Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Peppers I’ve been trying to make better food choices. Right now, for me that means less eating out and more cooking at home. It also means adding fruits, veggies, and protein to every meal and cutting down on carbs. This recipe was super easy and so delicious!! Ingredients: 1 pound ground hamburger, browned and…

Snack Pack Rack

Have you seen the DIY over-the-door, monthly snack idea for going back to school? Basically, you take a 24 pocket shoe organizer and fill it with a month’s worth of snacks. I love it and it will work just fine for my family. However, I have folding pantry doors. I thought: crap, how can I…

Justin Britt: Bridging the Gap

Across the small town I live in, you will see banners proclaiming LHS-MIZ proudly displayed for all to see. LHS-MIZ is a tribute to Seattle Seahawks number 68, Justin Britt. Justin has been, by all accounts, hailed as a hometown hero since being drafted in 2014. He is a man of character who has held…

Make Ahead Egg Bake

Make Ahead Egg Bake If you’re like me, mornings are busy and breakfast is last on the list behind putting on “real” work appropriate clothes, making your hair look like you brushed it, and yelling at kids to, “Hurry up or we will be late!!! Don’t make me leave you here!!” Like most busy moms,…

The Art of OM

A few months ago, during my 5th night of little to no sleep due to anxiety, I was desperate to find something to help curb this overwhelming heaviness that weighed on down on me. Unable to get to sleep, I reached for my phone, opened Pinterest and typed in, “how to reduce anxiety naturally.”  The…

Product Review: Young Living Mineral Foundation

Last week, I got the new Young Living Savvy Minerals Foundation. I was really excited to try the product because I love YL products and have been looking for something better to use on my skin.  I really love this product. It goes on smooth, smells good, and wears well. Here is my review!  Color:…

Judy Attitudy

I woke up this morning grumpy.  I was grouchy because the truck beside me in the bank line was too loud and I couldn’t hear the teller.  I was grumpy because my favorite XM Radio station was playing terrible music. I was grouchy because the lady in front of me was driving like a sloth. …

Journey

“Don’t stop believin’…”  Nope, not that kind of journey.  I’m talking about a health journey.  Over the years, I’ve taken many health journeys… everytime I’ve failed. It’s very disheartening to look back at the this path and see my failures. It’s also disheartening to see the number that shows when I step on the scale. …

A Blown-Up Pool and a Smile

There are few things that signify Summer is fully in swing better, than a blown-up pool in the backyard. That yellow ring of grass is an easy indication of some fun well done. I may not be a little kid anymore, but now I get the mom’s-eye view of my own girls enjoying one of…

The Kid That Noone Wants to Play With

My youngest daughter is almost 6. While she’s very smart, she tends to have kids be mean to her. Being the youngest of three girls, she has basically been like an only child while her older sisters go to school. So alot of her time is spent with me or alone. When her sisters get…

Refreshing and Detoxing Berry Citrus Water

I love summer because summer means fresh fruits and veggies, swimming pools, and bare feet in the grass. When you live in the Midwest, summer also means temperatures that make you think you have landed in the deepest pits of hell. Seriously, when did I agree to live in a place that has 99% humidity and…

Girl’s Club

At 36 years old, I sometimes forget the world I live in still includes mean girls and cliques. I sometimes forget how much it still hurts to realize those people exist. I also sometimes still forget how much it hurts to be on the outside of that.  In high school, I never really felt like…