september visiting teaching printables | #freebiefriday

this month’s message really lifted me up. it’s what we are here for after all, to lift each other. after i hit publish last week on my post about moms with anxiety and depression, i sat, quite anxiously, watching it pour in: your reactions, your commiseration, your understanding, your validation, and your love ....more

Brush Your Heart Out

I want to start off by saying that I am so flattered that Meg asked me to be a Color Me Pretty contributor I am BEYOND excited to share with you all little tidbits to help you feel like the beautiful woman you most definitely are! Here we go! Do you have long hair? ...more

dreamy creamy avocado chicken salad

so, you’ve been making bread all week too? this avocado chicken salad is PERFECT on a sandwich OR over greens. honestly, it’s been such a joy to channel my granny this week and help brighten a few days with freshly made carbs ....more

sweet pork quesadillas & spicy ranch

using that awesome balsamic and honey pork we made last week, we whipped up the naughtiest version of quesadillas i’ve had in a long while. {yes, we pronounce the Ls at our house, just to be annoying. working?} so last week we made a BOATLOAD of pork....more

my granny’s infamous white bread | #makeandtake

join me for #makeandtake week to honor my granny and her amazing story....more

honey chicken skewers & a kindle fire GIVEAWAY

on of the easiest grilled chicken recipes around PLUS a great kindle fire giveaway from me and my friends! thanks again for your support on my post from yesterday. it often takes a lot out of me to be that open sometimes, and it’s those posts that sit in my collections of written drafts that […]...more

to the undiagnosed moms with anxiety/depression

Because of Robin William’s recent passing and the nature of his death have brought up so much discussion about depression, I have been thinking a lot about what we deal with behind closed doors. Behind the screens that we see each other through, everyone is fighting a battle. Everyone is dealing with something ....more

13 ideas & recipes for your great American BBQ {& $130 Amazon Giveaway}

welcome to the Great American Barbecue! everything you need from drinks to dessert for the perfect BBQ!...more

balsamic and honey pulled-pork sliders

the perfect mix of savory and sweet. unless you throw these on the homemade hawaiian rolls. then they are off the charts perfect… the way i was taught to meal plan {from my mother, of course} was to make 1-2 meats a week ....more

homemade hawaiian rolls copycat & a back to school GIVEAWAY

warm soft and a hint of sweet. goes with dinner…. or not… and an awesome back-to-school giveaway from Silhouette you won’t want to miss! ...more