Food for the Soul

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Better Than Crazy Bread Breadsticks

Better Than Crazy Bread Breadsticks

In the not too distant past, I had an obsession with crazy bread from Little Caesars. Their pizza is alright, every once in awhile surprisingly good, but that Crazy Bread….so. dang. good. Something about the combination of soft, chewy, and perfectly buttery, made them highly […]

Chocolate Marshmallow Brownies

Chocolate Marshmallow Brownies

You know those Sunday mornings when you want to make a really amazing, knock your socks off, post Church, Sunday dinner treat? And maybe impress some people… We know about those mornings. Which means brownies. One of the best brownie recipes I have ever made. […]

Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes

Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes

What do you want for breakfast? Pancakes. How about eggs? Or fruit? Or yogurt? Nope, just pancakes. Do your kids ask for pancakes every. single. morning.? Mine sure do. Except the oldest. He claims to hate pancakes. You can call me the Pancake Ninja. Pancakes with spinach? "Leprechaun Pancakes" Pancakes with mashed bananas? Yes. Pancakes with 100% whole wheat? Most often. Gluten-free pancakes? Been there, done that. Oatmeal pancakes? Sure, why not. Rolled up Skeebo pancakes? A Read more [...]
Saying “I Do” to the House

Saying “I Do” to the House

Buying a house is like getting married. The hype, excitement, anticipation of finally being able to search and then the hurry to jump in and meet as many homes as possible to try and find “the one.” Not too far off from the dating scene […]

Kyla’s Birth Story

Kyla’s Birth Story

This was the weirdest labor experience I’ve ever had. Wednesday night (10/12) my water broke sort of, and then somehow sealed back up within 24 hours. I didn’t know that was possible but I guess it is! Wednesday night: contractions for about 2 hours, 30 […]

The Deception of Comparison

The Deception of Comparison

*I had an epiphany the other day.... I was looking at instagram posts of some spectacular women who were pregnant and working out, many of them Crossfit style. I felt pretty down on myself because they showed pictures of chiseled muscles and tiny bellies, and appeared to be the perfect looking pregnant woman. Several of the before and during pictures I saw showed six pack abs, defined muscles, and lean physique before pregnancy, and then the smallest baby bump at their current state. Jealousy Read more [...]
Our Huge Secret

Our Huge Secret

Late one night in early January, as I sat on the kitchen counter chatting with Scott about the possibility of expanding our family, these words accidentally popped out of my mouth: “It would have to be now and it would have to be a surprise […]

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

Over the weekend Scott and I celebrated our 6th anniversary. Don’t worry, I won’t bore you with all the mushy, gushy details, instead you get to hear about The Time Someone Scared the Crap Out Of Me.   I ran to the store for a […]

Natural Eczema Relief again

Natural Eczema Relief again

Eczema is a beast. In my previous post about Natural Eczema Relief, I wrote a little bit about our experience and the many, many things we've tried without success. Today I'm sharing some pictures and some snippets of my understanding of Eczema. Here's a couple good "before" pictures. These were taken May 24, 2014. I can't say for certain if this was the worst I've seen his skin or just sort of in the middle, but it looked pretty bad. The red, inflamed, rash you see all over his abdomen continued Read more [...]
Natural Eczema Relief

Natural Eczema Relief

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve posted anything. I’ve honestly switched gears a little and I’m pursuing some other interests at this time. Especially since I’m still struggling with the whole: plan a meal, cook a meal, photograph a meal, edit pictures of food, write […]