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3 Years, 11 Months, & 13 Days..

We brought Ares home August 19th, 2013 and had to say goodbye to him August 1st, 2017. We got to spend 3 years, 11 months, and 13 days with him. The time was way too short, but we have so many beautiful and hilarious memories. I could say it was by luck, but it wasn’t, […]

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chicken teriyaki pineapple bowls

Chicken Teriyaki Pineapple Bowl

    Print Chicken Teriyaki Pineapple Bowls About a year ago I saved a recipe video on Facebook for chicken teriyaki pineapple bowls. The recipe gave three ingredients to use but no details on measurements. I decided to wing it and see how it would taste. Although it tasted good I knew the dish could […]

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Jordyn’s 1st Swim Lessons

Happy Tuesday everyone! The youth center, on base, had a special for summer swim lessons this year. The lessons cost $25 per session. Each session is four weeks long with classes twice a week. We signed Jordyn up for the evening classes to be sure her Dad would be able to go with us most of the time. Although this was Jordyn’s first time taking official swim classes, by the second class, she looked like a natural. With only the help of floaties she was whizzing around the pool collecting toys, and taking “breaks” on the stairs.  (more…)

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Strawberry Iced Tea

Strawberry Iced Tea (Sugar Free!)

Print Strawberry Iced Tea There is something so special about an ice cold refreshing drink on a hot summer day. This exact idea is what inspired this Strawberry Iced Tea recipe. One of my favorite drinks in hot and cold weather is green tea. Green tea is perfect because it tastes delicious weather served hot […]

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Halo Top Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake

Halo Top Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake

  Print Halo Top Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake Today is officially the first day of Summer. For those of you looking for a delicious and non-guilty dessert to cool you off this summer, try out this easy and yummy Halo Top Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake. I’ve recently discovered how much I enjoy Halo Top ice cream. […]

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Father's Day Ideas

3 D.I.Y. Father’s Day Ideas for Kids

Father’s Day is this upcoming Sunday, June 18th, and most of us have procrastinated on buying a gift. For those of us who have little children we can still get away with the cute, handmade gifts, for Dad. My husband loves getting handmade gifts from our daughter, who actually turns three years old on, Father’s […]

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June Netflix/TV Shows

June Netflix/TV Show Season Premieres

*WARNING* Previous season spoiler alerts! Today is June 9th, 201,7 otherwise known as the, “Orange is the New Black” season 5 premiere on Netflix, day. The way last season ended left all of us feeling quite heartbroken with the senseless loss of Poussey. However, what is a great show without a roller coaster of emotions? […]

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Mexican Quinoa

(Meal Prep): Mexican Quinoa

Print Mexican Quinoa For those of you searching for delicious clean eating recipes this Mexican Quinoa is the recipe for you! I’ve been meal prepping consistently for about a year and a half. Over time I have learned how to create my own clean eating meal prep recipes for taste and variety. This recipe was inspired […]

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Spring Flower Decor

Spring Flower Decor

Spring may have officially began two months ago, but it has only felt like Spring the last two weeks. Living in Montana means our warmer seasons, Spring and Summer, start weeks after everyone else. When I first moved here it took a while to adjust to the crazy weather. After living here for over five years, I have started a seasonal routine, to get myself ready for the new season. One of my favorite ways to prepare for new seasons is to do a seasonally themed D.I.Y. project. This year I decided to do Spring Flower Decor centerpiece D.I.Y.s for a pop of color in my home. (more…)

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Special Olympics Montana: Spring Games 2017

The Special Olympics Montana Spring Games 2017 took place this past week on the University of Montana campus, in Missoula, MT. This is the first year I was able to go to the event with my team. Even though I have been coaching track and field for a few years I always had a scheduling conflict. This was also my first year coaching the adults (Purple Hornets) track and field team. We had such a great but exhausting time because we went non-stop for four days. Jordyn accompanied me for this trip too which quadrupled my level of tired. Ha! We took a charter bus to Missoula, MT for the games. It was Jordyn’s first time on a bus trip and she loved it. Between seeing the animals outside and movies playing on the bus, she loved every second.

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