This and That {A New To Me Dinner Spinner App}



We’ve been talking about food a lot on here these days! I wanted to share with you a new to me dinner spinner app from All Recipes.

I read about it in Parents magazine a few weeks ago. Downloaded it, and have been playing around with it ever since.


When you first open the app, it has categories that automatically “spin” – kind of like a casino slot machine, and it gives you the option the view the matches for those categories:


If you don’t like the categories it came up with, all you have to do is shake your phone and it will spin again. Or, if you have certain ingredients you’d like to make use of (for instance, you have some shellfish or pork you’d like to use), you can select them in the categories and it will give you recipe ideas. [Continue reading…]

My Favorite Crock Pot Recipes From Around the Web


Last week I mentioned that I’m all about easy meals these days. In my humble opinion, easy meals + cold weather = crock pot cooking! So I thought I’d compile a list of my favorite crock pot recipes for you!


We’re PA dutchified/German through and through in our house, so one of the things we LOVE to make in the crock pot is ham, green beans, and potatoes. We also love our pork and sauerkraut! But when we’re looking for something a tad different, we love this Crock Pot Lasagna Soup:



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Meet the Veterans in My Life


  Today we’re taking a break from regularly scheduled programming. In honor of Veteran’s Day, I’d like you to meet the veterans in my life. Some are still in our life, some have since passed away, however all hold a very special place. This handsome devil is my Pappy Heefner. He served during the Korean […]

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Weekend Highlights


  Who’s gearing up for the polar vortex? I’m not quite ready to experience winter here in Central PA. I’m still loving fall.  Friday started out on a beautiful note: This is what I saw looking out my living room window in to my backyard. Talk about the perfect way to start your day! Friday […]

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This and That {PRO Compression Giveaway Winner}


  Happy Thursday friends! I wanted to pop in and do a little bit of a “this and that” post as well as share with you the winner of my PRO Compression sock giveaway! Without further ado………… Congrats Jill! I sent you an email and hope to hear from you soon!!!   We had a […]

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Slow Cooker Beef Stew


  So I’m huge on easy meals these days. And with the colder weather on it’s way, I always turn to hearty comfort food. I’ve been trying to find more and more ways to use my slow cooker these days, and by accident really, came up with this beef stew. It was kid and man […]

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Baby Update: 21 Weeks!


  Happy Election Day! It’s hard to imagine that it was only 94 years ago that women were “officially” given the right to vote. I guess you could say we came a long way! But lets get on to that baby update! 21 weeks and counting! I’ve been a little bit of a slacker in […]

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Opening the Holiday Floodgates


  Hi friends! It’s time for a weekend recap. But first a quick reminder to enter my giveaway for a pair of PROCompression socks!  Friday we started it off by officially opening the holiday floodgates: Kenzer attended her first little middle school dance, a costume party, with her cousin. It was a little emotional for […]

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PRO Compression Review and Giveaway!


  Hello my people! Recently, the folks at PRO Compression were kind enough to contact me and ask if I’d like to try out a pair of their compression socks. Since I was training for a half marathon at the time, I eagerly agreed! As luck would have it, my socks arrived the Friday before […]

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Baby Update: 20 Weeks! Lets Play the Gender Game!


  Time for a baby update! 20 weeks here we are! We had our anatomy ultrasound this morning! Both Kenzer and Alfie were along this time since I think this may be the last ultrasound we have and the last time we’ll see our sweet pea until March. Plus, this was our “gender reveal day”, […]

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