Happy Birthday, Mom.

My mother was born on June, 30th in 1968. Today she would have been 49 years old. Her name was Susan Devon Calhoun and she was beautiful, goofy, strong, independent, and kind. Her long, curly, dark hair was the definition of “hair envy”. I used to love brushing through it when I was younger, in […]


Summer Fun in Grand Rapids!

As we get closer to the month of July, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite things to do in Grand Rapids! Movies in the park is a free event welcoming all ages. This outdoor movie experiance takes place along the grand river where everyone can enjoy the amazing view of the city, […]


I cook.. sometimes..!

Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds smoked Polska kielbasa 2 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons sugar 1 onion, sliced 3 cups sauerkraut, drained 3 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley leaves Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce, recipe follows Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce: 1/4 cup yellow mustard 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon cayenne 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish Pinch […]

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New Year, New..Something!

A New Year is something everyone can, and should look forward to. It is the opportunity to start new. This could be internal or external. A new year is an opportunity to make goals, learn new things, and grow as an individual. Several people make a mockery of New Years resolutions and people that choose […]


Last Minute DIY Halloween Costumes

  Halloween is this weekend! And, this past weekend I was getting a little worried I wouldn’t find a costume!.. Okay, very worried! I even started texting my girl friends to see what they were coming up with, or if they were going to spend a million dollars buying a new costume. Since I DIY’d […]


Tipsy Pumpkins?

I wanted to make a couple “pumpkin mummies.” I had the perfect gourds but could not figure out how to make them stand upright. I had the idea to hot glue a halved wine cork behind the pumpkin.  It worked so well! This “spidey pumpkin” was alot of fun for our toddler! I used wax […]

Pumpkin decorating alternatives

October 1st Has Arrived!

I have been waiting for this day! Although the Fall season officially started September 22nd, I thought it would be socially acceptable to wait  to post my “Octobery” ideas. Honestly was anxiously waiting to post my all time, relate-able Fall quote from F. Scott Fitzgerald, but most of my pumpkin spice latte loving friends have […]


Save it for a rainy day..

Hey guys!! I am sharing tonight a throwback for you:)! Have a great weekend! Baylor and I will be taking our 12 hour voyage to the south this Wednesday!! I’ve started thinking of easy portable ways to entertain our toddler for that time. A simple portable indoor outdoor sandbox:)) With all the rain were having […]