Cooking

Copycat Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup

I have a loooong list of blog posts that keep piling up, and I keep putting off writing and posting! We have been insanely busy with our house projects lately, and I’ve been trying to get Christmas presents in order, which has left me little time to be blogging. BUT, I am going to make…… Continue reading Copycat Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup

Baking · Cooking

Sky-High Cranberry Apple Pie

How was everyone’s Thanksgiving? Chris and I spent Thanksgiving day at my grandma’s house, and we had quite the feast! All of us brought various dishes, and ended up with tons of leftovers. We had so much fun with my family!! Stay tuned for more of our Thanksgiving recipes!  My little sister begged me to…… Continue reading Sky-High Cranberry Apple Pie

Baking

Pumpkin Crumble Cake

Thanksgiving is tomorrow!! I can’t believe it! We’ve been put in charge of a handful of dishes this year, and one at the request of both my grandma, who’s hosting, and my dad. To save time tomorrow and keep my anxiety levels in check, I decided to make a couple of the dishes tonight, instead…… Continue reading Pumpkin Crumble Cake

Art · Teaching

Native American Buffalo Hide Art Project

With only two days of school this week because of Thanksgiving break, my regular lesson plans with our curriculum were not an option. I planned on filling language arts time with writing lessons and reading groups, but as the day went on, I realized that my students needed a fun activity to break up the…… Continue reading Native American Buffalo Hide Art Project

Teaching

Make at Home Beginning Readers

I can’t believe that it’s already November! This school year is going by so quickly. First grade has kept me quite busy, especially since it’s my first year in first! I’ve had a steep learning curve and have really had to take a step back and figure out that what works for third graders doesn’t…… Continue reading Make at Home Beginning Readers

Cooking

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Soup

We came home after an amazing weekend in Utah late last night with my family. We went to Frightmares at Lagoon on Saturday, and spent all day Sunday at Boondocks. It was so much fun! We seem to always be so busy and wrapped up in our own lives, so it was so nice to…… Continue reading Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Soup

Home Improvement

DIY Weathered Plank Wall

My fall break has come to an end, and I finished all of the projects I wanted to get to! That NEVER happens! Before I jump right into my plank wall tutorial, I want to preface it by saying that I took the shortcut route to do our wall, and made it way easier on myself than…… Continue reading DIY Weathered Plank Wall

Cooking

Copycat Rumbi Rice Bowls

It’s only Tuesday, and I’ve been getting so many projects done around the house while being out for fall break! It’s been so nice to have the time to get things done, especially while it’s still light outside. I’ve been loving it! I am also crazy in love with this recipe, which may just be…… Continue reading Copycat Rumbi Rice Bowls

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