#momlife


I became a mom 12 weeks ago and it has been amazing and hard and gloriously transformative and I don’t think I really understand it all. But I love it. A lot. It was a hard start for me. I had the Baby Blues kick in for me about 4 days after I had my…

The Novice Life…blog revamp.


You may have already noticed the visual updates to the blog but I thought I should post about the title change and thoughts of what I hope this blog will morph into. Previously this blog was focused exclusively on cooking. I love writing and sharing about those kinds of posts and everything food! Good news…

Essential Oils & doTERRA Novice


So, I recently joined the doTERRA community and became a wellness advocate. Another novice status I apparently want to add to my resume is essential oil guru in training! There is so much out there about essential oils and I’m very interested in what they can offer our family since my husband and I prefer…

La Mirada, Riverside, Cambria, Petaluma…oh my


This past June, my husband David and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary. That feels like a big deal to me in a lot of ways but the first year really did fly by quickly since we had so much going on and adjustment like crazy. We got married at a golf club in La…

Cooking Lately


Alright…let me give an update on my cooking adventures as of late. But first, a life update! …it all ties in…I promise. So…the last time I was blogging I was living in a different city with a different marital status and a different pace of life. Since then I am now married to a wonderful…

I’m back….sort of…


So, needless to say…it’s been a little while :) Life got away from me and I didn’t have time to keep this guy running. That’s probably still the case since I have a new baby who is 10 weeks old, I’m still a newlywed (only married a little over a year) and I’m also a…

Resolution Recipe 7: Almond Date Breakfast Bars


Getting caught up on recipes and posts before school starts up so here’s the last one I have in the queue that I’m getting around to posting about. These bars are really easy to make but they do require a few different ingredients you probably don’t have in your pantry. These include dates and wheat…

Resolution Recipe 6: Chocolate Chip Brioche Pretzels


I am not going to lie…this recipe killed me in so many ways. I earn my novice status with many recipes but my badge should be gold after making these. I know they may look like pretzels and they may even look good to the untrained eye, but I had so many issues with this…

Homemade Roasted Chipotle Salsa


Alright dear readers. I am not a great cook. I’m not even a cook for goodness sake. I’m just a recipe follower that enjoys writing about my experiences in the kitchen. Novice status, confirmed. However, once in a blue moon, I have a creative moment of genius. This salsa is my latest genius moment that…

Resolution Recipe 5: Whole-Wheat Raspberry Ricotta Scones


    Back to the blogging! Feels like it’s been awhile, but oddly enough I’ve been in the kitchen more then usual so I have a few posts coming your way. Let’s start with this one! I made these scones back on February 1st. I think I made more mistakes with these then I would…

Blog Facelift


Soooo, what do you think?1 I’ve been wanting to do something new on the blog for awhile now but wasn’t sure what I liked. Working on having a logo created and hoping to debut that in the next month. Tell me what you think!. Should I keep it here, go back to blues, or keep…