Working Mother: Week After Week

Recently I wrote a sentimental mother’s Instagram caption: “Work is a blessing but I miss Jake and the munchkins… morning kisses goodbye are both difficult and cherished. We do family things during the week like board games and snuggling with movies, however, weekdays I’m exhausted and cranky after 70 minutes of daily commute M-F/9-5. There’s…

Gluten-Free Protein Crepes

“Who’s up for ninths” Gluten-Free Protein Crepes The transition to gluten-free is a bit of a drag. The first six weeks I stayed comfortably in the “naturally occurring gluten-free foods” with the exception of commercial gluten-free bread. So much was missing without the three C’s (cookies, crepes, and crackers) and changes need to be made. My…

3 Common Cosmetic Ingredients To Avoid & Why

Bleached? Heat Damaged? HAIR Left High and Dry? Our hair deserves so much better yet we continue to over-process it.  Love it or hate it America is hair obsessed, bleached out, balayaged, twenty-something silver foxes, and the now trend 2017 green locks. So how do we rescue our tortured mane? By adding good hair nutrients and avoiding a…

1-CRUST CHICKEN POT PIE

Quick and simple family meals are crucial for mid-week dinners. I’m not above frozen pizza but having “prepared” a meal makes me feel like I’m keeping up with the super moms who shop organic, make Cricut Valentines and wash their hair on a regular basis. I’m sorry, I shower daily but I just can’t commit…

Choosing your Church.

  12 NEW CHAPTERS, 365 NEW POSSIBILITIES. As the year rolls into mid January many reflect on the past year feeling bereft of purpose, left entering the new year in hopes of finding reason. A courageous few find themselves resigning their hopelessness at the steps of the altar, chasing their faith. Perhaps this is the reason we’ve…

Mushroom Herb Stuffed Pork Tenderloin Roast & Tarragon Potatoes

On this weeks InstagramStories I cooked an easy meal of Mushroom Herb Stuffed Pork Tenderloin Roast &Tarragon Potatoes. This was an unplanned meal, birthed strictly out of convenience and affordability. At four dollars for a lean All-Natural Pork Tenderloin it’s an obvious protein choice for families on a budget. We always have herbs in the fridge, they’re under two dollars…

Autumn Burgundy Makeup Tutorial

Welcome to the post that goes in accordance with my first YouTube makeup tutorial; Autumn Burgundy Makeup Tutorial. Disclaimer:: I am aware of the evident amateur YouTuber videography skills. This tutorial was shot & edited directly from a MacBook in iMovie and I relied solely on natural lighting. I will be investing in a round light…

Serendipitous surrender.

You’ll never get to love the life you lead if your compass needs calibration. Moving to Michigan in April of 2015 came with it’s challenges and overwhelming weariness.  By the first year’s end I became inure to a slower pace life. It wasn’t until June of 2016 during a Sunday service that things changed. “Things changed” isn’t the appropriate…

FIVE YEAR BLOG-IVERSARY

It’s wild to think that a journal blog started as a dalliance on an airplane to NYC in August of 2011 grew into something lush and insatiable. “The Blog” was in kind my first baby, something I’ve nurtured, sustained, and zealously protected. From Orange County CA, across to New York City, down to Virginia, across the…