Getting the Blog Back Up and Running :)

12 years ago I started a blog called Raising Little Women where I shared recipes, book reviews, art projects, the daily happenings in our life and pictures, lots of pictures.  As the girls got older I didn’t share much of the going ons in the Tuck house. I just felt like they were not my stories to share anymore. And I didn’t want them to feel embarrassed by something I posted. But here we are a couple years later and I miss blogging, y’all lol so I’ll hop on here from time to time to share things going on with us, recipes, book reviews and product reviews. 







Instant Pot Potato Soup

Instant Pot Potato Soup
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  1. 8 - 10 potatoes, peeled and diced
  2. 1 onion diced
  3. 3 to 5 cups of water
  4. 4 chicken bouillon cubes
  5. 1/2 tsp. garlic, diced
  6. 1/3 cup butter
  7. 12 oz can evaporated milk
  1. Place potatoes, diced onion, water, bouillon cubes, butter and garlic in Instant Pot; stir.
  2. Cover, select Manual and adjust time to 20 minutes.
  3. Once finished turn valve to venting to release pressure.
  4. Add evaporated milk.
  5. Cover, set valve to sealing, select manual and set timer for 5 minutes.
  1. Serve with shredded cheese, bacon and green onions.

Finally February!

So, the past 2 months have basically sucked. Like bad. Between my back, sickness and hormonal issues I’ve pretty much been home since before Christmas. Part of the time on the couch and part of the time in bed. Today though (finally) I have felt somewhat back to normal. My normal anyway lol 

Needless to say, I am so far behind on my monthly and daily challenges. Instead of moving on to my next challenge I’m gonna redo The Minimalism Game in February. I was able to get rid of a lot of things early on and am excited to get rid of even more. 

I am so ready for warmer weather! We’ve had 2 really good snows so far this winter and they are calling for snow/ice this weekend (sigh) and from what I understand the groundhog saw his shadow today so we have 6 more weeks of winter. 

Just a little reminder to enjoy the every day. Even on those less than perfect days there is so much to be thankful for. 








Challenges :: Daily and Monthly

I want to share a couple challenges with y’all that I will be participating in this year. I’ll be posting about these throughout the year on social media as well as the blog. [i took a really long break from blogging and am hoping this will help me get back into the groove of it]

For the month of January I’ll be participating in The Minimalism Game. My neighbor shared this first challenge with me and I’m actually kind of excited about it!   See below for a brief description.

The minimalism game is a challenge that asks you to throw out an increasing number of things for a month. So, on the first day of the month, you get rid of one item. On the second day, you toss two more. On the third, another three – and so on. In a month with 30 days, you will end up getting rid of 465 things from your home!

Just when I think, I don’t have that much stuff, I look around and see a room full of crap! I’m thinking it will be easy to begin with and then it will get harder to find stuff  to get rid of later in the month. For me anyway. I like to keep stuff. 

Next up is Project 365 :: A picture a day throughout the year. I really want to complete this challenge this year. I have started so many times and always end up not finishing. In 2018 I want to capture life and capture joy with my camera. I also want to be in front of the camera more {gasp} and not just behind it.

Have you heard of the 1 second every day app? If not go check it out here
This is another challenge I really want to complete because how fun will it be at the end of the year to look back over your video. 

I set a goal to read 40 books this year. I have found several challenges but have not decided which one to go with yet. 

What challenges will you be joining in on this year?




2018 Word of Year :: Intentional

My one little word for the year 2018 is Intentional. 

Here are a few areas in my life I want to be more intentional about this year. As well as some goals/challenges I have set for myself. 

  • daily bible reading 
  • prayer journal 
  • relationship with David [more dates, spending more time with one another, praying for and encouraging David more]
  • relationship with the girls [praying for and encouraging the girls more, have more fun, spending more time with each individually]
  • my health 
  • more time with family and friends 
  • managing the house 
  • declutter  (more about this later) 
  • The Craft House (making and selling more items)
  • reading (will share soon)
  • blogging 
  • a picture a day 

To find out more about One Little Word click here

Happy New Year! Let’s make every day the best day in 2018!

Summer 2017

Our 2017 summer in bullet points & pictures 🙂 

The girls went into town and watched the Independence Day parade.
Days were spent by the pool. 
Emily and Audrey went to the Homeschool prom. It was pretty awesome. 
We took a family vacation to the beach late April early May.
We ate dinner at The Wahlburgers Restaurant at Myrtle Beach.
Audrey and I went to a Sam Hunt concert with a couple of her friends for her Bday. 
We also went to see Luke Bryan and Brett Eldridge. Pretty awesome concert. 
Emily graduated high school. How is that possible? 

Gingerbread Houses 2016

We are counting the days down to Christmas! This is probably about the 15th year I’ve had little fun things for the girls to do each day as we near Christmas. And today was Christmas Craft Day / Let’s make Gingerbread Houses. 

Even though the girls are much older now they still get excited turning each tag over to see what fun thing we have planned for the day. It is much harder though with their busy schedule but I want to take advantage of every opportunity to create fun and happy memories for them to look back on when they are older. And who knows, maybe we’ll still be doing this when they are in their twenties! 


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