April 19th, 2018 at 12:02pm I gave birth to a beautiful chubby cheeked, 7 lbs and 12 oz. baby girl. She showed up with a head full of hair and a side eye that can still kill to this day. (LOL) She’s also my snuggle bug. We have been snuggling and hugging since she came into this world. I’m still not sure how 365 days have gone by already, but here we are on April 19th, 2019. Happy 1st birthday, Riley!Read More
Happy Tuesday everyone! I have been meal prepping for about 3 years and have had multiple requests for healthy meal prep recipe ideas. Two weeks ago I joined a 5 week challenge by Flozell’s Fitness. (Click on the link to check her and her next challenge out!) In those two weeks I have lost over 11 lbs. (Yes, eleven pounds! I’m ecstatic) And there hasn’t been any magic to it. The only thing I have changed is what I eat, how often/much I eat, and working out in the process.Read More
Spring is finally in the air! The weather has finally started to match the season here in Montana. This means I’ve been cooking and serving up lighter recipes and dishes for the family. This is the second green vegetable recipe I have gotten my oldest daughter to enjoy eating. I had to trick her and tell her it tastes like broccoli, but it paid off because she loved it! This lemon garlic asparagus recipe pairs perfect with my Honey Garlic Salmon. To complete the meal make a pot of rice or light whipped mashed potatoes. I promise you will love it!Read More
How many of you or your children are on the natural hair journey? Taking care of natural hair can be a chore in itself, but it’s worth the work. My daughter started paying more attention to her hairstyles about a year ago. After I braided her hair she ran to the bathroom mirror to admire her hair and tell herself how beautiful she looks. This is when I decided to have a little more fun and switch her hairstyles up every week.
I post Jordyn’s new hairstyles on social media (Facebook and Instagram) on Mondays. The more styles I post the more people are interested in the hairstyles. On numerous occasions people have recreated the styles on their little ones and told me how much they love them. This is when I decided to keep track of her hairstyles to share with other parents for ideas.Read More
If you’re like myself and millions of other people around the world you are a fan of Starbucks. Well, at least one item on the Starbucks menu. I wouldn’t consider myself addicted like some people, but there is always one item on the menu drawing me in year round. Fall it’s the Pumpkin Spice latte or Frappuccino. Christmas season it’s the Cremé Brûlée latte or the Egg nog Frappuccino. Spring and summer it’s the Caramel Frappuccino. However, the one drink I love no matter the season is the Mango Drangonfruit Refresher. My sister got me hooked to it a little while back and it’s become one, of if not my absolutely favorite drink, on the Starbucks menu. It is for this reason I decided to create my own spin off of the Mango Dragonfruit Refresher. I used a few more tropical fruits and call it the Tropical Mango Refresher.Read More
Where are all of my salmon lovers? Go ahead, raise your hand nice and high because I definitely am! Salmon is a favorite in my household. We’re not picky people on how the salmon is cooked either. We love to eat it baked, pan-fried, in foil packets, etc. However, this honey garlic salmon is one of our favorites because of it serves as a dinner and meal prepped dish. Read More
Happy first week of March! Spring is right around the corner and I can’t wait. It was a high of -12 this past Saturday here in Montana. Yes, you read that correctly. The HIGH was a negative temperature. Yikes! Warmer weather may seem far away still but it’ll be here before we know it. I love when the seasons change and with the seasonal change comes some eating changes. The lighter fresher air makes me what to eat lighter fresher foods. One of my favorite snack foods is my sweet chili snap peas recipe. It’s easy to whip up, it tastes delicious, and it’s a guilt free snack.Read More
We are in the middle of award season and it’s been an exciting one so far. Every year I look forward to seeing my favorite celebrities dressed up in beautiful gowns and perfectly tailored suits. If I’m completely honest, I’ve hit that age where I only know about 15% of the people nominated or performing. Ha! With that said, what’s even more fun than the award show itself are the watch parties we get to participate in during the shows. What is an award show without being able to discuss the fashion and award winners in detail with our friends? Read More
Joy is defined as: “a feeling of great pleasure and happiness.” I realized the other day that food has been at the center of most joyful occasions for me. Whether it was during one of our family holiday parties, celebrating a birthday, or just a casual Friday evening, food remained a constant at all of it.
When I moved into my apartment in college I knew I enjoyed cooking, but it was quite far down on the priority list of college classes, work, and social life. Once I moved to Montana to be with my then boyfriend (now husband) I quickly realized how much I not only liked eating food, but how much I loved cooking it. Fast forward to present day and I look forward to creating my own delicious recipes week by week to share with all of you on my blog. I like to say “food is how I spread joy” in this world.Read More
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and one of my absolute favorite Valentine’s Day desserts are chocolate covered strawberries. Chocolate plus strawberry equals a match made in heaven. It feels good not feeling too guilty about eating a dozen all by yourself. You know since it’s fruit underneath the chocolate LOL. Read More