Our European Adventure: How to eat gluten free in Rome


Roma, Roma, Roma…the city of beautiful art, history, faith, and…FOOD!!

Italy is known for their delicious wine, pizza, and pasta.  However, I can not eat gluten, so the land of bread and pasta was a bit daunting to me.  I worried I would starve while drooling over my husband’s delicious meals.  Boy oh boy was I wrong! Continue reading


Furball “Black” Friday


Happy Thanksgiving to all those who celebrated yesterday!  I hope your day was full of family, food, and fun!  I definitely went heavy on the food part and now I look like Bailey.  I will make this short and sweet.  Enjoy the weekend with your family and friends.  Be thankful for all you have.  And give yourself a little break…eat what you want and rest up…the holidays are here! 🙂


Be thankful for what you DO have.

thankful-mindsetEvery year at Thanksgiving my family has a tradition.  Before we eat, we go around the table and name one thing we are thankful for.  The only rule is that you are not allowed to repeat something that another family member has said.  I love this time for reflection.  As I reflect on 2016, I realize I have a lot to be thankful for…

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Serenity Prayer: All you have to do is ASK


I find myself saying this prayer a lot recently.  I said this prayer almost every day of elementary school.  I went to a Christian school, and we said it at the beginning of every physical education class. I did not think much of the words then.  The words did not have the same meaning when I was a carefree child, as they do now.  Now, I cling to these words…pondering what they mean and how to obtain these virtues…even if only for a few minutes. Continue reading

Furball Friday #5


The weekend is here, and it is time to let loose!  First, put on your party clothes or borrow some from a friend (Bailey borrowed his outfit from my closet!  No alterations needed! 🙂 ). Then, get your groove on and have fun!!

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Our European Adventure: Trastevere, Rome

You have hit the big tourist spots: Vatican, Coliseum, Trevi Fountain.  Now what?  I have the perfect answer:  There is a little town in Rome, just outside the Vatican.  It is a beautiful hidden gem with flea markets, beautiful churches, and spectacular food.  Here you can get a taste for authentic Italian nightlife, just sit back and watch the street performers, while sharing a bottle of vino.  Where is this magical place?…Trastevere!


Ponte Garibaldi

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Stitch Fix Review #2: Their Customer Service Rocks!

My second Stitch Fix came in the mail last week.  My first Fix was such a hit that it took real restraint for me to wait 2 months before scheduling another one.  It was worth the wait though because this time around I got a little surprise from my stylist!


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Furball Friday: Daylight Savings


Those of you in the States know how jolting Daylight Savings time can be.  “Falling back” an hour sounds great for the first day but it really throws you off.  Even Bailey’s body clock has been thrown off.  He just wants to sleep…and I don’t blame him.  Getting out of the shower seems like a daunting task these days.  Thank goodness Friday is here.  Hopefully you can rest this weekend and let your body catch up!

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Our European Adventure: Rome Day 3

Our last day in Rome…siiiiighhh.  It was a short amount of time but accomplished all we wanted to and then some.  Day 3 included the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Spanish steps, Trastevere, and a WHOLE LOT of churches.



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Infertility: Choosing “all of the above”


I am a creature of action.  I like to be in charge, know what’s coming, and be prepared.  However, infertility and adoption don’t really care what you like.  Infertility tears up any  plans you make and then throws the torn pieces up in the air.  You can run around trying to catch all the pieces and put the puzzle together.  But that would be foolish.  You will never be able to catch them all.  You will never be in control. Only God knows the final product.

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