Fall Home Tour 2016

Hello my dear friends, It has been a while since I took the time to post anything. The kids had been sick, and I have been rather preoccupied. This is a busy season for us. Kids are in school, I joined a BSF bible study group, so any free time I have, I do my daily lessons. 
I have been to bible studies before (which I never stuck to) and even read the bible cover to cover (which took me over a year)  So I need this kind of structure. I need to be part of a group so I am more responsible and make time for God. Because, lets face it, motherhood is hard and your responsibilites never end, If you don't make the time, you will never accomplish what you want.
 I have only gone to two classes so far and already learned so much! It is amazing how I have read these passages so many times before and NEVER actually understood them until now. I am so thankful for this amazing opportunity to spend two hours surrounded by different women who love God as much as I do, maybe even more. This is just what I need in my life right now. I have been praying for God to send me people who would motivate me, who would bring me closer to Him, people who would lift me up and enoucrage me and He has answered my prayers :) 

It is fall Y'all!! I am so excited for this new season. I have been putting up some fall decor for the past few days and am loving how warm and cozy it is now :) Not only do I love the colors of fall, but also the smells. I have already made an apple pie, and have candles burning, the weather is crisp, which is perfect for the blankets and fireplace. It is absolute perfection :)

I have so much to be thankful for this season. 

Corndog Muffins

We love corndog muffins in our house, I like to whip up a batch on Sundays because they are so easy to make and so tasty for snacking and for the school week. The kids love it when I pack these for lunch :)


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 hot dogs ( We love the Hebrew National brand)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a 24-cup mini muffin tin with nonstick spray.
  2. In a a mixing bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, baking soda and salt. In a large glass measuring cup or another bowl, whisk together buttermilk, butter, sugar and eggs. Pour mixture over dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  3. Scoop 1 tablespoon batter into each cup and place 1 hot dog piece into the center. Place into oven and bake for 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
  4. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.

        Thanks for visiting, 

        Cinnamon Muffins

        I have a picky two year old, but on of the things he eats well are muffins. So I usually  give him a muffin every morning with some fruit and sausage. I have been alternating between two of his favorites: blueberry muffins and poppyseed muffins, which he loves, but I am getting tired of making the the same two muffins all the time, well I am happy to have found another muffin recipe he loves to add to the mix. These muffins taste like a cinnamon roll without the trouble of making cinnamon rolls ;). 

        muffin batter:
        • 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
        • 1 large egg
        • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
        • 2 tsp baking power
        • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
        • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
        • 3/4 cup milk
        • 1 tsp vanilla extract
        cinnamon swirl:
        • 1/2 cup brown sugar
        • 1 tsp cinnamon
        • 3 tbsp butter, melted and hot
        vanilla glaze:
        • 1 cup powdered sugar
        • 1/4 tsp vanilla
        • 1-2 tbsp milk


        1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a regular muffin tin with cupcake liners (12 total).
        2. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar and egg until combined. Add in remaining muffin base ingredients and whisk until batter is smooth.
        3. Fill each muffin cup about 1/2 full. You will have leftover batter which you will add later
        4. In a glass cup measuring cup or a small bowl, melt the butter. Add cinnamon and brown sugar. The mixture should have the consistency of a thick liquid. Add a small dollop of mixture into each muffin cup (about 1/2 tsp each) and swirl it a few times into the batter with a knife, careful not to let it completely mix. You want the cinnamon sugar mixture to remain as swirls in the batter. You should only use less than 1/2 of your cinnamon sugar mixture for this step, reserving the rest for later. Add remaining muffin batter to muffin cups, covering the swirled mixture. Each muffin tin should be about 2/3 full and you should have enough batter for 12 muffins.
        5. Reheat your cinnamon swirl mixture if it has thickened. Add a tiny amount on top of the batter, and swirl with a knife again. 
        6. Bake for about 20 minutes until muffins are puffy and toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Let muffins cool in the  baking pan.
        7. While muffins are cooling, make the glaze. In a small bowl, mix powdered sugar, vanilla and 1 tbsp milk. Whisk until smooth. If glaze is too thick, add a little more milk, careful to not add too much at once. Once your glaze reaches the consistency you desire, drizzle on top of muffins. Serve once glaze is set.


        1st day of school 2016!

        School is in session, and I don't know what to do with my self. 
        Even though I have a house to clean, meals to prep, laundry to do, I can't seem to concentrate on any of those tasks. My two older kids are in school and the house seems too quiet. 

        Emily started school last week with grades 1-5, and is already a pro at it. She hugged Nico and whispered comforting words to him and then ran off to find her friends. I walked Nico into his class, and we found his desk together. He had a pencil box and a coloring sheet waiting for him. It was so hard for me to leave, he's been by my side for 5 years. He didn't go to day care, or preschool, and I have taught him everything he  knows, and now entrusting him to someone else is so difficult. 
        But it's part of growing up, and I trust that God has good plans for their lives. 
        It is such a comfort and peace to remember that God is always in control and present in our children lives.

        Joshua 1:19 comes to mind:

        "This is my command- be strong and courages! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you where ever you go. "

        I have decided to ask these ten questions to my kids on the first day of school, it will be fun to see how the answers change year by year. 


        1. How old are you?
        2. What is your favorite color?
        3. What is your favorite food?
        cheese pizza
        4. What is your favorite TV show?
        5. What is your favorite holiday?
        6. What is your favorite thing to do with Mom?
        bake cookies
        7. What is your favorite thing to do with Dad?
        play ninetendo mario 
        8. What do you want to be when you grow up?
        Toy designer 
        9. What is your favorite movie?
        Toy story
        10. What is your favorite toy/stuffed animal?
        Mario pull back cars


        1. How old are you?
        2. What is your favorite color?
        3. What is your favorite food?
        corn on the cob
        4. What is your favorite TV show?
        magic schoolbus
        5. What is your favorite holiday?
        6. What is your favorite thing to do with Mom?
        getting our nails done
        7. What is your favorite thing to do with Dad?
        go biking 
        8. What do you want to be when you grow up?
        9. What is your favorite movie?
        10. What is your favorite toy/stuffed animal?

        Their answers put a smile on my face, I am wondering if they will change much next year :)

        Thank you for visiting,