Black Forest Cake Trifle

Mmmm. One of my favorite cakes turned into a decadent trifle!!


The Best Pulled Pork Ever: Beer n’ BBQ!

I don’t like pulled pork sandwiches unless I make them myself, apparently. These were delish!!


Two Ingredient Giant Turtles Cinnamon Bun

Mmmm mmmmm mmmm… I love Turtles!


Vegetable & Cheese Tortellini Casserole

Ohhh I really might be making more tortellini baked casseroles in the future! So yummy!


Curried Cauliflower and Carrots

Curried Cauliflower and Carrots, a perfect and easy lunch!


Peanut Butter & Jelly French Toast

Peanut Butter & Jelly French Toast should have been gross. It wasn’t. It was AMAZEBALLS.


Three Ingredient Cheater Chocolate Eclairs

These Three Ingredient Cheater Chocolate Eclairs make me giggle. Holy fun junk food Batman!


Campfire Grilled Loaded Baked Potatoes

Campfire Grilled Loaded Potatoes, my favorite tin foil dinner of the summer!


Roasted Beet & Goat Cheese Salad

Ah, beets. This Ukrainian girl’s true vegetable love.



Starbucks in the Fiddler, Fifer And Practical Cafe, California Adventureland

Thank the Lord above for Starbucks in both Disney parks!!!!


Hotel Room Walk-through : The MGM Grand, Las Vegas

Our quick stay at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. I’d definitely return!


My Favorite Place in Disneyland Was Court des Anges

I’m rather sad that my favorite place is Disneyland is gone now.



Dinner at The Fairmont MacDonald Harvest Room, Edmonton Alberta

Dinner at our favorite hotel in Edmonton, The Fairmont MacDonald!


My Reasons For Homeschooling: Travel, Bullying and Finding Peace

Why we are homschooling this year. Sigh. It’s not all happy.


Homeschooling: Day One.

We survived. That’s really all that matters at this point. To be honest, this is NOT the week to be doing any real in-depth analysis of homeschooling, in any way, shape or form. Mike and I are leaving for two weeks this Friday and have been going non-stop from dusk till dawn getting the house

The Wild


Two Ingredient Giant Turtles Cinnamon Bun

Mmmm mmmmm mmmm… I love Turtles!


Magpie’s Garden 2014 – Holly Homesteader. Chickenbees. And The End.

My confession about how I’m never gonna be a Holly Homesteader. I’m sorry.


Summertime Fishing

Some summertime fishing pictures. I’ve been so lazy this year….

Favorite Things


A $50 Wise Decor Lettering Giveaway!

A $50 Wise Decor Lettering Giveaway!


The Grilling & Chilling Soapstone Company Giveaway!

I am in love with the grilling stones from The Grilling & Chilling Soapstone Company. Enter to win a fabulous prize package worth over $200!


Magpie’s Thank You Contest: Win one of (4) $50 Visa Gift Cards!

It’s THANK YOU TIME! I share my secrets on starting a food blog AND I’m giving away (4) $50 Visa Gift cards to say thank you!

Top Posts & Pages

Flapper Pie- The Lost Prairie Pie
Buttercream Icing Recipe - How to Make the Best Buttercream Icing
Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe: Thick N' Chewy
Canned Pickled Beets Recipe
How To Throw a Simple Minecraft Birthday Party
Mini Doughnut Waffles
How To: Cook Acorn Squash
Chocolate Buttercream Icing Recipe
How To: Make Cajun Seasoning
Lemon Buttercream Icing