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    Sweet Summertime

    I feel like summer came and went in the blink of an eye! Anyone else?! I still feel like we had a full summer with a good balance of adventure and relaxation. Here’s what we’ve been up to: I guess the biggest update would be that we BOUGHT A HOUSE! We had been renting in Rockwall since we moved to Texas last summer but in April, we finally found a place we could make ours! Anthony’s vision has always been to have a place that feels like we are on vacation. And that’s exactly what we found. Shortly after we moved in, we actually got offered a spot on a…

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    Healthy Ramen Stir Fry

    This Ramen Stir Fry is an easy, healthy and flavorful meal that’s perfect for a quick weeknight dinner! A couple of packs of ramen noodles, your favorite protein, some veggies and seasonings and you’ve got a delicious noodle stir fry. One of the best things about this recipe is that it is so versatile! Switch up the PROTEIN: use shrimp, chicken, skirt steak, or make it vegan by using peanuts! Swap your favorite VEGGIES: Try it with sliced mushrooms, onions, julienned carrots, bean sprouts, shredded bok choy or Napa cabbage. Low carb option: instead of ramen, use cauliflower rice Add your favorite topping: peanuts, cilantro, green onion, sriracha, or even…

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    Our NICU Diary

    On April 14th 2020, at 27 weeks, I gave birth to identical twin boys. Weighing only 2lbs and severely pre-mature, they spent the next three months in the NICU. They were, and still are, INCREDIBLY strong! Now, a year later, I’m sharing our NICU diary and celebrating with with so much GRATITUDE! After a few back and forth visits to labor and delivery with pain that felt like contractions, I was FINALLY admitted into the hospital. The contractions that were originally diagnosed as Braxton Hicks, were now signaling labor and my cervix had started dilating. The team of doctors started me on a regimen to support the babies and give…

  • How to create an inspiring morning journal that will generate a positive mindset and momentum toward your goals
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    5 Steps to Create an Inspiring Morning Journal

    How to create an inspiring morning journal that will generate a positive mindset and momentum toward your goals Your mornings set the tone for your entire day! When you have an intentional morning routine, you will feel more positive and productive moving into the rest of your day. Journaling in the morning, has been the most impactful habit in my morning routine! With all the busyness in my life, this simple habit helps me start each day organized, intentional, and filled with gratitude and positivity! I believe in the power of a morning journal SO much that I want to share it with EVERYONE! I’m sharing all the details on…

  • Charlotte and I made the BEST EVER Almond Joy brownies- fudgy brownies topped with a sweet creamy coconut mixture, toasted almonds and drizzled chocolate. YUM!
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    The BEST Ever Almond Joy Brownies

    There are two types of people in this world: people who love coconut and people who are wrong… But seriously, I LOVE coconut! Coconut anything! German chocolate cake, coconut cream pie, coconut macaroons, and especially Almond Joys! And that is what inspired this baking project. Charlotte and I made the BEST EVER Almond Joy brownies- fudgy brownies topped with a sweet creamy coconut mixture, toasted almonds and drizzled chocolate. YUM! Just look at the joy on her face after making these This is not the first time we’ve made them and I can confidently say that if you try them, you’ll be making them again and again!  Charlotte and I…

  • A-doh-able, watercolor valentine tags! Get all the steps and create your own play dough valentines with this free printable!
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    Play Dough Valentine Tags

    Free, printable play dough valentine tags Every year, Charlotte and I create her valentines together- one of my favorite traditions. This year, she wanted to share the love with play dough valentines! Check out how we put these together and grab your own copy below! It’s important to me that Charlotte has a role in creating her valentines. She not only chose what kind of valentines she wants to share, but I also wanted to highlight her art in them as well. To do this, I invited her to watercolor paint a few cardstock pages. I originally thought about her only using valentine colors but she quickly vetoed that! I…

  • I'm sharing some of our favorite February activities and books for kids to celebrate Black History month and Valentine's Day!
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    Fun February Activities and Books for Kids

    It’s February and we are digging into Black History Month and Valentine’s Day. I’m sharing some fun February activities and books we’ll be playing with! We LOVE books in our house, but nobody as much as my daughter Charlotte. This girl will sit and “read” books for hours each day! We will read and re-read books so many times and we always find something new to question, explore, or even laugh about! There are several reading spots in our house where books are rotated often, but thematic books are typically displayed on these floating shelves in our play room. This month, our thematic books include topics on Black History, Valentine’s…

  • Weeknight dinner ideas to satisfy my hungry husband and picky preschooler, all while trying to keep it healthy and delicious
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    Weeknight Eats

    If you’re looking for a fancy food blog, you’ve come to the wrong place… You won’t find perfectly pictured food, original recipes or in-depth posts about how this food makes me feel. Just a review of the meals I’ve planned and prepared to satisfy my hungry husband and picky preschooler, all while trying to keep it healthy and delicious- and honestly, sometimes it’s take out. Planning our meals and even grocery shopping is something I really enjoy! Anyone else?! And it’s even more fun with this pretty template I made to jot everything down in one place! I always plan our meals on Thursday which gives me plenty of time…

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    How To Hit Your Goals

    Are you still motivated and working towards those goals you set on January 1? As we rolled into 2021, most of us spent time reflecting on the previous year and set new goals- finding ways to level up for the new year. And if you know me, then you know that I love goals! But the truth is, goals are hard to stick to! You wont always be motivated, life gets in the way, and well… it’s just easier to live in your comfort zone. So, if motivation won’t always be there, what do we have to lean on….?! HABITS! “THE SECRET OF YOUR SUCCESS IS DETERMINED BY YOUR DAILY…