I noticed it when Mahlia was two. We were shopping at a store and she was singing her favorite song by the Beetles, “Here Comes the Sun”. As we were leaving the store I saw it…the light…the blessing. Mahlia is constantly singing wherever she is, especially at home, and I hate to admit it, but I became immune to it. But on this day I saw what was actually going on, and I will never forget this day. Continue reading “Be the Light” »
It’s a Saturday night and I’m sitting across from my husband, Brent, on date night at one of our favorite restaurants we haven’t been to in ages. The lights are dim, we’re enjoying the basket of bread and an adult beverage when I look at him and ask “Can I say something honestly?” I see the look of concern on his face as he responds, “How honest?” I feel like it’s something I shouldn’t say out loud but here it goes… Continue reading “Date Night” »
Between Barbie playing, light saber battles and birthday parties, I was able to get “The Shack” read! I am learning to read among chaos and distractions. And I feel I have accomplished this! I am not going to pretend to be a professional review writer or make this into a school essay to be turned in. I only want to share something that I love. The love to read and to tell you about a book from my own perspective. Continue reading ““The Shack” Book Review” »
I recently shared our favorite Steak marinade Click Here For Recipe. This week I thought was the perfect week to share our favorite salmon marinade! We got this recipe from one of the most amazing cooks I know…my mother-in-law. This recipe truly has ruined me from eating salmon out at a restaurant. Trust me, I have tried ordering Salmon on many occasions, and nothing compares to this recipe! Except, salmon sashimi, salmon has always been my favorite go-to for sushi! You will want to marinade the salmon for at least 24 hours and no longer than 48 hours to get that amazing flavor. Continue reading “Our Favorite Salmon Marinade” »
Whether you are working full-time or part-time or you’re a Stay-at-home mom (SAHM), they all can have very different challenges of their own. I know, because I have experienced all three.
Here is what I learned as a SAHM: Continue reading “6 Things I have learned as a SAHM” »
My first piece of furniture I ever repurposed and refinished was Mahlia’s white Graco changing table/dresser. I am excited to share this project as I will soon have another dresser to repurpose, Paxton has the same one in espresso, and I am anxiously waiting for it to break! Continue reading “DIY Kitchenette” »
These books are currently sitting at home for me to read thanks to my awesome Sister-in-law and Mom!
About a year ago I rediscovered that I like to read! Once we had babies, if I had any time to read, it was typically in the middle of the night while I was pumping or nursing and it was usually the Baby 411 book to learn why my baby hiccupped or how to actually sleep through the night. Now that they are more self-sufficient I find it easier to sit and enjoy a good book! Continue reading “Books To Read” »
Imagine there was an emergency number only for the sole purpose to be used when a Mom gets sick. A “MOMergency” number. You’re home making breakfast for the kids and getting them ready for school when your throat starts to feel scratchy, your body aches and you feel like you have been hit by a truck. No worries, you call the “MOMergency” number and a vehicle shows up at your house. In this “MOMergency” vehicle is 1) the Nanny; 2) a housekeeper; 3) a chef; and last but not least 4) your own care taker that whisks you away to a private sanctuary spa to recover properly. Continue reading “MOMergency” »
I have become a bit obsessed with heavy whipping cream over the past year. I believe it started when I went through my brief crêpe phase and learned to make whip cream to fill them. The crêpe phase didn’t stick but the whip sure did! It is so easy and tastes so much better made from scratch! I love to buy the heavy whipping cream at Aldi’s, it’s about half the price from other grocery stores and I love that it lasts a long time in the fridge!
Here are a few things we like to make with heavy whipping cream:
Do you have a wine cabinet that doesn’t get used? I know that’s a ridiculous question. My friends would probably laugh at that question or look at me like I’ve gone insane. But yes, we actually had a wine cabinet that was sitting there…empty…true story.