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Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments

Being a kindergarten teacher has its perks. One of them is making cinnamon applesauce ornaments every December. Many students in our school have limited experiences with holiday traditions such as baking or cooking. I like to spend an afternoon with my students making “gingerbread” men that they can put on their tree for years to …

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Magic Cookie Bars back again.

    Magic Cookie Bars are the cornerstone of my cooking traditions. Traditions run far and wide in my family. And some date back to my infant days such as Black Friday shopping, some came along when my sister did like the Christmas pajamas, and some are new this year like going to a concert …

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A row of Christmas Trees at night

Tuscaloosa Tinsel Trail

The 2019 Tuscaloosa Tinsel Trail is now open!! Tuscaloosa’s One Place, our local family resource center, organizes the Tuscaloosa Tinsel Trail every year with a grand opening at the Tuscaloosa River Market. The trail is divided into 2 sections. These trees are located along the River Walk at the River Market. The second trail begins …

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Buff Tech Fleece Headband Review

Disclaimer: I received a Buff Tech Fleece Headband to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews! The Buff Tech Fleece Headband is a lightweight fleece fabric that packs a powerful punch to winter activities. I’ll …

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Cape San Blas 2019

We made it back to the Cape! We try to get to the Forgotten Coast of Florida every other year. We love the Cape with its seclusion, pristine white sand, and dolphins! However, last year we had to cancel our trip due to Hurricane Michael. Michael devastated the panhandle of Florida. Mexico Beach is still …

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Buff Tech Fleece Headband

Disclaimer: I received a Buff Tech Fleece Headband to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews! With winter rapidly running over our 2-week fall in Alabama, I was ecstatic to receive this Buff technical headband …

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Tuscaloosa Barnyard

If you are looking for a perfect fall field trip, the Tuscaloosa Barnyard is the place to go! For the past 13 years, students from all over Tuscaloosa county and beyond have enjoyed a fall field trip to a quiet place out in the country. The Tuscaloosa Barnyard started out with 4-5 stations including a …

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Fall Bucket List

Whether you live in perfect fall climates or live on sunny southern beaches, here is a fall bucket list for the pumpkin lover is us all. Fall in the Deep South is a state of mind. If we waited for fall weather to enjoy the boots and hot cider, we would be waiting until late …

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I Love the 90’s Run Report

Disclaimer: I received free entry to I Love the 90’s Run as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews. The I Love the 90’s 5K in Nashville was a fantastic race! If you have a chance to …

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Fall 5K Training

Disclaimer: I received free entry to the I Love the 90’s Run as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews! Even if the weather is not following along with the calendar, I’m still thinking fall thoughts while …

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I love the 90’s Run

Disclaimer: I received free entry to the I Love the 90’s Run as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews! I just registered for the I Love the 90’s Run in Nashville! This is my first race …

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Officially Fall

I’m still alive after a whirlwind August that involved lots of wet shoelace tying, paper filing, bus tag cutting, and general back-to-school chaos. While the weather around here still screams “SUMMER FOREVER!!”, the calendar says I can finally show the world my fall decor that has been up so long, it now needs dusting. The …

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Running and Running

August is moving along quickly. I’ve had my head stuck in Kindergarten world for the past couple of week and I’m just now coming up for air. Between starting back to school, trying to hold off sinus infections and strep throat (THIS EARLY???) and maintaining the laundry, I’ve not had as many morning training sessions …

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BibRave Discounts and Race Codes!!

BibRave is a running community that connects runners with the best races. It’s the place to research races you’re considering signing up for, and a place to leave feedback on races you’ve completed. BibRave is also a way for races and running brands to connect with socially savvy runners – through our popular weekly Twitter …

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Back to School 2019

June flew by while on the road out west. July flew by while enjoying a few days of downtime with Atlas. And before my school bag was even unpacked, it’s time to pack it back up again. School starts in a few days. As you can see my room is not quite ready. I have …

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