Dry Chicken? Make Chicken Salad

I cooked again! I decided to keep it simple and make chicken and vegetables. Easy, right?  Well, I ended up overcooking the chicken and it was reeeallllly dry. We ate it that night, but my husband covered his in BBQ sauce, and since I can't eat BBQ, I just went with it. We were going… Continue reading Dry Chicken? Make Chicken Salad


Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms

Cooking isn't really my thing. If you want to know why then be sure to read up! Every now and again I get brave and try my hand at it again. Maybe I'm a glutton for punishment. Or I'm just stubborn. Sometimes I get *really* brave (when I cook, like, once a month) and I… Continue reading Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms


What I Wish People Knew

About 1% of the population stutters. Blake is among that percentage.  Stuttering is a disruption of the fluency of speech between neurons in the brain through blocks, or prolongation of certain sounds in speech. It affects every one who stutters differently, and sometimes is accompanied by secondary behaviors, such as ticks, or contortions of the… Continue reading What I Wish People Knew



If you're still on the hunt for the perfect Christmas or upcoming birthday gift, consider a personalized book! I've been on the hunt for a gift for my niece and I feel I hit the jackpot with Wonderbly! Some of you may have heard one book they're known for, The Little Boy (or Girl) Who… Continue reading Wonderbly


Rubber Wedding Rings {Qalo & Enso}

Rubber wedding rings are quickly gaining popularity, offering trendy option bands for couples.  Now they're available in a variety of colors and styles, with more being released all the time! They can be fun, sporty, and I love that they can show off your personal style. My husband and I have had ours for a… Continue reading Rubber Wedding Rings {Qalo & Enso}

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Motherhood poem-Mama You Told Me

I came across this poem while perusing my Facebook news feed. It really sums up all of the back and forth emotions and thoughts motherhood brings. I'm thankful for social media and for all the honest thoughts and blog posts I'm seeing lately that perfectly depict and showcase the rollercoaster that can sometimes be "parenting".… Continue reading Motherhood poem-Mama You Told Me

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Stitch Fix #4

It's heeeeere! Christmas in April! For this Fix I requested some shorts be included in my box since summer is quickly approaching, and because, thanks to my food allergies, I've lost a few pounds and my current shorts don't fit very well.   My favorite thing to do when I open the box is to… Continue reading Stitch Fix #4

3 year old · being a parent · Uncategorized


Shortly after Blake's 3rd birthday he began a slight stutter in his speech.  I knew that some of this was developmental. I brought it up to the pediatrician during a visit just to be sure and he said that kids go through stuttering around this age because their brains are working at a rapid rate… Continue reading Stuttering


Say What You Need to Say

Our lives are heavily influenced, positively and negatively, every day. The negative actions, interactions and consequences often are the ones we remember, think about, ponder, and have grief over the most. The problem is that in our narrow negativity, we rarely stop to think about all the moments we borrowed, gained inspiration, learned, laughed, or… Continue reading Say What You Need to Say

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Being Happy: A Life Less Stressed & More Meaningful

I don't make New Year's resolutions. I don't suppose for any particular reason other than I don't like to give myself time limits on accomplishments. This year I'm going to be more active. This year I'm going to save for my vacation. I'd prefer to make that goal when the moment arises, because I don't need… Continue reading Being Happy: A Life Less Stressed & More Meaningful