Recipe: Mushroom Barley Stew

Cook Time: 8 hours on low, 6 hours on high Serves: 6-8 1 pound Baby Bella mushrooms, sliced 2 carrots, sliced 1 rib celery, diced 1 onion, diced 1, 15-ounce can diced tomatoes 1 cup uncooked pearl barley 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon salt 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon black pepper Day of:… Continue reading Recipe: Mushroom Barley Stew


Recipe: Cilantro Lime Chicken w/ Corn & Black Beans

Cook Time: 6-8hrs low, 5-6hrs high Serves: 6-8 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken, thighs or breast (I recommend thighs, they don’t dry out as much in the slow cooker) 1 cup corn 1, 15-ounce can black beans 1 orange bell pepper, diced 1 yellow bell pepper, diced 1 onion, diced Juice from 2 limes 2… Continue reading Recipe: Cilantro Lime Chicken w/ Corn & Black Beans

Healthy Living, Life

Food Preservation

What kind of food do you like to preserve? What ways do you like to preserve food? I've really gotten into jam making - raspberry, strawberry, strawberry rhubarb, huckleberry, and peach. I've also gotten into canning - apple sauce, apple butter, dill pickles, pickled carrots, pickled beets, apple pie filling, peaches, and pears. I want… Continue reading Food Preservation

Cancer, Children, Family, Life

The Start of my Burkitts Lymphoma Journey

Well, I figure it's time I tell part of my story for those of you who haven't been following along on Instagram. On January 12th, 2018 I was at my doctors office for some test results, as I was experiencing the early symptoms of Bells Palsy. While at my doctors office, my mother in law… Continue reading The Start of my Burkitts Lymphoma Journey

Children, Family, Life


Do you ever look at your calendar and wonder where your week has gone? I do this every single day, it's like the weeks are just flying by. I cannot believe it. I'm currently working on Hailey's second birthday because October 9th is coming up FAST! Not only that but I'm working on Christmas/Birthday gift… Continue reading Life…