Strawberry Blondie Salad

Dinners Salads


As the weather warms a crisp cool salad makes for the perfect meal. This salad is inspired by one my mom used to make. Sweet yet tart strawberries blend perfectly with monterey jack cheese, lemon grilled chicken, and cashews. Ingredients 4 cups spinach 6 cups romaine 1 lb chicken 1 pint strawberries 1/2 cup cashews 1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese 1/4 more »

Kansas City Sea Life Aquarium

Self Help


Now that our sweet baby is here we find ourselves wanting to do more and more activities. You know, give our three month old experiences she’ll remember for the rest of her life. One such place we have been wanting to get to for awhile now is our local aquarium. Tickets were kind of pricey at $17 a piece but more »

Chicken Pho — Extra Protein Edition!

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Once upon a time when I lived in Utah we used to frequent Pho Plus in Orem. Now if you’ve never had pho soup (pronounced like fun without the “n”), you are missing out. This Vietnamese dish blends warm and exotic spices into a clear broth with a healthy serving of rice noodles and meat of choice (vegetarian versions are more »

Mokan Cat Show!

Self Help


Hi all! Anybody who really knows me is aware that I am dangerously close to being the crazy cat lady. If my husband didn’t stop me from adopting every stray I really would be! Instead I have to hit my cat quota in other ways. From finding homes for kittens to neuter and releases I feel a compulsion to interact more »

30 Week Bumpdate

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So its been about a month since my last bumpdate. Right now I am at 30 weeks and officially in the third trimester! Baby’s kicks are getting stronger and medically everything is looking good. I think that the hardest part for me is getting bigger. I have never been particularly thin so already having body issues and getting bigger is more »

7 Day Low Carb Meal Plan

Breakfast Dinners High Protein Recipes Salads


For those who follow my Instagram you might have seen the occasional meals that I post. Most of these are not not my own so I haven’t put them on the blog, not wanting to take unfair credit for the recipes. Still food porn pictures are always my most popular Instagram posts so I thought I would share here for more »

2 Ingredient Massage Oil

Beauty DIY


One thing DH and I love to do for each other is massages. Who wouldn’t love a massage after a long day? Not only is massage relaxing but there is something about touch that can communicate so much. Today I am here to encourage a little bit of touch with this simple two ingredient, five minute massage oil! Oh, and more »

Mascara Faceoff



Today I’m coming at you with my recent mascara haul! New to my collection is the Sephora Full Action Mascara, Lights Camera Flashes by Tarte, and Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes. I’m going to be comparing the three using my old Physicians Formula Organics mascara as well as bare lashes as a control. Bare Lashes I think the best starting more »

Midwest Balloon Fest!

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I hope everyone had a good weekend. I sure did because I got to attend the Midwest Balloon Fest just outside of Kansas City. The festival had tons of gorgeous hot air balloons that they lit up to glow in the night sky. Gorgeous. Also, I am adding this post to a link party hosted by Erin over at Her more »