Healthier Snacking-What I Always Have On The Go

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I’ve been a snacker my entire life. My siblings and I were the kids who ate through the groceries immediately after they were unloaded into the pantry (sorry mom from all of us. sincerely, your 7 children). I truly do not understand people who just “aren’t hungry.”  I had a friend growing up who couldn’t even finish an entire bagel and I almost cried when I slept over her house because I had a bigger appetite than her DAD and had to sneak down in the middle of the night for the other half of her bagel. It scarred me for life but also, I haven’t changed. Mama likes to eat. Let’s talk all things snacks and dive into what I always have on hand for healthy eating on-the-go.

Fall and Winter Whites



I don’t know why fashion rules exist in the first place. Growing up the rules were many and serious. “Don’t wear navy and black, or else!” “Pink and Red can never be mixed, or else!” “White after labor day is the worst possible thing you could ever do so forget it…or else!!!” Do you want to know what I say? The only rule you need to follow when it comes to your wardrobe, aside from please clothe yourself, is to wear what you feel best in. For me, that means white all year round.

How to Simplify the Transition Back to Real Life After Vacation

You’ve planned the trip. You prepped for weeks, packed, cleared out the fridge, ran the dishwasher and headed out the door for your vacation. Now you’re home and you’re tired and real life begins now. How do you help the transition from vacation to real life go as smoothly and simply as possible? I’m glad you asked. Here are the things I do before, during and after a trip to make things easier for myself when it’s all said and done. 

What we scooped up for ‘Back to School’



I was about to make another “essentials” list, but I am far from the expert on back-to-school. My kids are homeschooled three days a week and attend a preschool program two days a week. This creates a unique list of needs and requirements as we have our feet dipped in both sides of the pond (did I just make that phrase up? It felt right until I typed it, but I digress.) I always like to know what people actually use. Not what looks great or sounds interesting but what they actually use and love. Since I work to create the content I most enjoy, here are the things I purchased for back to school this year. 

August Favorites

August was wonderful and beautiful and heartbreaking and confusing. Last week, my niece was born stillborn at 37 weeks gestation. Eden Jane’s story is not mine to tell- that belongs to her mommy and daddy.  I will say this-She was healthy and strong until one day her heart just stopped beating and we’ve been grieving and mourning since. She is so loved and we look forward to the day when we’re together again. Her life has spurred a deep desire in me to cling to the Lord in ways I haven’t before and I’m thankful for the ways He draws us near. The theme of August was traveling and enjoying family so here’s what I loved wearing, watching, listening to, eating and doing this month.