Eight Sure is Great

Today marks our eighth wedding anniversary, and over the weekend we were able to get away by escaping to Whidbey Island, just the two of us. It’s important to us to prioritize time for just ourselves, so we always make it a point to do something special for our anniversary. Whidbey Island is just north […]

Menu Planning Monday #101

Welcome to another Menu Planning Monday! Here I try to plan out healthy, EASY meals that will get me in and out of that kitchen as quickly as possible while still keeping our palettes satisfied. I have not tried any of these recipes before, but I think they all look simple and delicious enough to […]

Don’t Ever Be Afraid to Speak Up

I read an article the other day that left my blood boiling and my jaw clenched. It was THIS article, and basically states that a woman was suing the AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) for not banning a high-profile volleyball coach who she claims sexually abused her years earlier. This article hit pretty close to home because […]

Menu Planning Monday #100

Welcome to the 100th day of menu planning! A big thank you to those of you who follow along, enjoy these posts and for letting me know when you’ve tried something and have had success! I also like knowing when something doesn’t turn out for you so that I can keep that in mind for future […]

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale- 2017 Faves

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is HERE! WAHOO! Once a year, Nordstrom holds their anniversary sale discounting items from swimsuits to winter jackets, and everything in-between. It is a GREAT way to stock up for the upcoming fall and winter months and to get your hands on some items at a much better price. Yesterday, Nordstrom […]

Goodbye, Babies

I found something the other day that made my eyes well. It was one of Franklin’s unused newborn diapers and about the size of my hand. I couldn’t believe how small it was. Did my baby really once fit that teeny tiny little diaper? I found myself in a daze thinking of the times when our baby fit […]

Prime Day Deals 2017

Hello, friends! Prime Day is officially here! This is the day Amazon discounts thousands of items, sometimes at crazy-good prices. So, if you’re in the mood for a little online shopping, now is the time to do it! The only catch is, the items go quickly, so you need to act fast. I put together […]

Menu Planning Monday #99

Welcome to another Menu Planning Monday! Here I try to plan out healthy, EASY meals that will get me in and out of that kitchen as quickly as possible while still keeping our palettes satisfied. Summer is in full force and I am loving every second of it! We spent all of last week at the […]

Menu Planning Monday #98

Welcome to another Menu Planning Monday! Here I try to plan out healthy, EASY meals that will get me in and out of that kitchen as quickly as possible while still keeping our palettes satisfied. This week we are vacationing with family and I won’t be planning our weekly meals, so I decided to round […]

25 of the Tastiest 4th of July Eats and Treats

The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays due to its simplicity. There is no planning for months, no shopping for gifts, and no STRESS. For us, it just means relaxing on the lake with family, eating tasty food, and a lot of water sports. Because this holiday usually involves food, I have rounded […]