I looooove me some mashed potatoes! For some reason, my holiday “bring to the potluck dish” has been mashed potatoes. I’m starting to think that folks don’t have much faith in my cooking…either way, I show them by bringing some delicious mashed potatoes, that aren’t just the typical milk and butter. So HA! I went to Costco and bought a HUGE bag of Yukon Gold potatoes because I think these are the best potatoes {besides red} to use. Yukon Gold… Read more »

I can’t believe I had never had these delicious left-over alternatives before meeting my husband. This was a staple leftover meal made from mashed potatoes from Thanksgiving and Christmas for him and his family. I tried out my own rendition after this last Thanksgiving and got a delicious seal of approval by the hubbs. Enjoy!   Recipe for potato pancakes (this recipe uses the leftover mashed potatoes, from here): INGREDIENTS: 1 cup real bacon bits 4 cups cold leftover mashed potatoes… Read more »

Throughout the last couple of years, from random ornament purchasing, the adornment to hang the ornament to the tree with has had many looks.  I’ve purchased wire ornament hooks that didn’t seem to last, and have even gone as classy as using paper clips to hang from the tree – not cute.  This year, I decided to get more uniform and actually make my tree look more put together! {I’m trying} I purchased a roll of garden twine to make… Read more »

Alright folks – here it is, the mother of all day-of-event master planner templates! I created this detailed itinerary for my wedding in May 2010 and {although people thought I was a little nuts awesome} it made the day go very smoothly – and I was able to be totally hands-off so that I could focus on enjoying all the little details of my wedding day! This template is a Word document, and is geared towards the details of a wedding, but… Read more »

Wow – we just passed the 6 month mark with our beautiful baby girl Madison, and there is so much to reflect on. For some reason, the 6 month mark was a really big deal to me. I almost wanted to throw a party! {I refrained for the big “One”} Although there are million things to reflect on, one thing that has been troubling me, is how to prioritize and give the best of me to each section in my… Read more »