Celebrating Local Black History

February is a time to reflect on the history and achievements of African Americans. This evening we had the opportunity to attend a Dalton-Whitfield NAACP sponsored Youth Night at The Emery Center.

The Emery Center, previously The Emery Street School was built twenty one years after the end of the Civil War in 1886, to address the educational needs of African American children in the Whitfield-Murray County area. The K-12 school closed its doors in 1968 when students were integrated into Dalton Public Schools and other local school systems.

During the event the boys enjoyed mingling with family and friends, pizza, crafts, games and Black History trivia. It was a light and educational evening and I would encourage everyone in the area to tour the historic site.

Tallen crafting @ The Emery Center


My Favorite Mommy’s from the 59th Grammy Awards

I love the glitz and glam of the Grammy’s. Here are some of my favorite celebrity Mommy’s who attended the 59th Annual Grammy Award show on Sunday, February 12, 2017.

Chrissy Tiegen

Jennifer Lopez

Heidi Klum


and of course, Beyonce!

Who are some of your favorite celebrity Mommy’s?

Photo Credit: Getty Images Nathan Congleton


Eleventh Hour Classroom Valentine’s Ideas

Of course I have waited to the eleventh hour to work on Tallen and Trace’s Valentine’s for their classroom. Time is always of the essence and I’m not too crafty. That’s why I love opting for anything that is DIY and printable.

This year I picked up microwave popcorn for Tallen and Crayola crayons for Trace, printed out printable tags, “Have A Poppin’ Valentine’s Day” and “You Color My World” and assembled their Valentine’s.

If you’re a procrastinator like me or need some last-minute inspiration, check out these adorable DIY Printable School Valentine’s from Popsugar.

My favorite one is number 17 – “I wheelie like you.” Which one do you like?



Need an easy breakfast recipe?

It is Super Bowl Sunday! I am pretty certain I’ll be cooking all day long, so I decided to share one of my go to breakfast items – pancake muffins.

Pancake muffins are a quick, simple treat for my guys. This morning I served them with yogurt, fruit and chocolate milk!



16 ounces of Aunt Jemima Original Pancake and Waffle Mix

12 ounces of water

Optional: I like to add a pinch of cinnamon and sugar. You could also add miniature chocolate chips or blueberries.



Mix the pancake mix and water and if desired add cinnamon, sugar, chocolate chips or blueberries.


Grease the bottom of a muffin pan with Crisco and add your pancake mix.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown.


Serve with Aunt Jemima Syrup, butter and/or powdered sugar.


Hosting a Super Bowl Party?

I am still pretty  bummed my Pittsburgh Steelers are not in the Super Bowl, but that won’t stop me from celebrating Super Bowl Sunday and of course, enjoying the commercials.

This step by step party checklist by Real Simple is a great guide to planning the perfect Super Bowl Party.

Super Bowl Party Checklist

Are you hosting Super Bowl Party this Sunday? What tips would you add?