I've never been a big cook. In fact when I got married the only thing I really new how to cook was hot dogs, those frozen Banquet foods (think riblets), and Kraft Macaroni and Cheese (but I made it pretty darn good!) Eventually I started branching out, asking family and friends to share recipes that I knew my hubby loved, and once I mastered those . . . I made them over and over and over again, haha! So when we would have big holiday dinners I already knew what side dish I would be asked to bring---even to this day---it's either baked mac and cheese, rice (Cape Verdean Style) or . . . Corn Casserole! This corn casserole recipe, I am proud of because I found it online many years ago through +Domestically Speaking blog and over the years have tweaked it, just a tiny bit to perfection. It has been a huge hit ever since and I've yet to find one person who does not like it-----even the pickiest eaters can't resist it! Family, if you are reading this, please vouch for me down below in the comments, lol! Cream style corn, sweet corn and Jiffy mix, it's such an easy recipe, you can't mess it up! Creamy Corn Casserole is sure to please and makes an amazing holiday side dish. So let's get started!
Disclosure: I received a rug pad from RugPadUSA in exchange for my review but all opinions expressed are 100% my own. Information about the rug pads was provided from RugPadUSA.We all know that vintage and kilim runners are all the rage right now. I mean . . . All the cool kids have them! They're even being used in unconventional places now: the bathroom, the kitchen and even bedside! When I planned my fall home tour, I knew I had to have one to liven my otherwise neutral kitchen. While my runner isn't really "vintage," it has the vibrant colors that seep through the faded traditional pattern. I laid my runner down and haven't looked back yet . . . well, that is until I have to adjust it every day, sometimes, several times a day, because of the way my OCD is set up. Every time one of the kids would go into the kitchen, I would cringe as I watched them kick up the corner and slide on the runner like it was a toy! My beautiful vintage runner, being used as a skateboard! (hahaha, I have to laugh at myself!) Enter RugPadUSA, they are seriously my hero! Why invest in a beautiful rug for it to be slid on and bunched up into corners, causing the corners to turned up and ruined?
Hi Friends! September in our household not only marks the beginning of fall, but it also marks the beginning of a 6 month birthday spree for us, as we each have a birthday every single month until March (with the exception of December, but Jesus lives here too, so I'll include Christmas). We don't do birthday parties every year, because 1) they can be very costly and 2) I'd rather spend the money on making my child's day extra special. Birthday parties are usually given on milestone birthdays for us.
It can be challenging, though, when you have a big family, to be sure that everyone enjoys their birthday, as well as ensuring that things are fair between the children, however, I have a few traditions that I've done since my oldest two were teeny-tiny, and since I am in the midst of celebrating, with two birthdays having just passed, I thought I'd share how I make my kids' birthdays special every year.
Lately, I've been slowly working on updating the boys' shared bedroom. We went out with the red, white and blue bedroom decor and are toning it down a bit to grey, white, and a little yellow, which was totally inspired by a lil Target area rug. I loved the classic red, white and blue decor, but it's time for a change and we are ready to simplify. This isn't a major update, so the walls are staying the same, we'll probably even keep the same rug. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Should you click on them and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission at no cost to you.
Anywho, I recently made a trip to Target and they were having an amazing clearance sale. I picked up this adorable wall taxidermy animal head vase (bear? wolf? ) I really don't know, lol, either way it was under $10 AND I grabbed this new touch lamp.
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Being a mom of four, it's nice to every now and then, get a break from dinner duty. Some nights the kids ask for breakfast for dinner (which is usually cereal or waffles), and other nights we are a little more "elaborate". I've learned that allowing my older children to help out in the kitchen has been a great way to relieve some stress from my daily routine; it encourages independence and allows us all to spend quality time together. In honor of “International Cook With Your Kids Day,” which is on October 15th, my husband and kids cooked up a fun and easy weeknight meal that anyone can enjoy! A Beef Burrito Bowl Bar with Uncle Ben's Ready Rice!