• Create,  DIY-it

    Bathroom Dress-Up

    It’s been just about two months since we’ve moved into our apartment here in Arizona.  And I am so ready to be settled.  But it just takes time; especially when you have moved about 2,000 miles cross country only a few short months prior. It takes time to find a place for everything. It takes time to figure out what everything was packed into. And frankly, it takes time to gather the motivation to get it all done. So, my plan is to just work at it a little at a time; and this week’s goal, Little Bear’s bathroom.  My decision to start with this room was partly because it…

  • chili, labor day, feeding a crowd

    Labor Day Chili Buns

    With Labor Day just around the corner, I’ve been thinking of ways to feed a group of people without being in the kitchen all day.  One of my favorite recipes for crowd control is chili.  And since it’s still summer time, chili buns is this weeks go-to.  It’s really one of those set-it-and-forget-it types of food.  And actually, you can totally make this a day ahead of time and just put it in the fridge until you are ready to use it.  Or, make it in a slow cooker the day of.  Today, I’ve made mine on the stove.  (I’ve had some issues with my slow cooker lately so I…

  • Recipes

    A Rainy Day & Bad Bananas

    Rain, rain go away. Actually, I don’t mind the rain.  Rainy days here in Arizona are not like the ones I’m used to back in Kentucky.  Don’t get me wrong, it has rained HARD today.  But not enough to say it’s rained “cats & dogs” – which is what I would say of a typical Kentucky rain.  With that said, it has flooded the roads and kept me inside today.  So what to do, what to do.  Bake of course! (Wait, I lie…my first thought was to curl up on the couch and watch movies all day.  I got Little Bear to school safely, so why not.  Right?) Generally speaking,…