The Best Thing Since Slice Bread

OK OK OK. I interrupt all things turkey cookin' to share this bit of hilarious awesomeness. Have you seen the "in-bread dog" photos posted all over Instagram? OMG. I don't know who started this, but I salute the person that did for their sheer creativity and use of household items. Just look at this. You…

Well, I’m Fittin’ to Cook the Turkey.

It's a big week in my kitchen. As you all know , I'm taking on the task of turkey cookin' for the first time. It's something I have avoided for years. In fact, during the days leading up to Thanksgiving in 2011, my daughter Alaine specifically wanted to cook a turkey. We weren’t even going…

8 Things to Know When Looking for a Mountain Home

A home in the mountains is something my husband and I have dreamed of for years. Now that he is only three short years from retirement, we are starting to make plans to see that dream become our everyday life. This past weekend we flew to the Carolinas for our first mountain property search trip.…

I Almost Saved the Bird.

Driving home from the gym the other day (another whole story in itself), I saw 3 birds on the side of the road. I mean they were alive. They were just standing there. The thing is, two of them were in the fenced in area with the cows and one was standing on the outside…

When Acorns Attack

OMG. You think I'm kidding, exaggerating, etc. I assure you. This is our reality. If you don't believe me, walk up our front sidewalk. The poor UPS guy got hit in the next the other day and he nearly dropped my package. It looked like a scene straight from the movie Ace Ventura Pet Detective.

Thanksgiving Turkey Fun

Let’s Talk Turkey.

I'm embarrassed to admit this. Like really embarrassed. I'm actually afraid the Coalition of Southern Women is going to come take my card. It's only a matter of time before they find out this appalling truth. It's shameful. It's anti-southern. It's just plain disgraceful to the generations of strong southern women before me. I, April…

If You Ever See Me Running

It's pretty well known that I am not athletic nor do I enjoy anything remotely resembling exercise. In fact I'm about to tell you a story that not one of my friends would ever believe actually happened. I would go so far as to say that if you were to bet any one of them…

Man in black shirt and women in yellow shirt stand at finish line of race with medals around their neck and numbers pinned to their chest.

It Was Stolen and It Was My Fault

You know that feeling when you are so proud and happy and excited about something you waited a long time for? You just feel so good when you have the long-awaited thing. Like on top of the world, get out of my way, I'm going to bask in the joy of this moment and forget…

Everything is Different, Mom.

For 14 years I have longed for this day. I have dreamed of it. I have planned for it. I have tried to make it come faster to no avail. I've wished. I've hoped. I've been anxious, excited, ecstatic, and full of anticipation. And alas, today...today...today is it! We are taking down that horrible wallpaper.…