• Lazy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars (SO easy!)

    Jan 21, 2015 Dawn

      Only four ingredients…no need to measure anything…tastes great…what more do I need to say? :) I wish I knew who to credit for this brilliant recipe…it turns out great every time and you can always have the ingredients on hand. Speaking of which…   Ingredients: 1 stick of butter 2 eggs 1 yellow cake…

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  • 2 Things I hope to instill in my kids in 2015

    Jan 14, 2015 Dawn

      Amongst the dishes and laundry, the arguments, the kisses and hugs…I always have this question in the back of my mind: “Am I getting this parenting thing right?” I truly thought that it would be easier. As I reflect on my own life, there are two things in particular that have helped me to be…

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  • 10 Quick & Easy week night dinners you haven’t tried yet

    Jan 7, 2015 Dawn

      One of my New Year’s resolutions is to cook more at home, it’s generally healthier and almost always cheaper. But it isn’t always easy! So I needed a plan. Here are my top 10 go to recipes when time (or energy) is short. They aren’t all super healthy, but they are better than fast food…

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  • Make 2017 your year to get out of debt!

    Dec 15, 2014 Dawn

      Here is the imperfect story of how my husband and I paid off $60,000 of debt in one year . But before I begin… The reason I am sharing this The reason I wanted to share about our progress (even though we haven’t reached our goal yet) is two-fold: 1) I am always encouraged…

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  • FREE Sisters Quote Art Print

    Nov 1, 2014 Dawn

    A graphic designer by trade, I’ve always had a passion for design. And when we moved into our current home, I was having difficulty finding artwork that fit our style…and budget. So I began designing art prints for our house…and for friends…and for gifts… and found that when you print and frame them yourself, they…

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  • Quick & Easy DIY Hoodie Makeover

    Oct 27, 2014 Dawn

    When I became a stay at home mom two years ago, I had to decide what my new style would be. I was determined not to live in sweats, but I wasn’t going to dress in nice clothes all of the time either…with four kids age five and under, someone always has sticky hands or…

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  • The Laundry System that changed my life!

    Oct 21, 2014 Dawn

    Much like dishes, laundry is one of those chores that is never actually done. Somewhere, six people from our house are dirtying an entire outfit. Staying on top of the laundry has always been tiring and defeating for me. So when I was pregnant with our fourth baby and anticipating even more laundry, I decided we…

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  • 10 Quick & Easy week night dinners you haven’t tried yet: recipes 6-10

    Oct 1, 2014 Dawn

    Our countdown of 10 quick week night dinners continues!   6. Chicken Teriyaki To cut down prep time with this dish we use a prepared teriyaki sauce…and it ends up tasting really great! Ingredients: 1-2c. rice 2-3 chicken breasts cooked & diced broccoli (fresh or frozen) prepared teriyaki sauce Prep time: 20 min  Cook time: 20 min…

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  • Practical Weight Loss (You CAN lose weight this year!)

    Sep 26, 2014 Dawn

    Early in my adult life I worked as a personal trainer. I had overcome weight struggles myself and wanted to help others with practical weight loss. I was young, naive and idealistic. I was also SINGLE, had DISPOSABLE INCOME, was WITHOUT CHILDREN, and without anything else that placed large demands on my time (a stressful career, caring…

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  • Quick & Easy Pumpkin Dump Cake

    Sep 24, 2014 Dawn

    Dump cake has always been a favorite for our family because it is quick and easy to make and tastes oh so good! So when I came across this recipe for Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake by The Country Cook, I couldn’t wait to try it…and I’m SO glad we did! What is PERFECT about this…

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