Slow Cooker Pork Sirloin Tip Roast with Apples and Bacon

Oh you guys… this slow cooker pork sirloin tip roast (with apples and bacon and a cinnamon & thyme rub) is…. SO YUM! Did you happen to catch this post… the one with the super easy, super delicious Rosemary and Garlic Roasted Pork Tenderloin recipe? That’s pretty delish too. That recipe, though it is perfect […]

Over 25 Whole30 Compliant Foods At Trader Joe’s!

Remember that one time I did the Whole30? Over 25 Whole30 Compliant Foods At Trader Joe’s! Wait. REMEMBER THOSE THREE TIMES I DID THE WHOLE30? I do. It was awesome. And hard. Sometimes terrible. And completely worth the effort. On my second round of the Whole30, I captured (almost) every meal and shared it on […]

Tips to Start Your First Whole30 / Kick-Start the Next !

This post may contain affiliate links. If you click a link and purchase an item… I may receive a commission at no additional cost to you. Tips to Start Your First Whole30 I understand, undertaking the Whole30 can seem daunting. Heck, I’ve done it three times and have had a few false starts myself.   […]

5 Keys to Helping Your Teen with Self Image

*I have joined the Invisalign Mom’s Panel. My daughter’s treatment has been provided in trade for our honest review. This is our story. 5 Keys to Helping Your Teen with Self-Image Oh guys. This is a tough one, isn’t it? Do you remember that struggle?? Heck, a healthy self-image is tough for adults… and we […]

Word for the Year – A Gritty One

Do you have a word for the year? A goal? A phrase? Some kind-of word or saying that represents a resolution of some sort? Or do you have a specific resolution? Some live by them. Some hate the thought of them. You? Me? I like the idea of starting fresh, and each morning is a […]

Rocky Roads Dessert Bars

A number of years ago I visited the office/kitchen at All Recipes, and was introduced to a recipe for Rocky Roads Dessert Bars. A girl can’t go to a place like All Recipes and not leave without a new recipe up her sleeve. Figuratively speaking. Not literally. I don’t keep recipes up my sleeves. That […]

The Lion King at The Paramount in Seattle

*I received two media tickets to the The Lion King. I have not been compensated. All opinion is my own. Hakuna Matata! The Lion King, the world’s #1 musical is back in Seattle  for 33 performances at The Paramount now through January 6, 2019!). A detailed schedule can be found here. Tickets available on-line at […]

No Sewing Required: 10 Adorable Holiday DIYs!

10 Adorable Holiday DIYs, with no sewing required? YES INDEED! I know there’s not always time to craft during the holidays, but you never know when the mood will strike. So just-in-case, here is a handful of holiday crafts I have made over the years. No of which require sewing. Because sewing makes me a […]

Our Holiday To-Do List – In Action!

I have seen several versions of this holiday to-do list floating around the internet. I just love it. I decided to customize the list a touch to fit my own family best. I drew the list it up on a huge chalkboard I hang in my entryway. I realize I am a lucky mom that my children […]

Embroidery Hoop Holiday Wreath {DIY}

  *Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. PRO TIP: YOU DON’T HAVE TO KNOW HOW TO EMBROIDER MAKE IMPRESSIVE CREATIVE USE OF AN EMBROIDERY HOOP!   Embroidery Hoop Holiday Wreath DIY Did […]