Labor Day Yard Work – Putting the “Labor” in Labor Day!

labor day yardwork

We decided to spend our Labor Day doing… LABOR. And lots of it! We really needed to redo our front beds (soil, mulch, flowers, everything…), so we decided to take advantage of Jon’s day off and knock it all out. Lucky for us, Houston Garden Centers was doing their 70% off sale. We had one

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Hurricane Decorating + Houston Strong T-Shirts + More Ways to Donate to Harvey Victims

hurricane decor

Jon and I got just a little stir crazy while we were hunkered down for Hurricane Harvey. We decided to clean and decorate for fall while we were waiting around. (Jon was so, so excited for this fun chore.) I’ll let the pictures do the talkin’ here. My sister-in-law sent me some great links for

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Hunkered Down for Harvey

hunkered down for harvey

While we were extremely lucky to have no damage to our home, many thousands of other families all around Texas and Louisiana (and I fear even in more states the way Harvey is going) cannot say the same. They’re waking up in shelters, at the homes of friends and family, and some aren’t waking up

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Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Meatballs

mozzarella stuffed chicken meatballs

Hurricane Harvey is here! Well, technically not here where we are, but in Texas anyway. We’ve been spared the bad stuff for now, but we’re getting ready for flooding and some heavy winds. Until then… we’re just hanging out and playing with the big boy and cookin’ some yummy stuff. Jon Boy actually helped me

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P-Dub’s Chicken in Mustard Cream Sauce + Gettin’ Hurricane Harvey Ready!

chicken in mustard cream sauce pioneer woman

I love me some Pioneer Woman. Her cookbook,Β Dinnertime, is one of my all-time faves! Everything I’ve made from her easy-to-read book has been delicious + simple + a hit with the fam. I made her Chicken in Mustard Cream Sauce on Thursday as we were panicking + getting ready for Hurricane Harvey. It takes less

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Binge-Worthy Shows on Netflix

ozark netflix

If you’re anything like me and the hubs, you find yourself spending almost as much time trying to FIND show on Netflix as you do actually WATCHING the show. ‘m I right?Β  We finally sit down at the end of the day to watch something, and I swear we spend 30 minutes looking for one

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Red Wine Pot Roast + Thursday Things

pioneer woman red wine pot roast

Is it fall yet? I mean for real. I’m ready for leggings, tunics, Bath and Body Works candles, and comfort food. Oh wait. I’m kind of workin’ all those things already. Sorry, not sorry. But really, c’mon fall. It’s friggin’ hot. I made this somewhat fancy pot roast on Tuesday, and boy did it not

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Crock Pot Wednesday + How to Stop Receiving Junk Mail

crock pot pork chops

I have a confession: I kind of cheated. I did Crock Pot Wednesday on Monday this week because I was just too freakin’ pooped already. This week has been a doozie trying to catch-up on laundry, dishes, cooking, shopping, etc. from being gone last week. Side note – how can being gone ONE week feel

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The Fire by Night

the fire by night

I can’t say enough how much I enjoyed this book. I loved this very poignant story of two nurses during their service in WWII. They’re two very different woman with two very different paths during the war. The author, Teresa Messineo, researched and interviewed until she had enough factual pieces to weave into this compelling

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An Unexpected Journey

an unexpected journey

This is a SUPER picture-loaded post, my friends. Apologies for that in advance! It’s been a very emotional, intense week for us which is why I haven’t posted in so long. An unexpected death in our family took my mom and I north to Republic, MI. That’s in the Upper Peninsula in Michigan (basically Canada,

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