You Say Hydrate, I Say Rosé!

You say Hydrate, I say Rose

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I say Rose
I say Rose

In 2017 our family went through so many changes!

Michael and I got married, I changed jobs, we moved (twice!).Ally and Sawyer learned to ride bikes with no training wheels (at the age of 3&4).Ally lost her first tooth. We officially decided we were ready to start trying for baby #3 to add to our family!

With so many memories made and getting settled in our new home we were ready for 2018.


2018 is The Year of I Will!

January 1st. has always been one of my favorite days of the year. It’s a holiday, the beginning of my birthday month and the world just feels like it’s been refreshed.

It’s also that day of “new year, new me” which means this is the year we make the resolution to eat right, exercise and stay hydrated on rosé all day….I mean water….stay hydrated on water.

Each year, along with the world, I always make those same resolutions to myself.

I don’t share them with others because I think deep down I know I don’t want to be held accountable for it when I completely give up on them come Jan 2nd!

(I have commitment issues but that’s a post for another day).

I don’t want to make those same goals for myself this year, instead I just want to do more of what makes me happy; mind, body and soul.

So I acquired a few essentials for the new year and wrote down my list for things I WILL accomplish this year!

I WILL take more bubble baths!

Y’all they are so damn calming, especially when paired with candle light and an amazing bath bomb. My personal favorite is lush intergalactic bath bomb!

I WILL step outside of my comfort zone.

Michael often tells me that I live in a bubble and at times it needs to be popped.

I WILL make a beautiful home instead of just pinning them.

I recently purchased  “A Touch of Farmhouse Charm” by Liz Fourez and “The Year of Cozy” by Adrianna Adarme and I swear they were each love at first page!

touch of farmhouse charm
I WILL journal! Thoughts are so powerful and to be able to sit and convey them into meaningful writing is one of the most beautiful things to me.

I know it doesn’t always come easy so I am enjoying 52 List for Happiness series by Moore Seal, which offers weekly Journal inspiration and the absolute perfect thing for just those moments.

52 List for Happiness
I WILL take time for MYSELF more!

Last year I became that mom. The one where my entire existence was centered around the kids or Michael.

From the time I wake up till the time I drag myself to bed.

I know it is normal to have your children be 95% of your life.

I also know that when you don’t take that time for yourself you can end up running on empty and as the saying goes “you can’t pour from an empty cup”.

I WILL try new things.
House Wine

The perfect example is “The House Wine”.

Once long ago I made the foolish decision of trying box wine and 3hrs after hugging a toilet, I told myself my wine would only come from glass bottles.

Yet after numerous times of passing by this little can at my local grocery store AND working through my trust issues, I finally gave in and I definitely don’t regret it.

I WILL love myself from the inside out!

People assume that being vegan I must automatically just eat fruits and veggies all day. That has definitely not been the case here lately (Oreos are vegan!).

I stopped nourishing my body and keeping it well rested and hydrated….on water. So to get myself back to that point I purchased…

“Eat Beautiful” by Wendy Rowe.

It is full of healthy recipes for each season of the year.

“Eat Pretty” by Jolene Hart

Which is a great 40 day journal to reset your self and your daily habits when it comes to nourishment.

And last but not least…

I WILL work on having strong meaningful relationships with all the amazing people in my life who love and support me.
My friends, my husband and our amazing children.

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Elf on the Shelf: Chloe and “P” as in Peter

Elf on Shelf has arrived.

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December is finally here.

While I believe in savoring each holiday I’m definitely guilty of peeking around Thanksgiving for all the festivities that will trail behind!

I’m especially excited for this Christmas.

This year Michael and I decided the kids were old enough to finally have an Elf on the Shelf.

Since it was our first year our brown eyed boy and girl elves arrived a week early for a small introduction party and brought treats and a letter from Santa.

After reading our letter we sat down and read all about our elves and how one of the most important rules was that we could not touch them or they would lose their magic. Well of course Sawyer heard a form of no and immediately reached his little hand out, sooo we read it again.

Next we picked out our names.

Ally was pretty easy, she immediately decided she wanted to name her elf “Chloe”. Sawyer also immediately  thought of his elf’s name and proudly announced that it will be “Pee!!”.

I responded with “P as in Peter?” in my best Sesame Street impersonation and his little head nodded in agreement so Peter it was!

As soon as the kids were out of sight our elves flew off for the evening only to return for mischievous and entertaining adventures while we were sleeping.

Night 1 they had a nice little marshmallow roast.

Which prompted a long Q & A about if the marshmallows could be eaten or not.

Elf on the Shelf

The next morning we found our elves making sprinkle angels.

The kids were alarmed at how big of a mess it was and how I (not their dad or themselves) was going to have to clean it.

Elf on the Shelf in sprinkles
Next they had a lovely bath!

Which brought back our Q & A from the first night!

Elf on the Shelf bath
By Friday morning our elves had decided to do a little decorating for the 1st day of December.

Definitely looks like there’s going to be a lot of clean up for mommy to do the next 23 days!

Elf on the Shelf decorating

What are some of your best elf on the shelf moments?



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Adventures of Family Vacation

Adventures of a Family Vacation

 A Road trip to San Antonio

We Got Married!!! So naturally we decide that we want to take sometime off from reality and as a family go on a nice little vacation.

After going back and forward we decide on a few days in San Antonio. San Antonio has something for the entire family.

Michael, my HUSBAND, wanted to make the most out of our trip so he thought it would be a good idea to leave Thursday night after we got off.  That way we can drive down(5hrs) check in that night and have the next full day.

On the other side of this decision is me. Just smiling, nodding and thinking it all sounds simple and easy to accomplish.

We all know better than that, including me currently as I am nodding and smiling.

Michael makes  it home by 630.

By the time we pack the car  and we’re on our way it’s 845.

We’re still an hour out because Decatur (our fur baby!) has to be taken 45minutes out of the way to his “aunts” house.

At 930 we drop Decatur off, settle him in,  and we are on our way.

This is where our fun begins y’all.

Michael decides that it would be quicker to take the highway instead of the major freeway that leads straight there. At this point I’m no longer on the other side of these decisions just nodding and smiling.

I’m side eyeing hardcore.

Michael volunteers to drive the first part of the way while I get a little rest.  All I have to do is just drive the 2nd part while he does the same.

Well, there I am sleeping my worries away when I hear a loud bang as if someone took a bat to the car.  Simultaneously I hear Michael dropping “F” bombs everywhere.

I jolt out of my sleep in “kick ass” mode.

I look around and Michael is still driving like the past few seconds haven’t happened.

So in my calmest adrenaline spiked voice I ask “What the fuck happened?”

He replies “oh, a deer hit the side of the car” like it’s a normal everyday occurrence!

Of course I have questions “why did the deer hit the car?” “Is he still alive” “why is this such a normalcy to you!?”.

His reply to all of these questions is “that deer was an asshole”.


We legit have dents in the side of our car and later decide to take the main highway since we kept seeing deer.



Here is to marriage and happily ever after.

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Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes Recipe

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Yes it is 95 degrees here in Texas but it’s officially Fall Y’all!

Which means that pumpkins will be consuming every part of my life starting with my kitchen.

First of all lets be clear here, I am no Betty Crocker or Rachel Ray. Just a girl who often likes her food quick, simple and homemade. One of my absolute favorite fall recipes are pumpkin spice cupcakes.Why is it my favorite you may wonder

They only use 3 ingredients, they’re vegan, cost less than $5 and they’re mouthgasm worthy! Checkout the recipe below!

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My Heart Says Wine

Exercise to extra fries.

Loosing weight naturally

I once said in my 100lbs recently lost body that losing weight naturally was one of the hardest things I had ever gone through.

I was completely wrong! Losing weight then gaining 70% of it back only to attempt losing it again plus some is by far worse!

I’m sure there are those who wonder how it happens, how you go from exercise to extra fries.

Well I’m not sure about others but I have my own special little recipe.

1c. Divorce
1c. No time
1c. life
1/2c. French fries
1/2c. Added sugars
1/4c. Avoidance
1 tsp I’ll start tomorrow

Mix it all together and you have 2 years of hard work and dedication ruined!

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Tantrum On Aisle 5

Tantrum on aisle 5

How to Survive a Tantrum

Every single time we go out to grocery store we have a routine! We have this routine to try and avoid a tantrum.

The routine goes like this:

•Ally exits the car first then Sawyer.
•We hold hands and look both ways before crossing the parking lot.
•Once inside we go straight for a shopping cart.
•Sawyer sits in the front and Ally in the back.
•We avoid aisles with sweets and toys.

Well blame it on the eclipse, on a Monday, or just the fact that I lost my mind for a minute but I broke the routine!

After a great day at work/school I figured we would make a stop at our local Sprouts. My first mistake was bypassing the shopping cart with seats. I instead opted for the “single person’s cart”. You know the one that looks like a squished in cart with a basket at top and bottom?

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Homemade VEGAN Spaghetti!

There are always two grocery shopping list made in our house.

One for my Omnivores and one for myself.

This past weekend was pretty busy so grocery shopping for myself was overlooked which was only realized Sunday night as I’m standing in the middle of my kitchen trying to think what I can meal prep this week for lunch. One look in the pantry and spaghetti immediately pops into my head only to realize I don’t have my trusty $2 sauce in a jar. Well I asked myself “What Would Martha Do?” and got to work! Listed below is the quick and easy recipe I came up with.


  • Angel Hair Pasta
  • 1 can of petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup of Boca Crumbles
  • Garlic (fresh or dried)
  • Basil (fresh or dried)
  • Oregano (fresh or dried)
  • Parsley (fresh or dried)


  1. Boil your noodles till al dente. Drain and drizzle with a little olive oil then put to the side.
  2. In a separate pan add tomatoes (do not drain) then add Boca Crumbles, garlic then herbs to your desired taste and simmer on low.
  3. Place noodles onto your dish and top with sauce.
  4. Enjoy!!

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Click it or Ticket

Click it or Ticket

I am one of those drivers who has never been given a ticket.

I’ve also never Netflix and Chilled but that’s another blog for another day.

This has always been something that when given the chance, I shout into the universe proudly. Well all of a sudden the universe has decided to team up  with my son to change all of that.

About a week or so ago we are leaving our neighborhood pool/splash pad on out way home when I come to a stop sign.

As I’m sitting there waiting for a car to pass I see movement out of the corner of my eye.  I pretty much know, Sawyer has once again taken it upon himself to remove his seat belt.

I swear that everything happens in a flash!

Sawyer turns around and kneels to look out the window because something has caught his attention. I go to get on to him and pull over when I see the tell, tell sign of red and blue flashing lights. It quickly becomes clear that the something that caught his attention was an officer driving behind us.

I’m instantly upset and disappointed all at once because Sawyer is fully aware that we wear seat belts to keep us safe in case there should be a wreck.

Also because I always imagined that when I had my first run in with a police I’ll look like a decent human and not have empty juice boxes, Cheerios and Pirate’s Bootys thrown everywhere.

I pull to the side of the road and Mr. Officer comes strolling up to my car “Ma’am I pulled you over because he isn’t buckled in which I could see as I was sitting behind you at the stop sign “. Before I even have the chance to launch into my plea Sawyer is attempting to climb over the seat to inquire if I shall be receiving a ticket.

He gives a little chuckle and walks off to make sure I’m not a wanted criminal. He comes back shortly to explain how I’m only getting a warning and I need to be more aware of his safety! I thank him and quickly exit the car to buckle Sawyer back into his seat.

At this point he thinks it is the greatest thing that we were pulled over and tells me how he’s going to tell daddy! Fast Forward to last night as I’m diving home and once again I get pulled over. Sawyer is attempting to inform this police officer about the last police officer and I’m being let off with another warning.

Well universe Sawyer will soon have a nice new seat belt buckle guard (thanks Amazon!) and I’m still ticket free!!

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