Ethnic Splurges

Crispy Chicken Taquitos

I love Mexican food. I love simple food. Even more, I love anything that I can eat with some delicious guacamole. So, it is no surprise that one of my go-to dinners after a busy day are these Crispy Chicken Taquitos. They combine just a few ingredients and are fried to perfection. I like to serve them with some rice…

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Life & Lovely Chaos

Exploring Flagstaff, Arizona

Flagstaff is a beautiful mountain town in Northern Arizona. Something that many don’t think of when they think of Arizona- mountains. Not only is it home to one of the Universities in Arizona, but it is a stop when headed to the Grand Canyon. It is a a destination town and many people enjoy exploring Flagstaff, Arizona every year. However,…

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Educational Thoughts

Teach Geography…. Without A Curriculum

*This post contains affiliate links. Geography is an important subject to incorporate into weekly lessons outside of a history curriculum. Not only does it teach children where places are, which is what many of us associate the subject with, but it can really connect a child to the world! Teaching geography can bring the places, people, lifestyles, and cultures from…

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Matters Of The Heart

Why I Stopped Worrying About Romance

We’ve all been there… years into marriage, numerous children, and the most chaotic life one could imagine. Sure, you’ve got things down- you can keep the house decently cleaned, the lessons are done, your to-do list is half way checked off, and you only forgot to feed the animals once! By the time it is all said and done you…

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Every Day Eats

Creamy Broccoli Cheese Soup

Winter is my favorite season. I love the crisp, chilly weather and all of the cuddles in front of the fire. I love winter so much that our family packed up two years ago and moved to the mountains so we could enjoy the snow. However, when January came around this year, we still had no snow.- *gasp & cue the…

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Dips & Sides

Mouth-Watering Stuffed Mushrooms

I have been making stuffed mushrooms for some time now. My husband loves them and they pair perfectly with anything; steak, chicken, seafood, barbecues… ANYTHING. They are just the perfect bite-sized, finger food side dish of all time!  My original recipe was great until we visited Bj’s Brewery in California and my husband ordered their stuffed mushroom appetizer. It was an…

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Life & Lovely Chaos

Oh No! Mom Is Sick.

Well, it happened- Mom caught a virus and it was a real “oh my gosh-kill me now” type thing. Where it came from still baffles me. What I thought was just me catching up on catching that flu my kids had a couple of weeks ago quickly turned into something much worse. I kept asking myself “Why me, what did…

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