Healthy Eats

Refreshing Blueberry Lemon Greek Yogurt Bars

Spring has finally arrived and I could not be HAPPIER. I love seasons, but winter tends to last forever here in the beautiful state of Washington. Gray weather and rainy days aren’t my favorite, so I am always overjoyed when the sunshine makes a long awaited appearance. My husband and I have gotten outside for… Read More Refreshing Blueberry Lemon Greek Yogurt Bars

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20 Ways to Show Your Husband Love Today

We say “I love you” to our spouses often, but actions speak louder than words. It’s much easier to say I love you than to show it. When thinking of ways you can love your husband, you’ll want to think first “what is his love language?” Here is an article that explains the love languages in… Read More 20 Ways to Show Your Husband Love Today

Faith

The Easter Story In Mary’s Eyes

Easter. The word brings a vivid picture to mind. I see Jesus, standing by a grave with the stone rolled away. He is bright, radiating a glorious light. He is perfect; not a blemish graces his body other than the wounds in His hands and feet from the nails that pierced Him. When I see this picture, though,… Read More The Easter Story In Mary’s Eyes

Healthy Eats

Meal Planning Made Simple (Freebies Included)

When it comes to meal planning, I have two resources I want to share with you that I always use to make the job easy and enjoyable. Meal planning is important to me because as a working woman, married to a full-time working husband, dinner plans COULD be put on the back burner after our long busy… Read More Meal Planning Made Simple (Freebies Included)

Teacher Life

“While You Were Out Freebie” for Substitute Teachers

I LOVE finding free resources I can use as a teacher in the classroom. As a substitute teacher, it’s always important to come prepared with materials to make your day run as smooth as possible. Read “10 Essentials Every Substitute Teacher Needs in their Sub Bag” to find out which supplies are most detrimental to making your… Read More “While You Were Out Freebie” for Substitute Teachers

Teacher Life

10 Essentials Every Substitute Teacher Needs In Their Sub Bag (Freebie Included)

Nobody can argue that being a substitute teacher is a tough job; you are presented daily with a brand new class, an unfamiliar environment, and different coworkers at each school. I’ve learned a thing or two through my experience as a substitute teacher about what is necessary to keep with me in my sub bag in order to… Read More 10 Essentials Every Substitute Teacher Needs In Their Sub Bag (Freebie Included)

Healthy Eats

Low FODMAP Thai Peanut Chicken Zoodles

Thai food… is there anything better in this world? This is a recipe I got from http://sallysbakingaddiction.com that I’ve omitted ingredients from, substituted ingredients, and changed the amounts of ingredients used to make an even more waist friendly version, that is also low FODMAP, lower in sodium, and lower in fat than the original recipe. I eat… Read More Low FODMAP Thai Peanut Chicken Zoodles

Fitness

5 Tips to Help You Get Fit and Stick to It

Working out, whether to reach your fitness goals or to maintain a healthy body, can be hard. As much as I love a good sweat sesh and NEVER regret it after I’m done, just getting myself to do the workout can be the hardest part. There’s nothing wrong with taking a rest day. In fact, it’s wise… Read More 5 Tips to Help You Get Fit and Stick to It

Healthy Eats

EASIEST Crockpot Enchilada Soup

Oh the good ‘ol crockpot. I remember in 5th grade, my best friend Katie and I used to joke about how our friends were so lucky because they got to eat out at delicious restaurants with their families for dinner, while we would go home to our mom’s crockpot stew for the 5th time that… Read More EASIEST Crockpot Enchilada Soup

Healthy Eats

5 Breakfast Recipes for Busy Mornings

Mornings are busy! Who has time to eat breakfast (and a healthy one at that!) when rushing to get a million things ready for the day and out the door on time?! BUT breakfast is so important because it gives your body the energy it needs to power through your morning. For those who are struggling… Read More 5 Breakfast Recipes for Busy Mornings

Faith

Count Your Blessings Part 2

This morning, I was able to reflect on the 100+ blessings I documented in my notebook throughout the week. On Sundays, I love to wake up early before church and slowly wake my body up with some delicious food and a cup of joe before getting ready to leave for the service. I took my “Sunday morning time” to… Read More Count Your Blessings Part 2

Teacher Life

Best Stores to Shop For Cute Teacher Outfits on a Budget

“Teacher outfit” definition: The type of outfit a teacher wears in order to look professional, but doesn’t care too much if a bottle of paint is spilled all over them. I did not own a single teacher outfit when I first began my teaching career, and now I have a closet full of suitable teaching outfits that I love,… Read More Best Stores to Shop For Cute Teacher Outfits on a Budget

Faith

Count Your Blessings Part 1

At the church Luke and I are attending, we are currently taking a young marrieds class that is focused around a book we are reading called, “The Good and Beautiful God” by James Bryan Smith. Each week, it has an application to incorporate into your daily life called “soul training”. For example, last week our… Read More Count Your Blessings Part 1

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A Chord of Three is Not Easily Broken

I am a newbie to this whole marriage thing, yet I have already realized there’s a lot more to marriage than saying “I do” and running off into the sunset together without a care in the world. I have loved more than anything taking on the roll of Luke’s wife, but when you put two… Read More A Chord of Three is Not Easily Broken

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10 Totally Free AND Fun Date Ideas

Who doesn’t love a free date? When Luke and I started dating at 20 years old, we were broke college students with loans adding up and not a lot of money to spare. Flash forward 3 years and we are now broke newly weds, still pinching pennies wherever we can. But why should that keep us from continuing to date each… Read More 10 Totally Free AND Fun Date Ideas

Faith

Why Your Status Doesn’t Need To Be “In a Relationship” To Feel Loved This Valentine’s Day

Love. What does that word truly mean anyway? Love might be the feeling you get when you come home after a long day at work, flop onto your bed, and your furry friend jumps up for a snuggle. Love could be how you feel towards that delicious box of Girl Scout cookies shoved in the… Read More Why Your Status Doesn’t Need To Be “In a Relationship” To Feel Loved This Valentine’s Day

Fitness

Tabata: The Time Saving Fat Burning Machine

Let’s talk fitness. Exercise has always been a big part of my life. Growing up with two very active parents and two also equally active siblings, I didn’t really have the choice to be the odd girl out and take on the role of the family couch potato. To be honest, though, because I started… Read More Tabata: The Time Saving Fat Burning Machine

Healthy Eats

Healthy Snacks Ideas for the Busy Babe

As a teacher, eating healthy can be a challenge! I start my day at 5am and don’t come home until 4pm, which by then I’m STARVING and want food NOW. Often times I’m so busy herding cats, I mean teaching children, that I don’t get a break to eat until it’s been well over 6 hours since I… Read More Healthy Snacks Ideas for the Busy Babe

Teacher Life

Crazy Weather and Classroom Chaos: Strategies for Classroom Management

We are already almost halfway into the month of February but the weather seems to disagree. Yesterday it snowed another few inches on top of the foot of snow we got previously this week. Last night, I was so excited because the weather forecast called for 39 degrees and rain in the morning, which meant… Read More Crazy Weather and Classroom Chaos: Strategies for Classroom Management