How to Get Stuff Done With a Baby!


So, let’s make sure you remember who is writing this blog before you come here looking for majorly good advice with a blog post title like that! I’ve called this blog “The Novice Life” for a reason. Despite what the controlling part of me wants to believe, I’m not an expert at anything. I’m a…

New York Breakfast Casserole Review


Recipe 15 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman It’s almost Christmas! And if you’re still trying to figure out what you are planning to make Christmas morning, here’s your recipe! I will jump right into my first mistake so you don’t run into this one too. I always say to read the recipe…

Bananna Bread


Recipe Box Series Okay…I’m excited :) I decided to do a new mini series! I’ll be doing it along side the Resolution Recipe series I’ve been plugging away at for the past…4+ years. Embarrassing. I’m calling this new series the “Recipe Box Series”. I kind of grieve the days of cooking where we wrote down…

ALL things


If you’re like me and have grown up in the church there are likely verses you memorized or picked up over time because they are spoken of or taught about quite often in Sunday school and church. This verse falls in that camp for me. The most helpful part of this aspect of church culture…

Potato Frittata with Feta and Scallions Review


Recipe 14 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman Another delicious morning with this handsome fella. Our ingredients this morning were as shown above and thankfully nothing fancier then Feta cheese which I successfully purchased at Wal-Mart, ladies and gentlemen! Believe it or not what was hard to find there was Yukon Gold Potatoes….

Immunity Bomb


I haven’t posted about oils in a little while and that’s because were using them so often it’s become less of a “new” experience and more of a way of life for us. That’s a good thing! But I know passing our experiences along is what’s going to really help me remember what I’m learning….