Family, Holiday/Christmas, local sights, photograph

Fourth of July Parade – 2018

This year I decided to sit at the beginning of the parade not realizing I was going to miss all of the cool floats.  Our town's parade begins in 4 spots - a church and 3 entrances of a shopping plaza.  If a float or group started at the church or the one entrance of… Continue reading Fourth of July Parade – 2018

Family, Holiday/Christmas, local sights, photograph

Fourth of July Fireworks

This year some kind soul paid for the fireworks display in our little city.  So we had a bigger and better fireworks display this year.  When the fireworks display was over with, you could smell the sulfur and see all the smoke.   I was able to get a lot of good photos of the fireworks. … Continue reading Fourth of July Fireworks

Memorial Day, Recipes, Salad, side dish

Classic Coleslaw (V, GF)

Here is a vegetarian side dish for your Memorial Day dinner. Here is what you need: Coleslaw mix (14 oz.) Mayo Trader Joe's seasoning salt or celery seed and dry mustard Salt and pepper Apple cider vinegar Sugar I used coconut sugar instead of refined sugar in my dressing. Have a magical day, Traci

Fourth of July/Memorial Day, Lunch, Memorial Day, Recipes, Vegetarian

BBQ Tofu – A Vegetarian Memorial Day Recipe (GF, V, DF)

As we are getting ready for Memorial Day, it is tough being a vegetarian when the holiday focuses on eating grilled meat. Or is it really that tough? Today I'm bringing you a quick and easy recipe for Barbecue Tofu. You can enjoy the tastes of barbecue while staying plant based. Win-Win. Here is what… Continue reading BBQ Tofu – A Vegetarian Memorial Day Recipe (GF, V, DF)

Holiday/Christmas, Random, travel, Writing Workshop

Don’t Be a Grinch

As I looked over the prompts for today, I have posted on one of the prompts previously. One of the prompts is about Christmas traditions.  Two years ago, I wrote about our traditions.  Not much has changed with the traditions.  The boys help a little more with making the Christmas treats.  They have their favorites. … Continue reading Don’t Be a Grinch

christmas making and baking, Cookies, Gluten Free, Holiday/Christmas, Recipes

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Blossoms

I've been sick most of this Christmas season so I have not made ANY Christmas cookies.  Okay, I'll take it back.  We made peanut butter blossoms and then we ate them. I decided to update my peanut butter blossom recipes using gluten free flour. I noticed that the dough does not stand up as well… Continue reading Gluten Free Peanut Butter Blossoms

Family, Holiday/Christmas, Thanksgiving

What a Bunch of Turkeys – Thanksgiving 2017

Thanksgiving 2017 was totally different than Thanksgiving 2016.  Last year, we were in Disney.  This year we were at home. We started the day by sleeping in.  Both boys slept in which is typical for the Wee One but not the Imaginative One.  He must be going through a growth spurt because he complained about… Continue reading What a Bunch of Turkeys – Thanksgiving 2017

Fourth of July/Memorial Day, Holiday/Christmas, photograph

Our Fourth of July – Afternoon and Fireworks

After the parade, the Wee One went with his grandma, aunt, and cousin.  They had Arby's for lunch which made the Imaginative One upset. Later on, the Wee One and my niece came over to my house to swim.  I took a few photos of them swimming with the Imaginative One. The boys playing with… Continue reading Our Fourth of July – Afternoon and Fireworks

Fourth of July/Memorial Day, Holiday/Christmas, photograph

Our Fourth of July – The Parade

Every year, our town hosts a Fourth of July parade. Last year, I was too ill to go to the parade.  This year I decided the boys, Hubby, and I should watch it even though we had the chance to walk in the parade. Before the parade begins, there is a fly over.  This year… Continue reading Our Fourth of July – The Parade

christmas making and baking, Holiday/Christmas, Recipes

Microwave Peanut Brittle

I attempted this recipe twice before I was successful.  It's a simple yummy recipe which is one of my favorite types of recipes. Christmas is around the corner.  Here is how we have begun to celebrate Christmas at my house. The Nativity Set my grandpa carved many years ago.  My great uncle painted the figures since… Continue reading Microwave Peanut Brittle