My husband, Brandon, and I love to hike together. When we first started dating, we loved going for runs together, walking in the evening, hiking, biking-- you name it. But over the past few years, Brandon has been experiencing chronic pain in his knees and shoulders. This has been a total bummer for our hikes and runs because we can't hike as hard or as long. We're all about natural solutions in our household so today, I'm sharing my top 5 ways to relieve pain naturally!Read More
Oh, February. The month that wouldn't end. February is the shortest month, but this month DRAGGED for me. At some points, I found myself wishing this month away. Maybe it was unemployment. Maybe it was the seriously weird weather. But this month left me restless, itching for rhythm and routine. This month was in no way a bad or difficult month, just a month where I struggled to slow down, appreciate the little things.Read More
As a gluten-free person, sometimes, you just accept that there are certain things in life that you'll just never have-- a Big Mac, cookie n' cream ice cream, Cinnabons... and for me, beignets. I've never had one, I love New Orleans and I kick myself for not eating one when I was there pre-gluten-free-life. But one day, all that changed....Read More
On Monday, I woke up early once again to get ready to head to Epcot. This time, we were meeting up with my cousins. Kerry just graduated nursing school and she ALSO got a Disney/Harry Potter World trip for her present. We made plans to do our separate things the first two days and then meet up for the last two.Read More
After spending the morning in Hollywood Studios, we decided to use our Park Hopper pass to hop over to the Magic Kingdom. It was a short bus ride..and I was giddy with excitement when we walked up to Main Street. We saw Pluto, Chip & Dale and Donald signing autographs on Main Street...and I just knew I was home.Read More
I woke up on Sunday at 7:00 AM -- ready to go. My life motto should be "I'm only a morning person on Disney days" cause it's so true. I wake up and I am ready in 15 and out the door. I dragged Brandon outta bed, and we got going because I wanted to be at Hollywood Studios when it open-- per all the suggestions of the guide books.Read More
Happy Random Acts of Kindness Day, you guys! I truly think this a day worth celebrating. It's a day to do a random act of kindness to make the world a little brighter...I think we could all use some more positivity in the world-- don't you?
Valentine's Day was yesterday which means I am officially ready to celebrate my FAVORITE holiday -- St. Patrick's Day! What's not to love about St. Patty's day? Parades, drinking, starchy comfort foods and everyone looking totally fab in green-- what more could ya want? Today, I'm sharing my favorite St. Patty's Day dinner recipe. I'm sharing it nice and early so you can make sure that you have all your ingredients ahead of time and you can make sure you're celebrating St. Patty's Day right!Read More
It's almost Valentine's Day...eek! I'm so excited. This Valentine's Day, we're doing something a little bigger than our normal dates. Here are 7 dates that we've found are such a great way to bond with your SO while making a little extra cash!Read More
Ah, we're back from our trip to Disney World. It's only been a few short weeks since my family completely SHOCKED me with a completely planned out trip to Disney World for Brandon and me. I am so hard to surprise (and B is horrible at keeping secrets) so I was shocked that they all knew since September that they were going to send me to Disney this month.
Y'all, it was probably one of the best trips I've ever taken. It was SO relaxing and extra magical.
Before the year started, my word for 2017 was CELEBRATE. It was something I had been thinking about a few months leading up to the year, probably because 2016 was ROUGH. When I got to the end of the year, I held onto the word, but it didn't feel right anymore. I looked at my goals. I thought about what I wanted my life to reflect in 2017. While I hope that this year brings tons of celebrations, I have a new word for 2017.Read More
I did a thing. A crazy thing. You should know this about me-- I am a coffee LOVER. A caffeine fanatic, if you will. There's nothing better to me than a jolting cup of black coffee in the morning. I love the smell, I love the taste, I love the quietness it brings to my morning as I brew and pour a steaming hot cup of mental alterness.Read More
I don't know you. I don't know your story or your past. I don't know the heart break or confusion or conflict in your life. I don't know if you're having relationships issues that hurt and confuse and steal your joy. I don't know if you're struggling with your child and the role of parenthood has beaten you down. I don't know the trauma or abuse or gut wrenching rawness you're going through.Read More
We have some major goals this year-- among the biggest ones being paying off our credit cards, eating healthy and going on a date night every single week. We had this goal last year, but we failed miserably. We never went on date nights consistently, and we truly felt the affects of this lack of prioritizing.Read More
Lately, I've had a few people tell me that they want to try to do Meatless Monday's (or cut back on meat in general). You know I'm all about that life for the health benefits, the lowered grocery bill and the love it gives to our sweet animals.Read More
Spring cleaning? More like winter cleaning! This past week, we went crazy with decluttering and realized we have so many things that we don't use and are just taking up space in our home and our lives.Read More
Winter can suck. Not only does the cold make you want to stay in bed all day, but the air and weather can be so harsh. This is the first year I am using a humidifier, and so far, I am loving what it is doing for my health and my skin!Read More
When I posted the photo below on Instagram last week with a caption about my love for lentils, I had so many people respond and tell me they had no idea how awesome lentils were...or even how to cook with them.