Dwell on the good…

I’ve been feeling like a sub-par mom for a few solid months here. I am old enough to know that it’s ok and life will be full of ebbs and flows and kids will be angels and rascals for different amounts of time. And I try to remember my responsibility is to just do my…

Traveling Light

Last weekend Dusty and I (and River) took an impromptu road trip to Auckland to pick up a vehicle. We drove both ways meaning 36+ hours of travel time (including ferry rides across the Cooke Straight). It was fast and furious and not glamorous by any means; however that didn’t mean I had to sacrifice style…

Paleo Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Tica here! These muffins are a product of my most common version of baking–Improvisation. That’s how we roll in this crazy household of twelve. 😜 These nutritious muffins are a winner! I think you’ll like em too… Paleo Lemon Blueberry Muffins  1- Preheat oven to 350F (175C). 2- Combine Dry Ingredients: 1c Almond Flour   1/2c Coconut Flour…

Brow Time!

Sometimes the little things make the most difference in life! And that’s true for beauty treatments as well!!! We’ll be posting some fun and simple before and afters here just to show there are teeny things in life that make all the difference …even makeup matters 🙂 Ignore the bags under my eyes (3/4 of…

Betsy

Betsy is the quintessential perfect little sis! She thinks we (me and Tica) are awesome and verbalizes how amazing she thinks we are DAILY! She is the one who grounds us. Betsy can listen to me and Tica go around and around about a topic and sum up what we both meant in one sentence. She…

Getting to Know Betsy

1.What would you be doing if you weren’t at your current job? hmm…probably dreaming of my current job since I’ve wanted to be a mom since forever. 2. What more are you wanting in your career right now? To walk in love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control all day long. 3….

Lemon bars

Discovering these bars was spurred on by a gentle nudge from big sis (Tica) to add to her amazing post of when life gives you lemons…after some pinterest trolling I came up with my own version of these simple, healthy and delicious treats. Hope you enjoy as much as my kids did! Ingredients: 1 cup…

Christy Gene Banana Cream Pie

In my post for our Grandpa I mentioned his love for pie. My auntie Corine brought up how he knew every single pie shop in the 10 hour journey (between Denver-Alliance-Rapid City) he and grandma often would drive to visit all of the fam. So, after his funeral of course the main food group served was pie!…

Beauty

Oh how I love being a girl and having daughters! Love having little friends to share in all things beautiful! My sweet four year old Hadassah loves anything sparkly and pink and is becoming more and more aware of how she looks. I see her sweet eyes seeking affirmation as she twirls in her new dress…

Polly

Guuuuwrrrl! Where would I be without you in my life! You are the cream to my coffee, the butter to my bread, the cheese to my pizza…in other words I love dairy products?? jkjk…in other words you make life soooo much better! Thanks for letting me be the annoying little sis who climbed into your…