Healthy Living, Inspiration

How We Prepped for Our Whole 30

Prep! Prep! Prep!

Set yourself up for success!!!

I cannot stress enough how important prepping is BEFORE and DURING your Whole30! Prepping like I did was the only way we got through our 30 days.

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Healthy Living, Inspiration

Why we started the Whole 30…

Our day to day consisted of little to no real energy and living off of energy drinks. All while dealing with skin blemishes, dry skin, belly bloat, achy joints, daily naps, no motivation… the list goes on and on.

We’re not old, but gosh darn it, we were feeling like it.

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First House :: Lessons Learned

A couple of years ago I made a huge decision and bought a house! It was quite the process – looking at house after house, keeping in mind location, price, costs associated… the list goes on. I thought I knew what I was looking at, but boy was I wrong!

As the painting projects began and the deep cleaning started on move-in day, I learned that I had NO IDEA what I was looking at while I was house hunting.

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Happiness:: an inside job

I get some of the best daily inspiration emails from! I share some every now and then on Facebook and Pinterest. This one I absolutely love so I thought I’d share it with you all!

So many of us forget that happiness is an inside job! Be happy with who you are!


I hope you all have a wonderful week! Be grateful for all of the gifts God has given you!


snow day

We don’t get a lot of snow in Louisiana. So when we do, we play!

This beautiful kiddos here are my some of my brothers and sisters (there are 11 of us total – steps, halves, reals). Fun fact: there is a 20 year difference between me and the baby! Growing up with these guys has been a blast! Four different personalities – four wonderful kids! I wouldn’t be the same without them. 🙂

When the meteorologist mentions freezing temperatures and wintery precipitation in Louisiana schools close almost immediately. These guys had a chance to play all day and I jumped in on the fun when I got off work (hospitals never close)!


What’s better than a snowball fight?! She likes to get the first snowball thrown and then run away! She’s too cute!


We also took the opportunity to make snow angels! It’s been years since I’ve made a snow angel and they have never had the chance. They loved it! #snowangels #firsttimeforeverything


When God gives you snow day, you build a super cute, kind of creepy snowman. LOL! Love my adorable snowman! My fun with the kids started with this guy (my brother was jealous of my awesome snowman building skills). So I went down the street to show them how it’s done.


Acting like a kid is so much fun! I tend to get lost in the everyday hustle and bustle of work, home, life in general. These kids will never understand how much I value them and how much I truly appreciate their goofiness, laughter and smiles. They keep me a kid at heart. Sometimes I need a reminder to let go of the stress & troubles and have some fun.

Be a kid. Be goofy. Have some fun. Life is too short.


#snowman #family #lovethesekids #mypeople #snowmaggedon2018




It’s Friday!!


It’s Friday!! 

I hope your week was full of happiness and positivity!

~Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous!~

This is the day the LORD has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it. – Psalm 118:24


Comment below — How do you celebrate a successful week? How do you relax from a stressful, busy week?

Cheers to an awesome weekend! Make it a good one!


Happy Wednesday

Guess what day it is!?! It’s HUMP DAY!! Congratulations! You are half way through the week!

Here’s a few quotes to keep you motivated:

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal. Nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong attitude.” – Thomas Jefferson

“For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” – Isaiah 41:13

“Laughter is the music of life.” – Sir William Osler

What keeps you motivated throughout the week? I’d love to hear from you – comment below!