I first got my smoker in October 2018. Its a little one, and so has some limitations. I can fit 4 chickens on it, but only 1 brisket. I can get 2 racks of pork ribs, and 2 pork butts on at a time. The firebox is a bit small, but despite its limitations, I can produce a super yummy piece of meat. At least, according to my family. Little Man, age 9, declared me a "master smoker". … [Read more...] about 4 things I’ve learned about smoking meat
Wait, does one actually need instructions to have fun with LEGO? Maybe not, but here's a few things I've been enjoying. I get to build with LEGO! As a busy mom, I don't make enough time to build with LEGO myself. I enjoy it, for sure, always have, and I'm thinking I need to be more intentional about this. But... last week, I did make time! I used this LEGO colors board … [Read more...] about How to have more fun with LEGO
That is the question! As you can see, I decided to share my goals this year. Bring it on! For the first time in 7 years, I’ve made goals for the year. Honestly, I love writing goals and creating these big pictures of what my ideal is. And, in the past, I’ve been quite ambitious! Some years, I’d rock those goals, and some years I’d crash and burn at some point in the … [Read more...] about Goals. To Share or Not to Share?
A week or two ago, Nightlight Christian Adoption Agency organized The Hope Gala here in town to raise funds for and support adoption. For the severalth-year-in-a-row, we hosted a table, and this year we were able to fill our table! This hasn't been true every year.... and this year it was a last minute endeavor to find a couple for the last 2 seats. Dinner done, we got to … [Read more...] about Adoption & Hope Galas
On occasion, someone asks us if we buy used LEGO® . We do, though its not something that will reap much profit for the child who played with it. If you want to make money off your LEGO® , you gotta keep the box unopened and unplayed with for the next 30 years. But who wants to do that?!? So, LEGO you played with? You've got a few options to you. These are in no particular … [Read more...] about What to do with loved-on LEGO