Glass Houses

I’m the first one to admit when I have made a mistake (usually).  And I make more than my fair share of mistakes for sure.  I’m not a perfect parent, by society’s standards, not by far.  I am, however, the perfect mother for my children.  Which leads me to the topic of this blog post. … Continue reading

Peach Cream Scones

Peach Cream Scones

OK, so I STILL have an obsession with scones.  Yes, I know.  But this one was really really amazing.  Really and truly.  This isn’t your basic cream scone that is kind of dense and a little dry.  Oh no.  No no no.  This is cake-y and flaky (not flakey like me, but flaky in a … Continue reading

Fresh Peach Salsa

Fresh Peach Salsa

You’d think that today after having pinched my butt cheek on the cracked toilet seat, running late for getting B to school, running all over town trying to cash a check only to find all the credit unions that I bank at CLOSED (on two different sides of town no less) having my daughter run … Continue reading

Canning Tomatoes

Canning Tomatoes

  Since I’m awake anyway, and my cat is giving me dirty looks for keeping him awake (um he’s the one that woke me up in the FIRST PLACE at 2:30 AM!) I thought I might as well post a blog that I’ve been wanting to post.  I don’t have a lot of photos, and … Continue reading

Homemade Fresh Tomato Basil Soup

Homemade Fresh Tomato Basil Soup

It’s a rainy day here in Iowa. As my son calls it, this is “duck weather.” I can’t argue with that. And what is better on a chilly rainy day than a hot bowl of soup? Not much. This soup can’t be canned, but it can be frozen if you have a lot of tomatoes … Continue reading

My Favorite Laundry Soap

I finally found a laundry soap recipe that I love!  I have tried another, and wasn’t crazy about it.  It left my clothes kinda stinky after a while, and didn’t seem to rinse out.  But this one, this is a keeper. This will make a small 2.64 lb container of soap.  Which in our case … Continue reading