Grace


My husband and I went to a marriage conference this past weekend. This is our 2nd year going to this conference and it’s crazy how much has happened since we last went. I’ve been so excited to get to go to these kinds of things my whole life! I signed us up for 2 marriage…

Resolution Recipe 9: Big Cluster Maple Granola


I love quick and easy recipes, don’t you?? This is one for the books when it comes to easy. But it does have some ingredients that you’re likely not going to have in your kitchen pantry. The ones I had to go buy were: dried cherries wheat germ pure maple syrup I definitely forgot to…

But….baby what will we do…?


Have you ever heard the song Watercolor Ponies by Wayne Watson? The chorus was playing through my head today and made me think… I’m a parent. I’m a mom. Wow. I’m in constant amazement of that fact. I have such an easy baby that most days I don’t really feel the work of it. But…

Resolution Recipe 8: Apricot Breakfast Crisp


We’re back! I’m really excited to have dusted off my cookbook and start back into working through it one recipe at a time. The last time I made one of these recipes was in 2014. That’s 3 years ago and when I was still dating my husband. A LOT of life has happened since then…

#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…