Family

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon and is usually celebrated as the season of love.  Growing up Valentine’s Day was a day for grown ups. I don’t recall taking anything to school to share with the class for this day.  Things have truly changed, my childrens’ classes have parties, give out candy and Valentines Day cards.  Continue Reading

Recipes

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

One of my all time favorite dishes is sweet potatoes.  Sweet potatoes are delicious and can be prepared so many different ways.  They can be baked, roasted, fried or mashed.  They also couple well with so many other foods.  Today I decided to share my version of Vegan Mashed Sweet Potatoes. Instead of using butter and dairy milk I substituted with Earth Balance and coconut milk.  Give this recipe a try and let us know what you think.

 

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DIY

Pantry Organization

I really enjoy all things organizing. I love coming into a space and seeing things put together well. So, recently I decided to reorganize my pantry.  My pantry houses our dry goods and vitamins.  My challenge was finding the right mix of organizers to use for a small space.  I really like the way it turned out. We hope you find some helpful tips in todays post.  Continue Reading

Recipes

Vegetarian Chili Fries

It’s Fall, it’s Friday night and you want something hearty for dinner. Well we are here to help! While trying to figure out what to do with some leftover Vegan chili I made, an idea pop in my head to make chili fries.  My family really enjoy these so I make them as often as they allow me to. Give this recipe a try and let us know what you think.  As always make whatever changes needed to make this a go to dish in your home. Continue Reading

Recipes

Crock Pot Herb Turkey Legs

I don’t cook a whole turkey for the holidays.  I usually get a turkey breast, turkey wings or turkey legs.  My family wouldn’t finish a whole turkey so the turkey legs I buy is just enough for them to eat.  What I really like about this Continue Reading

Recipes

Stir Fry Collard Greens

The holidays are coming upon us fast and this is a time we celebrate with family and friends. One of my favorite holiday dishes  I like to adorn my dinner table with is Collard Greens. Growing up we had collard greens the down home way.  The pot was filled with water, seasonings, hamhocks, salt pork or smoked turkey. The greens would be added once the water came to a boil. The greens cooked for about 40 minutes or until tender. You had the option to dress your collard greens with onions, tomatoes or hot peppers. We would also add a dash of white distilled vinegar and some hot sauce, yum! I love the holidays, no one counts how many times you go back for seconds, LOL!!! Continue Reading

Family

Girl Friends!

I recently found out one of the major issues facing tween and teen girls today is feeling lonely.  Yes, even in this social media world they feel as if they don’t have a good friend.  They feel they don’t have a friend who would be there for them if they really needed someone. Some of our girls have not been able to make quality connections. Real connections have been replaced with “like,” “shares” and emojis on social media. Someone liking their post and Continue Reading

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Happy Fall Ya’ll

It’s pumpkin picking, cider drinking, leaf pile jumping season!

Fall is my favorite time of year hands down. Fall starts the count down to so many wonderful events. The cider mills are open for business, schools take field trips to apple orchards, you can now legally buy cider and donuts.  The official count down to Thanksgiving begins and football season ramps up.  I love it when the deciduous trees shed Continue Reading

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Back-To-School Prep

It’s a very busy time of year for most parents.  It’s time for our beloved little ones and older ones to return to school. This doesn’t have to be a time filled with frustration.   Adding a few stations to your home organization can help your family live stress free for the entire school year. Continue Reading

Finances

Should I Trademark my Blog Name?

I worked for a local Intellectual Property attorney as a Trademark Paralegal.  I handled the trademark renewals for one of the big 3 auto makers. This auto company has hundreds of Trademarks all over the world.  They had Trademarks in places I didn’t even know existed. Some places where so small I thought why would they have to have to register a Trademark there. Any place they did business they wanted their name, logos, and marks protects.  Even in some of those places I considered to be remote people still would attempt to infringe on this company’s Trademark.   Continue Reading