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.…

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…

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…

The Day I Had a Root Canal

I know root canals are no walk in the park for anyone. But for me, having a root canal was like a walk through hell itself. That is, until I discovered a little dental secret. I went in for my root canal one Friday morning. I had prepared myself physically and mentally for this. I was…

TP Talk Take 2

As you all know, toilet paper replenishment is near and dear to my heart. During this holiday season, I would like to thank all those who are spreading love and cheer by changing toilet paper rolls across our great nation. Your sacrifice is recognized and appreciated. Alas, our work is not done. There are those…

Let’s Talk Toilet Paper

It's widely known that I am a self-proclaimed restroom aficionado. Public, private, large, small, clean, not so clean, indoor, outdoor, baseball fields, airplanes, eco-friendly flushing systems, no flushing capability at all. You name it, I've tested it. Anatomical issues aside,  just trust me when I say I'm qualified to speak on the subject. Part of my role…

My Legs Don’t Go That Way

Physical Therapy. Sounds like a good thing right? I mean it's therapy. By definition therapy is "treatment designed to relieve or heal." But I'm on to them now. Oh yes, I figured out their game. It's PE in disguise. And I hated PE. This so-called therapy is all a facade to get you in the…