Category: Life

This morning I did a very brave thing.  I stepped on the scale for the first time in. months.  It wasn’t pretty but it was completely expected, all joking aside, I gained a COVID-10 lbs.  I have been baking a lot, lounging a lot and not exercising so of course, this was bound to happen.  But now that summer is upon us I need to face the music, the fun and games are officially over, I need to get this weight off, now.  SO I braved the scale, now what? Weight loss and maintaining a healthy low body weight is

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The Easter bunny came and the kids were thrilled to hunt the eggs hidden around our house and play with all the goodies in their baskets! We ate cornmeal pancakes with berries on top, one of my absolute favorite recipes I will share this week!  We dragged our heels playing with new toys and eating chocolates, we went for a run/ bike ride.  We made a ham dinner and then some pretty awesome cupcakes.  They were from a box mix but actually could have been the best box mix cupcakes we have ever had so I will share that info

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Lately I think a lot of us are struggling.  It isn’t easy keeping the weight off being stuck at home, no access to the gym and a fridge full of food calling our names!  I myself have been feeling this so much which honestly seems so strange because sadly, quarantine life isn’t too different from my normal life.  I already avoid stores and order groceries every week as an attempt to not overspend and real talk, it works!  I am all about my home cooked meals so eating out is never on my mind.  The only social things we do

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With Valentines Day coming up I thought it would be fun to share some old pictures of us!  My husband and I have been together pretty. much our entire lives.  We’ve been married since we were twenty two and at the time it just seemed like a very natural thing for us to do.  We have been blessed with two kids, a girl and a boy who will be turning nine and four soon.  I am very thankful for our life together, even though telling people that we have been together for eighteen years as young as we are can

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I came across an old broken cubby wall organizer in our basement last week.  I wondered why we had stopped using it because it was so cute and the perfect size for our mugs.  I cleaned it, fixed it and hung it so proudly on our kitchen wall. I then filled it with every mug we have.  Our Mickey Mouse we collected on our honeymoon over eleven years ago, my blessed mug.  The new adorable elephant one I had stumbled across in a store last week.  We somehow perfectly had twelve mugs to fill each of the twelve cubbies. My

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The word I see every morning now because its displayed ever so largely across the front of my new favorite coffee mug.  Although the mug itself is pretty basic, the message is not.  Blessed is a feeling that many of us take for granted.  Feeling blessed, allowing yourself to feel blessed is a privilege.  I am choosing this privilege every time I sip from this mug and remind myself that I only get one shot at life.  every breath I take is a privilege I cannot take for granted anymore.

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