Tuesday, September 30, 2014

When your heart speaks... Free Printable

I've got a fun printable to share with you today! This has been such a big year for my family and me. So many changes and wonderful things. A big move across the country, new jobs, new opportunities, new baby and just overall great things. I have been thinking a lot about how I got to this point in my life. There have been many decisions in life that I have double guessed, we all do.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Introducing Libby Flora-Juliette Reed

My little baby is already a month old! I can hardly believe it! Let's just say life doesn't always go according to plan but a lot of the time, it ends up being better. My baby girl is a prime example of that. The knowledge of her existence has changed everything for our family and we are so lucky to have her! Let me introduce our little Libby Flora-Juliette Reed.

Monday, August 11, 2014


If you have been to my site before, you have probably noticed some big changes. Life has been crazy and I have been a little lost. I am rebranding a lot about myself, not just my online presence. This blog started 7 years ago as a personal blog. Going back through some of my posts is fun and a little embarrassing. I have always wanted this to be more than just a personal rant page, not necessarily making money off of it but more than it has been at times.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Mexican Casserole

This recipe comes from Stephen's mom and it is one of our favorites. He would rave about it so one day, when we were dating, I asked him to get me the recipe so I could make it for him. It is so full of flavor, filling and the best part is it so easy!!! It's a dump and bake kind of recipe, which is my favorite kind on days like today.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Fruit Salad

This recipe is from Stephen, it's one of his favorites. When he told me about some of the ingredients, I was hesitant, very hesitant. Miracle Whip and fruit? Well I gave it a shot and it really works and you can't taste that it is Miracle Whip. It is super fluffy, creamy, light and just very delicious. It's almost like a dessert. I make it sometimes but usually this is a specialty of Stephen's so I thought I better let him drive the work for this post while I documented. He had a bit of fun pouring things in and letting me take pictures, he keeps me laughing all the time!

Here's what you need:

6 T Miracle Whip
3 T Milk
3 T Sugar
3 Apples
4 Bananas
2 C Mini Marshmallows
1 C Pecans - optional

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Caprese Chicken

With my first pregnancy, and now with this one, I really don't like chicken or any white meat for that matter. The texture seems off and I just have a hard time with it. However, I don't think it is that healthy to have just red meat when I do have meat so I try to eat white meat. I have been feeling in a rut and since we moved across the country and sold our grill before leaving, I haven't liked our regular white meat meals. I remembered this from my high school days working for a group home and some of the meals we would help the residents make. It is super juicy, moist and full of flavor. I have only ever made it from memory and I am sure it has been tweaked from what my supervisor at the group home taught me but this is the way I like it. 

Here are the details:

4 Chicken Breasts
4 Fresh Tomatoes
1 TBSP Basil
4-8 Slices of Mozzarella Cheese

Monday, May 19, 2014

Pine Nut Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is so yummy, delicious and perfect for your next BBQ or dinner. My mom text me the other day and said she was making this for dinner. I haven't stopped thinking about it since then. As I started to make it, I thought "why don't we have this more often? Who doesn't like pasta salad?" Then I realized, oh wait, my husband doesn't like pasta salad. I began wondering if it was a good idea for me to make it but I wanted it and he will try anything I make so I kept with it and I am so glad I did because it was better than I remember. Plus it is so easy and fast, you'll have a pile of pasta salad in no time. 

Here are the details: 

1 lb fusilli pasta
1/2 cup pine nuts
1/2 red pepper chopped
1/2 cup sliced olives
1 (6 oz) package crumbled feta cheese
3-4 tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
Pepper to taste