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What’s Been Cookin’…Healthy Lifestyle Changes

This post piggybacks on Liz’s last post a little bit. In October, I wrote a post about me being a little bit of an emotional mess when my husband was deployed and how caring for a toddler and newborn drained me.  It took until Nora was 16 weeks old for her to get out of her colic phase. When that happened I had all the praise hands! Anyways, I tried to give myself a lot of GRACE and just make it through. But when that … Continue Reading »


What’s Been Cookin’

To mix things up, over the last few weeks Angie and I have both been trying different methods of meal planning. Angie has been using Hello Fresh (which she’ll talk about) and thanks to a college friend and also my love for Jamie Ivey’s podcasts, I heard about a subscription prep-ahead meal plan called Prepdish. We both went two different meal planning routes but have thoughts so far with our adventures…. Today, its Prepdish. And I’m a fan! This meal planning subscription gives … Continue Reading »


Making Better Buying Choices

A couple of years ago my good friend Carla introduced me to an idea that has changed the way I make choices and view shopping. Basically, my shopping choices matter and there is a face behind every product I own. It’s crazy when you look at the shopping industry that way. I’m not saying I’ve changed over night, but I am really trying to make an effort and pay attention to things I buy. Knowing that ethical shopping tugs on my heart, Liz told me … Continue Reading »


Summer Reading

If you are looking for a good book this summer—I have one to recommend! Now just so you know, I’m not a book-reading fanatic. I have a hard time pounding through a book each week. But, I do really enjoy reading—and when I read a book, I want it to be really good. In the summer, I like to take a break from non-fiction books and read something “just for fun!” So with that, I can proudly say that I’ve finished my first novel— … Continue Reading »


May Favorites

·Black bean and corn quesadillas ⋅ AMAZING! 3 things you should know about this recipe—1) Its quick—there aren’t a million steps or lots of ingredients. 2) Its vegetarian—and if you’ve read some of my posts before, we like to eat this type of meal 1-2 times a week. (My husband thought this recipe actually had meat in it when he was eating it—its filling and tasty!) 3) Its cheap. Your most expensive ingredient is probably the $1 can of black beans or $1.50 … Continue Reading »