21 Days: The Struggle To Acclimate To A Healthier (And Realistic) Lifestyle

I've heard that it takes 21 days to get used to a new routine. Now, I'll be the first to openly admit that living a healthy lifestyle has always been far from a priority for me. Eating carbs and watching TV are a couple of my favorite things in life, and dieting and exercise are… Continue reading 21 Days: The Struggle To Acclimate To A Healthier (And Realistic) Lifestyle

Brunch With The Family: So Much Better Than Bars

I love weekends, but not for the same reasons I did when I was single. Back in those days, weekends meant partying at bars, hooking up, and generally risking getting myself in a lot of trouble. Now that I'm married and settled down into a responsible lifestyle, my favorite thing to do on weekends is… Continue reading Brunch With The Family: So Much Better Than Bars

Anxiety Doesn’t Listen To Reason

I've had anxiety my whole life and it's a bitch. I don't know if it was brought on by anything specific such as being bullied to the point of trying to take my own life as a kid or growing up as the black sheep in a very religious household where I didn't belong, or… Continue reading Anxiety Doesn’t Listen To Reason

Playing With Dogs: It’s All Fun And Games Until Someone Gets A Black Eye

Last night, I was sitting on my couch playing with my dogs just like any other night. Even though Miles is 70 lbs and almost as tall as I am (that doesn't take much), he's young and he still thinks he's a little puppy, and he likes to stretch out in my lap while I… Continue reading Playing With Dogs: It’s All Fun And Games Until Someone Gets A Black Eye

Creamy Spinach Sausage Pasta Made Lactose-Free!

Today is my husband's birthday, and part of his present every year (besides being married to someone awesome like me 😉) is that I make him whatever he wants for dinner. This year, he chose his favorite pasta recipe. I started making this recipe years ago when I could still eat dairy without being miserable… Continue reading Creamy Spinach Sausage Pasta Made Lactose-Free!

HGTV Does NOT Accurately Depict The Stress Of First-Time Homebuyers

I haven't had as much time to blog lately because I'm up to my eyeballs in work projects and my husband and I are simultaneously navigating the torrential first-time home buyer process. It's exciting for sure, but it feels like I have at least two full time jobs and we're going to have to literally… Continue reading HGTV Does NOT Accurately Depict The Stress Of First-Time Homebuyers

Crab-Stuffed Tilapia With Caribbean Rice And Steamed Broccoli

My husband is possibly the biggest carnivore I know, so I was surprised one day a couple years ago when he randomly asked me to make seafood for dinner. I thought "Is he trying to eat healthier? I can certainly get behind that!" Well, the answer is no; it turned out that the request for… Continue reading Crab-Stuffed Tilapia With Caribbean Rice And Steamed Broccoli