Check out this Etsy shop!

Welcoming 2015 with some new finds! First up, a local artisan with some lovely woodworking. Check it out!


Hey, I found this really awesome Etsy shop at


Novel Giveaway and sale!

One Woman. Two Men.
One stirs her pulse and the other her faith.
But who will win her heart?

— A Light in the Window

Morning y’all! My favorite Christian Romance novelist, Julie Lessman, is having a fantastic sale on her book “A Light in the Window”. It is full of passion, love, drama, and faith. I absolutely loved her ‘Boston Daughters’ series and this one is the prequel so you can start right from the very beginning for only $.99! It’s a sweet Christmas story – I highly recommend:)

Contest link here

Purchase Kindle edition for $.99

*Warning: Reading this story may result in obsession to read all her other novels in the series as well. 😉

Happy reading! xx

Summer days

Temperature becomes warmer, summer fruits come into season, and the meals can lighten up as much as the days do.


I never really thought of putting two things I love together. Salmon (Wild from Maine – NOT farmed). Cheddar Cheese (Organic mild). What?


I thought it was weird. I thought it might taste kinda funky. I thought wrong.


Organic Valley Vermont Mild Cheddar Cheese


Smoked wild Salmon – look at that beautiful color.


ImageMom wrapped the cheese in strips of salmon and gorged on these and a delicious salad I made. It went nicely with the cheese and salmon. 



Lettuce, carrots and blueberries – oh my.

If you’re planning a picnic, or thinking of serving appetizers for your guests, these two are ideal as they are incredibly simple to set up yet are quite flavorful; and healthy!


“Have you ever tried to smoke a salmon?  Very hard to stuff it in a pipe.” – Hayuck.


Where I’ve been.

I disappeared. It seems that taking four classes in Grad school is like asking for a kick in the head.

Completely. Insane.


Yeah. Now you know.

Luckily, I have survived. Spring semester is over and now all that’s standing in between me and graduation is one online course during the summer. *Can’t wait!!* (for it to be over, that is)

Anyway, while I had been dealing with loads of papers and finals, I have begun this 90 Day Challenge that I found on this wonderful, FREE, site called Blogilates.  The creator of this site, Cassey uploads videos on YouTube. She does mostly pop Pilates. Bru-tal. I started following her monthly calendars which is set up with her videos, so there’s no need to go scouring through wondering where to begin. The challenge consists of eating clean for three months ( I pretty much have a clean diet, but everyone could use a little boost!)

I’m almost at the end of the May calendar and boy has it been tough. However, I do feel stronger and I have already noticed more muscle definition in one month of working out with her videos, than I did in six months of using weights at the gym.



So there’s that. Working out and eating clean will be my life for the next couple of months. Along with that, I’ll also be printing out a gazillion resumes in hopes of getting a teaching position this fall. *Crosses fingers*


A picture is worth a thousand words…

If anyone is reading, follow along, thing’s might just get interesting. x