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Bringing you inspiration for Carlton Landing living is the goal of this monthly blog space. We feature great recipes and things to do while sharing stories and happenings from our lakeside community, also known as "Our Happy Place!"

10 Reasons to Visit Carlton Landing

Carlton Landing is the perfect destination for residents from Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Arkansas or North Texas looking for a quiet getaway only a few hours from home.  Situated on the…

Carlton Landing Academy

The Carlton Landing Academy is a free, public charter school for grades pre-k to 8th grade. We are a project based learning environment with real world experiences in the classroom.…

Chicken and Dumplings

If I had an ultimate comfort food, chicken and dumplings would be high up on the list.  It’s warm, hearty, delicious and easy to make for a few people or…

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cookies

I couldn’t go through the month of October without sharing a favorite pumpkin recipe of ours. And we have a lot of those. I live for pumpkin season! My husband…

Exploring the World From Home

It’s probably safe to say most of our passports have remained tucked away, collecting dust over the last 6 months. Even domestic travel has probably not happened as often, if…

Blueberries for Sal and Blueberry Pecan Baked Oatmeal

As a little girl, one of my favorite books was “Blueberries for Sal” by Robert McCloskey. As an adult, this book is still so dear to me.  I read it…

DIY Charcuterie Boards

If someone asked me what my favorite food is, I would easily say a charcuterie board. I know it’s not a meal or a dish per say, but as someone…

Summertime Tomato Pie

One of our family’s favorite things about Carlton Landing is the community garden. Our boys love to grab their bikes and head over for exploration, vegetable picking and chicken watching.…

Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream Sandwiches

If I told you I had a recipe for something so delicious and satisfying that also happened to be gluten-free, dairy free, and vegan, would you believe me? These peanut…

Hot Dog Bar

Nothing says summer like eating a hot dog fresh off the grill.  As a kid, many a summer day was spent devouring a hot dog on a scorching day, dripping…

Frosted Sugar Cookie Slab

Today is National Sugar Cookie Day! You’re probably just as excited as I am. Okay, well maybe you’re not as thrilled as me or maybe you didn’t even know today…

Lemonade Stands and Strawberry Lemon Cookies

One of my favorite summer memories is having a lemonade stand. As a little girl, I wasn’t terribly entrepreneurial. In fact, I probably handed out more free lemonade to neighbors…

Texas Sheet Cake

Well, summer may not officially be here, but ask anyone in the south, summer is most definitely here.  From the hot temperatures, swarming mosquitos, ice cream trucks, and endless supplies…

Magic No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream

Ice cream. Just the thought of it makes my mouth drool and brings back a plethora of memories. For me, it’s slow summer days with my Grandma finished with a…

Olive Oil Carrot Cake

If you’re reading this in fairly current times, then you know we are all experiencing a global pandemic. While it’s easy to focus on the fear and panic, there’s also so…

20 Fun and Simple Things to Do When Stuck at Home

It’s not often we’re told to stay home, away from others. To many people, this is a piece of cake while some may feel a little lost, wondering what to…

Valentine’s Day Popcorn Mix

Valentine’s Day.  Whether you’re a fan of the day or not, I think we can all agree that it’s a great chance to celebrate those you are thankful for in…

Best Ever Granola

I love many things, but high up there is the smell of my favorite granola baking in the oven. The cinnamon and hint of maple syrup atop oats and a…

New Year’s Eve and White Almond Cake with Cranberry Almond Buttercream

How can it be that Christmas seemed so far away yet now it’s over just like that?  I personally think time moves faster during the holiday season, or at least…

A Heart of Gratitude and Mr. Bob

There’s something about this season that brings out the gratitude in all of us. We are caught up in the anticipation and excitement of what’s to come and find ourselves…