A New Edition to the Family

Guess what!?!? Our family has grown by four paws! As an early birthday present, Charles and I adopted a kitten this past weekend. On Wednesday night, Charles and I made an appointment to visit with some kitties at a local shelter. We spent an hour at the shelter visiting with kitties. About a half hourContinue reading “A New Edition to the Family”

Deep Fried Oreos Recipe

Okay, so I had no idea deep fried Oreos were even an option, until my mom mentioned something about carnival food. When she mentioned deep fried Oreos, I immediately searched the internet for different recipes. After pulling various ingredients and tips from different recipes, I think I was able to come up with the perfectContinue reading “Deep Fried Oreos Recipe”

My Summer 2020 Bucket List Update

1. Write and post 200 blog posts… I have about 169 so far. 2. Finish first draft of my memoir. 3. Crochet a large blanket. ✔️ 4. Grow my plants and produce fruits, veggies and spices. (I have chives!) ✔️ 5. Visit the lake shore…. at least once. 6. Apply and receive my Family LifeContinue reading “My Summer 2020 Bucket List Update”

20 Things to Accomplish Before I Turn 30

As many of you know, I am super big on goal setting. I love setting goals for myself, and doing my best in trying to reach them. Recently, I was looking on Pinterest to see if I could find some inspiration of what to write, and this topic came up. I am always setting summerContinue reading “20 Things to Accomplish Before I Turn 30”

Homemade Stir-Fry Recipe

Homemade stir-fry is one of my favorite meals to make, because it’s so easy. Like many of the recipes I have shared, part of what makes it easy is that you can generally use vegetables and spices you already have at home. Ingredients Olive Oil (4 tablespoons) Brown Sugar (1/3 Cup) Thai or Asian NoodlesContinue reading “Homemade Stir-Fry Recipe”

Kid’s Corner: File Folder Matching Game

Are you a teacher, mom, sibling, friend, aunt or grandparent? Are you in need of some fun activity ideas with the kids? Then look no further, because I am here to help. As a teacher I am constantly browsing Pinterest, bouncing ideas off other teachers, and brain storming different things to do with my kids.Continue reading “Kid’s Corner: File Folder Matching Game”

My Top 9 Favorite Home Decor Items

If you know me, you know I love home decor. The following are my top 9 home decor pieces. 1. My Large Cross – This was a wedding gift and it has always hung in our living room no matter where we’ve lived. 2. My Sloth sign – This was a gift from a friend.Continue reading “My Top 9 Favorite Home Decor Items”

My Summer 2020 Bucket List

It’s almost Summertime! And that means it is time to set some goals and create my summer bucket list. So, here we go. My Summer 2020 Bucket List 1. Write and post 200 blog posts… I have about 140 so far. 2. Finish first draft of my memoir. 3. Crochet a large blanket. 4. GrowContinue reading “My Summer 2020 Bucket List”

Missing You A lot These Days…

May 13th, 2020. Three days after Mother’s Day. This day had never been so important to me, until I found I was pregnant for a second time. Looking at that second line on a pregnancy test on a late September evening, I thought “This is it. This is my rainbow baby. Thank you Jesus” MyContinue reading “Missing You A lot These Days…”

Go Back to School and Get a Bachelor’s Degree… ✔️

Guess what!?!?… I finally did it! I graduated college and received my Bachelor’s degree! I now hold an Associate’s degree in General Studies, an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Development. It has taken me 7 years total to complete my college journey. I spent 3 yearsContinue reading “Go Back to School and Get a Bachelor’s Degree… ✔️”

My Dining Room Reveal!

Hello Friends! Last weekend, I did something pretty cool. My husband and I bought a new dining room table from Walmart. It took us most of Sunday to put it together, but we finally did it! I’m super excited for you to see my dining room! One of the first things we did after puttingContinue reading “My Dining Room Reveal!”

My Living Room Reveal!

My living room is probably my favorite place in the apartment, at the moment. I absolutely love the layout, the sliding glass door, the natural lighting, and the fireplace! It has been so much fun to be able to decorate this part of our home, as I have been able to add some new decor!Continue reading “My Living Room Reveal!”

It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

It’s okay to not be okay… and today I am not okay. A year ago today I was happy. I went to a doctor appointment that I thought would leave me joyous and thankful. Instead it left me with every emotion imaginable, and this is when my grief first began. I was 11 weeks pregnant.Continue reading “It’s Okay To Not Be Okay”

New Possibilities

No, this is not a pregnancy announcement or a trying to conceive announcement. This isn’t an announcement at all, but rather a vision for new opportunities. I love having friends and family who know me. I love having these people in my life who take the time to listen and care for my needs andContinue reading “New Possibilities”