Recently in A Hen’s Nest

Why You Shouldn’t Compromise On High Speed Internet


When balancing your home budget, it’s tempting to consider high-speed Internet a luxurious personal expense. However, it’s actually too important to compromise on your Internet speed. Yes, you could hunt for bargain basement prices but you’ll end up with an infuriating slow connection. You have to stay connected to the web if you want to be part of … [Continue Reading...]

Chicken Noodle Soup with Fresh Homemade Egg Noodles


I wasn't planning on posting this chicken noodle soup recipe, hence the horrible quality cell phone photos!  Once the family tried it, though-- we decided it was probably one of the best soups I have ever made!  Which means I had to share it so I would remember just how I threw it together!  The deep golden broth is rich with seasonings, the … [Continue Reading...]

On Our Table

Recipe : Mini Meatloaf Muffin Cups

mini meatloaf cups

Sometimes, dinner pops up when you least expect it! Last week, I was busy getting my new computer all set up and before I knew it, everyone was asking what was for dinner! Dinner was "supposed" to be meatloaf, but I had forgotten to make the loaf and put it in the oven an hour earlier. So, Mini Meatloaf Muffin Cups were just right -- quick prep … [Read More...]

Berry Morning Breakfast Crisp Recipe! #YayOats

Berry Morning Breakfast Crisp

Since I was a little kid, oatmeal has been a common breakfast dish. I have always loved eating oatmeal in the countless ways it can be prepared. From my memory of Dad's stove-top cooked hot Quaker® oatmeal with cranberries to my favorite oatmeal raisin cookies, oatmeal has always been there to fuel and fill me up.  Sharing my love of oatmeal with … [Read More...]

Make a Quick Cream Cheese Apple Braid

cream cheese apple braid

The first month or so after Christmas usually ends up being pretty lean times around here. This year is no exception, even though we didn't go overboard with the gifts. That means I haven't been grocery shopping as much as I would like and the fridge is getting a little bit boring. To cheer us up, I tossed together a few odds and ends that were … [Read More...]

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Home & Garden

diy rustic wheel herb container garden project

DIY Rustic Wheel Herb Garden How-To #MiracleGroProject

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Gardening should be fun!  I love to garden but I have to admit … [Read More...]

my weekly menu board

DIY Photo Frame Menu Board with Fellowes Saturn2 95 Laminator

I know I have been saying it a LOT, but it is almost time for our kids to go back to school! Nine more days until the big day! We have been getting prepared by finishing up … [Read More...]

Family Moments

Dinosaur Park 1988 - Rapid City, South Dakota

Dad and The Giant Dinosaur :: Throw Back Thursday #tbt

I have wanted to participate in Throwback Thursday for a while now, but I always forget! Not today! I dug out some old photos and hope to remember to share one, if not weekly, … [Read More...]

recipe book from a mini photo album

Preserve Memories with a DIY Photo Album Recipe Book #CanonPIXMA

This is a sponsored conversation inspired by the Canon PIXMA MG7120. All thoughts and opinions are genuine and 100% my own. For more information on the new Canon Wireless … [Read More...]