Favorite Fiction 2016


Today I want to share with you my favorite fiction books that I've read this year. Can you believe the year is almost over? To say it flew by is an understatement! I've compiled my 7 favorite stories- they didn't all come out this year, but I read them all over the past 10 months. I finished one of them only yesterday! And guess what? It was my … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice Brie Bites


It's Fall- which means it's my goal to consume as much pumpkin goodness as I can before the Winter Holidays hit. I'm always on the lookout for tasty, easy treats I can throw together when we have guests over- and this one hit the jackpot! I've made the classic brie bites before with brie and apricot preserves on many an occasion- but replace the … [Read more...]

Everything is Possible


I had the opportunity last month to read Jen Bricker's book, Everything is Possible, detailing her life's story and the struggles she has overcome. Jen is no ordinary lady- born without legs and abandoned at birth, she has lead an amazing life that sometimes seems surreal. Her beautiful outlook on everything that has happened to her and her … [Read more...]

A Less Toxic Manicure


    I hardly ever get manicures anymore. Besides the expense, my uber sensitive skin can't handle the cocktail of chemicals hiding in the soaps, lotions, and polishes. By the time my nails are painted, my skin is red and irritated and my hands are peeling. My nails might look amazing, but in the end it's just not worth the pain (and … [Read more...]

Last a Little Longer


I used to dread the afternoon naps when my son would only fall asleep in my arms. His weight slowly numbing my extremities. Unable to move, I was reserved to the couch for over an hour, every single day. I could see the dishes piled high over the edges of the sink. Smell the garbage that needed emptied. My eyes rolled into the back of my head as my … [Read more...]

Fall Bucket List


I'm trying to be a little more laid back this year- and not overschedule every little thing that we do. But, I do have a few fun things I like to do in the Fall as a family. So today, I'm going to share our simple, short and sweet Fall Bucket List.   I know most people go trick-or-treating, but my 4 year old has actually never been- … [Read more...]

Fall Beauty Faves


A new season is upon us- finally! Fall is here, and with the pumpkin flavored everything, the cooler weather, and the adorning of boots and scarves, also comes in a whole new crop of beauty favorites. Today I want to share with you some products I've been loving. They aren't necessarily Fall specific- but just a collection of my current … [Read more...]

Summer to Fall Fashion


Let's be honest. I love shopping and I love clothes. But, as a stay-at-home Mom my clothing budget is not huge. I buy almost everything on sale, and I'm totally okay with that because I get a little thrill out of a good deal. As a one income family, I like to be able to stretch my budget any way I can. So, today I am going to share with you a few … [Read more...]

Green Haircare Routine


  I want to start out by saying this post is in no way sponsored by any of these companies. These products were all purchased with my own money, and each of them are a part of my hair care routine, depending on how I am fixing my hair that particular day. I've had a few people ask what my favorite hair products are- and that's hard for … [Read more...]

Twilight Prayers


Sometimes I suddenly wake up in the middle of the night. Wide awake. I stare out my window at the fading stars and wonder if there's a reason. Occasionally, someone's name will be on the tip of my tongue, as if placed there on the edge of an unfinished dream. It could be a good friend or a person I haven't heard from in years. But, I often … [Read more...]