Archive for January, 2014

Olive Garden Low Carb Zuppa Toscana THM

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Zuppa Toscana is one of James’ favorite soups. Recently on one of our super cold days, he asked if we could make this. I decided to tweak it so that I could eat it and not cheat on my plan. Here’s what I came up with….I’ll admit it’s not a perfect copy because the potatoes […]

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Fighting & Smiling

Monday, January 27th, 2014

On Christmas day, Lee and I had a “little misunderstanding”. Ok, it wasn’t little and it wasn’t a misunderstanding. It was a big old mess and I was selfish and unkind and really really angry. We weren’t screaming or anything but it was definitely a fight. In the middle of it, I was seething and […]

My Word For The Year

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Once in awhile, I choose a word for the year. I first saw this idea on some scrapbooking blogs and though it was good. I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. I just don’t end up following through on them and would rather set some goals and plans to shape my year–I guess that’s sort of […]

Not My Kind Of Neighborhood

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Last year, a friend of ours moved to a new neighborhood. We had another friend who lived around the corner from her new house, so I’ve been in the neighborhood before. It’s a nice neighborhood with newer homes. I wouldn’t mind having a newer (bigger!) home but I could never live in this neighborhood. So, […]

6 Months

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Baby is 6 months old already. I think 6 month babies are adorable! They’re pudgy and funny and all their little personality comes out. He’s still teething~poor little guy. He loves: Crinkly things–books and toys Jumping in his bouncer Chattering Eating–he’s enjoying cereal and veggies. When I gave him bananas he was diving toward the […]

Bible Time

Monday, January 13th, 2014

“It’s Bible time, it’s Bible time….” Does anyone know that song? Anyway, since the baby was born, I’ve been SERIOUSLY slacking on my Bible reading. I’ve read bits here and there and I’ve read some devotional type books but Bible time or quiet time has just been hard. Most mornings, I sleep until the baby […]


Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

You’re probably freezing along with us Northerners right about now! We have stayed indoors for 3 days and today is pretty cold too. We have one errand to run tonight–get James to youth group–and that’s it. James has been going out and starting the car for me a couple times a day, it’s a GMC, […]

From Outside The Frame

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

A post from a married mom who gets it that she’s not just like a single mom! Some tips for organizing your Christmas goodies when you put them away. Easy way to peel a head of garlic Did your kids get into the loom bracelets? Here are a few ideas.

Rest Not In Peace~Mel Starr~Book Review

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

This is another great book in the The Chronicles of Hugh de Singleton, Surgeon series. I’ve been able to review a couple of these books and have really come to enjoy them. Mel Starr does an excellent job of writing about the time period. The first couple books in this series stretched my brain. I […]