December Meal Planning

Hi all!  I hope that you enjoyed a good holiday and hopefully, you got a break (even for a day). There’s a few days left until December 1 and that means one thing in my household. It’s meal planning time. In my house, we get paid once per month and I have tried a variety…

Cooking on the Road (even GF meals)!

October has been an incredibly busy month! I had a consulting job in California, so I headed out there (without my family). Then, I spoke at a conference in New Orleans and I took my family with me. We left at 4am and drove for over 10 hours. The kids were great and my spouse…

A Fall Grits Morning

Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases listed in this post. It’s a crisp, cool fall Saturday in North Carolina and that means one thing in our family: Time for grits! We can make grits year round, but there’s something about eating a warm bowl of grits in the fall that makes…

Egg Muffins-Gluten-Free

I had to share this recipe with everyone because it is an easy breakfast to make that everyone will enjoy. We wake up early in my house.  Because the kids head to school around 7:25 (that car pool line is looooooonnnggg), I am always looking for quick ready to make breakfast meals for everyone.  Egg…

DIY Beeswax Wraps

Disclaimer:  As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases highlighted in this post. In an effort to use less plastic in my household, I began using beeswax wraps.  So far, my family loves them.  However, since I use beeswax for candle and product making, I wanted to try and make the wraps myself. Beeswax…

Why Beeswax?

At RoK Handmade, we create beeswax candles, as well as beeswax and soy blend candles.  While I enjoy a good soy candle (and I have soy candle companies that I love), I am just too devoted to beeswax.  When I am asked why I have chosen to make beeswax, or mostly beeswax, candles, people are…

Lazy Cookies-Kid Friendly

Yesterday, I worked a craft fair from 9am-4pm. It reached a high of 94 degrees. Needless to say, I was absolutely exhausted when I got home. My family pampered and I got some great sleep, but the last thing that I wanted to do today was cook hour long meals and snacks. I stumbled upon…

Balancing a Busy Week

Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases, such as items highlighted in this post. Last week was extremely busy for me, partly on purpose. My family and I are heading on vacation next week, so I tried to cram as many duties into last week as I could. My goal for each…

Once A Month Grocery Shopping

Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases, such as items highlighted in this post. So it’s that time and I honestly get excited about it.  In our household (family of 4 and a pet), we get paid once per month, which means that we have to be pretty tight with our budget….