Autumn is Coming

My favorite season is undoubtedly fall. While it’s not technically fall yet (September 22nd), the temperatures this year seem to be winding down a little early this year. We’re already getting some leaves off the trees in the backyard, too! Continue reading Autumn is Coming



My birthday always falls on Labor Day weekend.  Sometimes, like this year, it even falls on Labor Day itself. Although we always celebrate it somehow, I don’t have any birthday traditions. However, I do like to use the day, and days surrounding it, to reflect on my life – what I’ve done, what I’d like to do and what I am thankful for. I believe that reflection on your journey can help you see your path in a different light and help you understand how each event led you to where you are today. Continue reading Birthdays

Social Media Stress

Can social media contribute to your daily stress?

I’ve been extra stressed out lately. As you saw in my last blog post, I quit my job. While I did quit for an exciting reason, that doesn’t mean it’s not stressful. Continue reading Social Media Stress

I Quit My Job to Follow My Dream

I was managing a pet boutique and bakery.  I really enjoyed my job, loved the people I worked with, I socialized with all of the dogs that would come into the store, I’d get creative and decorate cakes and cookies for dogs everyday, and various other managerial tasks. It was not a bad job, but I quit. Continue reading I Quit My Job to Follow My Dream

I’m back!

What have I been doing these past two and a half years?


My husband, Tyler, finished his eight years with the U.S. Air Force.  We moved from Germany back to the United States and found ourselves settled in Marietta, Georgia. This also happens to be where Tyler grew up, so we are living close to a lot of his family.  This family includes our first, beautiful, niece who just turned one month old a few days ago.

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Meat and Potatoes

The other night I made a delicious dinner.  A London Broil steak (in the crock pot!) with loaded mashed potatoes.  It was delicious! I miss steak.  The steak in Germany is few and far between and not usually as good as American steak.  My dad used to make London Broil on the grill and I loved it.  It was one of my favorite meals and usually what I would ask  for my birthday dinners.  Since we don’t have grill at this house I decided to try it in the crock pot and the result was great! My husband loves mashed potatoes and I added just about everything we had in the fridge to make them “loaded”. Continue reading Meat and Potatoes