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I get things done! I thrive when I can organize,  plan,

budget, & train for things. 

 

I took up blogging because I wanted to have a place where I could chronicle all our big life events. It was between a blog or a shutter fly book each year.

 

My parents are wildlife ranchers in central Texas. We lived in a double wide trailer on our property for 4 years of my child hood.

I married my favorite person & the most handsome man in the entire world.

 

The 3 things I can't stop watching are Gossip Girl, The Office &, Harry Potter.  

On any given day, you’ll find me listening to film sound tracks or audio books

 

My Myers Briggs is INTJ.

On Ennegram I am a Challenger.

Physical touch is my love language, but I for sure don't come across that way.

EST. READING TIME - 5 min

Talking about your body is always a VERY scary and VERY nerve wracking thing. These days there is so much shame & comparison going around there's often not a safe space to discuss your figure without feeling bad about it. 

So of course I want to talk about it! :) And specifically I want to talk about what happened to my body after having my baby. 

JUST TO BE CLEAR: I am not going to talk about my weight...

It has been a year since my battle with postpartum depression and praise God I am still free from its grasp! But if I am being honest I can still feel the shadow..

Honey Lemon Chicken and Green Beans Recipe

This recipe is amazingly flavorful and really easy! 

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings: 3 -4 servings

Ingredients

Honey Lemon Chicken and Green Beans

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces (2 large chicken breasts)

  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons rice...

BEST GREEK SALAD RECIPE EVER

This Greek salad is brimming with flavor - loaded with delicious fresh vegetables, olives, chickpeas, and feta cheese tossed in a light and refreshing greek salad dressing.

PREP TIME15 MINUTES

TOTAL TIME15 MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

GREEK SALAD

  • 2 large tomatoes, , cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 long English cucumber (or 2 medium garden cucumbers), , quartered lengthwise and chopped into 1/2-inch pieces...

This is a super healthy, super fast, super yummy dinner recipe I wanted to share! 

Prep Time: 5 minutes    II     Cook Time: 20 minutes    II    Total Time: 25 minutes

​INGREDIENTS

  • 1.5 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts

  • 2 tsp olive oil

  • 8 oz. mushrooms, sliced

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth

  • 4.5 tbsp. balsamic vinegar 

  • ...

WHOLE 30 was WAY more that I bargained for!!! Here's what I mean...

Do you think your food consumption or avoidance can be a reflection of your overall discipline in life?

Do you think what you eat affects how you are experiencing God?

Do you think that God CARES about what you eat and how you treat your body?

When I started the Whole 30 at the beginning of January, I found myself asking these questions.

This past year I walked thr...

Instead of Resolutions this year, I am opting for Reflections & Questions - and they are anything but normal! 

I have come up with a fun & quick interactive list of things to think about, BECAUSE what good is goal-setting for the next year if you haven't spent time reviewing your last one?

But here is the catch, this list CAN'T be done by yourself.... you'll need to be brave if you want to finish these questions...they WILL push...

EST. READING TIME: 2 minutes

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Today I decided that I am going to  cook my way through an entire cook book, the Real Life Paleo by Stacy Toth & Matthew MaCarry.

Let me be really clear. I am not a cook, I am not a chef, I am not a baker, and I don't like baked goods, 

This may sound ridiculous but I have a problem with authority so following directions has never been easy for me, even if it is a recipe, not to mention that getting...

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