Moms Changing the Tide: Empowering Positive Body Image

You’ve heard the phrase, “Quarantine 15” haven’t you? You automatically know it’s talking about weight gain due to lockdown and snacking habits, I’m sure. But are kids oblivious to this world of body image issues and concern with weight and size? Often we hear “culture” is the biggest influencer on female body image. We can…

Chai Tea Latte Recipe

This is the Chai tea I’m always talking about in my Youtube videos (in particular, this one about motivation for moms and this one about spring cleaning/staying sane during social distancing). You can make it on the stovetop or in your Instant Pot!Chai tea Concentrate:  DIY Authentic Chai Tea Concentrate for Lattes3 qts boiling water…

My First Whole Room Interior Design Challenge

I reused items we already had including a college dorm chair, but made it extra comfy and in style with a DIY midnight blue velvet re-cover job. The nesting shelves were from my son’s old nursery (which had been in a box for 6 years because we kept moving and they were a pain to…

Peanut-Free Peanut Butter Fudge?!

I grew up pretty spoiled when it came to homemade treats. There wasn’t a cookie my mom didn’t know how to bake. She even let us help her (and eat the cookie dough–my favorite part!) That wasn’t the end of her know-how. Mom made donuts, toffee, and fudge, too! Ahh, how I love the smell…

A Room Full of Joy

Last night I was in a room full of the most joy you can pack into a building. When is the last time you you whooped uninhibited and danced like nobody was watching? My church hosted Night to Shine with the Tim Tebow foundation and the guests were a lot more fun than most people…

More Effective than New Years Resolutions? It worked for me!

Do you believe in making New Years Resolutions?  Or do you think they’re for other people because you know you’ll forget about them in a few weeks; or maybe as a perfectionist you know you’ll give up when you can’t meet your expectation as well as you’d like?  Even if we all gave them up…

After 59 Years

She sported a sequined newsboy hat over her gray hair and looked at me with friendly eyes when I complimented her hat.  “It’s new!” she replied, lifting her cap to show me bobby pins, “I’m wearing it to cover up my pin-curls!” “Oh, you’re getting snazzy for a party, eh?!” I guessed. Neither confirming nor…

Sheet Pan Frozen Mixed Veggies

One thing I buy frequently at COSCTO is their mixed frozen veggies.  Did you know often frozen veggies have more nutritional value than the ones in your crisper drawer because they have been flash frozen directly from the field rather than sitting in a warehouse or on a shelf in the grocery store for a…