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Easter basket filled with toys

155+ NON-CANDY EASTER BASKET + EGG FILLER IDEAS

Easter is just over two weeks away, and now is the perfect time to start shopping for Easter basket/egg fillers for your kiddos (if you haven’t already started)! I hate doing things last minute, so I love starting my shopping early enough so that I can just enjoy the holiday magic when the holiday approaches. 🙂 Chloe turned two in January, so she’s still a little young for candy. That got me thinking…what are some gift ideas that are not candy? While there’s nothing wrong with candy, I find that many parents I know are always looking for creative ideas that aren’t all candy.… Read more

Instant Pot Chicken Tinga

INSTANT POT CHICKEN TINGA

This Chicken Tinga recipe cooks quickly in the Instant Pot and comes out juicy, tender, and deliciously smoky and saucy. Serve it in tacos (our favorite!) or in a rice/veggie bowl for an easy and delicious meal!

Almost four years later…my Instant Pot love is still as strong as ever! I use mine at least 1-2 times per week and have come to rely on a steady rotation of recipes that we all love. Last year, I perfected how to make the best Instant Pot Shredded Chicken, and today I’m coming at ya with a fun variation of that – Instant Pot Chicken Tinga.… Read more

Orchid representing women.

TO ALL WOMEN

Women who long to get married, and those that don’t. Women who have lost their partners. Women that are in unhappy and unhealthy relationships.

Women who feel the constant tug of balancing work and family life. Women who feel guilt for not staying home with their children. Women who stay home with their children but long to provide for them.

Women who are caretakers – of their parents, children, spouses, everyone but themselves.

Women who are limited by time, money, resources, imagination. Women who have big dreams but don’t know how to manifest them.

Women who seem to “have it all” but still feel empty.Read more

PERSONALIZED GIFT IDEAS (FEATURING AN ETSY SMALL BUSINESS + DISCOUNT)

Is anyone else as obsessed with their wedding song as I am?! No, just me? I’m already a sucker for a good love song, but make it one that has personal meaning and…I’m done for. 😉 I am the worst with coming up with anniversary gift ideas, but Barry is the absolute best at it (lucky me 🙂 ) I’ve been meaning to share with you one of my favorite gifts from Barry that has to do with (you guessed it – our wedding song!) I also wanted to share some other awesome personalized gift ideas for any occasion and anyone on your list from a fantastic Etsy small business.… Read more

CREAMY BACON AND LEEK PASTA

When 2021 began, I felt like I was in a dinner rut. Even though the recipes I was cooking for dinner were all of our favorites, I felt like I was getting tired of cooking the same things over and over again. I decided to make it my goal to try one new recipe per week – super manageable, right? This recipe for Creamy Bacon and Leek Pasta was one of the first new ones I tried and let’s just say…I’ve made it three times already, and it’s only February! Whoops. 🙂 I know that goes against my goal of trying more new recipes but trust me…this one is delicious.… Read more

NO BAKE ENERGY BITES (NUT-FREE & VEGAN)

These no bake energy bites are full of wholesome, natural ingredients and are so easy to make. This recipe is portable so it’s perfect as an on-the-go, healthy snack (or as something quick and easy to keep in the fridge!)

It’s been a loooong time, hasn’t it? The holidays came and left in a frenzy of wrapping, cooking, baking, and spending time with family (in very small groups). 2020 was a doozy, that’s for sure! Then January arrived and brought Chloe’s second birthday(!) and busy times at work. I’m finally feeling like I’m back into the swing of regular (busy) life now, and am so excited to be sharing this recipe today!… Read more