Here we go again!

Ever since I was a little girl I wanted to be a writer. I wanted to sit on my wrap around porch, look out onto our acres of land surrounded by trees, and write.  In second grade our teacher would have us cut out pictures out of magazines, glue it onto lined paper, and make up a story about that picture. I was the student that would go through my mother’s magazines and create more stories for fun. In high school I took 2 years of creative writing while all my other friends were in literature focused classes.

I have started many blogs. I have had a blog where we were a family of 3 chicks and a rooster. I had a blog about my princesses. I had a blog where I focused on book reviews. I never found my true niche. Probably why these blogs never stuck.

Yes, I am surrounded by my girls -princess chicks- and my husband -rooster- (I bet he loved that nickname), but I felt it lacking. Yes, I still read and love telling people about the amazing books (and fails) that find their way onto my nightstand.

Have I found my niche yet?

Honestly, not really.

My life is crazy. I juggle being a Jesus follower, a wife, a parent, a teacher, a health enthusiast, an aspiring author, and a socialite. I like to over plan and then resort to my introverted self by hiding under the covers with a glass of wine, and my binge-worthy show of the moment.

I am trying to find the happy medium to life… I know, aren’t we all? Maybe I can help myself and you, the reader at the same time, because we are all in this together! Logo for now

Whoa… I did it!

I have been in the land of the eating… I mean of being in control of ALL food with NO limitations for 2 days now. I could say that I am relieved that Whole30 is over, but anxiety took over on day 31. All I could think about was, am I going to reintroduce food and trigger my overeating part of my brain? Will my win over struggling with food stop?

I am still sugar free, but I can’t say the same for wine and carbs. Last night I celebrated with a girls night out, and after 3 glasses of wine my inhibitions were lowered and so was my food tank. I enjoyed a burger with the bun, and the fries. When it comes to the reintroduction process, I failed. My only high five was I said no to cheese, and ketchup (sugar).  Today I still feel great, and healthier than I have been in my life!


There were definitely physical changes, but those aren’t the changes I focused on. Yes I did run to the scale on day 31… Yes some things will never change, but those days of training my brain won over all!

I cut out ALL sugar and wine for 30 days.

I cooked meals 90% of the 30 days, and even got out of my comfort zone with trying new things.

I stayed away from the scale, when that was the way I started my days.

I have a new found confidence, AND no more fog brain!

BEST VICTORY OF ALL, was that my doctor was right! Clean eating did help annihilate ALL my hormone issues of burning skin, dizziness, and nausea.

The physical changes were awesome as well, as I went down a shirt size, pants that were too tight are now loose, and I am down 11 pounds.

I will add a side note that getting back to exercising did help with the physical changes.


I am going to enjoy the month of August learning how to win my struggle over food without any restrictions. I am going to stick with Whole 30 meals, while adding paleo, and the occasional treat meals (meals that have the Whole 30 no’s)

September 5th I will be starting my next round! Whole 30 is launching a GIANT group challenge, and I can’t wait to be a part of it! If you would like to see how Whole 30 can benefit you, comment below or on my Facebook page (Click home on the menu above) and I will add you to the Whole 30 group I am a part of!

All Humankind Matters

Today I was going to focus on food. Today my focus is actually on human kind. I woke up dazed from the tragedies that have struck in the last few days. Fear is crippling the world, when love and peace should be what we all embody.

The first thing I did today was turn to what calms me the most, my Bible.  When I am fearful I give it all to God. That is my spiritual “Happy Medium”. Two words popped out right away… “Love thy Neighbor”. Never did it say judge by character, looks, money, color, etc. It said “LOVE THY NEIGHBOR”. In tragedy we need to practice this more, and not fuel hate with hate.

These words are brought on by these faces, and this post on Instagram:


When tragedy strikes, because of hate, I look at these smiling faces. These faces have been taught love and compassion. They have never been taught to hate, period. Hate is a bad word in our house. They have never been taught to look at someone and turn their heads, because of how they look. Only thing I have taught is to “love thy neighbor,” and if someone’s character is bringing them down, they walk away. They are not taught to hate or retaliate. They are taught to fight for the underdog, and have compassion for those who need love when their world is surrounded by hate. I pray for the world that surrounds them, humanity at its weakest, and unity for all.” #prayforhumanity #trustingod #prayingforpeace #lovemykids #loveallpeople

Let’s come together as one whole. Let’s stop the division, regardless of why the division is happening. The Beatles had it right when they sang, “All You Need is Love”.