Cherry Jello Poke Cake – and driving way too fast


Cherry Jello Poke Cake


I have officially lost my taste for driving in the city. I can’t handle it! This past weekend I drove over to the big city of Austin, Texas for a MommyCon Mini. It’s been years since I’ve driven in a city with more than 20,000 people in it. Anything bigger than a two-lane road makes my palms sweat. I was a little freaked out when I merged into the flow of traffic as I entered Austin.

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Buttermilk Pie – Just like Nanny used to make


Buttermilk Pie

My Nanny, Wanda Whiteley, was an amazing cook. She was an amazing woman. Born just after the Great Depression into a poor family with several siblings, her life as a child was not easy. Because she struggled with severe asthma and was not healthy enough to walk miles to school every day she stayed home and taught herself to read and write. She was loving, supportive, funny and wonderful. I miss her very much.

A few years before she died she took the time to write out several of her favorite recipes by hand into a small spiral notebook. She gave this to me for a Christmas present and I treasure it to this very day. She had terrible arthritis and it hurt her dearly to painstakingly write out each recipe. This Buttermilk Pie recipe was included and it remains a family favorite. 

Nothing would have pleased my Nanny more than to know that her recipes were shared and loved. I’m so proud to post this here on our site and share it with y’all.

Please visit our new self-hosted site for this wonderful recipe:

Book Review and Giveaway: The Christian Mama’s Guide to Parenting a Toddler by Erin MacPherson

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Christian Mamas Guide to Parenting a Toddler.cover

I received a wonderful book selection from Book Sneeze titled “The Christian Mama’s Guide to Parenting a Toddler” by Erin MacPherson. It’s a wonderful book! Easy to read and full of great tips. Good books are great to own, but better to give away. Today I’m happy to share our review and a chance to win this copy of Erin’s book.

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See The Light monthly focus: Georgia O’Keeffe

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Our favorite Christian art curriculum company is offering a fantastic deal for the month of May! This month’s focus artist is Georgia O’Keeffe and to help enrich your child’s studies See The Light is providing FREE Georgia O’Keeffe Notebook page and copywork printables.

Georgia O’Keeffe is well-known for her impressive charcoal drawings, beautiful watercolor and oil paintings of nature, and most famously for flowers. What a wonderful choice for ushering the colors of spring and summer blooms.


Georgia O’Keeffe FREE Resources

See the Light Monthly Special

Art Projects- Poppy Collage – Georgia O’Keeffe is only $12.50! Retail Price is 14.99.

Also, FREE SHIPPING in the United States. Just use the Coupon Code: MAY Hurry! This offer is good through May 31, 2013. Click the button below and use your code for free shipping.

Cake Mix Cookies: Chocolate Chip

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Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies

Is there anything more wonderful than a warm, chewy, chocolate chip cookie? I don’t think so, my friend. Nothing makes you feel more cozy than a pan full of freshly-baked cookies. I’m picky about my cookies. I want them to be buttery, moist, chewy with a hint of crisping around the edges and packed full of chocolate chips. In the past I’ve made them from scratch – but now that I’ve discovered how easily I can get the same homemade results using boxed cake mix my world has been forever changed!

Head on over to our new self-hosted site to get the recipe:

Don’t forget to subscribe while you’re there so you won’t miss out on all the fun.

Crock Pot BBQ Pork Sandwiches

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Crock Pot BBQ Pork Sandwiches

Hi y’all – today we’re happy to share our super easy recipe for delicious Crock Pot BBQ Pork Sandwiches on our new site:

Head on over there for more great pictures and our how-to for this southern family favorite.


Potty Training – Tips for Success

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Check out our full post with Potty Training Tips on our new website:



Our soon-to-be two year old Abby is officially Potty Trained! She’s had great success using a few of these tips and tricks.

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Beef Stroganoff in the Crock Pot

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Posting on our new website: – and sharing here with all of you! Be sure to stop by our new site when you get a chance and tell us what you think.

Beef Stroganoff In The Crock Pot

This easy-to-throw-together dish is perfect for those busy days when I know I won’t have much time to make dinner. We’re currently potty training child number four – and she has my full attention. Dinners thrown together in the morning save the day!

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