EATING, LIFESTYLE

Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Casserole

This veggie-rich dish has quickly become a family favorite in our house. The big shocker, Romy actually asked that this dish have MORE cauliflower. I hope you enjoy it as much as our family has. Ingredients: 2 small/medium cauliflower heads, cut into florets2 cloves of minced garlic2 TBL extra-virgin olive oil Freshly ground black pepper12 oz.… Continue reading Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Casserole

LIFESTYLE, FAMILY

DIY Laundry Detergent

DIY Laundry Detergant  Trying to save a little money? Curious about the ingredients in your laundry detergent? Want to be more eco-friendly? Make your own laundry detergent! Super easy and very cost-effective.  The cost for a year's worth of DIY laundry detergent (314.8 ounces) is about $28, or $2.34 a month. For reference, the last… Continue reading DIY Laundry Detergent

EATING, LIFESTYLE

Easy Dinner: Chicken Gary

Looking for an easy home-cooked meal, then look no further.  I first saw this recipe on Rachel Parcell's Instagram stories and figured I would give it a go, but make in gluten free!! Ingredients: 4-6 Chicken breast 1/2 Cup (1 stick) of melted butter 1 Cup of flour (I substituted gluten-free flour) 1/2 tsp Rosemary… Continue reading Easy Dinner: Chicken Gary

FAMILY, INFERTILITY, LIFESTYLE

Pregnancy Update: 38 Weeks

Pregnancy update! I am 38 weeks and we have an official induction date!  The last couple of weeks have been a roller coaster of emotions. After spending 32 days in a boot for my fibula fracture, I got the all-clear from my orthopedic specialist to stop wearing it. The very next day at my 36-week appointment, we found out that… Continue reading Pregnancy Update: 38 Weeks

FAMILY, LIFESTYLE

Baby Registry: Where to Register

I have been putting off this post for about a two years (woops, blame it on life with a toddler, COVID, WFH, and being pregnant again). After getting everything written down there is a TON of information about baby registries, so I am going to split this up into a couple of posts, and the… Continue reading Baby Registry: Where to Register

EATING, LIFESTYLE

Gluten-Free Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup Recipe

This recipe screams all things cozy and warm. It is the perfect soup to pass to a friend that just had a baby or is going through a hard time. Everything about this soup brings me joy. As I am making it, it smells like my grandma’s house and it can be easily portioned out… Continue reading Gluten-Free Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup Recipe

FAMILY, LIFESTYLE

Autumn Bucket List

Happy Fall everyone! It is the most wonderful time of the year in the Midwest (well at least I think so). The crisp air, crunchy leaves, and pumpkin spice everything makes this girl happy. I feel like every year I have a running list of fall actives to do in my head, but I have… Continue reading Autumn Bucket List

EATING, LIFESTYLE

Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Beef Recipe

This slow cooker recipe has become a staple in our house and so versatile! When I make this shredded beef I am able to divide into fourths and freeze the meat I don't use for another day. This meat is not only used for tacos, but nachos, breakfast burritos, and quesadillas! Gluten-Free Mexican Shredded Beef… Continue reading Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Beef Recipe

FAMILY, INFERTILITY, LIFESTYLE

Happy due date to our second pregnancy

Happy due date to our second pregnancy  Even though we were only together a short 8 weeks, today I want to honor and remember you, the baby with no name, the baby that changed our family and will forever live in our hearts.  First ultrasound December 28th 2020 Now to back up for friends and… Continue reading Happy due date to our second pregnancy

STYLE

Nordstrom 2021 Anniversary Sale

It's that time of the year again, for the BEST sale of the year; the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I have said it before and I will say it again, I look forward to this sale every year. I specifically got a Nordstrom debit card just so I would be able to shop the sale early.… Continue reading Nordstrom 2021 Anniversary Sale

STYLE

Happy Earth Day 2021!

Happy Earth Day 2021! In our home we like to make Earth Day every day and reduce, reuse, recycle is a big mantra in our household. Not only sorting out paper, plastics and glass from our garbage (our recycle bin is overflowing every two-weeks, when our city picks up). But also being very thoughtful in… Continue reading Happy Earth Day 2021!

EATING, FAMILY, LIFESTYLE

Gluten-Free Bon-Ton White Bean Chicken Chili Recipe

This was the winning chili from a Bon-Ton Chili Cook off from years ago. It has now become a staple in our house and has been used for many meal drop offs for friends and family. I love that this can be a slow cooker or make the night of the recipe, plus it freezes… Continue reading Gluten-Free Bon-Ton White Bean Chicken Chili Recipe

FASHION, LIFESTYLE, STYLE

2020 Goal: Shop Less Part 2

2020 has obviously been a very interesting year for everyone. Currently, Romy and I are still working, but the uncertainly of either of us losing our job is always there. So the fact that my goal for 2020 has been to shop less has been amazing for our household. If you didn't see my previous… Continue reading 2020 Goal: Shop Less Part 2

FASHION, LIFESTYLE, STYLE

2020 Goal: Shop less

"I like my money right where I can see it....hanging in my closet....." This saying has been my personal purpose statement for YEARS. And as the definition of a personal purpose statement defines who you are. It reflects your passions and values. It provides clarity as you set goals. Your sense of purpose steers how you want… Continue reading 2020 Goal: Shop less

FAMILY, LIFESTYLE

Happy National Breastfeeding Week! 

Happy National Breastfeeding Week!  Even though breastfeeding didn’t go exactly how I planned, I wouldn’t change my journey. I have had the privilege to exclusively pump for the last 37 weeks and wow, what a labor of love pumping has been for me! Honestly, those early days were emotionally draining, shifting my mindset from exclusively… Continue reading Happy National Breastfeeding Week! 

FAMILY, LIFESTYLE

Products for Pumping

I have gone through and listed out some of my favorite products from the last 8 months, check them out below. Spectra S1 Breast Pump – Since August decided he didn’t want to breastfeed, we made the decision to pump. I love my Spectra! The biggest plus is that it is rechargeable and can be… Continue reading Products for Pumping