Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Halloween Decor

I spent some time getting our house all spooky this weekend and seriously had so much fun playing around with various pieces and getting to be a little bit creative.  I feel like Halloween decor officially kicks off "holiday decor" season which makes my heart SO HAPPY!

Monday, October 3, 2022

Individual Skeleton Charcuteries ;)

I have always loved making "snack" lunches for my kids - sometimes one big board and sometimes individual. This past weekend I was putting away some baking pans and found  these three small pans I had that I had forgotten about and immediately thought how fun it would be to make some skeleton charcuterie lunches!

Friday, September 30, 2022

Friday Favorites

   Erika and I are so excited that lots of y'all are linking up with us every week.  Make sure that you're grabbing our graphic, linking back to us and sharing your own Friday Favorites post ;)

First up on my list of FAVES today is the silo mural that we got to stop by and see this week.  It's unbelievable!

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Easy Weeknight Dinner IDeas

Today I'm sharing some of my family's favorite weeknight dinners that are QUICK, easy and yummy.  These are meals that I like to pull out on super busy nights where we have practices, church, games, etc. and there's minimal time.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

What's Up Wednesday

       Today I'm linking up with  Shay and  Sheaffer to talk a little bit about what's been going on around here!

Cookies! ;)  I made my  go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe and keep the dough on hand for after-dinner (and lunch the next day) treats.  If you make the recipe make sure you refrigerate the dough overnight before baking - I feel like that's what makes it!

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Overnight Coffee Cake

Last spring a friend of mine brought this coffee cake in for teacher appreciation week and nobody could stop talking about it.  IT WAS SO GOOD and, honestly, I've been thinking about it ever since. I made it this weekend and the best part is that you prep it all the day/night before and bake it the morning you want to eat it.  It couldn't be more convenient!

Monday, September 26, 2022

Halloween Ornaments


I debated sharing this project until my Halloween tree was up and ready BUT I was too excited and wanted y'all to be able to get a head start on making some if you have plans to decorate for Halloween once October hits.

I've had this Halloween tree for years and years now and made some really cute photo ornaments back when my kids were much younger.  Since then I've put some photos in little black frames on the tree but nothing was cuter than the handmade ornaments.  

Friday, September 23, 2022

Friday Favorites

   Erika and I are so excited that lots of y'all are linking up with us every week.  Make sure that you're grabbing our graphic, linking back to us and sharing your own Friday Favorites post ;)

If you only get one take-away from my blog today let it be this...

YOU GUYS!!!  Dare I say that this is better than my beloved cookie two-step?!?!  It's a must-try FOR SURE!

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Silent Disco Details

This past summer we got to participate in a silent disco at family camp and HAD A BLAST!  If you're unfamiliar - it's an event where everyone gets a set of headphones and the wearer can use a button on the side to switch between three "channels".  The channel you're on is reflected by the color of your headphones (they light up) and you can control your own volume.  

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Twice baked red potatoes


I've made these potatoes twice in the last week and a half and my family can't get enough!  Once they were a side dish for this flank steak and on another night they accompanied meatloaf and they're just so dang good!

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Butterfly and Hot Air Balloon Craft Ideas

Today I'm sharing two simple but really beautiful art projects Griffin worked on this summer that you may want to add to your weekend art project list.  The supplies are minimal and the results are so pretty and it would make a great multi-session project for kids who like smaller projects OR a full afternoon project for those who could do art all day ;) 

Monday, September 19, 2022

Homecoming 2022

 Another Homecoming week is in the books and it was a great one!  I'm in charge of student activities for middle school which means HoCo is my domain and while the week is an absolute whirlwind it's a fun whirlwind which makes the exhaustion worth it ;)

Homecoming is a high school thing but since our school is PK-12 it becomes a bit more of a school-wide spirit week - it reminds me of when McKinney was WAY smaller and the whole town used to come out for the game, parade, etc. since there was only one high school. 

In middle school we do spirit dress up days for the week. High School student government picks the "theme" for all of homecoming and they typically have dress days that go along with the theme (this year was back to the future and they had different decades every day) and middle school will generally do our own dress days that are a little "easier" for middle schoolers to get excited about.  

We kicked off the week with "class colors" - where each grade level is assigned a color and the goal is to wear as much of it as possible.  Staff is always black because #easy...

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