• Sausage Cream Cheese Rigatoni

    I feel like the last 4 recipe posts have all been Italian or something with a red sauce ingredient. Can you tell that I begin to hibernate and carb-load during the wintertime? 🙂 This recipe today is a simple pasta dish I made a few weeks back that my husband commented, “This is the greatest pasta you’ve EVER made.” Umm…okay! I’ve literally spent a full day before making homemade lasagna, baked ziti, and spinach roll-ups that were tedius and full of intricate steps. But this is the greatest?! I love it and it kind of makes me feel like I…

  • 5 Simple Changes to a Healthier Kitchen

    I’m well aware of the crazy amount of chemicals that infect our homes daily. The problem is that there is so much, I get so overwhelmed and don’t even know where to start to make changes! I want my family…

  • Chicken Gnocchi Soup

    The weather is finally turning “cold” again. Can we call it cold if it’s 50 degrees on January 8th in Kansas City? Literally, last year it was -17 degrees for every single day in January and this year, we actually…

  • 10 Best Winter Diffuser Blends

    My New Year’s power word this year is CLEAN. Clean body, clean mind, and a clean home. And when I say ‘clean,’ I’m not talking about a resolution to clean up the constant slew of train tracks, stuffed animals, and…

  • Chicken Parmesan Sliders

    This is one of my family’s very favorite weekday meals, and for such good reason! So quick, so hearty, and great as leftovers for the hubs lunch the next day. With simple ingredients you have on hand in your kitchen,…

  • 5 Best Toddler Board Games to Get Your Through January

    We hit a stint of 20 degree days here in Kansas City and my kids and I could instantly feel all the claustrophobic feels that come along with those harsh winter days. You run into that issue of “I could…

  • Paint and Floor Stain for Remodel

    Boy did I go back and forth whether to even post this one just yet! You scroll through Pinterest and all my favorite home bloggers, and you see perfectly decorated homes telling you all about their color choices. I stare…

  • Choosing Your New Year’s Word

    “Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.” ~Brad Paisley I’m a big New Years person. The closing of a year, the reflection of where we’ve come, what we’ve accomplished, and the anticipation…

  • After Christmas Sales 2018

    Gift cards? Check. Cash? Check. A cold weekend with way too many bowl games on TV that is going to totally dominate my husband’s attention? Check. Let’s get shopping! Sites are really killing it with the sales right now, and…

  • Kemper Christmas 2018

    Can it really be over? Could all the excitement and build-up really be done already? Got an extra week and it still went too fast! On a Hallmark movie this year, one of my favorites, Lacey Chabert, said something like,…

  • Merry Christmas!

    My very best Christmas wishes to all of you and your families! May you find happiness in all that’s around you, cherish the joy and rejoice in all His love. Take your moments over the next few days to count…