A Long Week Ahead

This is going to be an emotional week.  I’m not prepared & have every intention of shedding some tears come Friday.  Why?  We are leaving our current daycare [which we LOVE] and heading to a new place.  I know, not many people leave a daycare that they love, but we have some reasons.  We thought long and hard about this decision and even included Dafney.  Though she knows she’s leaving her current place and going to the “orange school”, I don’t think she even remotely understands what that means.

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Dafney on her FIRST day at daycare!

I worry for her.

I’m sad.  It will be so hard to leave the familiar faces we see each day.  We’ve gotten to know everyone so well and everyone has treated us so nicely over the past 3 years.  In a way, they’re kind of like family.  A part of me is so torn up inside because let’s face it, change is scary.  I wish things could stay the same [forever & ever], but that’s just not realistic.

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Hendrix’s FIRST day at daycare!

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Foodie Friday

Happy FRIDAY, friends!  I am surprised by how fast my first full week back to work went.  Even though it went by fast, I really missed spending time with my kiddos.  Stupid work.  Does anyone have any fun plans for the weekend?  It’s going to be a scorcher here, so I’m seeing a pool or splash pad in my future 🙂  Oh and will most likely be watching Frozen for the one-millionth time with this sweet girl and snuggling with my sweet boy!

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Spicy Sausage Mushroom Pasta

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One of my major weaknesses is pasta.  And, oddly enough, one of my least favorite foods is mushrooms.  But, this Mushroom Sausage Pasta is amazing!  It’s one of my favorite meals to make and one of my families favorite meals to eat.  I like to call that a win-win!  It’s such an easy meal to prep and is ready in about 30 minutes; which is every Mother’s dream!  I’ve made this meal so many times and I think I actually like it a little more each time [if that’s even possible].

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Meet the Family!

Before we go any farther, I thought it would be great to introduce you to myself & my sweet family!

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I’m Leah, otherwise known as the “bake at home Mama”!  I’m in my thirties and have always wanted to start a foodie blog!  I LOVE to spend time in the kitchen, it’s really my happy place.  I also love spending time with my family…they are my pure love & joy!  I also work full time, which is something I do not love.  If we were made of money or knew how to grow a “money tree” in our backyard I would stay home with my kids FULL time.  Staying home with my kids would be absolutely amazing, but unfortunately, we don’t have a money tree out back.

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Foodie Friday

Happy Friday, Friends!

I thought each Friday it would be fun to showcase some fun foodie pictures, blogs, eats & other fun findings from around the interwebs [plus, I don’t have a recipe post ready, but will definitely have one over the weekend!].  Enjoy!

I’ve been loving and craving EVERYTHING s’mores lately and this S’mores Ice Cream Pie from Two Peas & Their Pod looks amazing!

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Gah, these Minion Cake Pops from Bakerella are about as cute as they come!  Sorry, Dafney & Hendrix, your Mother will never be able to make cake pops this nice.  Everything Bakerella posts is equally amazing to look at! Continue reading

Corn Fritters

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Corn fritters bring me back to my childhood days.  I clearly remember when my Mom would make these special “treats” for lunch [or even better, for dinner!].  She always served the fritters with a generous amount of Maple Syrup!  I mean, seriously, what kid wouldn’t love these?!

They are about as easy as it gets to make and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner…or for a snack!  Plus, they can be made 1,000 different ways [you’ll see variations of these little fritters in later posts].   Continue reading

A big FIRST post welcome!

Hello & welcome to my little space on the interwebs!  I am beyond excited about starting this blog!  It has always been a goal of mine to start a food blog and I’m finally making it happen [better late than never, right!?].  I plan to share a bit about my amazingly crazy & sweet family and a ton of family approved recipes!  I can’t wait to get started!

Just a quick introduction…my name is Leah and I’m in my thirties.  I’m married to my best friend and amazing baby daddy, Kyle.  We have been married for 5 years [apparently time really does fly by when you’re having fun] and have 2 kids!  our daughter is a sweet, sassy, funny 3.5 year old!  And our sweet little man is 15 weeks old.  On top of raising 2 kids, I work full time [hoping that will change someday and I’ll be able to work part time, or even better be a real life stay at home Mom].  Life is busy, but it’s so rewarding.  I don’t always have time to make elaborate, time-consuming meals, but I do feel it’s important to make [semi] home cooked meals for my family!  And, I love when they are meals that my daughter can help me with.  The Kitchen is my happy place and love spending time there!  I know the saying says ..”too many cooks in the kitchen…”, but I think the more the merrier!

With such a busy life, I hope to post 3-4 times a week [more would be great, but maybe not completely realistic].  Most of those posts will be all things food, but I will throw in posts about my family & our fun adventures!  Hope you join me on this tasty ride!