Paleo/Whole30 Zuppa Toscana

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Ours was quite relaxing- Saturday my husband and older son spent the day fishing with friends in Galveston so I spent the day with the other 3 playing outside, going to the library and just relaxing. Funny story, I picked up a $5 pizza for them […]

How’s foster parenting going? {a 3 month update}

Hi there and happy Wednesday! First of all, happy 10th (!!!) birthday to my beautiful, vibrant, happy, full-of-life second born Allison. She teaches me about living life to the fullest, about loving with my whole heart, and about putting others first. You are my sunshine Allie girl! PS if you get an extra minute today, […]

Yummy Soup Recipes for Frosty Weather

Guys, it’s C.O.L.D. in Houston! I know that low 30s isn’t that cold for some of you, but for those of us who are used to maybe wearing a light jacket through winter, it’s cold! (This is an updated post for 2014, but it WAS in the 20s and 30s this past weekend. Today? A […]

Tomato Basil Soup

I love, love tomato basil soup. I can’t even remember where I first had it, but I had to figure out how to make it! I made it several times last year- I also love having a basil plant in my front yard! It is a huge money saver. I spent about $3 on the […]

Gifts that Take up Zero (Zilch, Nada) Room {and great deals on them!}

You guys how can it possibly be just a few days until Christmas 2016? It seems like just a few days ago we were ringing in the year with friends. This is a gift guide that I hope you’ll find useful- gifts that take up ZERO room in the home of the recipient. Since we […]

12 Days of Christmas Party Food {Gluten Free Pao de Queijo}

Like this post? Check out my post on 10 Gifts for the Foodies in your Life. How many Christmas/Holiday/New Year’s parties or gatherings do you have on the calendar so far? We’ve got at least six, and I’m sure more will be scheduled! I LOVE LOVE this time of year and am so thankful we […]