Breakfast · Food

Pumpkin Oatmeal

We had some pie pumpkins from Halloween and Thanksgiving that I wanted to use up. I popped them in the Instant Pot for 20 minutes. They came out easy to peel and easy to purée. That purée was used to make a few pumpkin dishes, but I think this oatmeal was my favorite. The pumpkin… Continue reading Pumpkin Oatmeal

Family

My Love Letter to October

In a post from over 2 weeks ago I talked about how I had been having migraines and just feeling run down. My headaches have been better, but I have still been dragging. And. I. Mean. Drrraaaaaaaggging. I know my poor husband and co-workers are tired of me going through the motions like an extra from… Continue reading My Love Letter to October

Family

5 Pumpkin Activites for Toddlers

Here’s my second post for the Oklahoma City Moms Blog: 5 Pumpkin Activites for Toddlers. Feel free to pin it, comment on it, or share on your Facebook page or other social media. I’ll have about 1 post a month published on their site. It was just a fluke timing thing that this round they are so close together. I… Continue reading 5 Pumpkin Activites for Toddlers

Breakfast · Food · Sweets

Grandma Ada’s Apple Pumpkin Streusel Muffins and a thanks for the Meet and Greet!

Many years ago for Christmas, my older sister printed off some family recipes and put them in a binder for us to start a family cookbook. This weekend I found this recipe for my late grandmother’s apple pumpkin streusel muffins.  I ran out of streusel topping and was too lazy to make more (even though… Continue reading Grandma Ada’s Apple Pumpkin Streusel Muffins and a thanks for the Meet and Greet!

Gardening · Other good stuff

Wrapping up in the garden

We took advantage of the extra day off and pretty morning to wrap things up in our little garden. We picked the last of the herbs, basil and chives. The dill and cilantro have been used up already.  The okra plants are still going strong and probably will through September. I pickled some jars of… Continue reading Wrapping up in the garden

Family

Sooo August…. Where did you go?

My last few posts I’ve yammered on about how busy we’ve been. I looked at a calendar today and couldn’t believe it’s September. The two biggest things going on this month were getting my little guy ready for preK  and my little lady turning 2. We had a mural painting party for Riley by using… Continue reading Sooo August…. Where did you go?

Gardening · Other good stuff

What I’ve learned from the garden this year.

You may or may not remember from my other gardening posts that this year I decided to plant herbs in the front bed instead of in containers, try a kids gardening corner to keep them from pulling up everything that grew, and then planted a few veggies in another corner. It was all very experimental. So here’s… Continue reading What I’ve learned from the garden this year.