• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • Christmas Bucket List

    We were gifted with a few extra days of Christmas amp-up this year since Thanksgiving was earlier, and I’m ready to take full advantage of all things red, green, and Christmas!  It’s time to slow ourselves down to spend time…

  • Christmas Home Tour 2018

    I’ve been slowly decorating our house, but when the forecasters say there’s a blizzard in KC today, I booked it to get it all done.  Nothing makes me happier, cozier, and never-gonna-leave-my-house-ier than Christmas lights and snow.  So come get…

  • My Thanksgiving Tablescape

    Every year, we load up the family and head north to a small town in southern Iowa for Thanksgiving.  We spend the day at my husband’s grandmother’s house for a beautiful dinner and time with the family.  Even though Grandma…

  • Halloween 2018

    This Halloween was one for the ages! Jacks was finally at the age that he “got” what he was supposed to do, what he got, and just how fun it would be.  That crazy boy woke up early singing Disney…