Weekend + Gluten Free Meals for the Week

Just like that, it’s Monday!

We had a really good weekend around here and as usual, I forgot to take pictures. We spent a good chunk of time house hunting. We actually fell in love with two houses. Both are beautiful homes and I really can’t believe that one of them may end up being ours. Pinch me. 

Saturday night, we went to the Grand Ole Opry.  The show featured Carrie Underwood, Craig Morgan,  Kacey Musgraves, among others. I can officially cross this off my Nashville bucket list. It was fun to experience it, but neither of us loved it.

Now? Christmas is 10 days away and I am totally unprepared, but at least my kitchen is stocked.  Chandler and I are so guilty of frequent dinners out and I am working hard to break that habit. My plan of attack? Better planning!

Twas the week before Christmas and here is what we’re eating:

Monday- Salmon patties + sauteed spinach + baked potatoes

Tuesday- Brinner! Pancakes + eggs + fruit

Wednesday- Beef and broccoli over brown rice

Thursday- Parmesan tilapia + Zatarain’s Dirty Rice + green beans

Friday- Shrimp + Spanish rice + okra

What are you cooking this week?


Dolls for Nicaragua {Batch 2}

A couple of weeks ago, I posted  pictures of 40 dolls my mom made to send to an orphanage in Nicaragua.

She just mailed out a handful more to a different orphanage, so I thought I would share a quick snapshot… 

Another giant thank you goes out to her!

The Best Gluten Free Lasagna Ever

Lasagna: 1 Camera: 0 I did not take a single picture of this lasagna, but I will add a couple photos when I re-make it next week! Yep, you read that right. I am making it again next week. Chandler and I loved this recipe. It is seriously the best and easiest lasagna ever. It takes [...]

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Essential Oils {Part One}

Essential Oils Part One

I am totally jumping on the essential oil bandwagon. I have to admit that I am both extremely skeptical and curious about the oils. On one hand, essential oils supposedly hold uplifting properties of spiritual and emotional magnitudes. On the other hand, I think that the hype borders the placebo effect. If you slap something [...]

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Dolls for Orphans

Homemade dolls for an orphanage #adoptionrocks

I love sharing good news on this little space and today I have to give a major shoutout to my rockstar of a mom! Why? Well, I can give a million reasons, but she has been sewing up a storm and just shipped forty handmade dolls to an orphanage in Nicaragua. She has one more [...]

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Thanksgiving Weekend

Gluten Free Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, I took the time to be extra appreciative for  the people in my life, my marriage, the opportunity to pursue adoption, happiness, and the ability to take risks. Chandler and I traveled back to North Carolina for our extended long weekend and hit all of the traffic both ways, but the long drive [...]

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