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  • My Go-To Starbucks Orders This mama has loved coffee since before she became Mama. Working as a barista was  my dream first job. And, I loved it! There was something about finding the right combination of flavors. Trying the special first thing in the morning, before the sun was even out. The smell of fresh… [Continue Reading]

    My Go-To Starbucks Orders
  • So, as you know, meal planning is hard for me. We have established that a couple of times. I got to thinking how helpful it would be if I had a big list of meals I know we love and eat often for the weeks that thinking of meals is especially rough. And, if I’m… [Continue Reading]

    4 Week Favorites Meal Plan
  • As you know we are moving to Alaska February 1st. We have known that was the tentative plan since late September. So, well before the Christmas chaos we knew right after the holidays would be crazy. And, then the middle of December my husband found out that the movers would be coming to get our… [Continue Reading]

    PCSing With Kids Around The Holidays
  • You have probably heard lots of “word of the year”s so far this year. Especially since it’s already January 11th. I had one last year… and, well I didn’t use it at all. I thought of just recycling it. Intentional is a really good word to live by. But, I’m finding not knowing what it… [Continue Reading]

    Brave & Grace 2019 Word of the Year
  • I am no good at cards. I sent out one when my oldest was a newbie. And, then never again. Do I even have addresses of people who would get the cards? I don’t know. It’s easy to forget that not everybody follows along online. But, you do. So, here’s what I would tell everybody… [Continue Reading]

    If I Were Doing A Christmas Card
  • You know how just a couple of months ago I shared how we were kind of just living life where we are. With nothing all that exciting to tell. Well! How quickly things can change. We recently got some big news, that has pulled out my dear husband’s stressed side. And, kind of blew up… [Continue Reading]

    Ronans Lately
  • If you don’t know by now that I’m coffee obsessed, what in the world?!  It wasn’t just children and lack of sleep that turned me into an iced Americano loving fool. Although, now they are more about  necessity than fun. My coffee love started years ago. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane before we… [Continue Reading]

    My Top Amazon Picks for the Coffee Lover this Christmas
  • Are you one of those people who gets Christmas shopping done early? Or, are you like me and haven’t even started… I’m a December shopper as is. But, this year I’m especially struggling with gift ideas. My oldest just had a birthday in October, and we finally purchased him something he’d been asking for forever, The… [Continue Reading]

    Amazon Christmas Picks for the Ronan Boys
  • I have a confession… I don’t really like turkey. Although, I have had some Thanksgiving turkeys that I’ve reallg enjoyed. As a whole, I don’t love turkey meat. And, it certainly is not the star of the show for me. Stuffing and pie is where it’s at! My husband feels the same way. About turkey… [Continue Reading]

    Non-Traditional Thanksgiving Ideas
  • I’ve always followed along with the health industry trends. Since the summer before fifth grade when my mom and I walked daily and loooved us our nightly roasted veggies. Shout out mom!  From then on we’d get the healthy magazines, always looking for that magic plan that would get us to our dream bodies. We… [Continue Reading]

    Piecing My Diet Together: An Alternative To One Strict Diet