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Protein Will Not Get The Best Of Me #CharcoCapsNoMoreGas

Protein Will Not Get The Best Of Me #CharcoCapsNoMoreGas

Beans, beans, good for your heart. The more you eat, the more you…. eeeexactly. Beans are one of my favorite foods, along with cabbage, and peanut butter… but I eat them with caution for obvious reasons. Usually when I’m on a mission to put on a few pounds, I consume extra protein. And when thisContinue Reading

Rental Sweet Rental / Nordic Retro Decor Wishlist

Rental Sweet Rental / Nordic Retro Decor Wishlist

scenes from our current home While out browsing for window treatments, Greg mentioned having to spend so much money returning our place back to what it was. True, but we’ve been here for 5 years, making the changes worth it. We’ll be moving in May with intentions of staying two years or less and thenContinue Reading

Lucky Gratitude Pot o’ Gold

Lucky Gratitude Pot o’ Gold

St. Patrick’s Day is next week. It’s normally a holiday we skip over although I love all things gold and rainbow themed. Walmart challenged me to come up with a craft for St. Patrick’s Day and I’m so glad that I did. It was a craft that I had a lot of fun designing (getContinue Reading

Scenes From The Office / Making It Ours On A Budget

Scenes From The Office / Making It Ours On A Budget

Spring Break will be here before we know it and while we don’t exactly have plans, I know what I will NOT be doing and that’s being frustrated with work clutter. One of our problem areas for the longest has been our office. Like I mentioned before, it’s been through many phases. Through all ofContinue Reading

Red Beans and Rice

Red Beans and Rice

Happy Mardi Gras aka Fat Tuesday! If you are celebrating, you’re probably on your way to indulging in some of your favorite creole dishes. In a perfect Mardi Gras celebration, I’d serve some Creole Fried Chicken, Seafood Gumbo, Maque Choux,  Beignets, and Red Beans and Rice. Oh my goodness, I LIVE for Red Beans and Rice. Popeye’sContinue Reading

Sweet Savory Pies / A Foodie Collection

Sweet Savory Pies / A Foodie Collection

Disable ad block to view pie collection. While attending BlogHer Food in 2012, I won a delicious book; Pie by Angela Boggiano. I am ashamed to admit that it’s been sitting on my kitchen shelf for TWO years. Today, I decided to break it out for some inspiration. I’d like to commit to making aContinue Reading

Lemon Turnovers + Bigelow Tea

Lemon Turnovers + Bigelow Tea

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. Here were are in March and guess what it decides to do here in the midwest? I’ll take SNOW for 100, Alex! Yes, as if weContinue Reading

Duck Tape Table & Upcycled Frame Vision Board

Duck Tape Table & Upcycled Frame Vision Board

Our office has been through many phases. Unfortunately, very few of those phases resulted in a clean and organized space. We’ve cleared it out a handful of times only for it to return back to its former state of disaster. We had plans of painting and bringing new furniture into the space, but since weContinue Reading

Black History Month: Preserving Our Heritage

Black History Month: Preserving Our Heritage

Jayden is at the age where he is becoming increasingly aware of the differences amongst his peers. He has started noticing and inquiring about his friends with apricot and peach skin tones. He, like my husband when he was his age thought that Mommy and Baby were apricot as well. Cue the history and scienceContinue Reading

OshKosh B’gosh Spring Trends + Haul

OshKosh B’gosh Spring Trends + Haul

I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for OshKosh B’gosh. I received a gift card to facilitate my shopping trip and to thank me for participating. The spring trends at OshKosh B’gosh are totally nautical. Navy’s, stripes, and corals take center stage, along with aqua pastels, chambray denim, and classic tees. IContinue Reading

Seafood Gumbo / Best Gumbo EVA

Seafood Gumbo / Best Gumbo EVA

I’m currently in the process of hanging family photos on our walls. While going through a pile of photos, I found a few from our family trip to New York in 2011. The weekend after my uncle’s birthday party, my aunts made a big ol’ pot of gumbo and it was an event… because gumboContinue Reading

The Original SoupMan: 7 Wonders of the World #SoupManFan

The Original SoupMan: 7 Wonders of the World #SoupManFan

It’s official. This has got to be the worst winter EVAR. We’ve been truly catching it here in midwest. I’ve mentally moved our family to a warmer climate at least five times already. I cannot deal. #icant #wallslides I’ve been enjoying comfort foods as a consolation. There’s nothing like a warm bowl of soup onContinue Reading

Winter Olympics: 3 Crafts to Celebrate the Games

Winter Olympics: 3 Crafts to Celebrate the Games

The Winter Olympics are here and I’ll admit that I am more excited about crafting for the theme than the actual event. Since Jayden is at an impressionable age, I figured we’d celebrate the upcoming games with some fun crafts. This week, we made an Olympic ring display, laurel leaf crown, and a gold medalContinue Reading


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