Books To Read If You’re Considering Fostering Or Adopting

For two years, my husband and I were foster parents.  Sadly, we recently closed our home though.  At some point, I may go into all the reasons behind that decision.  But I'm not quite ready to yet.  For now, I'll just say that it's a very broken system.  I know life isn't fair but these poor kiddos are getting the short end of the deal at every turn.  There needs to be change.Six months into our fostering journey, I wrote this post about What To Expect When Expecting That Call.  So that's Read more [...]

Nadine West Outfits {Clothing Subscription Review}

I was sent a package from Nadine West for review. All opinions are my own. There are affiliate links in this post.Nadine West is a clothing subscription service that offers affordable clothing for women. Most of their pieces are in the $25-$30 range. You fill out a style profile to let them know which colors and prints you like to wear, which color(s) of jewelry you like, and so on. Then they send you anywhere between 6 and 10 items in a shiny pink bag. I love seeing my pink Nadine West bag show Read more [...]

Our daughter’s Health Scare, Myositis Ossificans Diagnosis & Treatment Plan

Over the holidays, my family had a health scare with our nine-year-old daughter, Cheyenne.Thanksgiving weekend, she began complaining about her right thigh hurting. She had just participated in her first all-night Black Friday shopping trip so I chalked it up to overuse and possibly growing pains. I suggested she take a warm bath and rub some pain cream on it, which she did.Over the next few weeks, she continued to complain about her leg hurting in the morning when getting ready for school Read more [...]

Weruva Presents: Cats in the Kitchen – From Chewy.com

I received product from Chewy.com to facilitate this post.  All opinions are my own. Pets can seriously become your life, right?!  Our family is a huge pet loving bunch.  It helps that we live on a farm!  And over the years, we've added to our crew.  Our current tally includes:2 Mini Horses (Ginger and Poppy) 1 Big Horse (Dontae) 4 Chickens (Only one has a name though as Violet became a quick favorite with her one blind eye.) 1 Rooster (Fluffy) 1 Large Outdoor Dog (Bear) Read more [...]

Bean & Bun ~ This Hearty Recipe Is Sure To Be A Family Pleaser!

This winter has been a brutal one. We were hit with a Polar Vortex last week and are currently experiencing a snow storm with more than ten inches of snow forecasted to pile up. On a night like this, I crave warm, comfort food. Bean & Bun is just the ticket. Never heard of Bean & Bun before? Neither had I - until I met my husband. It's a favorite recipe his mom made him and she passed it on to me. Now, I'm happy to share it with you!Ingredients:1 pound ground hamburger 16 Read more [...]