Books of January

Can you believe that January is over?  I sure can’t! Winter finally hit here this month with snow and some bitter cold, but I have a feeling in my old bones that more is coming. I could probably accomplish more in my life if I weren’t so in love with books!  After the kids go Read More


Closet turned kids reading nook

As some of you already know, I have been working on a minimalist lifestyle.  I’m not quite their yet, but have made a lot of progress in the last few months.  (More on that in another post.) When you walk into our home there are two closets within 10 feet of each other.  One, your Read More


31 Days of Pumpkin Finale!!

I can’t believe it’s Halloween!  We have 2 very excited kids in our house today!  We are going to put our costumes on, bake some Halloween goodies (possible make some Wassail for trick-or-treating!) and play Hocus Pocus on a loop until the doorbell starts to ring! I’m wrapping up the 31 Days of Pumpkin with Read More


Cinnamon Spice Roasted Pumpkin Seeds – Day 28!

Today was pumpkin carving day in our house!  We got hip to the squirrels and have decided to wait until the last available minute to carve! The kids are finally old enough to help out with the pumpkins and they had a blast with it! Pumpkin seeds are not my favorite things to make.  Never Read More


Mashed Potatoes and Pumpkin – Day 27!

Here is a fun twist on regular ‘ol mashed potatoes!  The pumpkin is subtle, but adds just enough flavor to change things up a bit. More pumpkin can be added if you want that as your main flavor or you can add chopped fresh thyme or sage. These were nice and creamy and deliously fall… Read More


Dark Chocolate Caramel Bark – Day 26!

I can’t believe there are only 5 more posts in the 31 Days of Pumpkin series! And more importantly, 5 more days until we have a very special house guest arriving to surprise our little munchkins as they head out to trick-or-treat in their adorable costumes!  It’s going to be very special and we are Read More


Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Cups To Go – Day 24!

Good morning! Today’s recipe comes from another one of my favorite blogs.  Katie LOVES chocolate and creates some fantastic healthy recipes so you can live a healthy life without having to give up some of your favorites!  We have her cookbook and use it quite frequently. I am always looking for new breakfast ideas so when this one Read More


Pumpkin & Pea Risotto – Day 23!

So good! Risotto is a stick-to-your-bones meal and one that can be done in hundreds of different ways. This recipe is a nice fall option with very few ingredients, but the pumpkin AND pumpkin seeds takes this one over the top.  The pumpkin seeds (pepitas) are AMAZING: toasty and crunchy and cooked up this way Read More