Mini Pumpkin Pies -- Inspirealoha.net

Mini Pumpkin Pies

Remember how I said I don't really care for pumpkin anything? It's amazing how many recipes I've found lately that have really turned my palette around! Pumpkin normally grosses me out, I'm not really sure what it is…the texture or the taste. Or it could be the fact that I threw up and got incredibly … Continue reading Mini Pumpkin Pies

Baking Fails: Cake Mix Pumpkin Cookies -- Inspirealoha.net

Baking Fails: Pumpkin Cake Mix Cookies

When I was about 15 and in high school, I thought I wanted to be a baker when I grew up.  I started taking cooking classes in school and LOVED it. Cooking is so much fun and a great skill to have for life! One thing that I learned was that baking is a science. … Continue reading Baking Fails: Pumpkin Cake Mix Cookies

A Month of Gratitude: Unexpected Moments of Gratitutde

"Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude."  -- A.A. Milne, Winnie The Pooh Around this time of year, we realize we should be extra grateful or extra thankful.  We know that Thanksgiving is just one day, but we should should gratitude 365 … Continue reading A Month of Gratitude: Unexpected Moments of Gratitutde

The Great Shopping Conundrum

For the last few months of the year, I feel like I am always shopping. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, multiple birthdays, etc. It just keeps on going.  I will say that I actually ENJOY buying presents for other people. It's so much fun, sometimes I take it WAY over the top and end up making a … Continue reading The Great Shopping Conundrum

Threenager? Myth or Reality?

Meltdowns are becoming increasingly common in our household. I'm not entirely sure what the reason is, maybe It's that time of the month (all month long?), maybe I'm becoming a mom to a threenager. Did you know that was such a thing? A threenager? I had been hearing about it off and on for a … Continue reading Threenager? Myth or Reality?

A Month of Gratitude: Forgiveness

Forgiving is HARD. When we are young we are almost always forced to apologize before we are ready.  Do you remember arguing with someone and then hearing them say "I'm sorry," and then yelling back, "Don't say it if you don't mean it!" or "I don't want you to say it because I'm making you." … Continue reading A Month of Gratitude: Forgiveness

Paw Patrol Inspired DIY Costumes

Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year, next to my birthday. I look forward to halloween every year, and every year I DIY our costumes.  I've been DIY my halloween costume since I graduated from high school.  My mom, grandma and aunt all sew, but did they teach me? I taught myself to sew, … Continue reading Paw Patrol Inspired DIY Costumes

Recipe: Cinnamon Apple Chips

Apples and Pumpkins are the epitome of Fall.  I have been searching and searching for an apple recipe to try and I decided to go back to this guy.  Apple Chips have been on my mind for a few months now, but I've been so afraid to try to make them!  Why? Because you have … Continue reading Recipe: Cinnamon Apple Chips

Picky Eaters: 10 Ways To Encourage Healthy Eating

My son is a picky eater.  I shouldn't say picky, he actually eater a wider variety of foods than my 19 year old sister.  When he was just starting to eat solid foods, I was one of those moms who thought she would make all of his baby food jars just gross me out.  And I did … Continue reading Picky Eaters: 10 Ways To Encourage Healthy Eating

Hello November: An Open Letter to November

Well hello November! Didn't you sneak up on me like a little ninja. I can't even believe you're here! Can you do me a favor a slow down just A LITTLE bit? I mean, It 61 days it will be 2016, In 55 days it will be Christmas, In 30 days my little man will … Continue reading Hello November: An Open Letter to November