Chipotle Chicken & Sweet Potato Bake

Getting food on the table doesn’t have to be hard and this Chipotle Chicken and Sweet Potato Bake is proof of that!! For years and years, I cooked for a family of five. My oldest child now has his own place and my middle child works full-time and is constantly off doing his own thing. As a result, most nights it is just me, my husband, and our daughter eating dinner at home. She is a super picky eater and {Read More}

4 Ways to Give Gifts Without Going Into Debt

Is it seriously almost November? Holy smokes!! Thanksgiving and Christmas will be upon us before we know it. I’m not even sure how we’ll get it all done! Does anybody have their Thanksgiving menu planned? Have you started Christmas shopping yet?? Technically I have started shopping, but I’m not even close to finished. As always, I have two burning questions: What should I buy these people and how will we afford it? In a perfect world, we would all have {Read More}

Here I Am Again! (Where I’ve Been and Where I Want to Go)

Hello my friends.  Here I am again with an apology and explanation as to why I’ve been absent for so long. It seems to be a recurring theme with me. I can’t say that I’m very proud of it. I said to myself the other day (because I do talk to myself sometimes), “You haven’t written anything for your blog in about three months.” Wrong. When I finally logged in, it had been since February. Wow. I’m way behind. Here’s {Read More}

Quick and Easy Ham Salad Spread

*This post contains affiliate links. There is no obligation to visit these links or to make any sort of a purchase from them!*   In the South, I’m pretty sure everything is a salad or a casserole. Whether it has vegetables or not, if we can mix it up and spread it on something, it’s a salad! Ham salad is one of those things that you either love or hate. I don’t think there is much of an in between. {Read More}

Discipline, Respect, & Expectations: Three Things Kids Need In This Crazy World Today

Today we are going to talk about children, discipline, respect, and expectations. First let me say, my heart goes out to every victim, every loved one, and every first responder who was involved in the recent school shootings. There are no words that can truly ease the pain of what these people have gone and are still going through. Because of these recent tragedies, there have been a rash of threats made toward grade schools, middle schools, and high schools {Read More}

Make-Up and a Musical and Our Journey Into Confidence

Confidence means “a feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities.” Some people seem to be born with it. Some develop it very quickly. I think for most everyone, confidence is directly related to life events–whether past or present. Good things happen, confidence rises. Bad things happen, it plummets straight into a deep dark abyss. People sometimes confuse the ability to adapt to different situations and insert oneself into random conversations as confidence. That’s not {Read More}

Sissy’s Spicy Pimento Cheese

The honest-to-goodness truth is…I don’t like pimento cheese.  Bless me and my Southern roots, but I don’t.  Or rather I should say, I don’t really like any pimento cheese except for this one teensy little recipe that my sister came up with.  It’s a little bit spicy, a little bit pimento-y, and a whole lot of cheesy! My sister is super brilliant y’all.  I mean, she is so, so, so smart.  She is so smart that when we were in {Read More}