A favorite green smoothie recipe and my go-to option for my first meal option these days. Catch my Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie recipe over on!

Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie Recipe

I’ve never been a big breakfast person. Breakfast for dinner? Sure. A big first meal to start my day? Not really. And I naturally lean towards intermittent fasting since I don’t feel like eating until about 11:00 AM every day. One quick and easy approach I have been taking to my first meal of the […]

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Casual Friday! #75Hard, emergency preparedness, and my favorite photo from this week. Catch it all on

Casual Friday: 75 Hard, Photo of the Week, and Being Prepared

I hope you have had a wonderful week, friend! Thank you so much for being here! We were supposed to get snow Wednesday and it barely came so I have my fingers crossed for Monday. Remember, I am just barely out of 34 years spent in the desert so snow is still a novelty. How […]


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Sharing all about the harmful ingredients lurking in your toothpaste and what we can do about it! Catch Wellness Wednesday over on!

The Harmful Ingredients Lurking in Your Toothpaste

Another edition of Wellness Wednesday coming in hot! As we began our journey into improving our overall wellness and trying to take baby steps in ditching unhealthy ingredients, I never would have guessed how far-reaching it would be. Processed foods? Obviously. Chemicals in our cleaning products? A no-brainer. But even dental products? It’s surprising to […]


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I gathered my absolute favorite pantry design and organization inspiration. Because, as a mother of five and having a large family, the pantry is kind of one of those areas of the house that has to be approached with strategy, you know? Not to mention, a pretty pantry just feels good. Catch it all along with my favorite finds for organizing your pantry on!

Pantry Design and Organization Inspiration

When I was a kid, I would voluntarily and willingly clean out the fridge and pantry. I know, weird right? I just loved organizing everything, finding the best fits, and seeing it all lined up perfectly. Who knew that I was “styling” and that eventually, it would be part of my job. I used to […]

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