In the Red. 2

In the Red.
I haven’t written any thing of substance in quite a while (story of this blog) and to be completely honest, I haven’t had the energy for the past 4 weeks to even think of anything important to write. So I guess that’s what I’ll be writing about today. The down side of Lap Band–the dreaded ...

Snow!

Snow!
Yesterday, we had the first real snow in at least 3 years. Almost 3 years, exactly, actually. The last time we had snow to stick was in December 2010, because I announced I was pregnant with Alden. Yesterday, at 2 1/2 years old, she had her first snow. We started the day with Bible Study, ...

Things I CAN Eat… But Shouldn’t

We’re back! My husband has been in the process of updating my blog, so I haven’t been able to post anything. Any how, I’m back and posting now. So before being banded I talked about my wish list of what I’d eat before being banded. While most of those ring true for what I really ...

Throwback Thursday: Prom #dressfirst

Throwback Thursday: Prom #dressfirst
Disclaimer: Even though this is a throwback post, I’ve included some sponsored links. Prom 2005. My first “date” with my husband. I was a junior in highschool and he had graduated the previous year. We started dating April 9, 2005 and went to my junior prom later that month. I wore a black, beaded, strapless ...

Jammy Jams: Review + Giveaway 9

Jammy Jams: Review + Giveaway
Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. Our bedtime routine is pretty much the same every night. It pretty much starts with dinner. We eat, the children take a bath, get dressed for bed, clean up the house, brush teeth, read a book, and get in bed. Alden has to have her ...

Family Favorite: Bacon-Studded Cheese Grits, Cajun Scallops, and Spicy White Sauce

Family Favorite: Bacon-Studded Cheese Grits, Cajun Scallops, and Spicy White Sauce
Last night for dinner I made something epic. I posted it on Facebook and had several recipe requests, so I thought I’d share it with all of you all.   For the grits: Boil¬†1 cup milk, 1 cup chicken broth, and 1 cup water.¬†Instead of broth, I used water + “Better than Bullion.” Once it’s ...

Sponsor Saturday: Kroger Skillet Meals

Blogging has allowed me many opportunities that I wouldn’t otherwise have. One of those is to get to try products for review in order to provide an unbiased opinion on my blog. This week, I’m reviewing Kroger Skillet Meals. Even though I’m a stay-at-home mom, it doesn’t always mean I have all day to prepare ...

Resolutions

Resolutions
  I’m already feeling fantastic about this new year! I’ve got big aspirations and I know our family is going to just bloom and become a reflection of God’s love this year. Here’s a list of my “resolutions,” or rather, things I’d like to improve upon this year. I’m starting this year at 204lbs, thanks ...

2013: A Look Back

2013: A Look Back
  January In January, I enjoyed my last month with my daughter being an only child. Our church opened a new campus and we began attending. February We welcomed Noah Fisher to the family. March Alden said her first complete sentence, “I got a ball!” April Alden and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary. I ...

Our 5-Day Juice Cleanse/Fast/Re-Boot

This week, my husband and I took a Juice Reboot Challenge to cleanse our bodies before starting a more clean eating lifestyle. What do I hope to accomplish this week? Well, lose weight, obviously, but in addition to that, I have a couple of goals for myself and my family. Eliminate all artificial flavors and ...