Recipes · Time Management

Menu Monday + Tweaking the Plans {10.3.22}

Sometimes your meal planning strategy needs to be tweaked. During the school year, my husband referees college volleyball in the fall and college lacrosse in the spring. This means that, like others in the sports industry, he works in the evenings on game days. Historically I've always planned supper meals on those days with things… Continue reading Menu Monday + Tweaking the Plans {10.3.22}

Frugal Living

Three Ways To Spend Less On Groceries

Food prices are high, that's for sure. Here's some good news: I have three things you can do today that will reduce your weekly grocery budget. #1: Budget your groceries, not just your cash. Budgeting groceries┬ámeans that you purchase enough food that, combined with what you have on hand, it should be sufficient to feed… Continue reading Three Ways To Spend Less On Groceries

Home · Decor

Fall Decor 2022: Blue and White with Pops of Orange

Welcome to my 2022 fall decor tour! This year I went with mostly blue and white decor, adding in a few pops of orange. The display on the shelf below was inspired by this pin. I always begin my decorating by finding some inspiration photos that I can copy with what I have in my… Continue reading Fall Decor 2022: Blue and White with Pops of Orange

adoption · Faith · Recipes

The Need You Probably Didn’t Know About: Meals for Children In Foster Care Transition

I love taking meals to people who are in need. Sometimes they are welcoming a new child into their home, are sick or recovering from surgery, or they have just moved. Recently I added another category to that list. Did you know that children who are in foster care end up spending days, nights, and… Continue reading The Need You Probably Didn’t Know About: Meals for Children In Foster Care Transition

Faith

Nail Down What You Do Know: How To Find Comfort When Life is Uncertain

"I'm sharing this so that I can look back in the months and years to come and be reminded of how God worked in my life. I'm also sharing this to let you know that in spite of the pretty pictures I post, my life is far from perfect. If you feel trapped or overwhelmed… Continue reading Nail Down What You Do Know: How To Find Comfort When Life is Uncertain

Enjoying The Journey · Recipes

Meal Planning for 8 People on Family Vacation {2022}

The eight members of my side of the family spent 3 full days in Pigeon Forge over Labor Day weekend (see the trip recap here). We stay together in a large condo with a full kitchen, and we prefer to eat most of our meals right there. This year we set up a shared Google… Continue reading Meal Planning for 8 People on Family Vacation {2022}

Enjoying The Journey · Friday Favorites

Pigeon Forge Family Vacation Recap {9.2022}

Last weekend was the 3rd Ham Fam Pigeon Forge Vacation! We all met up for three nights in Pigeon Forge and had a great time together. The "Ham Fam" is my side of the family including my parents, my sister and her family. We (the girls plus my dad) shopped while the rest of the… Continue reading Pigeon Forge Family Vacation Recap {9.2022}

Recipes · Time Management

Menu Monday + Cook Once, Eat Twice: Blackened Chicken {8.29.22}

Have you heard of the "cook once, eat twice" method? It's the idea of managing your time in the kitchen so that you cook one main dish and then use it for a couple different meals. I did that with the blackened chicken recipe I love. I use this one from Skinny Taste - the… Continue reading Menu Monday + Cook Once, Eat Twice: Blackened Chicken {8.29.22}

adoption · Enjoying The Journey · Friday Favorites

Month in Review {August 2022}

The Highlights We got to have our first official sleep over with my nephews! They spent 24 hours with us and we had lots of fun together. Paul is easily the favorite and it's not hard to see why! (I will point out that I did go down this giant slide...although not backwards and upside… Continue reading Month in Review {August 2022}