Death and Revival at The County Fair

I just can’t believe he’s five years old. I can still see the lines on the Dollar General pregnancy test so clearly.  You know, the dollar tests with the dropper.  I was in college and very poor #nojudgementzone.  I can still feel the knot in my stomach as we told my parents – and see […]

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I Was a Nurse: A Letter to My Kids

July 2017 Its been 6 months since I gave my two week notice.  But I’d checked out long before that.  Which is pretty scary, considering the line of work I was in.  I was a nurse.   I left you, John, when you were 24 hours old.  You were born 6 weeks early and went […]

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Metal Roofs & Cinnamon Roll French Toast

March 22. I woke up at four this morning after dreaming that all of our appliances had been delivered and were miniature in size, but Big John insisted that we didn’t have time to return them and reorder them.  A nightmare, actually. This led to browsing appliances on Google Shopping and changing my mind again on the […]

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We Have a Problem. A Big Problem, or Bigger? Problem

Pappy Van Winkle taste on a Ten High budget.  That’s an analogy for the struggle of building a home, having a Pinterest account, and not being fabulously wealthy.  I wasn’t sure if writing about the farmhouse was a good idea after receiving some negative feedback.  But, I like writing so here it is, like it […]

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Clean Eating Pumpkin Bites

We had planned on pouring the basement floor today, but it’s snowing here.  72 hours ago I was working out – and sweating – outside in shorts and a sports bra.  Typical March in MO. My food blogging situation is less than desirable rn.  Our internet connection here at our rental is the slowest of […]

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Five Minute Date Balls

It feels so good to be home after a busy weekend away with the babies.  Traveling with little ones is not for the faint of heart. But the memories are totally worth it.  My Monday plans so far consist of leggings, coffee, the couch, and these super easy date balls. Lots of carbs were had […]

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Peanut Butter Oreo Crust No Bake Reeces Cheesecake

AKA Anniversary Cheesecake.  Before we had kids, I made huge, Paula Deen-esque meals with over the top desserts like this all the time.  We never ate anything fresh.   But, when you know better, you do better.  And we know that we have to make sure our babies get lots of healthy food to have a good life, and […]

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