whole 30: a recap

whole 30: a recap

It’s been almost a month since I completed my Whole30. Needless to say, I’m already dying to go back on it, and you know what? That’s perfectly fine. I loved that I had rules to follow and very strict ones at that. I loved the meal planning, food prep,and really thinking about each meal. It made … Continue reading

baby J turns 2!

baby J turns 2!

Well, the day has come. It’s TODAY actually. Today is Baby J’s birthday. He’s two. I don’t even know where to begin except to say that I love this little stinker more than words could ever describe. He is such a light in our lives. He was such a surprise and quite literally the best … Continue reading

whole 30: day 1

I was supposed to start my Whole 30 on Monday, and I did. I spent Saturday evening grocery shopping, Sunday evening meal prepping, and then Monday came along and bam! I was able to follow Whole 30 for a whole day. I ate eggs with avocado and sweet potato for breakfast, brussels sprouts salad with … Continue reading

whole 30

whole 30

Since Lent began (and ended), I’ve really taken notice of just how addicted I am to sugar, carbs, grains, and the like. I didn’t even realize it until I cut it all out for all of a week. Yes, Lent is 40 days. I lasted all of a week. Maybe a little less. I’m not … Continue reading

finding balance

finding balance

I’ve kinda disappeared off the face of the planet again for the last several weeks and with good reason. I needed some ME TIME. What on earth is that, you ask? It’s time that this mama needed to take for herself and for her family. At the end of March, I went to Disneyland with … Continue reading

waiting…

A week ago today, my church held a Women’s Ministry event about waiting on God; waiting for Him to answer prayers, fulfill promises, bring us to a better place, etc. While the speaker was talking, I was certain that there was nothing in my life that I was waiting on God for. I was certain … Continue reading

new favorite recipes

new favorite recipes

In an attempt to eat healthier, I gave up processed sugar and grains for Lent. If I’m going to be perfectly honest, I’ve already failed. Miserably. Especially Sunday. Either way, I’m trying regardless and it’s ok if I fail. Two of my new favorite things are Acai Bowls and Nourish Bowls. They’re both packed with … Continue reading

the power of being nice

the power of being nice

Today was an interesting day. Actually, this afternoon in particular was pretty interesting. Why might you ask? Because I felt like God was leading me to do something, and I did it. This shouldn’t be something interesting and it shouldn’t be a surprise when I actually recognize what God wants me to do. But today, … Continue reading

frustration

There are some days where I am just SO frustrated, and seemingly for absolutely no reason whatsoever. Today was one of those. Although, today, it was for a reason. I substitute taught today in second grade. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE teaching, and the little ones are cute and all, but they’re pretty restless … Continue reading

samoa mini cheesecakes

samoa mini cheesecakes

For Valentine’s Day, Mr. Wonderful and I got to go on a date on the Saturday after Valentine’s (the 15th) and when the question came up of where to go, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria was on the list; but not because of their delicious pizza, but because of their Girl Scout Cookie inspired cheesecakes. Yes, Girl Scout … Continue reading