Keeping It Simple – Recipe: Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Banana Bread 3 As much as my blog has given me a place to journal, write, capture sweet pictures of my littles, and enjoy new recipes, it has also awakened other things.  It has allowed me to see how much I love the simple, everyday pleasures, and, through that, it has taught me even more about how much I value every single moment with my family.  As I look back through some recent pictures, I can see just how much I enjoy the small things that become such a bigger thing when captured through journals and Continue...

Cooking for My Kids: Project Lunchbox – Recipe: Peanut Butter Yogurt Fruit Dip

100_4755 As I mentioned yesterday, I am trying to participate in the 30 Day Lunch Box Challenge hosted by the sweet Marla Meridith of Family Fresh Cooking. For today's lunch, I decided to make a fruit dip to go with the apple slices.  I also packed leftover cheese ravioli, carrot and cucumber slices, and a few cubes of angel food cake. So far, I am truly enjoying coming up with different, healthy lunches each day.  And, I can tell by the fact that the lunch container is actually empty Continue...

Beauty in the Unexpected – Recipe: No Bake Chewy Granola Bars

100_4292 Yesterday life took a very small unexpected turn.  I went to bed Tuesday feeling rotten and woke up Wednesday feeling even worse.  Luckily, I already had a doctor's appointment scheduled first thing for an unrelated follow-up, so I was able to get started on some medication.  As soon as we returned home, I made Summer an early lunch and got into bed. Summer was right beside me every step of the way.  I had a fever, which put me in and out of consciousness.  At one point, Summer Continue...