Art · Crafts · Uncategorized

Yarn Pumpkins with Balloons

Fall break has only just begun, and I am going seriously stir-crazy already! We had plans to work on our pavers, as the weather would finally be nice enough, and then the wind decided to blow twenty miles per hour. It’s so sunny and warm, but the wind is awful! Sooo basically, our plans are…… Continue reading Yarn Pumpkins with Balloons

Cooking · Uncategorized

Parmesan Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese

With as cold as the weather has been around here lately, (-20 and colder, yikes!) I’ve really been loving comfort-type foods for dinner. I always love macaroni and cheese, but wanted to put a healthier twist on it. I found my answer within one of my favorite cookbooks. Macaroni and Cheese with Broccoli and Parmesan From Slow Cooker…… Continue reading Parmesan Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese

Crafts · IKEA Hack · Uncategorized · Upcycle

Coffee Table IKEA Hack

When Chris and I first got married, we headed to IKEA to check out some options for furnishing our very first apartment. I LOVE IKEA and was so excited to take a trip to Sandy, Utah and take Chris on his very first IKEA experience! We picked up a variety of things, one being the…… Continue reading Coffee Table IKEA Hack


Chicken Tikka Masala

This is one of my favorite recipes, one I come back to time and time again when I’m in the mood for Indian food – which is always! Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe from Ingredients 1 cup yogurt 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper 2…… Continue reading Chicken Tikka Masala


Buttermilk Corn Bread

I first had this cornbread at my aunt’s house, and it is completely to DIE for! It is, hands-down, the best cornbread I’ve ever had. Even with doubling the batch, it’s gone before you know it. (I would highly recommend doubling the batch. You won’t be able to keep your hands off!) Here’s the recipe:…… Continue reading Buttermilk Corn Bread


Minnie Mouse Apron

I saw the cutest Disney-inspired aprons on Pinterest, and wanted to try my hand at sewing my own. With the help of my grandma and a similar pattern, we set out to make the first one, Minnie Mouse. I found the perfect fabric at Joann’s Fabric. Once I purchased my fabric, I was dying to…… Continue reading Minnie Mouse Apron


Wax Museum

For our last writing project, I decided to get a little bit more creative. While I was at Edith Bowen Laboratory School, the fifth grade teachers, Joan Kyriopoulos and Jan Farmer, had their students participate in a project termed the Wax Museum. I loved the idea and decided to incorporate it into my own classroom.…… Continue reading Wax Museum


Kandinsky Murals

For art, we channeled Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky’s abstract, color-rich murals. His works were greatly influenced by Picasso, Van Gogh, and Matisse. Here was our inspiration: For this project, I gave each of my students a white piece of card stock. With the paper vertically on their desks, they measured 2 3/4 inches across and…… Continue reading Kandinsky Murals


I Am Not a Feminist.

I am not a feminist. Before you go thinking that I am against women’s rights and women in general, let me explain myself. In the past, feminism was a movement that fought for the rights we have today. If it weren’t for these powerful women leading and supporting the movement, we wouldn’t be able to…… Continue reading I Am Not a Feminist.