Finding the Motivation to Stick With It

The alarm was beeping again, and again I was hitting the snooze. So many times this has happened in the last month, and even though I had the best of intentions in getting up earlier, getting my workout and quiet time in, even sneaking in some work when I’m uninterrupted, and yet I continued to […]

Recipe: Pumpkin Puree

Pumpkin Puree Serves: 1 Ingredients Whole pumpkin (or 2 small whole pumpkins) Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut the pumpkin in half, stem to base. If you have a large pumpkin like I did, you may want to cut the stem off and cut the base flat. This made it a little easier […]

Surviving the Holidays

The conversation with Mason began like this, “Thanksgiving is next week!” Mason stated with full confidence. “WHAT? No, it’s not!” I replied. Then I thought for a second, and realized that maybe I had lost a few days between kids being sick and the intensity of election week. “Check the calendar, babe. It’s next Thursday.” […]

Booklook Review: Play With Fire

I’m totally a stalker. ūüėČ I heard of Bianca Olthoff’s work with A21¬†Campaign through her sister Jasmine Star. Jasmine is an incredibly gifted photographer whose work I have been stalking for close to a decade now. When I heard that Bianca was writing this book I did a little research to see if it looked […]

Booklook Review: Uninvited

  Keeping all things real and transparent, I had a friend recommend this book to me before I selected it for review. She was still reading it, but spoke positively about what she had read, so that was all I needed to come grab Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst. Rejected. Lonely. Worthless. Less than. Empty. These […]

Recipe: “Superfood Side” Inspired Salad

We love to eat at Chick-fil-A, but I’m always struggling to fit in my green veggies when we go. I was thrilled when they debuted the “Superfood Side” which is basically a kale/broccoli salad. I knew that I could come up with something similar to enjoy at home, and this was our ¬†result! Super Food […]

Booklook Review: Unashamed by Christine Caine

Shame can be paralyzing. We each have our triggers, and actions¬†that happen in life or relationships, even the slightest of cues in a conversation that spark something inside of us that makes us want to run and hide. It drives us to hide, to run away, to retreat into our corners and closets and miss […]

Recipe: “Alice Springs Chicken”

We recently picked up some DELISH Zaycon Fresh Thick Cut Bacon, so in true style, we have been incorporating bacon into many recent meals. Here’s one that was a huge¬†hit for everyone!¬† Knock-off Outback Steakhouse “Alice Springs Chicken” Source: marlastanley.wordpress.com Course: Main Course Prep Time: 1 hr Cook Time: 25 min Total Time: 1 hr […]