That Time I Hugged Our Trashman…

You guys, I just have the SWEETEST story that must be shared. A few months ago, I shared a sweet video of my kids giving our hardworking trashmen granola bars. Since then, my 3 year old son, Tyler has continued to make it a weekly habit to greet these guys with a treat of some …Read More

Painting Pumpkins

Let the record show that I am pro-pumpkin carving. I have lots of fond memories of doing it as a kid and for sure look forward to do it with mine. However, at this stage in life, an activity that involves sharp utensils, lots of sticky goop, and two “I-want-to-do-it-myself-and-Lord-help-you-if-you-interfere” type kids sounds like a …Read More

The Gift of a Granola Bar

Monday mornings are a big deal around our house. Reason for all the excitement? Trash day. My kids not only love trash day because of the huge trucks that give them a honk and a wave but they have formed a sweet bond with the hardworking men who pick up our trash. See for yourself…

Halloween Adventures and Hy-Vee Walk the Aisles

Now that my oldest is 4, we have officially entered into the Halloween madness that occurs once a year. I mean, you guys. This holiday is crazy. It’s super fun but it was also slight madness at times. First of all, when you put kids into costumes, their crazy level goes up 30%. Put them …Read More

Hy-Vee Freezer Cooking Classes: Why We Are BIG Fans

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Hy-Vee but opinions are all mine!  You guys. Last night, we had so much fun at a freezer cooking class at Hy-Vee. Before I launch in to tell you all about why I am digging this new method of freezer cooking, take a peek at this video to give …Read More

Video: Best Way to Cut Corn from a Cob

This kitchen tip concludes our week of dorky, life-changing videos, including How to Chop an Onion and Tips for Juicing a Lime, that were taken while making this delicious Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salsa last week. This trick really is the best way to cut corn off the cob, because it saves me from …Read More

How to juice a lime

Video: Tips & Tricks for Juicing a Lime

We’re back again (remember the onion chopping trick from yesterday?) to share another kitchen tip I showed Polly while we were making yummy Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salsa last week. This short video will help you get the most out of any lime or lemon you’re juicing. No gadgets or appliances needed. Be sure …Read More

A short video tutorial on the easiest way to chop an onion

Video: How to Chop an Onion Like a Pro

Polly and I had a lot of fun one morning last week developing a freezable Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salsa and also making a version that can be canned, as well. Life as a food blogger is rough, but somebody has to do it, you know? Well, little did we know that three short “kitchen …Read More

Video Bloopers: Why Shred Your Own Cheese?

In case you missed it, yesterday I shared Three reasons why you should shred cheese at home. If you read it, you know that in the post I share a little video of how to shred cheese using a food processor. Here it is as a refresher…   Well, what you didn’t see in yesterday’s …Read More

Why Shred Your Own Cheese?

“Why would I waste time shredding my own cheese when I can just buy a bag of pre-shredded cheese?” Three Answers: 1) It Saves Money 2) You Can Avoid Consuming Unnecessary Additives 3) Shredded Cheese Tastes Better Reason One to Shred Your Own Cheese: It Saves Money! For most people, the motivating factor to shred …Read More

Helping the Homeless Video

There is no way for us to know how God will use the small acts of faith that we do in our everyday lives. Because of one conversation I had with a homeless man, now hundreds are being helped and blessed by on-the-go homeless bags. I had no idea how well received this idea would …Read More

Video from Rachel: Top 10 Toddler Books

Whether it’s for Christmas, a birthday, or just picking books out at the library, I hope you find these Top 10 Toddler Book recommendations helpful as you’re selecting books to read to your little ones. Here we are in all our morning glory at home. Bed heads on the sick kids and all. 🙂 Did …Read More