State Testing Dinner Menu

  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 3Continue reading “State Testing Dinner Menu”

Chicken Fajita Casserole

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 IContinue reading “Chicken Fajita Casserole”

Back in crafting action!

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 meansContinue reading “Back in crafting action!”

Broccoli Cheese Soup for the Win-esday! (Yeah, I know, it’s cheesy ;D )

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,Continue reading “Broccoli Cheese Soup for the Win-esday! (Yeah, I know, it’s cheesy ;D )”

Plastic Storage “Plastic Surgery” Part 1

“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. ButContinue reading “Plastic Storage “Plastic Surgery” Part 1″

Craft House Resuscitation

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 canContinue reading “Craft House Resuscitation”

Chicken Fajitas

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 aContinue reading “Chicken Fajitas”

Cold Weather & Comfort Food

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 wouldContinue reading “Cold Weather & Comfort Food”

Farmhouse Style Frames

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 myContinue reading “Farmhouse Style Frames”

Should I try that?… I’ll let you know!

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,Continue reading “Should I try that?… I’ll let you know!”