7-up Biscuits

Well, I used Sprite but it was on sale and on hand it’s close enough.  About, this isn’t about engineering a Pinterest fail.  There are tons of sites doing that, though I do want to talk about ingredient substitution for a minute. Source: plainchicken.com via Jamie on Pinterest   When spending time in the kitchen,…

Baby, Baby, Baby

As proof that I am actually getting older, my baby brother is going to be a Dad in a few short weeks. He and his wife are due with their first baby in April. Nothing really makes you feel quite as old as someone who lives in your head at as a 12 year old…

Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens-Menu Plan Monday

Today, I stole Big Daddy’s laptop and am using it at the kitchen table.  It means I’m having less trouble tapping and I don’t have to balance on his damn ball chair which I’m about a foot too short for. Big Daddy and I had a budget meeting over the weekend.  I’m feeling positive.  He…

It’s Monday. Again.

Clack, clack, clack WHOOPS. It’s unseasonably warm today.  The sun is shining and despite all the snow and cold the grass doesn’t look totally dead yet.  You can almost imagine it being spring.  But, I’m a Midwestern Girl, born and raised (on the playground was where I spent most of my days) and I know that winter just isn’t…

Family Movie Night-Snow Day!

Do you remember when snow days were magical? A bonus day. Anything could happen, which is sort of the theme of the Nickelodeon movie from the early 00’s. After the holidays, I knew we needed to do something just a little special. Everyone seems to head into the doldrums a bit after the Christmas tree…

Thirteen Years

Just after midnight on a snowy evening thirteen years ago, a Princess was born.   In her we learned our lessons.   They weren’t always easy.  She taught us how to sleep three to a bed and how to survive on little sleep.  She taught us how to do a million practical little things and a…

Menu Plan Monday-Back to those damn 99 problems

My laptop is dead. Second time in about a year. This time it’s out of warranty, so changes have to be made and I have to readjust and I hate change and right now I’m typing this from Big Daddy’s office on his stability ball chair and his natural keyboard. And, I keep typing the…