Sweet This Week

Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast

Years ago I would do a weekly post that I called, “Sweet This Week”.  It was just a wrap up of the week, with some photos, some personal stuff and other things around the web that I came across and wanted to share.  For whatever reason I quit doing those posts.  I think I felt […]

She Is Trying

She Is Trying

She is trying. Earlier this week a story popped up on Facebook about Broadway actor Kelvin Moon Loh, and his reaction to an incident involving a boy with autism who was in the audience during a performance of “The King And I”.  The story struck such a chord with me that I needed to put […]

Behind The Blog – Summertime


It’s been a busy summer.  While we haven’t gone on any vacations (a real bummer when you live in Phoenix where it’s eleven billion degrees by 7am), somehow it’s been go, go, go for the past few months.  The one place that hasn’t been terribly busy is the blog.  Right here!  While I’ve been sharing […]

March Wrap Up

March 2015 Love From The Oven

Where did March go?  I mean really.  It was January like 15 minutes ago.   Every month I mean to do a wrap up post, and then one month turns into three.  Whoops, best intentions! So here’s what we’ve been up to in March.  Let’s start with food! I have been on a major citrus kick.  […]

Fitbit Flex vs Samsung Gear Fit

Gear Fit Versus Fitbit

A few weeks ago I had shared a photo or two on Instagram about my Samsung Gear Fit and my Fitbit Flex, and found that a lot of people were really curious about which I liked best, how they compared and what my thoughts were on the two.  Today I’m sharing my thoughts on both, […]

A New Year And New Decisions


I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday.  We did, and I’m so sad to see the break come to an end.   We didn’t do all the things, see all the people or go all the places that I wanted to, but we hung out together, and we kind of did a little bit of […]

Saturday Stuff

Love From The Oven's Saturday Stuff

Whoa, you blink and it’s the middle of November?  Odd, because Halloween was totally like two days ago.   So let’s catch up with a little Saturday Stuff.  Recipes, cookies, big girl beds, National Adoption Month and holiday decorating! I’ve jumped into the holiday baking with both feet, it’s all peppermint, eggnog, cinnamon, gingerbread and still […]

Saturday Stuff

Saturday Stuff at Love From The Oven

Hello November! Hopefully everyone had a very happy Halloween.  We had so few trick or treaters last night.  I think maybe the doorbell rang six times.  Such a bummer, I love seeing the kids and costumes.   I guess it’s a good thing I gathered up a bunch of recipes to use up leftover Halloween candy, […]

Saturday Stuff

Halloween Recipes And Ideas

Happy Saturday!  It’s been a while since I’ve had a free flow chatty post, and you know what, I kind of miss them.  When I started blogging, long before Love From The Oven, back in the days of Xanga (anyone remember that?),  I used my blog as a journal, sharing stories, thoughts, feelings and any […]

Back To School – That’s My Kid

Back To School #thatsmykid

It’s that time again, back to school time!  It seems like our summer went by far too quickly, and now we must return to homework, backpacks, early mornings and tight schedules.  My daughters are eight years apart in school, so I have one in preschool and one in sixth grade.  In our district, sixth grade […]