Bacon Wrapped Backstraps

Bacon Wrapped Backstraps (or: Crock-Pot Venison Bites)     Bacon? Venison? Crock-Pot?  Enough said. The first time I made these, I really wasn’t sure how they were going to turn out.  “Ummm … how about a little of this … maybe a little of that … alright, let’s see what happens!”.  That first bite though?…

It’s A Lifestyle

Without a doubt, hunting has made me a better person.  Better to others, better to myself. There are countless ways that hunting has affected me, but let’s be serious, you wouldn’t to sit here for hours and read all of that, right? There are, however, a few major takeaways that I wish I could share…

Cover Scent and Scent Control

Ever since my husband introduced me to hunting when we were dating, I have had a love-hate relationship with cover scent and scent control.  Does it really work? Why does this scent-free shampoo make my hair feel like straw? Do I really need to shower again before going out?   My approach to cover scent…

Toto? Is that you?

Holy cow, guys! We’re not in Kansas anymore! This year has been absolutely INSANE! I dropped off the radar for a while, but I promise I’m back! My husband made a career change (to his dream job!), we’re probably moving within the next few weeks (but we don’t know where yet! AHHHH!), I’ve changed positions…

The Darker Half of the Year.

I am so unbelievably excited for tomorrow.  Tomorrow marks one of my very favorite days of the year – the Autumnal Equinox.  The transition toward colder days, early nights, and a little more magic everywhere you look. Some people are all about Summertime, beaches, hot days, and long sun-lit evenings.  Not this girl! Give me…

Trail Cam Day!

Archery season is just around the corner! In our house, that means it’s time to put out the trail cameras and see what kind of wildlife we have in the area! We’ll check our cameras again in another two weeks or so – for now, here are some shots from our mountaintop explorations, while looking…

And just like that, Summer fell into Fall.

Decorating for Fall usually starts in August for me – I’m always about a month earlier than most people on these things! My reasoning? I like to get it all up, decorated, and finished so that I can enjoy it once the season is in full swing.  We spotted the first yellowing leaves of the…

Fall Reads!

Hey y’all! Gosh, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? Summertime always seems to be the craziest time of year for me.  It seems like there is barely an evening where my schedule isn’t jam-packed. I feel like I really haven’t had much time for leisurely things like sitting on the porch, sipping lemonade, and just…

Week in Review!

So it’s the first day of Spring, finally! And we’re currently huddled up inside while it snows outside.  Snow? What? Yep, you read that right.  So weird, Pennsylvania.  So weird. Regardless though, it’s been a great week! Here are some highlights!   Pioneer Woman Banana Bread! I love banana bread.  It’s one of my snacky-desserty…

Read Across America Day!

As many of the parents, nannies, and child care workers know … its National Read Across America day! In honor of that, I wanted to share a few of my favorite children’s books from when I was a kid! “I think I have this thing where everybody has to think I’m the greatest.And if they…

Life in Photos

Shots from the past few days. Flowers blooming + Birds flying + Antlers shedding Whats not to love?

Spring Fever!

The weather the past few days has been AMAZING.  Today we spent almost the entire day outside and it was glorious – shed hunting, hiking, lounging out on the porch.  I like winter … but maaaaan does it feel good to not have to bundle up when we leave the house! One of the best…