I feel so scattered lately!  Please forgive me for being away so much lately!   

The longer I am pulled away from this blog, the harder I am finding it to sit down and write something meaningful.  I don’t know why, but nothing feels right lately.  There is so much on my mind and so much to say, but I just draw a blank when I sit down to type.  I have numerous draft posts started and somehow can’t finish them…..basically scrapping them all!  It’s not like I haven’t been doing anything!  I have many recipes and projects to share, just can’t get my act together.

So much has happened this past quarter (I am a bean counter and everything is done in quarters!!), yet nothing has happened at all.  My oldest has graduated from high school and is about ready to leave for college!  We added a new addition to our household at the start of the summer!  We have gone on a short vacation with an amazing family!  I have started and finished a number of household projects!  Others I have started… waiting to be finished.  Yet when I sit down in front of the computer, I draw a blank on putting my thoughts and emotions onto ‘paper’.

All of this self-indulging talk today is for me to admit….it’s not you, it’s me!   I know…..I know… sounds like a line from relationship breaking up!   I swear it is not! I have received some amazing emails from all of you, either asking for help on a certain project, or just asking when I will be posting anything new!  Keep them coming….I love emails, answering your questions, and helping you out!  I promise this long distance relationship has been a drag for me, and I can’t wait to get my act together and get back at it. I miss all of you!!   Until then, I am doing my best each day and trying to forget about the word balance because sometimes it just doesn’t exist.  You totally agree with me, don’t ya??

I will talk to you all soon, but in the meantime….take care, and if you have any questions or comments, give me a shout out or email me.  It might take a couple of days, but I do answer EVERYTHING!


Some old posts to tide you over:
Curvy Carrot Juice
Cinnamon Roll Aebleskiver
Strawberry Mango Salad
Fun ‘Fetti’ Ice Cream Pizza
Spinach and Kale Cubes
Black n’ Bleu Burger with Bleu Cheese Schmeer

Buckle up for this Sweet Ride “bitty bite” Oreo Cupcakes

Oreo Cupcakes

You can all blame PT’s 6th period class for the creation of Buckle up for this Sweet Ride “bitty bite” Oreo Cupcakes!  Definitely Wicked Weekend worthy!!! What a name?  Why not just call it mini oreo cupcakes?  Come on….you know … Continue reading

Join me @ One Artsy Mama for my very first Guest Post!!

Hi Everyone!

I am so excited to be over at One Artsy Mama today!   My very first Guest Post Gig!   Can you believe it???  Amy is hosting some of us for her New Kids on the Block Series, and I am so honored to be sharing space with some really cool ladies.  Come on over and say hello….I am sharing a quick and easy ‘how to’ project.  Who knew your pantry  could be so useful in decorating your house!!!

      Many blessings,    Shaunna

Melancholy over Senior Year~but at least I get to experience it!

Brandon is a senior a today~there is no getting around it! I have been avoiding the topic like the plague, pretending that my world will not be changing in less than a year. Many of you know that I have … Continue reading

Homemade Madagascar Vanilla Extract {using Vodka}

Homemade Vanilla Extract

Homemade Madagascar Vanilla Extract….using Vodka?  Did I just say I used alcohol to make my very own vanilla?  I am still shaking my head thinking about it.  Why didn’t I think about this before?    After going thru many….many bottles of vanilla, some … Continue reading

Tempting Thyme {Turning an old Mirror into a Chalkboard}


{Turning an old Mirror into a Chalkboard} I did it again….was totally sucked into blogland!  Why do I allow this to happen….. all… of… the… time?    Sigh!! I love, love all of the creativity at our fingertips!  It totally sucks … Continue reading

White and Black Bean Salad!

 In a short 7 weeks summer will be upon us…..and I am not ready!  As much as I love to bake, I think it’s time to focus on lighter dishes for a while.  Still coming to grips with my decision!    … Continue reading

Spaghetti and Garlic Bread Calzone

Don’t judge a book by its cover! How many times have we heard this? I try to tell my kids to give everything and everyone a second chance, that the world is not totally black and white!  Many shades of … Continue reading