Sunday, November 17, 2019

What's for Dinner: November 17 - November 23

Looking for dinner inspiration? Here's what I've planned for dinner at our house this week!

Red and Purple Coloring Pencils on Pink Journal | Photo by Plush Design Studio via Unsplash

I have been battling different iterations of the same cold for the past month. Late last week, I was finally able to see the doctor. I wanted to know if there was something else I could be doing in addition to my current regimen of over-the-counter meds... Because, honestly, nothing was working.

I left the doctor's office with a few more suggestions and a prescription. I can't begin to tell you what a difference this has made... and I'm hoping this means that I've turned a corner.

Maybe now I can start looking ahead at what I need to do for the holidays... like planning our Thanksgiving meal, baking Christmas cookies, and buying presents.

For now, though, let's focus on the week ahead. Keep reading to see what I've planned for dinner at our house this week!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

More Than Halfway to 40...

A woman's white balloon by Hipster Mum via

It's official. As of today, I'm more than halfway to 40. For the next six months, I get to coast down the hill toward my birthday in May.

In honor of the final leg of the ride, I thought it would be fun to update you on the progress I'm making on my 40 Before 40 list -- 40 things I want to do before my big day.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

What's for Dinner: November 10 - November 16

Looking for dinner inspiration? Here's what I've planned for dinner at our house this week!

White and Blue Coffee Mug | Photo by Joanna Kosinska via Unsplash

Despite a strong start to the weekend, I got knocked off my feet by a cold late Saturday. My body wouldn't let me do anything but sleep, so this week's menu plan is coming to you a little late.

It's taking a lot of effort for me to sit up and type this, so let's jump right in. Keep reading to see what I've planned for dinner at our house this week!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Make the Sweet Choice with Theo Chocolate

Theo's mission is to create a more beautiful, compassionate, and enduring world by responsibly making delicious and inspiring products for everyone.

Sometimes I wonder what my life would have been like had I decided to turn this blog into my primary source of income. There are moments when I've wished I had more graphic design knowledge to make the site look more professional... when I've imagined featuring highly styled photos... when I've thought about making more brand connections and developing bigger partnerships.

Because, honestly, one of the things I miss the most about blogging on a regular basis is getting to hear about new brands and learning about new products and then sharing my thoughts about them with you.

One of the reasons I've been limited brand content on the blog is because the brands who've reached out aren't telling me about products that make sense for the life I have right now. But then Theo Chocolate reached out... And, well...

Who doesn't have room in their life for chocolate?

The company sent a generous assortment of their fair trade, organic and ethically sourced chocolate to try a few months ago. With so many decadent-sounding varieties like Cinnamon Horchata and Salted Toffee, I didn't know where to begin with the taste-testing process. But I dug deep and tried every kind but one (because I'm not a huge fan of coconut). All in the name of the blog.

Keep reading to see which varieties were included in the package they sent and to find out which ones we liked the best in our house!