This is how I curb mile long lists and get to the heart of what my kids want for Christmas.
Make these beautiful and easy Christmas swags for FREE!
This warm and cheesy recipe is perfect for a cold weekend morning or a holiday party! Super versatile and very easy!
To say that I get excited about the holidays is a complete understatement. I am one of those Moms that starts to decorate around Mid-November, and begins matching jammies, baking cookies, and making ornaments as soon as the tree lights turn on properly! I love love love the holidays. I think the things I love …
Trinidad and Tobago are a whirl of color and culture. Check out how that translates into their unique culinary style!
Take a peek at the service based advent calendar I am using this year to cultivate a heart of service at Christmas.
Trinidad’s twin island, Tobago is a treasure unto itself! Check out my adventure!
Navigating Trinidad was easy and AMAZING! Check out my adventure here!
Easy and delicious French Toast casserole. Make the night before and bake in the morning. Perfect for the holidays – especially if you have company!
I plan for Thanksgiving like I plan for everything – like I am personally orchestrating the D-Day Invasion!
This post is going to cover several firsts for me. This season marks my first blog season at the holidays (I’m excited!), my first time making a wreath from scratch – I mean literally making the grape vine wreaths, and my first multi wreath door hanger to create a sweet little snow man. Provided you …
Want the juciest, most delicious turkey this Thanksgiving? Brine it before you roast it – easy to follow recipe!
Tips to navigate the mine fields that are family gatherings.
The holidays are upon us – it’s time for matching Christmas jammies!
Decadent and delicious apple purses are easy to prep now for Thanksgiving.
Follow us down the yellow brick road where we have a Wizard of Oz themed sleepover!
These delicate mushrooms and hearty acorns will add a bit of nature to your Fall table.
Keep your little ones safe on while trick or treating!
Adorable and delicious Halloween themed dinner ideas to get your tinies in the mood for fun!
Check out these adorable jack o lantern stuffed peppers that will make your horseman loose his head!
One last Halloween theme night before the season ends. The Legend of Sleep Hollow rides onto our table!
Check out our lightly themed supper to accompany our movie night. It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!
Creepy mocktails will make all the ghouls and boys scream with delight!
Sweet and salty snack with a deliciously addictive side!
A fun and easy Halloween tea to enjoy with your tinies!
Spooky but adorable snacks to delight young and old!
Check out my playlist for trick or treating!
These adorable, inexpensive and easy costumes are sure to make an impression!
Fun, cute, and creative snacks that will keep your treats at the top of the class!
Easy and efficient money savings tips to make freezer cooking with chicken your favorite cooking with chicken!
We have been having a lot of Fall fun in the Momleficent household over the past few weeks! I swear the creative juices have been brewing as the temperatures have fallen a bit and have started to feel a bit more fall like. This past weekend was no exception – fall festival season is in …
I got nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award – stop by and learn a little about me in this post.
Light and fluffy Halloween bread for your little beasties!
I remember as a kid – before cable tv in the very rural area that we lived in – that we had about 3 clear television channels and 1 that came in on clear nights. Before dvd players, dvr equipment and Netflix, my brothers and sisters and I would wait on tenterhooks for seasonal programming …
These seasonal adventures are sure to be a hit with your little goblins!
It’s time to decorate for fall and bring some of the beautiful colors of the outdoors in!
Easy and convenient bulk cooking for the freezer saves time on busy week nights!
Fall flavors featuring my favorite apple recipes.
Check out what I buy now to save on winter get aways!
Join us on a culinary adventure that pairs a themed dinner with each item in The Little Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves.
Check out what guest writer Andrea Joy from Saving Joyfully buys at Costco to maximize her savings!
Have you ever had a dish that tasted like bliss? If you like Italian food, boy have I got the dish for you! I love Egg Plant Parmesan! It is one of those dishes that can easily be made vegetarian without making Papa Bear feel like he is sacrificing his meat-itarian nature. You can easily …
Stroll through the Spanish moss lined streets of Natchez, Mississippi, have a cocktail and let the Southern summer wrap you in it’s arms.
Easy delicious cheddar cheese stuffed burgers. Easy to freeze and cook in bulk, or grill now!
We have long been over due for a theme night in the Momleficent household. With all of the work and travel, back to school hubbub and dental appointments, I have slacked a bit on my extra-curricular fun. Well, no more! We had a glorious return to the first theme night of the new school year …
Shopping in Paris doesn’t have to break the bank. See where I find my favorite items.
Be kind to yourself – speak gently, live gently and love with all of your heart.
Easy and delicious mock sous vide egg bites – easy make ahead breakfast for meal preppers like me!
Warm, delicious and tastes like fall, what am I? Churros!
Oh, to be in Paris! Paris is one of my favorite cities in the world. What’s not to love? The city is full of art, beauty, architecture, history, fashion, amazing food – in every budget level, ambiance, and charm. The old stereotype of snarky French waiters and rude Parisians no longer holds weight. I have …
What to do when your travel plans don’t follow the agenda!
Goulash is one of those timeless recipes that can help you stretch a dollar! Perfect for freezer cooking.
Summer is officially over and school has started back. We had such a lovely non-routine going during the summer that we are not looking forward to getting back into the grind of school year routines. Tiny is REALLY not looking forward to it. I have a multi step process that I complete every weekend to …
Check out what I take on flights that are 5 hours or longer.
It is hard to believe that the summer has gone by so quickly. I am astounded that I am about to be back at work and tiny starts back to school eminently. I am mourning the summer a bit. I hate to see us get back into the hustle and bustle after a nice summer …
A whirlwind tour of Rome.
Low carb zoodles are the perfect way to sneak some vegies into your meals. Perfect for picky eaters.
Start now for a debt free, quality Christmas list!
Going on Safari! South Africa at its best/
Casual and comforting rice based Spanish staple is all you need to make your dinner great again.
What to do with just 24 hours in Johannesburg!
How to make sure your children cope with an extended absence.
Keeping your family fed and healthy while you travel for work.
Packing for two weeks in two climates!
Crispy, creamy, jalapeno poppers – keto friendly and so, so good!
Creating a unique Pokemon birthday party for Tiny’s 10th!
Traveling across Pennsylvania with the kids in tow.
Best ever southern fried chicken, straight from my Maw Maw’s kitchen. If love had a flavor and scent, this would be it!
I initially posted this back in the early Spring, but coming off a week of family vacation, it rings true again. Someone care to remind me when I got elected trip boss, engineer, chief planner, and organizer of all packed items and living things? Somehow, without even knowing it was election season, I got the …
Light, crumbly and delicious. Blueberry lemon scones for a tea time win!
A reflection on who we are and what we have become as a nation.
Tasty and easy sides to dazzle at your 4th of July festivities!
Create a battle free backseat for your next road trip!
Organizing and packing for a road trip with kids!
Spanish food and great company meet for this fun Ferdinand theme night!
Check out my recipe for Taco Pie – this is a go to for freezer prep for my weeks working away.
Explore the new Great Wolf Lodge in La Grange, GA with us!
Check out my adventures with the tinies as we make it through the summer.
Tiny layer cakes are a lost art! Check out how to make one of your own.
It has been several busy weeks since theme a theme night with the tinies. Since we are going on a short vacation tomorrow, I wanted to have a little fun, plus make my life easy in the kitchen. I have had several people tell me that theme nights look like a lot of work. Well, …
Finding a way to stop violence before we all become victims.
Check out my must haves for hitting the road with the tinies.
Taste along with me as I recount my best and worst moments in Philly’s popping dining scene.
Explore Philadelphia outside of the old city for a fun and funky vibe.
I am a Geek. Specifically, I am a History geek. I especially love Colonial Era/ Revolutionary Era American History. When I found out that the yearly conference my field holds was in Philadelphia, the birthplace of American democracy, I was ecstatic. Not only is this the place where the Declaration of Independence was penned, it …
How I keep my family organized when I work abroad.
Comfort food at its best!
What do I have in my bag when I travel to Belize and Central America? Come check it out.
How to travel alone, as a female, and love it!
Week two of travel this month – check out my process to keep hearth and home running smoothly while away.
Exotic flavors and spectacular creations in San Ignacio, Belize.
Amazing ruins, rugged terrain and breath taking vistas in San Ignacio, Belize.
Tender, juicy oven steak that rivals anything from the grill!
Old fashioned banana pudding gets a makeover with lighter ingredients.
Packing for a trip abroad doesn’t have to be a struggle!
Check out my favorite travel gadgets for trips abroad.
Preping for a week away.
Make this delicious dinner in about 30 minutes.
Screen time is always a struggle in our house. Tablets and computers are like electronic crack for my two little ones. Yes, there are filters and timers on some devices, but not all. If Tiny runs out of time on her Kindle Fire, she can switch to her laptop and is back at square one. …
How to guide your child through loss.
Crispy, golden hasbrowns topped with chili and cheese.
Getting rid of the guilt forever!
The strawberry goodness is just beginning where we are, and we couldn’t be more excited!
Enjoy this roasted red snapper and sides in under an hour!
I have never experienced a more spa like medical facility!
Today I sat in the sun. I sat there and felt the warmth of the rays warm my cheeks, reach through me and to my core. My mind had been turbulent all day, rolling with this possibility and that, churning with the thoughts, moods and reactions to the behaviors of others. But today I sat …
What I “do” all day…
Lately, I have been thinking a lot about life. The nature of it, the quality of it, how to enjoy it more. Over the past couple of years, my stress level has skyrocketed. Primarily it was work related, but over time I started to get so incredibly stressed out that I couldn’t leave work at …
Easy, delicious one pot meals save time, effort and money!
This easy and fun topsy turvy menu is sure to get a giggle out of your little ones!
Easter is here and of course, so is the theming! If you haven’t figured it out by now, I can’t stop myself. Eventually, Papa Bear is going to take away my keyboard and write to you all asking for an intervention. Today is not that day! We decided to have a lovely Hop themed evening …
Delicious French Macarons are a spring treat for everyone!
Explore the real Cuba in regions outside Havana with me!
Come explore Havana with me!
Mom rant warning, proceed with caution! When I first found out I was going to have a boy, I freaked a little. Yep, it’s true. I didn’t know what in the world to do in boy world. I had been so used to glitter and princesses, tea parties and hairbows that I didn’t know how …
Create this adorable birthday cake on the blog today!
The green goodness has taken over! Check out our St. Patty’s Day Theme Night.
Shop these adorable outfits here!
Make a beautiful and simple Easter egg wreath to celebrate the season!
Easy, tasty candy bird nests are perfect for Spring!
Amazing food, even better cocktails and a little shopping make for a great Savannah day.
Exploring the eclectic Southern city with my loves.
A day at the beach is just what the doctor ordered!
Warm and delicious roasted apples and pears.
There are days when I want to quit. There are weeks when I want to give up. This has been one of those weeks. I know you have them too, remember, we don’t judge here. I am up to my eyeballs at work, exhausted when I get home, the kids are bouncing off the walls …
Enjoy this vintage jewelry wreath, made from the jewelry my Mawmaw wore to all of the major events of my childhood. Now I enjoy those memories every day.
Take a quick look at Americans Abroad from the outside.
Make your very own strong woman hat. These are easy and adorable!
Join me for a Viking themed adventure in Mommying as we organized a How to Train Your Dragon Theme Night using easy to replicate recipes!
Enjoy these great love recipes as Papa Bear and I prepared Valentine’s Day dinner for our family.
On this, the day of my middle child’s birth, I wanted to share some things with you that I wish people knew not to say to a grieving Mother.
Make a sweet little flock of soft and snugly sock sheep for your little sweeties, just in time for Valentine’s Day!
Pull up a crate and enjoy a big bowl of spaghetti and meatballs with the tinies and their favorite animated furry friends!
My life is messy, but it’s mine and I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.
Come explore the highlights of Belize City as I base there for a work week abroad.
Beautiful jasmine scented sachets fit for a princess.
Making meal time easier and taking the wonder out of what to eat – one meal at a time.
By now, you have to know that I am entirely too into any crafty holiday that surfaces. Valentine’s Day is no different! I love any reason to let the kids create and express themselves. Our schools are so rigid in the curriculum these days, creative expression always seems to suffer. Tiny is quite the little …
Charlotte’s Web Theme Night – one of my favorite children’s novels of all time!
How I am raising my daughter to be strong, empowered woman who will use her voice!
Saving money one towel at the time!
Adventures in Spain!
Make an outdoor warmer for your pets to make sure they are snug on days when the temps drop.
I am finally getting caught up on organizing for the week. I shared my weekend routine about meal planning and meal prep in a previous post. Now let’s get down and dirty with the laundry. Papa Bear is really good about doing his own laundry. He even helps with washing the tinies. I am usually …
Theme night fit for a Princess (and a frog)!
Prepping breakfasts, lunches and dinners for the week is critical for a smooth morning routine.
Welcome to the party!