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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 moviesLifestyle

Our Annual 25 Must-Watch Christmas Movies

It's no secret that we love Christmas movies.  These classic holiday movies are just as important to us as twinkle lights and mistletoe.  We seriously wait all year long to squeeze in all these best-loved movies during the short time between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  We have a lot that we…
Michelle Tucker
December 14, 2020
Pecan English ToffeeEatsLifestyle

Pecan English Toffee

As  a child I have fond memories my Grandpa making the most delicious pecan english toffee and pecan caramel 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…
Michelle Tucker
December 3, 2020
Popcorn Turkey dressingEatsLifestyle

Popcorn Turkey Dressing

This popcorn turkey recipe was given to me years ago from my great Aunt Eulah.  Let me start by staying that she was sometimes a bit of a prankster.   If you are looking for an exhilarating popcorn turkey dressing recipe that the kids will beg you to make year after…
Michelle Tucker
November 25, 2020
Caveman modeLifestyle

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? I think we're seriously caving into caveman mode in our house. nearly nine months together in our house, I am starting to learn we’ve all become a little…
Michelle Tucker
November 22, 2020
Lifestyle

My Favorite Matching Holiday Pajamas

Is it ever too early to start shopping for matching Holiday pajamas? 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 CakeEatsLifestyle

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
ApplesEatsLifestyle

Easy Old Fashioned Apple Crisp

Easy Old Fashion Apple crisp is one of those desserts that seems to signal the start of fall.  I can't think of a better aroma coming from the oven that says, "autumn has arrived!"  We are lucky enough to have an apple tree that produces an abundance of apples each…
Michelle Tucker
September 25, 2020