Laurel

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Laurel has lived in Idaho for the majority of her life, born and raised in Teton Valley. She lived in Utah for 5 years, and found it to be a good experience but being near family is more important. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for 32 years. Spent too many years searching for answers to infertility. She is a proud adoptive momma to only girl who just turned 18. Working mom, and network marketing mom, photographer, savvy shopper, gardener and working on her healthy journey. She lives in the country with dogs, cats, chickens, and cows.

Pork Roast 2 Ways

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Below are 2 simple roast “recipes” for you, I’m sure most of you know them, so pick one and try it or better yet, try them both!   Mississippi Pot Roast Roast Packet of ranch Pepperchinis...

Winter In

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I save 1 week of vacation each year so I can take off between Christmas and New Years. That is my own winter break! It's also the time I enjoy my tree (and all...
Bibliophile Diaries Blurb: What are you reading?

Bibliophile Diaries: Volume 2

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A brief collection of what East Idaho Moms are reading: The good, the bad, the make-you-think books, and the ones that sometimes don’t get finished. Volume 2. Do you ever start a book and think ‘please,...
Bibliophile Diaries Blurb: What are you reading?

Bibliophile Diaries: August Edition

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A brief collection of what East Idaho Moms are reading: The good, the bad, and the make-you-think books. August Edition. Summer reading for me (Laurel) is generally more “light” reading—books that I can simply enjoy...

EIM Explores: Shoshone Ice Caves

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When my daughter was with the high school mountain bike team and had a race in Twin Falls, we made an unexpected pit stop at the Shoshone Ice Caves and journeyed into the unknown....

Finding Yourself in Motherhood

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Becoming a mom literally changes your life forever and is both wonderfully amazing and challenging. Motherhood is all-consuming—especially those first years—and it is easy for you, as an individual, to get lost. As moms, we...

A Bowl of Jelly Beans

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I'm sure you have heard the old adage that all relationships should be viewed as a bank account: you have to keep depositing into them to keep them healthy. I like to look at relationships...
A small twirl of spaghetti with a meatball on top.

My Mother’s Spaghetti :: Faster Isn’t Always Better

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My mother used to make the best spaghetti and meatballs around. She immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1956 when she was in her early 20s. She came alone but had a...

Coworker Gift Ideas

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Picking out Christmas gifts for my coworkers is one of my favorite holiday to-dos. Most of the time I get everyone the same thing, and I try to purchase something useful that doesn't empty...

Tex Mex Chicken | Recipe First, Useless Chatter After

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Kraft Food & Family Tex Mex Slow Cooker Chicken Note: This meal can be made as a filling for tortillas, over rice, or as a soup with chips Ingredients 1 ½ lb boneless chicken, cut into bite-size...