Miss Thing and Baby Sister with Bling. (Hand-me-down bling from cousins. ;)  ) The girls and I went to a jewelry party this afternoon. It's the second one we've attended in the last 2 months. The second one where I made it out of the party without buying a thing. Is that terrible? The girls are getting a good lesson in, "Yes, we have the money but we have to make decisions … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter & Jelly Muffins

We love all things peanut butter around here, and are so completely grateful for no nut allergies in our family! These not-too-sweet muffins are great for breakfast or an after school snack. The littles think it's fun to have their favorite sandwich in muffin form. [print_recipe] Peanut Butter & Jelly Muffins ½ cup butter, softened ½ cup sugar 1 cup peanut butter, … [Read more...]

Toddler Whispers

This afternoon when Mr. 4 and Miss 2 were finished napping, Baby J and I were not. She was snoozing away, elevated on my chest in my bed, and I was enjoying every blissful second. Knowing that either way it had to end, I invited the two littles to join us. "Come in here, guys, but you have to whisper. Baby J's sleeping." I'm so funny. We all know that little people whisper … [Read more...]

Fall Favorites

Years ago (well, only about 5 years ago, but with blogging that is YEARS ago), before everything had to be Pinterest Perfect (gag), I compiled a loooong list of Apple Recipes and Pumpkin Recipes for your fall enjoyment. So fun!  I can't keep up with the Pinterest Pretty, and editing photos just isn't my thing right now, but I do love me some fall apple and pumpkin recipes! Here … [Read more...]

Resourceful. Strong. Determined.

"At least she's resourceful.  And strong. And determined." he said, a smile creeping in. "How did she get the lid open? Are you sure she drug it across the floor?" I don't know, and Yes! Yes, she did! This is what we walked in on an hour earlier, past bedtime. (It's always the worst to walk in on stuff like this when they're all supposed to just be in bed already!, … [Read more...]