Reflections

Now Live: Haiku About Savoring the Moment

One day I was walking around in the grocery store, kids in tow. Minding my own business, presiding over the madness that is kids+shopping, when someone says to me..... "Enjoy these days. They go by so fast!" This is followed by a surge of emotion that I feel broadcast itself all over my face. A… Continue reading Now Live: Haiku About Savoring the Moment

Food

My Top 30 Go-To Supper Meals {what’s yours?}

Hey guys! How's it going?? Well we are over halfway through the week now. Aren't you glad? I am...sorta. I'm happy the weekend is approaching. However, I must admit that my supper game is starting to wane. I usually start out the week with an optimistic meal plan for the week...that doesn't always go according… Continue reading My Top 30 Go-To Supper Meals {what’s yours?}

Food, Lunch/Simple Meal

Hassle-Free Hobo Fish {Quick. Easy. Cheap. Any Day of the Week!}

A few summers ago I was introduced to the wonder that is hobo chicken. But wait...this recipe is about fish... Yes it is. But anything can be hobo, if you let it. Literally any meat. I've only tried chicken or fish. But as a child I remember my mother cooking a similar meal over the… Continue reading Hassle-Free Hobo Fish {Quick. Easy. Cheap. Any Day of the Week!}

Motherhood

10 Ways To Be Kind to Your {Postpartum} Self

  I am so happy I'm not pregnant right now. (These past 9 months haven't exactly been a cakewalk.) But with this truth comes reality... I am now postpartum. If you've been postpartum before, then you are familiar with that time of transition. Going from the joy and wonder of pregnancy and birth, to the… Continue reading 10 Ways To Be Kind to Your {Postpartum} Self

Food

Thoughts and tips on living gluten-free while pregnant

Yes that lady is meant to look disgusted by the fact that she is surrounded by wheat. I mean yeah wheat fields are pretty and all and kudos to all the farmers and the people who eat it. But I also mean... yuck. At one time, not long ago I loved wheat products. But my… Continue reading Thoughts and tips on living gluten-free while pregnant

Reflections

She Ran {a poem about the Proverbs 31 woman}

Hey long time no see guys! ๐Ÿฑ There is an element of mystery wrapped up within this post. Possibly unconsciously done...but definitely related to the fact that I have been binge watching Once Upon a Time. Most assuredly in an effort to drag I mean gracefully carry myself through the month of January. Anyone else?… Continue reading She Ran {a poem about the Proverbs 31 woman}

Reflections

When You Don’t Want to do Christmas Because You are Broken

  Behold, Christmas. The most magical of holidays is quickly, quickly, oh so quickly approaching. There are still things on my to-do list. Things that may or may not get done. At this point, I'm just weighing the amount of sanity and energy I posses against the amount of things to get done. *Glares into… Continue reading When You Don’t Want to do Christmas Because You are Broken

Books

5 Favorite Quotes About Fall {from Anne of Green Gables}

*Update: quote #5 has been added! It is the second quote listed. Sorry about that! Hello everyone & happy fall! Things have been a bit quiet here on the blog but I promise I have not forgotten about you guys โ˜บ And I definitly don't want to stop blogging. I've missed it so much. Everything… Continue reading 5 Favorite Quotes About Fall {from Anne of Green Gables}

Desserts, Food

Delish Baked Apple and Peach Crisp {a gluten-free take on a family favorite recipe}

Ready for some awesome baked goodness? Of course you are! It's nearly fall, summer is wrapping up and comfort food season is coming this way๐Ÿ˜‹ There's something about fall dessert. It's texture, flavor, warmth. Just gives you a warm and cozy feeling and puts you in your happy place. Right? Now growing up, there was… Continue reading Delish Baked Apple and Peach Crisp {a gluten-free take on a family favorite recipe}

Beverages, Food

Simple Fall “Smoothie” {gluten-free, dairy-free & made with butternut squash!}

I don't know about you, but I love butternut squash. Love it. Since I've started going gluten-free I've had to look for substitutions and replacements for the wheat products I can no longer have. So some nights I'll fix myself some butternut squash when everyone else is having noodles or stuffing or whatnot. I don't… Continue reading Simple Fall “Smoothie” {gluten-free, dairy-free & made with butternut squash!}

Food, Seasonal Food

A Saucy Summer {canning tomato sauce, salsa and a peek at my canning season}

Hello everyone and welcome to canning season! Haha I just felt like saying that since it feels like it's all I've been doing lately. ๐Ÿ˜ด I feel like I've been canning non-stop, but looking back at the dates on my jars I've just done a few things back to back with a week or so… Continue reading A Saucy Summer {canning tomato sauce, salsa and a peek at my canning season}

Reflections

It Will Not Be Taken Away {learning from the story of Mary & Martha}

(This post was written yesterday evening.) Earlier this afternoon, I found myself in an interesting situation. (Warning: bodily functions ahead!) I was in the middle of assisting my daughter off of the potty. And there it was. Poop. I'll spare you the details, but it was in places where it should not have been. Let's… Continue reading It Will Not Be Taken Away {learning from the story of Mary & Martha}

foraging, The Great Outdoors

Foraging for Blackberries & Elderberries {and what I made with them}

  Ah berries. One of summer's sweetest, yummiest and healthiest gifts. Berry picking in the summer always brings back wonderful memories for me. Did you pick berries in the summer as a child? If so, you probably remember the sweltering heat, berry stains on your fingers, pesky bugs and sneaking some fruit before it made… Continue reading Foraging for Blackberries & Elderberries {and what I made with them}

Reflections

Frugal vs. poor {a penny for your thoughts}

What does it mean to be frugal? And what does it mean to be poor?ย  Although I think about these words often, and define them in my head, I realize I've not yet shared this on the blog. In this post, I want to outline the definitions of the words "poor" and "frugal", just as… Continue reading Frugal vs. poor {a penny for your thoughts}

Food, Lunch/Simple Meal

Garlic Butter Shrimp with Quiona, Brown Rice and Garden Fresh Peas

Garlic butter makes everything better. It's a known fact. Well, you know. Savory dishes. Like pizza, and pasta. And shrimp. Of course shrimp. I made this delicious lunch yesterday and it was so wonderful that I had to share. It was the first time I had ever made this recipe. Ask any food blogger and… Continue reading Garlic Butter Shrimp with Quiona, Brown Rice and Garden Fresh Peas

Food, Snacks

Super Easy Peanut Butter, Oat & Cinnamon Cookies {no-bake, gluten-free, dairy-free and no refined sugar}

These cookies have taken me for a stroll down memory lane. You can relax though...no long stories (today that is haha). I remember eating these cookies when I was pregnant with my daughter (she's now 2). I needed a quick snack with some protein to get me through some of those rough days. (Pregnancy isn't… Continue reading Super Easy Peanut Butter, Oat & Cinnamon Cookies {no-bake, gluten-free, dairy-free and no refined sugar}

Books

Summer Reading Goals {what I’m reading right now}

Hey everyone! Summer. Sweet summer. When I think of summer I think of books. Oh yes. Books. Give me all the books. Let me go out and get more books. Let me sit in the a.c. and read all those books. Mountains of books! Ahem. Worked myself into a book frenzy. Anyways. I have this… Continue reading Summer Reading Goals {what I’m reading right now}

Beverages, Food

Easy Strawberry-Coconut-Chia Milkshake {dairy-free, gluten-free & paleo friendly}

Last night my family and I binged out on homemade popcorn. It was delicious, as always. But it left me feeling super-thirsty. So after I cleaned up the kitchen I made up a nice little milkshake. Everybody knows mundane chores go by way faster when you have a reward dangling at the end ๐Ÿ˜‰ So… Continue reading Easy Strawberry-Coconut-Chia Milkshake {dairy-free, gluten-free & paleo friendly}

Uncategorized

How to Manage Anxiety as a Parent {5 questions to ask yourself}

Hey guys! Today I have the awesome privilege of making my very first guest post. I'm so excited! Ruth, from the blog 1000 Ways To Be Fearless graciously invited me to do a guest post on her blog. I asked her if I could post on how anxiety affects parenting and she said yes! Yay!… Continue reading How to Manage Anxiety as a Parent {5 questions to ask yourself}

Gardening, The Great Outdoors

No Plans Like Garden Plans {companion planting and crop rotation}

Hello everyone ๐Ÿ˜„ I am so wonderfully excited that it is spring. Wonderfully isn't even a good enough adjective to describe how excited I am. I'm over the moon. I. love. gardening. so. much. I've not been as active on the blog lately and this is partly due to the fact that I've been spending… Continue reading No Plans Like Garden Plans {companion planting and crop rotation}