Small Pink Flowers

Her name is Vivian, she’s four years old, ash blonde hair, she’s wearing a navy one piece with a white ruffled skirt and small pink flowers. As terrible as the timing is, we really needed this getaway.  Self-contracting our new home has left me feeling weary on the good days, and downright hypocritical on the […]

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How to Make A Salad in A Jar

Super quick blog post to help some fam and friends prep for our SJAR party next week! Dressing : 2-4 T dressing goes in first, we don’t want soggy greens! Heavy toppings : go in next, think beans, chopped veggies, cucumbers, etc. Light toppings : third layer is all about the fruits and lighter veggies […]

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No Bake PB Cup Bars

It’s been 4 months since my last food blog.  (Catholic confession intro style) I love food.  Love taking pics of it.  Love writing about it.  Love sharing recipes with fellow food obsessed friends trying to enjoy our favorite things with minimal atherosclerotic effect. However, blogging is very time consuming.  You have to photograph each step, […]

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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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