If you’re a high school English teacher in the great state of Texas, you may fondly refer to this week as Hell Week. Both English tests are upon us, the stress is high, the schedules are grueling, & our minds are gone. Thankfully I find cooking therapuedic, so I’ll be making or prepping 3 dinners tonight to brace myself for the week ahead. The … Continue reading State Testing Dinner Menu
From night to night I never know what I’m going to make for dinner until I get home. Though I’d love to be a meal planner & prepper, I cook based on mood & cravings. What can I say; impulse drives many of my decisions (especially the shopping kind). A couple of weeks ago I got the hankerin’ for chicken, broccoli, & rice casserole. To … Continue reading Chicken Fajita Casserole
Holy cow! I cannot believe it’s been over four months since I’ve sat down and written something. Life & depression can hit you like a ton of bricks. So much has happened but I’ll stick to the good stuff. That’s the best kind, anyway. We recently celebrated my cousin’s little girl’s 4th birthday, which means my little munchkin will be four in a few months. … Continue reading Back in crafting action!
As a funny friend captioned on social media yesterday, “Texas went all Narnia,” & the harsh unfamiliar chill has been attributing to my soup obsession the past few days. In the spirit of using things up & making them do, I decided to make some broccoli cheese soup, for the first time I might add, so please be kind to my newborn recipe. Yes, this … Continue reading Broccoli Cheese Soup for the Win-esday! (Yeah, I know, it’s cheesy ;D )
“The time has come,” the husband said, “to pack up all your things. Your dictionaries, grammar games, flowers, ribbon, & strings.” No, he’s not kicking me out, exactly. He’s kicking out my nest of teaching & crafting supplies that has grown like a tumor & is ready for removal from our overtaken dining room. But this wouldn’t be a crafting post without a little spray … Continue reading Plastic Storage “Plastic Surgery” Part 1
There are a hundred other things I could, & should, be doing right about now. But we’re both in the same boat if you’re reading this, so at least one of us should get started on something. One looming task I’ve been keeping at arm’s length has been cleaning up my craft house. What can I say? I’m a master procrastinator. Much to my husband’s … Continue reading Craft House Resuscitation
Being born & raised in Texas means you love Mexican food, & if you don’t, you aren’t really Texan; very few exceptions accepted. You can drive across the span of three states here & still be able to round up a herd of people who love to chow down on fajitas. Fajitas are not a family tradition, unless you count three generations all going out … Continue reading Chicken Fajitas
One thing most people can always count on after a long or wearisome day is a meal they can make to feel better, otherwise known as comfort food. It may just be me, but I indulge in comfort food year-round, no matter if it’s the “season” for the dish. For my May birthday, I would always ask my paternal grandmother to make me her Thanksgiving … Continue reading Cold Weather & Comfort Food
About 11 years ago, I took a few art-for-non-Art-majors courses, & ever since have been shopping for & hoarding craft supplies with a fever like never before. I’ve always been a strong believer in retail therapy & have always done my part to stimulate the economy, but these classes are truly what has kept my wallet empty & my (craft) closet full. Even before that, … Continue reading Farmhouse Style Frames
In all honesty, how did the internet function without Pinterest for so long? I can remember life without it, of course, like I can remember life without cell phones, Facebook, & every other social media platform ever. But, really, it is a life-saver, & also, a time-sucker; I swear, if I deleted the Pinterest app, I would get so much done… But let’s not make … Continue reading Should I try that?… I’ll let you know!