For most of us here in the USA, the Fourth of July means barbecues, fireworks, and a long, relaxing weekend of fun in the summer sun. And while there is nothing wrong with enjoying ourselves, it is also important to remember that our freedom wasn’t free. Instead, it was hard fought through blood, sweat, and [...]
This is a guest post from Gabby of Essentially Eclectic I would say (though I'm certainly biased) that I was a pretty decent student in high school. I did my homework, I got pretty good grades, I turned my assignments in on time. I’m sure you can imagine, then, that I was surprised one afternoon during [...]
Warmer temperatures and longer days are the perfect excuse for moving your next party outdoors—a shift that means less prep work and easier cleanup, too. Check out these 25 splendid outdoor entertaining ideas, my latest article over at Home Made Simple, to make your next outdoor celebration even better! Read the full article here.
We have a great little Irish pub in my town called The Celtic Ray, and as St. Patrick's Day approaches I thought it might be fun to come up with my own interpretation of one of my favorite items on their menu--the Pub Pasty (pronounced PAH-STEE). For those of you not familiar with this yummy [...]
It is Worden Farm time for us again which means lots & lots of yummy fresh veggies all season long. This year I opted for on-farm pickup rather than box delivery. I love able to choose, and the girls absolutely adore going out to the farm. It is quite a drive which means we don't [...]
I don't know about you but here in the Soukup household we have been SO excited for the Olympics to start! We hadn't made any big plans, but on Friday the girls & I decided it would be fun to throw together a very impromptu party to celebrate watching the opening ceremonies. We invited one [...]
It has been almost two weeks since I started this Weight Watchers® thing, and I can honestly tell you that this is the first diet I have ever tried that hasn't made me crazy. I don't feel deprived in the least, it is flexible, easy to stick to, and, best of all, I've lost weight. Woo [...]
You may recall that last month I totally blew it and forgot my mom's birthday. Oops. She has long since forgiven me, but I still feel terrible. Luckily Mother's Day is coming so I now have a chance to make it up for her. I've been doing a little online "window" shopping, and I have [...]