first time. They were one of those things that I had wanted to make forever, but I was so intimidated that I never tried. Then I did try, and they were ridiculously easy, and I was like, Why the heck haven’t I been making these forever?? This exact same thing just happened again this week when I made homemade marshmallows. Seriously. I made marshmallows! It was so fun, and such a... Read more »
I have had moms ask me at times how I made it through 31 years of homeschooling, and what helped me. So I was thinking about it the last few days, and came up with a list of things that I heard or learned over the years that made me not only stick with it, but also made it all go much smoother.
When I was working on pulling together our baby registry, one item that was on all of the must-have lists was a nursing pillow. Being someone who'd never breastfed before, the idea of a nursing pillow confounded me. I mean, after all, women have been nursing babies for long before nursing pillows existed—why did I need one? I was skeptical. And the price of them really made me skeptical. I had a hard time justifying $45 for something that I might never use. Now that I'm two months in to ...
STRAWBERRY AND ALMOND CRUMBLE If I’d had to choose one thing that cooking could not make better, I’d have put good money on its being a bad strawberry. I’d be embarrassed even to own up to trying to improve it, were it not for the fact that I read an article by Saint Simon of Hopkinson. Nigella's strawberry crumble.