Orange-Beet-Carrot Juice That Actually Tastes Good

Orange Beet Carrot Juicing

  My husband and I were so excited to start juicing when we finally decided to buy a juicer. My husband immediately started experimenting with different fruits and vegetables and was able to drink the juices with no problem. Some tasted better than others, but he was able to get them all down. I, on […]

“I’m With the Band!” Festival Disney’s 10th Anniversary

“I’m With the Band!” Festival Disney’s 10th Anniversary

My husband will tell you there is one reason he made it through middle school, high school and college. It wasn’t his interest in math, or reading.  It wasn’t the cute girl who sat next to him in science class. Or maybe it was, a little. Math and reading are essential skills that every child […]

Is Facebook a Place for Narcissism and Self-Aggrandizement?

Is Facebook Narcissistic?

Self Aggrandizement: the action or process of promoting oneself as being powerful or important. It’s a place where we put on masks to hide our true selves. We always present ourselves in a good light, and hide our flaws from others. It’s a place that fosters jealousy, when others can’t measure up to the rosy image […]

Last Minute Christmas Treats You Can Make Today!

Last Minute Christmas Treats

If you’re anything like me, this holiday season has been jam packed and busy! My whole family performs in The Nutcracker Ballet every year, and this year, the date fell just two weeks before Christmas! While it was lovely, rehearsals took the place of the regular Christmas shopping and preparation. In face, I gave out […]

Peppermint Oreo Cookie Balls or Pops

Peppermint Oreo Cookie Balls

If you need an excuse to make decadent desserts, the Christmas holiday provides the perfect opportunity. And, of course, you must practice and taste test several times before serving your creations to guests, neighbors or teachers. The people at Oreo sent me a package of the new Peppermint Oreos, and I’m excited to be one […]

“Cake-in-a-Cup” for Inexpensive Christmas Gifts

Cake in a Cup

Many parents struggle with Christmas gifts for teachers, coaches, friends, etc. As a former teacher, I can tell you that you will never go wrong with food! (good food, that is) I have done a few things over the years that got rave reviews, and were very inexpensive. Of course, I’m willing to share! Cake […]

Devotion: How is Carving a Pumpkin Like Being a Christian?

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I used to be completely against acknowledging anything about Halloween. When I learned the true origins based in Paganism, I was convinced that by joining in any of the traditions, I would be condoning paganism, and opening myself to demonic activity. (I do feel that, at this time in my life, I gave way too […]

A Halloween Party to Scream For

Halloween Snacks

Having a daughter who was born in October is fun. We’ve done a variety of activities for her birthday party, including a corn maze, pumpkin patch, apple-themed parties and more.  This year my youngest, Little Pea,  wanted a Halloween themed birthday party. I’ve always steered her away from that because we try not to embrace […]

Fun With Google Search

Google Search Let's Go To

I love it when I start to type my search on Google, and it suggests several phrases to assist me. Sometimes it makes sense. For instance, when I type “Taylor” it suggests “Taylor Swift” or Taylor Lautner.” Totally plausible. Other times, Google’s suggestions defy common sense, and leave me in a puddle of my own […]

Crocheted Slouchy Beanie with a Puff Stitch

Crochet Slouchy Beanie

I have been getting into crochet lately. I find it easier for me than knitting, and I can easily make such interesting stitch patterns. What I don’t have these days is the patience to do a huge blanket, or even a long scarf. So hats have been my fad for the past few months! I […]

In Which I’m Embarrassed About My Weight

High School

The average American woman weighs about 162 pounds and wears a size 14. Average. According to that statistic, I am slightly below average (1-2 sizes to be exact). I am on the high side of normal BMI, but by no means am I significantly overweight.  Of course, I would love to be in better shape, […]

Easy Super Bowl Cake for ‘Real Life’ Bakers

I got a call from a local newspaper reporter, who asked about ideas to save money on your Super Bowl Party this year.  After blubbering for just a few seconds, I came up with a couple of suggestions for her.  Our conversation got my mind going in a million different directions with ideas for parties! So, I […]

Family: Wordless Wednesday

Family

At first I thought I looked old in this photo…

Sarah Pinnix Headshot

But then, I realized it was something else. As I looked at it, I could hear myself say: “I know some things that you young women have yet to learn. See those wrinkles between my eyes? I earned those.” I don’t say that to be snooty, but as an encouragement. You see, when I was […]

{Infographic} History’s Hottest Holiday Toys

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I was looking at BlackFriday.net, (I do love my Black Friday shopping) and found this really cool infographic showing the hottest toys throughout this century. My 10-year-old daughter and I spent a while looking at it, as she asked me about the toys I loved as a child.  I hope this brings back as many […]