Family Fun in Waco

There’s more fun to be had in Waco, Texas than the area around the silos. Don’t get me wrong, you can find some great home decor and have some fun photos taken there, but there are so many more things to explore as a family in Waco! Waco’s 52-acre natural habitat, the Cameron Park Zoo…

Hawaiian Mac Salad

Hawaiian mac salad – so yummy and the perfect side for all your Summer dishes! My husband spent part of his youth growing up in Hawaii, and we still have family living there. We love to go visit and take in all the yummy dishes that are not as easy to find on the mainland….

This is Halloween

Well, like everything that has been of the year 2020, we have no idea what Halloween will look like. So, in trying to still make the most of it, and still enjoy every holiday to the fullest, I decided to have some fun decorating for Halloween, which oddly enough – I’ve never really done before!…

Free Fun in & Around Austin

Y’all, I love freebies that involve fun. So when it comes to family activities, I’m always looking for fun and making memories without breaking the bank. So during our explorations, I’ve come up with free activities that have kept my kiddos busy and my bank account happy! Lake Travis. I know many people in Austin…

Let’s Eat! 2 Week mealplan

Here’s my 14 day meal plan consisting of mostly organic / “clean-ish” eating options. This feeds a family of 5-6 (sometimes with leftovers depending on how hungry everyone is!). My goal is to get the cost down, but this currently totals around $250 (shopping mostly sale items and/or using cartwheel coupons when shopping at Target)….

Road Trippin’

Summer is just around the corner, and I know many people are preparing to journey out onto the open road.  Recently, we embarked on our third 7 hour (each way) road trip.  Being that this was our third in the last nine months, I think that now qualifies me as a road trip aficionado of…

One-Pot Veggie Penne with Chicken and Sun-dried Tomatoes

I adore one-pot meals.  Dishes pile continuously throughout the day in my home, so I’m always looking to create less mess when it comes to cooking dinner.  Hallelujah for one-pot meals.  Really, they’re a life-safer for this crazy-busy momma!  Here’s a favorite for us, and thankfully it doesn’t take too many ingredients (or dishes, yay!)…

Eggplant Rigatoni Pasta Bake

I was at the store, stumped on what to make for dinners this week. I feel like I’ve tried a ton of different things from Pinterest, and my family is somewhat bored of the same things on repeat. Luckily, I found a ‘yummy – sounding’ eggplant spread at Trader Joe’s and thought “hmmmm, this might…

Ranch Turkey Roll Ups

Winter break came and went like a flash of lightning.  Still trying to get back into the groove of things.  Along with getting back on schedule I’m also trying to get my freezer stocked for the rest of the school year. My kids are not so much “into” pb & j sandwiches, so it’s a challenge to think…

Zuppa Toscana

I love Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana, but we try to limit ourselves to eating out only once a week, if that.  So, in an attempt to save money, and have a better knowledge of what ingredients we are consuming, we make an effort to eat at home as a family almost every night of the…