“The Shack” Book Review

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” »

Our Favorite Salmon Marinade

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” »

Books To Read

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” »

For the Love of Whip

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:

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Mom Takes the Day Off

Wait…what?! Can we do that?

When my friend, Kristina, recently suggested we do a spa day during the week, immediately the excitement kicked in, then soon after the guilt followed. Can I part with my sweet little girl and get her a sitter for the day? Since I’m not working, should I spend the money to pamper myself? What about all the laundry that never ends…all the “mom responsibilities” we have on our plate?

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DIY Crib Mattress Turned Reading Nook

When you first become pregnant, most of us started with a blank/empty room and we were so excited to get our first baby blanket, onesies, and first baby rattle. Then you finally get to fill the room with the actual crib and changing table! Before you know it, you have so much baby crap that it becomes overwhelming! So what do you do with it all when they’ve out grown it and your pretty sure you won’t be needing it again?

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