I'm a redeemed child of God and the momma to four vivacious daughters. I'm passionate about finding hidden blessings in the trials of life, living it out in an honest and open way, while encouraging those around me to believe in better.

3 Sep

kit kat brownies

So. After a crazy-hectic day last week, I was majorly in need of some chocolate!

I’d remembered pinning a recipe for Kit Kat brownies recently and was praying I had the ingredients. I just might’ve heard a choir of angels sing when I opened the pantry and spotted Kit Kats and a package of brownie mix!! Hallelujah and praise the Lord!

<<<<< As I was making them, I posted this photo on Instagram and had a few interested followers, so I thought I’d give a little review here on the blog.

The girls saw me making these and were very, very intrigued. My girls love themselves some chocolate! As soon as they were out of the oven and cooled down enough, we all dove in.

Here are our comments/reviews:

  • Piper gave them a 9, but prefers her brownies straight-up and without the crunch surprise.
  • Wynter gave them a 7. Not impressed at all.
  • Hunter wasn’t intrigued with the thought of a foreign substance in her brownie and didn’t try them.
  • As for me? I actually liked them. It was a little bit weird to have crunchy goin’ on in my brownie, but it didn’t keep me from eating the rest of the pan a few more! And hey, if I’m in need a chocolate fix, I’m not gonna be fussy about it!

Would I make them again? Yeah, I think I would! But not until I try these Rolo cake bars first!

Any go-to recipes you’re loving lately?

Posted in pinterest, recipe

8 May

teacher appreciation and a lil’ bit o’ crazy!

So awesome, right?!? The teachers loved our teacher appreciation gift this year. Practical with some funny thrown in for good measure! What I loved most though? It was a no-brainer for me and I was oh-so-very-thankful for that this year. I’m currently drowning in the craziness of life, and no-brainer, fun gifts are exactly what this worn-out momma needs!!

Our school does teacher appreciation on one day … it’s not a week long thing. On Wednesday of Teacher Appreciation Week, the room moms arrange to have baskets outside the classroom doors for the kids to leave gifts. For Hunter’s class, one of the parents suggested the kids also bring in a flower for the teacher and teacher’s aide … that parent left a vase outside the classroom to collect said flowers.

Teacher Appreciation Wednesday was also plant-growing-salad-making-teaching-moment-day and each of the kids were assigned to bring in something to make a salad. Hunter was assigned 24 cherry tomatoes.

One of the other girls had a field trip to attend and needed a “sack” lunch. And well … I don’t know, all I remember was a crazy, tasmanian-devil-like whirlwind of a morning. I was shoving stuff at Hunter explaining who to give stuff to and where to leave it {she also had the front desk administrative to leave a gift for}.

Between making breakfast, a sack lunch, explaining gifts, flowers, letting dogs out, water bottles, vitamins, papers signed in book bags, general morning craziness … and let’s not forget … a photo for Instagram! …

When I finally returned home from school drop-off errands, guess what I noticed in the fridge?

24 cherry tomatoes. Humpf!

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Share some of your “crazy” with me?

Posted in creative, gift idea, pinterest

14 Feb

happy valentine’s day!!

Our church was having a bake sale and I volunteered to bring in a few goodies! Since I was in a festive spirit and had recently come across these yummies on Pinterest, I decided to go festive for the bake sale!

Brown Sugar Blondies
Sugar Cookie Squares

Do you have a bake sale favorite?

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Posted in creative, holiday, pinterest, recipe

5 Feb


I’m over at Together in Ten today talking about fashion and pinspiration! Join me?

Posted in fashion, guest post, pinterest, together in 10

1 Jun

isaiah 66:9


Posted in bible, pinterest