Weekly Menu #4

I love menu planning and seeing other’s dinner plans! I’m weird like that 😉 As I’ve shared before, being in the kitchen is my happy place so I love finding meals that are new but I also never forget our favorites! These will link to the author’s original recipe unless it’s a family recipe and I don’t have it published yet!

My Favorite Blogs

How can I narrow down a list of my favorite bloggers so I don’t overwhelm people? Yikes. I’m going to try!  Money Saving MomI swear everyone I know already knows about her but just in case you don’t! Crystal Paine is such a fabulous person. She is down to earth, sweet, and sincere in everything …

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The Brick Collection: A LEGO love story

Once upon a time there was a guy that loved Transformers. This guy also loved a gal that he had asked to be his wife. This gal was on a girls’ weekend with her friends doing wedding planning stuff when she wanted to buy him a present.

She wandered into a LEGO store because she saw a set that looked like a brick-built Transformer. So she bought it. 

This ended the couples dark ages. 

Weekly Menu #3

I love menu planning and seeing other’s dinner plans! I’m weird like that 😉 As I’ve shared before, being in the kitchen is my happy place so I love finding meals that are new but I also never forget our favorites! These will link to the author’s original recipe unless it’s a family recipe and I don’t have it published yet!

Favorite Children’s Books

Did you know it was Read Across America Day this week? I’m a couple days late to the party (oops!) but I still wanted to share our favorite children’s books! These are books that our kids love to read or listen to and that we don’t mind reading over and over again!

When joy is hard to find

There are seasons of life when finding any spark of joy feels impossible. Whether it be financial hardship, death, infertility, depression, marriage troubles, or sickness, finding joy when life is piling on difficult circumstances can seem futile. 

At the end of 2011 and beginning of 2012 I experienced two back to back miscarriages.

We had been trying for our third child for five months when I saw the two pink lines on Christmas morning. I was elated! Two days later I started bleeding. I would have been about 4 weeks along. 

At the end of January I got another positive test! This time all seemed well. I went to my 8-week appointment and was hit with the news. The baby had no heartbeat. I went home and had to wait to miscarry.