Well it’s the New Year, truly and fully! And the best way to start a new year, for me anyway is SNOW. It snowed for about 24 hours straight and we finally broke our weird low snow winter thing we had going on. My kids are thrilled!

Friday Frenzy NewCrock Pot Chicken Chowder

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Comfort food and warm soups are what we crave when the weather gets cooler.  Your mouth will water when you check out The Ramblings of an Aspiring Small Town Girl’s Fully Loaded Crock Pot Chicken Chowder Recipe. 

Crock Pot Chicken Chowder

And if you’re ready to kick off 2017 a little healthier with these Healthy Chickpea Peanut Butter Blondies.  Bet the kids won’t ever know whats inside.

chickpea peanut butter blondies


How many of your girls have American Girl Dolls?  Then you might be interested in this tutorial for a pretty Crochet Hat.