Pumpkin Nutella Swirl Muffins – Perfect Fall Breakfast Recipe

Pumpkin Nutella Swirl Muffins Recipe Perfect Fall Breakfast

I know pumpkin is pretty much considered a fall food but it is a staple in our house year round. As it turns out, pumpkin is really good for little ones with GI issues and so you can always find me adding a big spoonful of pumpkin to just about everything Scarlette eats for breakfast, pancakes, oatmeal, etc. I really wanted to mix up our muffins (no pun intended) but the thing is, I am terrible at altering recipes. I'm kind of a hard core rule follower. But I thought making pumpkin Nutella swirl muffins would be a fun treat for Scarlette (and okay, also for me) and so I asked my friend Jill to help me come up with a recipe. This is what we … [Read more...]

Overheard In My House: Lip Stain and Shaving Cream

This picture has nothing to do with this post, I just love her backwards boots and concentration face

An entire tube of lip stain spilled into my makeup bag, which has proved to be a huge pain. First of all, I tried to wash it off of my other products and ended up completely dying my hands red in the process. On a Friday morning. Before I had to introduce myself to approximately 50 women I had never met before at our local MOPS group. So that was awesome. I managed to scrub most of the red off my hands through sheer force but my bathroom sink did not fair so well. Water just made the lip stain smear around, spreading the stain the more I tried to scrub it. So I did what anyone would do. I sprayed it with shaving cream. My husband was … [Read more...]

#stuffscarlettesays | Stories From The Sand


A few weeks ago we went to Hilton Head for our family vacation. In case you are like "Wait, what?" I decided to stay completely offline for the duration of our trip to curb distraction because I was spending the afternoons writing and so I wanted to get my fill of family time. (Plus, sometimes I just need to fully disengage from the internet. Do you ever feel like that?) I figured that I could latergram the best bits. Scarlette loved the beach and in typical Scarlette fashion spent a lot of time running headfirst into the waves. (This is why all my pictures are blurry. Perptetual motion, that kid.) I would put her on my hip and wade out … [Read more...]

How To Get The Ultimate Healthy Living eBook Bundle For Free!

  Hey y'all, I wanted to quickly share this with y'all this weekend - I bought one of these bundles (The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle) this past year and loved it. They include TONS of helpful e-books from well known authors as well as fun bonus physical products! Next week they are going to be having a flash sale for The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle and I am putting it on your radar because they are offering a crazy good referral deal and while the bundle itself is an incredible deal, I really like getting things for free ;) This particular bundle is full of  healthy living books and I am most excited to read the DIY bath, … [Read more...]

The One With All The Feels


I made a new friend recently, which is a sentence that feels weird to say when you are in your thirties. Like, I say that to my three year old "Did you make any new friends today?" Except the thing is, it's kind of hard to make new friends when you are in your thirties and have a toddler and a husband that works weird hours. One of the reasons that I joined the leadership team for my MOPS group was that I figured it would force people to be friends with me. I mean, and because I love Jesus and wanted to serve my fellow man and all. But also because of the friendship. And because I really like to glitter things. Recently we all went on a … [Read more...]

Help, I Lost My Silhouette Cameo Ratchet Cap!

Silhouette Cameo Trick: How To Adjust The Blade Without The Ratchet Cap

A super quick post today because I thought this would be helpful to some of my paper crafting friends! I actually do still make crafty things despite the lack of evidence of such things on this blog for the past several months. I was working on cutting out some pretty feathers for our MOPS theme this year and I discovered that I had lost the ratchet cap to my Silhouette Cameo blade. Of course I did. I knew as soon as I opened my Cameo back in December that I was going to lose that flipping cap. Because this is who I am. I am the girl who loses her house keys, favorite earrings and tiny pieces to important machinery. I tried to just … [Read more...]

Bridge Over Troubled Waters


Last week I asked my friend Kaela to pick up some peaches for me at the Farmer's Market. I had an appointment that morning and didn't want to miss out on the last batch of the season.  I am very serious about my peaches, y'all. She said it was only slightly awkward when, after buying her own peaches,  she asked for a separate bag for a friend and the lady asked what names she wanted her to write on them and she had to answer Kaela and...Kayla. She moved last week so I told her I would drive out to pick them up so that I could see her new place and drop off her housewarming gift. We were texting about directions when she wrote "Note: you … [Read more...]

The Blessing Of Blackberry Bushes

Scarlette snapping freshly picked green beans from the farm

I grew up spending the summers in rural Tennessee. My great-grandparents' house sat across from the cotton fields and just down the road from the lake. The town they lived in was so small that it was home to just one of everything, one grocery store, one gas station and one single traffic light. (Well, except for the churches. There are three of those on account of how it is smack in the middle of the Bible Belt.) Those summers were spent sitting on the sun porch snapping green beans for dinner, picked fresh from the backyard garden.  It was my job as a little girl and now it is my little girl's job. We would carry tin buckets to the … [Read more...]

Over The River and Through The Woods


I had some work in Nashville last week so I packed up Scarlette and we took a little road trip. I learned a very valuable lesson about traveling with toddlers which was that while it may be a good idea to pack crayons and a coloring book for your tiny tot, it is NOT a good idea to leave said crayons in the car seat when you stop for lunch if it is ninety-odd degrees outside. Apparently wax melts. It is super fun to try and corral a three year old in a parking lot while you are simultaneously attempting to wipe melted wax off of the interior of your car  with a handful of baby wipes in the middle of rural Tennessee. On the plus side, … [Read more...]