• When Words Fail Us…

    The power of words is undeniable. Not just the words spoken, but how they are spoken. I got to thinking about the quick and easy “canned” responses given in struggled situations, simply because we are caught off guard don’t know what else to say. Generally spoken with best intent, but serving only to make the person (or situation) feel worse. Calm down.Well, at least……It is what it is.This is just part of ____ (<— insert a choice you’ve made here)Maybe it’s a blessing.You can always try again.It’s just the season of life. Etc.Etc.Etc. And while some (if not all) of these things are true, in the moment they don’t generally…

  • Sausage & Mushroom Rice

    This is another of those meals that stretches on the cheap because rice – which is ridiculously inexpensive – is a major player. Cook that rice ahead of time (a day or two) so it doesn’t hold up the process for this recipe AND so it’s the perfect consistency. And let your Instapot do the heavy lifting with cooking the rice: big batch style! Cooked rice freezes well and will save you down the road…promise that! Here’s how to make the perfect rice!! Then, get started on this simple, quick, delicious recipe! And double up for a freezer meal! If you haven’t already – follow me on Facebook and Instagram for other little 3…

  • Preparing for Fall 2020: Household Essentials

    I’m coming to realize that Fall is hot on our heels – and my plan for preparedness isn’t quite complete. But it’s coming along as quickly as resources (time and money) will allow. I’ve been living by the rule of “back-ups” for a long while where household essentials are concerned. What I mean is that for most household essential items (hygiene products, too! But that’s another post for another time), I’ve liked to keep a back-up in the closet. Then, when I run out of what I’m currently using I can just grab my back-up and put another on the monthly delivery order list. I want to be clear here…