Let’s Talk Pecan Pie

  So let’s talk pecan pie. It’s a classic dessert that can be a little daunting if you’re not familiar with baking this delicious Southern favorite. Well, for that matter it might be a favorite of folks up north or even out west, but I’ve never eaten pecan pie in those places so I wouldn’t know. […]

Advent “Wreath” in a Box

One of my favorite observances this time of year is the Advent wreath and the weekly candle lighting that leads up to Christmas. This year I decided to incorporate this idea into our home and created an Advent “wreath” in a box.

Pinecones and Pompons Kid Craft

To make this super easy Christmas kid craft all you need are some medium-sized pinecones, small colorful pompons and some basic craft or school glue.

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    Life as I Know It

    Chapter 7: My Waistline Affects My Wallet

    I cleared another hurdle in my Weight Watchers journey this week and it’s a biggie, because this is where my waistline affects my wallet. After six weeks of staying on goal, I finally achieved “Lifetime” status, which means I no longer have to pay for all the benefits of the Weight Watchers program. Yes, you read that right! I can attend weekly meetings and access the awesome phone app for the rest of my life at zero cost to me! I absolutely love the Lifetime component of Weight Watchers because it re-emphasizes the idea that this is a lifestyle change not a diet, and the creators of the program believe so…

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    Chapter 6: Gooooooooooooal!

    It took almost seven full months, but I finally reached my Weight Watchers official goal weight! Yay! Sure, I wished it had been a shorter journey; but let me tell you, summer has been a little tougher than I first imagined. With multiple vacations, VBS preparations and a general summertime mentality I have found it much more difficult to meal plan, eat right and stay the course. There has been a lot of ups and downs on the scale, but I think my secret weapon was perseverance. Even when I fell off the wagon food truck, I picked up my sad little self, wiped off the road rash, jumped back…

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    Mother’s Day Breakfast Casserole Full of Weight Watchers Love

    It’s a beautiful spring day here at The Three-Acre Wood, and I’ve been spending all of it with my sick little boy who is missing out on field day at school. The poor thing came home with Strep yesterday and now he’s stuck at home with his mama instead of his friends. I venture to say it hasn’t been all bad. We did play a game of Scrabble Jr., he watched Captain Underpants and we just polished off banana popsicles on the back deck. What more can we ask for? I know I promised you a breakfast casserole recipe earlier this week, so I finally squirreled away long enough to…

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