Georgia Aquarium {Staycation 2014}

We recently took a trip to Atlanta over the 4th of July weekend for a little staycation. We got the City Pass, which kept us busy the 3 days we were there More »

You know you’re a Cub Scout/Boy Scout mom when….

1. An every year fall family activity is selling popcorn door-to-door through your neighborhood. 2. You have camping stuff piled up in your living room (year round). 3. You don’t think twice More »

Boy Scout Ski Trip 2014::Gatlinburg, TN {Day 1 & 2}

Friday we headed out in a caravan with Teenager’s troop towards Gatlingburg for a weekend of ice skating, snow tubing, skiing and more fun. We got in around 1am, handed out keys More »

Wild, Wild West Trip 2013::Fort Worth, TX {Day 5}

Wednesday was a day of just hanging out and visiting. We started the day off with a trip to Denny’s for breakfast with my Granny. Then, we went back to her house More »

Cub Scout Pack 29 Survivor

Friday night was our annual Cub Scout Pack 29 Fall kickoff, Survivor style! Fun is always had by all. Read more… Teenager found this spider before the games began. We joked that More »


10 Things You Should Know about ALS

I know y’all have all seen the ALS Bucket Challenge. Many of you probably participated in it and I’m so grateful. I’m grateful that something so silly as dumping ice water on your head is what leads to the awareness of one of the most horrible diseases out there. I am thankful for so many people giving money. Can you believe as of yesterday $41.8 Million has been raised? That is something to be thankful for. I’m hopeful that this will get researchers closer to a cure.

Peach Salsa

Peach Salsa by Magnolia Mom

Peach season is dawning its near, so I decided to finally give Peach Salsa a try. I was pleasantly surprised how good this was. I will definitely be making this again next summer!

Servings: 3-4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 0 minutes

Kent-ography::Week 23


Kent-ography is a weekly tribute to my Dad, who lost his battle with ALS in December 2013. I wanted to feature some of his awesome photography, or as I like to call it “pics my Dad took.”

Kent-ography #23

Blogging Binder Pages {#1}


I recently put together a blog notebook just to help me keep things straight and organized. I used to use a spiral notebook where I had my schedules and notes, but it just became a jumbled mess. I needed more organization. I thought I’d share the first 3 pages from my notebook with you today.

Breaded Chicken with Garlic Butter Sauce

Breaded Chicken With Garlic Butter Sauce

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Breaded Chicken:
4 chicken breasts
1 egg
1/2 cup of milk
1 tsp. Tabasco sauce
1 tbs. garlic powder
1 tsp. pepper
1/4 cup season all
2 cups of canola oil

Zoo Atlanta {Staycation 2014}

Zoo Atlanta

Another item on our to do list in Atlanta was the zoo. We’ve never been to Zoo Atlanta, well Rob has, but it’s been years ago. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Here’s some highlights from our afternoon there.

Mammals at Zoo Atlanta

The zoo covers 40+ acres of which most of it is has nice shaded areas with lots of trees. I enjoyed the fact that many of the exhibits could be viewed from several different angles. That’s always important when you’re trying to find where some of the animals may be hiding.

Sweet & Sour Pork

Sweet And Sour Pork (by Magnolia Mom)

Although, I’m not a huge fan of sweet and sour entrés at Chinese restaurants usually, this one caught my attention while I was looking for new recipes the other day. I wanted to give it a try, because it’s very different from my normal meals.

I’m not always a fan of pre-made sauces, but I wanted something easy that didn’t need a ton of different ingredients just for the sauce. I was happy with the way it turned out.

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Weekly Menu {August 18-22, 2014}

Magnolia Mom's Weekly Meal Plan

Well, we survived the first week back to school and I’m super pumped about that! I’ve got another great menu set for this week.

Monday: Crockpot Chili with Cornbread Waffles

Chili with Cornbread Waffle

Tuesday: Garlic Parmesan Chicken with Rice Pilaf

Garlic Parmesan Chicken

Wednesday: Sausage and Rice Stuffed Peppers

Sausage and Rice Stuffed Peppers

Thursday: Teriyaki Marinated Pork with mac & cheese and baked beans

Teriyaki Marinade

Friday: Italian Meatball Burger

Italian Meatball Burger

With it being back to school time, I always think back to the days of PBJ sandwiches and lunch boxes. I’d love for you to try these peanut butter and jelly topped muffins. Great for breakfast, lunch, or a mid-day snack.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

iPhoneography {Week 32}

August 10-16, 2014

Italian Meatball Burger

Italian Meatball Burgers (by Magnolia Mom)

This is one of the best burgers I’ve ever had/made! This meatball burger is to die for. The basil, cheese, and sauce gives this burger so much flavor.

Servings: 4-5
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes