• Food

    Meal Planning

    This post contains affiliate links but they are all products that I use in my daily life. One of the things that I think my husband and I have gotten pretty good at is meal planning. He likes having the week planned out and I like having a full fridge – especially now that I’m home each day. We sit down on either Saturday or Sunday and plan out what we are going to have for dinner at least through Thursday. Benefits of Meal Planning Sitting down and meal planning might seem daunting but there are so many benefits. My husband is the type who could have chicken/rice/beans each night,…

  • Function

    Thanksgiving table

    We are not hosting Thanksgiving this year but I’m day dreaming of our Thanksgiving table from last year and all the good moments that were shared around it. It was simple yet festive. This was before starting my own blog had ever crossed my mind, I was pregnant with Little Nugget and loved my day job as a marketing manager. This is real life, not staged for the pretty pictures. These are the pictures I took on my phone because I was proud of how it all turned out. Crazy to think about how much has changed in this last year. Fitting a Thanksgiving crowd We had 12 people for…

  • Food

    Easy Chicken Soup

    We have all been fighting colds and coughs in this house for the last week. Even though it was 84 degrees IN our house yesterday, I still had the urge to make my mom’s chicken soup to help kick these colds to the curb. There is always a big pot of this soup on the stove at any of our family gatherings. Traditionally, we served this with egg noodles but now I’ll mix it up with some veggie or chia noodles to sneak in an extra kick of nutrition to my kids. Just like my family’s chili, this recipe has been passed down and it’s so simple. Four ingredients. The…