Light-ish French Toast with Cinnamon Cream Topping

french toast

So, I have to admit.  The last couple of months have been pretty rough.  Drew started a new job that we are so excited about with all that it has to hold for our family, but his travel schedule has been pretty intense and has left me a little sad and missin’ my man.  With every life […]


GIVEAWAY!!!!!! – Thirsty Thursday Wine Smoothie and Cookbook GIVEAWAY from They Draw & Cook!!!


I love smoothies and I love wine, but wine + smoothie = I’m not sure……until I saw this super cool illustrated recipe from They Draw & Cook led by brother/sister team Nate Padavick & Salli Swindell.  I love red wine and can pretty much drink it at any temperature, but at 95 degrees outside in […]


Fresh Herb Vinaigrette + My Very First VLOG!!!!!!!!

herb vinaigrette

I love fresh herbs in any dish and I especially love being able to go out to the garden and choose from many different kinds.  With the hot weather of Summer, I generally opt for a salad most any day.  I love being able to work from home a couple of days a week, but […]


“Windows are Rolled Down”


Remember when we were kids and we fought over who got to sit on the “hump” in the front seat?  Seat belts were for “sissies” as my dad would say and “car seats” were truly the seats that were in cars.  Air conditioning was a luxurious option that we “didn’t need” bc we could barrel down the interstate at […]


Busy Mom Challenge – BLT-ish Pasta

BLT Pasta

It is truly amazing what all you can get accomplished trying to avoid the one thing you need to do the most.  I know I have a beautiful laundry room that I am super proud of, but that doesn’t mean that I have to like laundry.  In fact, it is something that I actually greatly dislike.  Earlier […]


“For you I give my soul to keep”……Happy anniversary, Drew! I love you more!




Family Fun Day at Pharmacy Burger and the Nashville Flea Market

Black bean burger and sweet potato fries

So many families can relate that you start every Monday thinking about all the things that you didn’t get accomplished over the weekend that you will add to your list for next weekend.  We live a week-to-week life these days and it has truly become a Monday to Sunday gameplan.  Monday through Friday we go to […]


“You Go, Grill!!!!” – Grilled Lobster Tail with Grilled Corn & Tomato Salad

Grilled Lobster Tail with Grilled Corn & Tomato Salad

 Corny, but gets me every time!! “Under construction” seems to be a recurring theme in my life these days.  We bought our house almost 3 years ago and aside from a few cosmetic updates, it was virtually as it was the day it was finished being built in 1987.  I am not a huge fan […]


It’s Lunch Time!!!! – Easiest Chicken Salad Melt

chicken salad melt

Fast and easy is not always something that we associate with gourmet and this easy chicken salad melt may just be more resourceful than anything else, but when I am in a hurry in the mornings it is always great to keep things on hand that are easy to make for lunch.  I can’t remember where I saw it first, possibly Hungry […]