Friday, August 28, 2015

Fighting Against Childhood Cancer

This year my husband and I have started a team to walk and raise money for St. Jude.  Just in case you aren't familiar with who they are or what they do, this is the short of it... they take the toughest childhood cancer cases.  They take the children in and do all they can to help save there lives.  The parents never get a single bill for housing, care, food... nothing, ever.  They can do this because of people like us and people like you helping, raising money and giving what you can.
The fight this year is particularly near and dear to my heart because my father just passed away from cancer in April.  No one should ever have to live through that.  It's sad when a grown man who has enjoyed and traveled the world goes like that, but nothing is more upsetting and unfair than when a child who hasn't experienced much more than his families love has to battle with this horrible disease.
Every time a child is saved, the research is passed on to other doctors and clinics and can save thousands more children.  It's an amazing cause and they are an amazing place.
I'm asking that if anyone is out there who wants to help, please click on the link below and donate to our teams walk.  100% of the proceeds we raise go straight to St. Jude's.  We get nothing but the happiness of helping.  Even if you can only give a $1.00, every bit counts and is appreciated by us more than you can imagine.
Please feel free to visit my fundraiser page below and visit back to see how much we raise for the children.  And thank you so much in advance to anyone who pitches in.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

It's Been a While

It has been such a long time since I've updated anything here.  Life has been hectic as usual with our twin 4 year old boys.  They turn 5 so soon.  I can't believe they are about to be in Kindergarten!  The business is doing amazing.  The Milk and Honey Naturals, LLC brand teamed up with incredible owners in New York who are doing a stellar job.  We make a great team!  So I wanted to pop in and remind everyone to check out a few things... Our Spring Favorites (that's right!!), it's officially spring...

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

A very brief update via photo…

...and in amateur unedited photo at that...

It has quite literally been about 7 or 8 weeks since I’ve had any type of family update. I didn’t realize how long it had been until I looked back at my last post. We have done an immeasurable amount of things the past 2 months. First, I’ve been working my tail off and am still finishing school, trying to find a balance with the twin toddlers and running this house. Grass cut, trash out, house sanitized and picked up, kids cleaned, food stocked, food on the table… the list is endless but we’ve been making it work. It’s just taken a bit of rearranging and a nip out of all our sleeping schedules.

New things we’ve recently been up to – we were camping like wild people. We’ve traveled all over Missouri to the state parks and fished, fished, fished. Apparently there are hybrid bass now!? I caught a beautiful one at Big Lake State Park. What a stunning area! And we fell madly in love with the area surrounding the only county park we’ve ever visited, Longview Lake.

Golfing and a trip to Branson for the duck tour, butterfly museum, house of mirrors and the Dixie show are in the very near future. This past weekend we visited Pythian Castle, which was beautiful. We also started on Halloween d├ęcor thanks to the kids. They begged for a pumpkin really early so we’ve been carving and baking mini-pies and seeds.  We’ve been staying busy and enjoying our kids and the end of the summer.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

We Finally Dove In

I love camping. I’ve always liked sitting out in the heat and enjoying the day and especially the night. It’s so incredibly serene. I haven’t been since having my twin boys. To be honest I’ve been scared. I didn’t know how they would handle the heat, the bugs and really roughing it and on top of that we aren’t on the east coast anymore. I’ve never camped in the mid-west. You have to deal with a few more weather extremes plus wildlife that I’m not used to at all.

After getting pumped up from a local friend about how simple it is we finally went. We had such a great time and I was dying to go so bad that we have trips for weeks. We started out at private campgrounds and now we’re starting to hit county parks, state parks and national parks. It’s been such a blast and an amazing bonding experience for the 4 of us.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Summer 2014
Check out the most recent edition of Vintage KC Magazine for our renovated vintage recipe BBQ spread – pages 36+37!
Recipes include Quick Fall off the Bone Baby Back Ribs, Mashed Turnip Potatoes with Bacon and Chive, my East Meets Mid-West Dry Rub and KCMO Style BBQ Sauce all inspired by a Short Rib and Yellow Turnip recipe from 1919...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Boys Turned 4

I’ve been so busy that I haven’t been around at all for updates the last 2 weeks. The big news - yesterday was Parker and Eli’s birthday. They just turned 4!! We had a really great time. This is the first year that they picked out a cake theme, were excited about it and actually ate it. In fact, they ate a little too much of it. We went all out with Thomas the Train. Then we grilled out and hit Chuck E. Cheese later at night. It has changed a lot since I was a kid, but it was a lot of fun. The laid back easy going kid’s rides that were only a token a piece were a great deal. All in all it was a great day! Happy birthday boyyyyyyyyyyyys!