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 WW Notes: I love this recipe so I’m happy to say this is one I can still enjoy though with a few extra steps. The key for this will be swapping out regular bagles for 2 ingredient bagles (2 cups self rising flour and 2…

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 WW Note: There are 2 serving sizes we can work with for this one: 6 and 8 servings. If you do the recipe as is you will get 7 points for 1 if 8 servings or 9 points if broken up into 6 servings. If…

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….