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Baked Garlic Dijon Chicken Thighs

Baked Garlic Dijon Chicken Thighs

For some reason, I always have chicken thighs on hand and I NEVER remember how I cook them. They are more fattier than chicken breasts so they are more tender and moist and hold flavor really well. This chicken recipe is easy to make, easy […]

Book Review: Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler

Book Review: Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler

5/5 (Yes really!!) – Buy on Amazon Thoughts before I Read it:Someone recommended this to me and I can’t for the life of me remember who!! I wish I could remember and thank them immensely!!! Summary:Isabelle McAlister is 89 years old and asks her hairdresser […]

Book Review: Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Book Review: Landline by Rainbow Rowell

3/5 – Buy on Amazon Thoughts before I Read it:I read Rowell’s other book Eleanor and Park a few years ago and really liked it! I was looking forward to reading this book of hers as well. It was an impulse find at the library! […]

Book Review – An Anonymous Girl

Book Review – An Anonymous Girl

3/5 – Buy it on Amazon Thoughts before I Read it:Hmm…this cover art looks familiar…(hint). Really nothing besides that! The summary on the cover looked intriguing! Summary:A girl takes part in an anonymous study on ethics and morality run by a psychiatrist and professor. Things…escalate. […]

Book Review: The Actor’s Life

Book Review: The Actor’s Life

The Actor’s Life by Jenna Fischer 4/5 – Buy on Amazon Thoughts going into it:I love the author, I know her best as Pam Beesly from The Office. I thought it was going to be a memoir with a linear storyline and I waited a long time to get […]

Book Review: Nine Perfect Strangers

Book Review: Nine Perfect Strangers

3.5/5 – Order on Amazon here Thoughts before reading it…I waited a long time for this book from the library. I typically enjoy this author’s work. I had no idea what the book was actually about, I waited because I like the author! This is the same author […]

January Amazon Favorites

January Amazon Favorites

I order a lot of things on Amazon, some good, some bad, some never arrived (not this month, but sometimes…). And in order to justify my purchases, I’ve decided to share them with you in case you too are in love with the luxury of […]

Toddler Proof Christmas Ornaments

Toddler Proof Christmas Ornaments

I got an incredible deal on a huge (9 foot!) prelit Christmas tree on Black Friday ($7.50!!!!). We had to rearrange the whole living room but by gosh, I found out it retails for $900 so we’re keeping the dang tree. I soon realized we […]

My Meal Plan Goals for September

My Meal Plan Goals for September

My goal for September is to cut down on our grocery budget and that really starts with a solid meal plan.¬†Right now we way overspend and and throw out too much food. I’ve talked before how I meal plan when I’m spontaneous in this post¬†but […]

How to Go to the Pool with a Baby

How to Go to the Pool with a Baby

I don’t know how I’d survive the summer in Texas without mastering the pool with a baby! This post is probably overdue but here in Dallas, we have about 3 more months of pool weather. And I didn’t want to recommend anything I didn’t really […]