Pin It The Family: A Proclamation to the World was written by the First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and it’s an inspiring document about how we believe families ought to function together and within society. It describes our doctrinal beliefs regarding families […]

Well, we made it to 2 months! For me, those first two months are the hardest with all the fussiness and erratic sleeping…but we made it! Linus has turned into such a sweet and good baby, now that he’s gotten used to his body. He’s generally happy, eats and sleeps well, and is starting to […]

Have you noticed a lack of real-ish content? Well…this is why. I have exactly one week left before my due date. I’m expecting this little boy to arrive any day now, and that day cannot come too soon. You may think I look small…but I’ll have you know I’m measuring 37.5 cm at 39 weeks […]

Besides the Tulip Festival, the Lamb & Wool Festival is another favorite Thanksgiving Point event for us. This one takes place at The Farm (which my kids LOVE, particularly the pigs, the ducks, and the PONY RIDES!). These pictures are actually from last year (I forgot my camera in the car this year), but they […]

The tulips were beautiful this year at Thanksgiving Point, and what was even more beautiful was the weather! I love the Tulip Festival – it marks the beginning of Spring for me and all the beautiful flowers and colors are just what I need after a long bleak winter. The Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point […]

Another thing we’re adding to our food storage is waxed cheese. I know the FDA says home waxed cheese is not a good idea, but I decided to do it anyway based on what I read here. And if it’s moldy when we open it up, we’ll just throw it away and be very sad. […]

I believe that storing a basic supply of food for a rainy day is a good idea, and so one of my goals this year is to add more home canned stuff to our food storage. My beautiful, talented, and generous sister-in-law (she’s awesome) gave me a pressure canner for Christmas. I wanted one mostly […]

I recently got to try out Wilton’s brand new line of premium bakeware called the “UltraGold” collection, so I made a Devil’s Food Cake with peanut butter frosting from The America’s Test Kitchen Baking book. (my FAVORITE cookbook in the world, by the way… I got mine at Costco.) I’ll be posting the recipe soon. […]

Our family is young and I’m wanting to start some fun family traditions, especially for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The thankful turkey is a tradition we ‘re starting brand new this year! Starting the Monday of the week before Thanksgiving, we’re going to write down something we’re thankful for on a feather and add one each […]

Make sure you have a party to go to the night you make these…you won’t want them hanging around, promise! {photo from} Cookie Base 1    pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix 1/3    cup unsweetened baking cocoa 1/2    cup butter or margarine, softened 1    egg Filling 1/2    cup powdered sugar 1/2   […]