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“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” — Maya Angelou

Christmas gift ideasFeaturedLifestyle

Non-Toy Gift Ideas

If you are anything like us, you probably feel like your home is busting at the seams with toys. We seriously have toys hidden in every nook and cranny of our house.  About twice a year we do go through the toys and try to donate the ones that the…
Michelle Tucker
November 14, 2019
Holiday decorFeaturedLifestyle

Staying Sane Through the Holidays

Tis’ the season to be jolly, right?  At least that is what the song says.  Don’t get me wrong,  I love the holiday season.  I usually start counting down the days ‘til Christmas in September.  I love the decorating. I love the shopping. I love the traditions and spending time with family and friends.  I…
Michelle Tucker
November 5, 2019
DonutsFeaturedLifestyle

Sunday Morning Donuts

A favorite morning treat our family loves making together is homemade donuts.  They are a fun, easy, and sweet way to start the day.  To be honest, our recipe isn't 100 percent homemade.  We actually use a can of Pillsbury Grands Biscuits instead of making our own dough, but our…
Michelle Tucker
November 3, 2019
sunflowersLifestyle

Our Fall Favorites

We love Autumn! I mean who doesn’t, with things like warm apple cider, beautiful colored leaves, and cooler cozy evenings, what’s not to love?  There are so many fun things to do during fall, it's sometimes hard to fit them all in-- but somehow we always do.   Below I have…
Michelle Tucker
October 6, 2019
Donald DuckLifestyleTravel

Crowded Days at Disneyland: How We Stay Happy

Saying that Disneyland can sometimes get crowded is an understatement.  Disneyland can get downright packed.  If you don't have a plan, it can turn into a stressful experience pretty fast. This past year we were lucky enough to be annual pass holders and had the opportunity to visit the park…
Michelle Tucker
July 17, 2019
Lifestyle

Chunky Gazpacho

Fresh garden vegetables are one of my favorite things about summertime.  Nothing beats the taste of a ripe tomato straight from the garden. Gazpacho is one of my favorite dishes to make with my fresh veggies.  It's a Spanish style raw tomato soup that is served cold.   Each summer my…
Michelle Tucker
July 8, 2019
Big SurLifestyle

Our Summer Bucket List

Each year in the weeks before school lets out, my kids and I sit down and write our summer bucket list.  I saw this idea on pinterest and thought it would be a fun tradition to start with my kids.  See… I am the mom who loves summer vacation.  Summer…
Michelle Tucker
June 1, 2019