Amazing Interview of Hope

I don't normally watch Good Morning America, I'm a Today Show girl, but this morning my mom called and said that Steven Curtis Chapman & his family were going to be interviewed about their grief and healing process after their daughter's death. It is an open and real look at how they have dealt with everything and how they are being able to move forward from this tragedy. It's so amazing … Read More

Cafe Roma & Painting

Last weekend we went to eat a great local restaurant called Cafe Roma. It is so delicious! We have been wanting to try it for a while, but just kept forgetting about it. So, we finally went last Sunday after church and it was so delightful. It has a great atmosphere and the lunch prices are really reasonable, not to mention that the food is just phenomonal! I had the angel hair pasta with … Read More

Ham & Mushroom Pizza

We love pizza around our house, but it's so bad for you when you order out, so we decided to make a healthier version and it is so yummy! Adam asks for me to make it all the time! I use Ham & Mushrooms to keep the fat content down, pizza sauce, and 2% Italian Cheese blend. I use the 2 packets of dough you can buy that you just add water to. I mix it, then cover and let sit for 5 … Read More

Cara’s Graduation Weekend

This weekend, my friend Tara came into town for our friends Cara & Meredith's graduation from their Masters Degrees. We hadn't seen each other since her wedding almost two years ago! We've kept in touch through phone/email, but it was so great to actually hang out again! We had a blast!! It was just like old times when we were in college and used to hang out 24/7. Me & Tara on our … Read More

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are the most amazing cookies! They are so addictive plus they are healthy! They are really good warmed up with milk-and I don't even really like milk! I got them from the So Fat, Low Fat, No Fat Cookbook and made a couple of changes. The original recipe is just a peanut butter cookie, but my husband had the great idea to add chocolate chips.   Low-Fat Peanut Butter Chocolate … Read More

New & Improved

So Sunday I had a mini breakdown about how I'm not great at deep cleaning. I can organize with the best of them, even thought of doing that for a living, but I am just not the best at mopping, vaccuming, scouring, etc. My husband is great at it, but doesn't have a ton of time to do it. Plus all of our cleaning supplies are old and do not get the job done, so Adam said I could get some new … Read More

Grillin’ It…well sort of

Tonight we were planning on grilling out, but it poured rain, so instead I roasted the corn and zuccini and seared the chicken on the stove. I think I like the corn better this way than on the grill! Corn: Olive oil, kosher salt & pepper to taste. Roast in 400 degree oven for 30 minutes. Turn every 7 to 10 minutes. Zucchini: Sprinkle with bbq grill seasoning and grated parmesan … Read More


Last Friday, I went with my friend Jill to one of my favorite places, Ikea. I love that store. Even though I didn't really need anything, I still managed to spend like $150.00! I can't ever get out of there without buying something. These are my great finds. I got a set of 8 glasses to replace ours since ours are beginnging to crack, a zester, napkin rings, a bamboo bin to match the one I … Read More

Watermelon Cake Expedition

After watching the premier of the new season of Ace of Cakes on Food Network last week, Adam proposed that we try to sculpt and ice a cake ourselves. Not having ever done this before, I was a bit skeptical of what we would be able to create. He came up with doing a an entire watermelon...I thought we could just start with slices and build up to the whole watermelon. So we … Read More

I HAVE to have it!

Smucker's Creamy Natural Peanut Butter has become my new best friend. I LOVE it so much! I didn't eat PB for a few years because I thought it was bad for you, but through a new eating lifestyle change, I discovered that Natural PB has good fats that help your body process food. Yeah!! This PB is a part of my daily intake...might as well make it it's own food group in my opinion!! I eat it at … Read More