Michigan Trip

parade

We went on a little summer vacation to Michigan this past week.  Ryon’s entire family lives there and we got to spend almost 10 together.  As soon as we got up there we went straight to Ryon’s grandparents in Northern Michigan.  The kids were able to run around and get dirty for 4 days with… Continue Reading…

To the Mom at the Grocery Store

to the mom at the grocery store

A few weeks ago I went grocery shopping without the kids.  Ryon was home so I got a few hours to myself to shop.  I was walking through the cheese aisle and I saw a mom with four boys.  When I’m alone I try to give moms as much encouragement as possible.  This lady had… Continue Reading…

Tropical Sangria

Easy Tropical Sangria Recipe #yellowtail

This post is sponsored by Yellow Tail.  All opinions are my own. Two awesome things happened this past week – my aunt got remarried and I was sent some of the new Yellow Tail Sangria to try.  After I got the wine [and squealed] I decided it would be a perfect drink for the wedding…. Continue Reading…

Happy 5 Years to Us!

thegrants

Ahh!  You guys!  Today Ryon and I have been married for 5 years!  That’s just crazy to me!  So much has happened over the past five years that it passed in the blink of an eye.  Let’s see, in five years we have lived in Michigan, had a baby girl, moved back to Texas, I… Continue Reading…

Our Garden – April

new plants

I’m pretty sure that Spring skipped over South Texas.  It was 100 degrees this past week!  I am one hundred percent not ok with this.  I love fall, winter and spring.  Summer is for the birds!  Especially when its getting to be so hot so fast.  But I digress.  Here is our garden update for… Continue Reading…

Avocado Egg Salad Grilled Cheese

Avocado Egg Salad Grilled Cheese

Last year while we were visiting family in Michigan, one of my good friends called me a helicopter mom.  I laughed and I said “What’s that?!”  He said “You know, a mom that hovers over her kids all the time.”  I wasn’t sure if I should laugh or if I was slightly offended but I… Continue Reading…

It Won’t Last Forever

momishere

This sponsored post was written while participating in my partnership with Sprout and One2One Network, but as always, all opinions, stories and pictures are my own. I’m not sure what it is with little kids, but they LOVE to look at pictures of themselves!  Both kids ask me multiple times a day to “Take a… Continue Reading…

Rosemary Roasted Tomatoes

Rosemary roasted tomatoes

My grandpa was 100 percent Italian and sometimes I think I get my love of food from him. He would spend all day cooking to make his specialty – gallons and gallons of homemade pasta sauce. He used the biggest pot I had ever seen and it would simmer all day. It was a process… Continue Reading…

Our Garden – March

our garden - march 2014

It looks like Spring may finally be here to stay.  I’m excited because that means my gardening can move outside!  I started our garden instead [in K-cups!] last month and they are ready to be moved to the great outdoors.  I thought it would be fun to share pictures of our garden each month and… Continue Reading…

Simple Food Swaps for Kids

Simple food swaps for kids

One of things that we have been doing is researching our food products more.  We are trying to cut down on processed foods and eat better in general.  But its tough and sometimes we just want our comfort foods.  The kids are no exception.  They are good eaters and eat what we do most of… Continue Reading…