I am a thirty-something, married to my Knight in Shining Armor. He makes me laugh and loves me deeply, as evidenced by his putting up with my idiosyncrasies for nearly ten years now.  He is my one and only, my heart, my other self.

Our sweet children are six-year-old son, Jet, who loves to read and be The Best Big Brother Ever to our two-year-old daughter, Songbird.  Being a mommy is everything I hoped it would be, so many things I never expected, and everything in between.

We are Texans, transplanted to New Jersey at the kind invitation of the Army, for whom Knight is a soldier.   He has an IT degree, but felt the calling to the military a few years ago.  It’s been a wonderful adventure for our whole family!

I work full time as a receptionist, though I am a high school science teacher by trade and at heart.  I love to read – it’s my favorite escape!  I also enjoy cooking and trying out new recipes.  My scientific brewing of daily coffee provides the necessary, non-negotiable jump-start.

Mostly, the blog is hitormiss.  It’s something I consider therapeutic for me, and…  well… it’s fun to talk about me!!


4 responses to “About

  1. MMM

    where are you?!?!?!

  2. Hello! I just wanted to drop by and say ‘thanks’! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment on Antique Mommy’s blog last week that was about advice for new moms. I’ve printed out all of the comments and am saving them to read over and over again! 🙂 I was greatly encouraged by that post. I really appreciated reading your advice about talking to the baby and mentally walking away from the feeling of needing to defend myself…that one will be a challenge! Thanks again!

    By the way, we are in the same neck of the woods!

  3. Anna

    Hi there!

    I saw your posting on a Slow Cook for a Year website and was wondering if I could get your Pina Colada Cake recipe…??? There is where I found you originally…

    That cake you described sounds amazing, and I am looking for recipes that use my bottle of Pina Colada mix – I don’t really like Pina Colada drinks. However I am not having much success…

    So I am hoping that you may be able and willing to share???

    Here is the only other good Pina Colada Mix recipe that I found…
    it’s for Red Lobster’s Coconut Shrimp


    • Hi Anna!

      Here’s the Pina Colada Cake recipe:

      1/4 cup vegetable oil
      1 box white cake mix (I buy the pudding-in-the mix kind)
      1 1/2 cup water
      2 eggs
      7 oz sweetened, flake coconut, divided
      1 can cream of coconut
      1 medium tub of Cool Whip

      Pour 1/4 c oil into 9×13 cake pan. In a bowl, mix cake mix, water, eggs, and most (about 5 oz) of the coconut. Mix well and pour over oil. Bake 30-35 min at 350.

      Poke holes in hot cake and pour cream of coconut over it. Refrigerate.

      When cold, frost with Cool Whip and sprinkle with remaining coconut. Keep chilled.

      You’ll love it!!!!

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