E.J.’s Fantastic Food Adventure


I love my friends. Each and everyone of them are a blessing in my life. And I have been extremely blessed to have most of the same friends from my high school days. One important lady in my life is … Continue reading

The Rail

My hubby and I walking into The Rail on our date night over the weekend. Time for a pint and a pie!

Every weekend my husband and I take one night and go out on a date night. We made a promise to steal one night away from our children and give it back it us. The kids really don’t mind, I … Continue reading

Frozen Sherbet Margarita

Frozen Sherbet Margarita is a easy to make and great to drink on warm day. CHEERS!

Cheers to the weekend, we made it to Friday!  Whoo Hoo! This weekend is going to be amazing weather here in beautiful NWA.  So, why don’t you sit outside and enjoy the day with a frozen sherbet margarita! Ingredients: 2 … Continue reading

Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies

chickpeas added to chocolate chip cookie recipe. They don't take away from the taste, but make them softer and healthier too!

Do you ever sneak in the healthy stuff when cooking? You know what I mean, put some butternut squash puree in the chili, add some cauliflower to the mashed potatoes…well I did that today using chickpeas in my chocolate chip … Continue reading

Homemade Laundry Soap

Sometime back I found a recipe for homemade laundry soap on Pinterest and finally decided to try out a few months ago. I used to only use Tide laundry soap but with the constant washing of clothes for 6 people, it was very costly for us. I wanted something that wouldn’t be harsh on our clothes or on our skin, take the stains out of course, make the laundry smell good, affordable, and was also HE safe. I found this recipe courtesy of “How Does She?” and let me tell you that this laundry soap has not only saved us a small fortune but our clothes have never looked better, or smelled better for that matter. I wash all my clothes with this homemade laundry soap, yes we’re talking delicates too. The laundry soap is supposed to last you up to a year, but in our household it’s looking like 6-9 months. But for $30 worth of products to make the homemade laundry soap, I’d say we are still winning no matter if its 6 months or 12 months, we are still saving big money! I think this would also be a great gift to give someone moving into their first home or the couple just starting out. Put it in a nice container like this and add a gift tag with the ingredients and directions, who wouldn’t love something that helps to save them a little money? So give it a try and hopefully you’ll love it as much as my family and I do!

HE safe homemade laundry soap. Takes out the stains and makes clothes smell great!

HE safe homemade laundry soap. Takes out the stains and makes clothes smell great!




1 (4 lb 12 oz) box of Borax

1 (3 lb 7 oz) box of Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda

1 (3 lb) container of OxyClean (Optional but highly recommended.)

2 (14.1 oz) bars of Zote Soap or Fels Naptha.

1 (4 lb) box of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda

Optional: Bottles of fabric enhancer. Purex or Gain Crystals (two 55 oz bottles).  It makes your laundry smell amazing.



1. Grate Zote Soap with cheese grater or food processor.

2. Mix all ingredients together in a large bucket.

3. Use 2 -4 Tablespoons per laundry load.



Cooking Up Memories


Some of the best pictures we take in our child’s life are not planned. Last night my husband needed to drop of my sons to Bible study and to stop by the office for a little bit. My 2 year … Continue reading

Left Over Make-Over Breakfast Burritos

Breakfast burritos made from left over crockpot breakfast casserole.

Recently I made Crockpot Breakfast Casserole and it was really good. However we had an over abundance of it left over, even for our family of 6. I had put it in the refrigerator and planned on using for the … Continue reading

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake (Drink)

This drink is amazing and tastes just like Pineapple Upside-Down Cake!

It’s the weekend! Let’s toast with a drink! Here is a fabulous drink to start your weekend off right! Ingredients: 1/2 cup crushed ice 1/2 cup orange juice 1/3 cup pineapple juice 1 shot cake flavored vodka Mix well and … Continue reading

EMEALS: Meal Planning Made EASY


I love cooking for my family….obviously since I am always posting something about food:) I recently spoke to a friend about what I do to help feed my family not only healthy meals but meals that don’t take a lot … Continue reading

Finger Print Raindrops with Cotton Ball Clouds


It’s been a gloomy and rainy day here in NWA. I love rainy days and I love it most that I have the luxury of being a stay at home Mom so I can enjoy it. Today I wanted to … Continue reading