Teach your kids to eat their vegetables and finish their dinner

The girls both have gone or are currently going through this phase where they need to be prompted to finish their vegetables. Yes every mother’s daily struggle. When people comment “you guys are so lucky that your kids eat their food” I take a deep breath and internally snarl. “Lucky nothing!! If you knew how…

 Eat your heart box of chocolates out- best Valentines

My favorite part of my valentines celebrations were not the extra sweets that we enjoyed. Nor was it the computer generated cards that my husband printed out Sunday morning and handed all of us on the way to church. The cards were the sweetest thing that my frugal husband has ever done for all three…

You are what and how you eat 

My husband and I are very fortunate we worked at Outback, lived together for seven years before we were married and grew up in unconventional households with traditional values. All of these experiences have contributed to our love for cooking delicious food. Our love for cooking motivates us to provide our family with meals that…

Growing with our Garden and allowing our soul (soil) to rest 

Summer, I will actually miss you. The end of the Texas heat wave brings up a little sadness. The mild sometimes humid mornings were perfect for breakfast and meditation. As a true Texan, I enjoy sweating in my garden and mowing the lawn. I enjoy my yard more knowing how hard my husband and I…

Zucchini muffins-easy, healthy breakfast for back to school week

I am thankful that my husband and I both worked in the restaurant industry. We both were employed with Outback Steakhouse in Lufkin for quite a few years through high school and college. We started off as a hostess and a busser and eventually worked our way up to managers. During our stent at Outback,…

Family communication 

Why is it harder to be honest with your family? Does it seem as if they judge harsher? Do we feel as if we don’t know how to say the right thing without hurting each others feelings? Does it just turn into a reality t.v. drama?  The past week I was surprised to have my…

Kings Hawaiian Rolls and Meatballs 

On occasion, if I am not listening to  Tim Feriss’  podcasts, I like to watch my girl Ree  (aka The pioneer woman) on Netflix while I sew.      These are baby bumpers for an order going out this week.  So while watching The Pioneer Woman and drooling on my sewing machine, these mini meatball…