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Welcome Baby Grayson: A Birth Story-part 1

I want to share Grayson's birth story but the storyteller in me considers it necessary to share details about my pregnancy and that will better explain why Grayson was born in the condition that he was in. In the beginning I had a healthy pregnancy. My blood pressure was great, my weight gain was within range, I passed my glucose test and Grayson always had a strong heartbeat. Of course there's … [Read more...]

Boy Nursery

Hi there! I'm so happy to be dusting off the ole blog. I wanted to do it much sooner than I am but a rough pregnancy made it too difficult. I also wanted to post about out little man's nursery before he was born. However, he came about a month early due to complications throughout my pregnancy.  Since he is still in the hospital, and I spend a lot of time sitting beside his crib, I … [Read more...]

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes-Homestyle, fluffy potatoes garnished with butter and served as a side dish to all your favorite comfort foods.   I could eat homeamde Mashed Potatoes with dinner practically every.single.night. I love a lot of foods, oh you already figured that out, eh?!? Comfort food is my favorite though. I'd say we all have different versions of comfort food. My take on … [Read more...]

Maple Flavored Syrup

Maple Flavored Syrup- Water, sugar,brown sugar, maple extract and vanilla extract make up this delicious breakfast syrup. Since we have been married I can count on one hand the number of times I have bought bottled syrup. And, it's not because we don't use it enough, because we do. Hellllooooo, Saturday morning pancakes! It's because I've been making this maple flavored syrup that we prefer … [Read more...]

Homemade Taco Seasoning

I know how easy and inexpensive it is to buy a package of taco seasoning. However, it's not something I have done in years. Right after we got married I started looking into ways to cut costs on our grocery budget. We were two college students and money was tight. I realized that I could make my own taco seasoning by using the spices I already had and we weren't going to be putting all the … [Read more...]