Currently February 2020

Sooo…I wasn’t expecting to be MIA in January, but this year has been off to a rough, rough start. A new schedule to adjust to, my sister-in-law’s unexpected passing, a funeral, followed by weeks of vertigo. It feels as though January chewed us up and spit us out. I am so very thankful we are in a new month. Things are finally starting to feel a little more stable and getting back to “normal”. Although, I say that, but as I’m about to ready to post this, I’ve been up all night with a sick kiddo with a stomach virus…ha.

I really don’t have much to add between the above paragraph and the below list so I’m going to just jump in here!

Here’s what we’ve been up to lately…

Currently Watching

The Office.

Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, and B.J. Novak in The Office (2005)

I watch an episode here and there when I have some downtime and could use the comic relief. I know it’s just a show, but I love Jim and Pam.

As for Gryffin, he now LOVES Toy Story, especially Toy Story 3. I probably have been letting him watch a little more tv than I should the past month, so I plan on cutting him back a bit.

Currently Reading

Finished! – Unseen: The Gift of Being Hidden in a World that Loves to Be Noticed by Sara Hagerty

I had to check it out 3 times, but I am finally finished! I have a hard time putting my feelings into words on this book. At first I just had a hard time relating to the author, our stories and personalities are just different, but the things she had to say were true and in some ways eye opening. She really drove home that our value and what we do when no one is looking matters…and it matters to God and God alone – He is the only one we need to worry about pleasing.

I really admire how she handles her kids situations and challenges that have come along the way. There are certain chapters I would like to re-read just because I think I could get even more out of them, so I might even check it out again to re-read some of it.

I haven’t picked up another book yet. I really would like a good fiction that I can’t put down, but I’ve become so darn picky these days that it’s hard to find one I can get into. I used to love “The Baby-Sitter’s Club” in grade school and “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” in high school, but my gosh, as an adult I haven’t found a series I’ve been able to get hooked on. Any recommendations (that are clean)??

Currently Making/Baking

Now that Mikey is going to school full time and working I am doing almost all the cooking, which is totally fine, but it makes me realize how spoiled I was! One of my new favorite recipes has been this Ninja Foodi Pineapple Chicken.

pressure cooker pineapple chicken

It does takes more prep than I would like (mostly because I have to cut the chicken into pieces), but the cook time goes really fast. It tastes really good and it makes a lot, which is perfect because we love leftovers. Plus, Gryffin likes it a lot, so it’s win, win, win. :)

Current Favorite (Formerly “Obsession”)

My Planner!! This is the Legend Planner and I’m in love with it! I usually go with the Happy Planner, but I decided to try something different and I’m so glad I did. It’s small and yet has just enough room for everything I need. It’s great for goal setting, it has a full calendar view and a detailed weekly planner. There is plenty of space to write out my daily to-do lists and includes space to write out weekly goals as well. It’s the planner I never knew I needed in my life.

PC: Amazon
PC: Amazon


I do have more posts planned, but I just need some time as we continue to adjust and deal with what life is throwing at us. I hope you all are having a wonderful February and happy belated Valentines day!

Much Love,


Currently – December 2019

It’s hard to believe we are at the end of the month and end of the year no less. I have another post coming as a re-cap of the year, but let’s just say there are a lot of mixed feelings with this year ending.

This past month has been both chaotic and quiet. Work was chaotic…completely chaotic. Home life felt pretty quiet. For once in our life we were actually ahead of the game for Christmas shopping (thank you Amazon!). I was even in the mood to bake a couple batches of cookies, which is pretty rare. We also welcomed a new little baby nephew to our family. I was so excited to finally meet him last week! I’ve had my share of baby snuggles, which makes me one happy auntie. Christmas came and it’s suddenly over, just like that.

Anyway…here’s what we’ve been up to this month.

Currently Watching

I think we’ve watched a bit of everything this month! Amazon Prime had a Hallmark quality Christmas movie, “Snowed-Inn Christmas”, which I was not at all disappointed to watch. Of course there is a big cheese factor to these Santa Christmas movies, but it was kinda cute.

On Disney Plus, Mikey and I are watching “The Mandalorian” and Gryffin watched Mickey Mouse’s “Once Upon a Christmas” and “Twice Upon a Christmas” a couple times.

Currently Reading

Unseen: The Gift of Being Hidden in a World that Loves to Be Noticed by Sara Hagerty

I’m still not done with this one. This is a book that I just can’t listen to for hours at a time because I really want what she’s saying to sink in. I’ve had to re-check it out twice and I’m pretty sure I might have to make it 3 times, but I’m getting there.

Currently Making/Baking

Ooooh I have been making and baking up a storm! Well…a storm for me might be more like a sprinkle to others.

For cookies, I made these Andes Mint Cookies by Six Sisters Stuff

PC: Six Sister Stuff

I found this recipe via Pinterest years ago and I’ve made them almost every year since. It’s probably the easiest cookie recipe ever. They are so soft and minty and yuummmy.

I also made these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies by Sally’s Baking Addiction

PC: Sally’s Baking Addiction

I have talked about these cookies a few times on my blog because they are just so darn good! If you love pumpkin and love chocolate, then goooo make these cookies!

In the none-sweet world, I have also made Pozole. I use a recipe that was handed down from a friend – my favorite kind of recipe! We recently won a Ninja Foodie and it’s quickly becoming my best friend. I used it on this recipe and it turned out so, so good! It’s on my to-do list to take a pic and put the recipe on my blog. It’s rich and spicy in flavor and delicious!

Current Obsession

I actually don’t have anything to share this month here. My focus has been on family and spending time with them…everything else has faded in the background and I’m definitely more than okay with that.


I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and enjoy the rest of the month…all 2 days of it! :)

Much Love,