So What if My Daughter’s Best Friend is Her Little Brother?

       It’s a unique kind of bond that I never witnessed before now, the relationship between homeschooled siblings. There is extreme love and affection, muddled with moments of annoyance and offbeat humor. There are tears of frustration, and tears from laughing so hard that you fall off the couch. There are cheers, claps, […]

Littlest Pet Shop 3-Layer Cake

My daughter loves having homemade layer cake for her birthday. Two years ago I made her a Frozen cake, but last year my oven broke just prior to her party and I had to purchase one. This year we were back to homemade, and her request was a Littlest Pet Shop theme. My daughter LOVES […]

50 Lessons I’m Learning as a Homeschooling Mom

  50 Lessons I’m learning as a Homeschooling Mom 1. FILL your house with books. I’m talking encyclopedias, fiction, non-fiction, drawing, art, poetry, picture…something for everyone. Keep these books in several different rooms in your house and where your kids can easily reach them. 2. Stock up on your art and school supplies in August […]

Count to 10 with Cars (with free PDF)

  As many of you know, I am a school teacher turned homeschooling mom of two. During the week, you will often find me with my children at the dining room table hard at work. My daughter is six years old and loves to include her little brother in our learning opportunities. My son, although young, […]

Crab Cakes

Crab cakes are one of those recipes I have always wanted to try but was afraid to. I found this one on Taste of Home online and modified it slightly to make it healthier. They were much simpler to make than I originally thought, and my husband thoroughly enjoyed them. Crab Cakes   Print Prep […]

(Gluten Free) Crunchy Salted Peanut Butter Cookies

It is very likely that you have seen a version of this peanut butter cookie recipe floating around the internet. (Perhaps you have already made or tasted them yourself)! The original recipe is made up of three ingredients: peanut butter, sugar, and eggs. I changed it up in five ways: I used crunchy peanut butter […]

Our Newest Addition

My apologies to my readers for a lack in posting recently! Our baby boy was born a week early last Wednesday via emergency c-section. He spent four days in the NICU due to some respiratory issues from a breech delivery, but is now home and resting comfortably with my husband, daughter, and myself. God has […]

Valentine’s Day Treats

With Valentine’s Day this week, I would like to share with you sixteen fabulous treats. They all have two things in common: they are absolutely delicious, and they follow a Valentine theme.   Bordeaux Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream Cake   Cherry Chocolate Cream Cheese Pudding Cookies   Cherry Cordial Fudge   Cherry Vanilla Chocolate Chip […]

Mint Oreo Fudge with Kraft Chocolate Marshmallow Bits

Every couple of weeks, I like to send my husband (the mathematics teacher) to school with a treat for his students as a reward for good behavior. I often end up making Oreo fudge, as that seems to be their favorite. This time I mixed things up a bit by making it not only mint […]

Favorite Christmas Desserts

Just in time for Christmas, I have compiled my favorite holiday recipes from my blog. Most of these treats show up at this time of the year in my household, and I hope you enjoy perusing them. Baklava               Bordeaux Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Cake Butterscotch Pecan Ring Chocolate […]