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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

working on meFeaturedLifestyle

Working on Me

Did you jump into 2021 wide eyed, bushy tailed, and excited to tackle the new year with a whole set of resolutions?  Or, like me, did you roll into 2021 a bit disheveled, disoriented, and wondering where the heck the holidays went? I did, excitedly, have a few “let’s do…
Michelle Tucker
January 3, 2021
Let it goFeaturedLifestyle

Letting It Go

Sometimes it is hard to "let it go!" This year we’ve all had to learn to let go of things -- it hasn’t always been easy.  I’m the type where once I have a plan or an idea of how things are supposed to be locked into my brain, it’s…
Michelle Tucker
December 22, 2020
HolidaysLifestyle

Our Annual 25 Must-Watch Christmas Movies

It's no secret that we love our Christmas movies.  These movies are just as important to us as twinkle lights and Christmas cookies.  We wait all year long to squeeze in all our best-loved movies during the short time between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Below are our 25 must-watch favorites.  How…
Michelle Tucker
December 14, 2020
ToffeeLifestyle

Pecan English Toffee

As  a child I have fond memories my Grandpa making the most delicious toffees and caramels the world has ever known. He did this every Christmas, and it is a memory I will cherish always. I still remember the many hours he put into making them, continually stirring the candy,…
Michelle Tucker
December 3, 2020
TurkeyLifestyle

Popcorn Turkey Dressing

This recipe was given to me years ago from my great Aunt Eulah and has been an absolute family favorite.  If you are looking for a dressing recipe that the kids will beg you to make year after year, this is it.  Be sure to read all the ingredients and…
Michelle Tucker
November 25, 2020
WildFeaturedLifestyle

Caving into Caveman Mode

Is anyone else’s family looking and feeling more like a boorish group of cave dwellers than a modern day family these days? After nearly nine months together in our house, I am starting to learn we’ve all become a little more wild in our ways… a bit more neanderthal like…
Michelle Tucker
November 22, 2020
Lifestyle

My Favorite Matching Holiday Pajamas

Is it ever too early to start shopping for matching Holiday jammies? I don’t think so. If you've tried to buy them in the past you know that the good ones sell out quickly. Even though I buy them early we don't open our pajamas until Christmas Eve.  They are…
Michelle Tucker
November 20, 2020
Doggie CakeLifestyle

Pumpkin Carrot Canine Birthday Cake

We wanted to do something special for our puppy’s first birthday.  My daughter came up with idea for baking her a birthday cake. The nice thing about Golden Retrievers is that they are not picky eaters... at least ours isn’t.  She’s been know to scarf down rocks, tree bark, and swim goggles,…
Michelle Tucker
October 25, 2020
Home schoolLifestyle

Bringing Some Fun to Distance Learning

We are heading into our sixth month of distance learning.  Needless to say, we've had our share of ups and downs, but we feel like we are finally finding our groove.   Getting settled into a routine has its advantages, but sometimes you still need a break from that feeling…
Michelle Tucker
October 13, 2020
BattyLifestyle

Bats in the Belfry

Seeing how “batty” 2020 has been, it seems only fitting to fill our home with bats this Halloween.  I used to cut my own bats out of foam paper sheets, but I saw you can buy like 60 of these little blood-suckers on amazon for under 10 bucks.   I traded in my…
Michelle Tucker
October 1, 2020