Give thanks

Sometimes we just need a little reminder that God loves us. And that love never ends. No matter what we do. It is amazing, unfathomable, unending love. 

So just relish in that thought today. 


Fall soups ans stews to warm you up 

I hear it's fall in some parts of the country... it was 80 degrees today. It was gorgeous, but still 80. 

However,  I will pretend it is fall by sharing with you some of my favorite homemade soups, stews and chilis. 

Chicken Tortellini Soup 

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo

Fiesta Chili 

White Chicken Chili 

Paleo Friendly, Vegan, Dairy-Free Butternut Squash soup! 

Confetti Chili 

Quick, Chicken Corn Chowder 

What is your favorite fall soup or stew? 



#TBT: Healthier potatoes au gratin 

I love potatoes au Gratin. They are a beautiful, cheesy, delicious side dish. 

I really love The Pioneer Woman's poatatoes au Gratin. But with the heavy cream I just can't make them... I am trying over here. Trying I tell you!!!

But last week I decided to try and make a healthier version. They are still potatoes... so there's a starchy carb and I still put cheese on them (there is only so much you can ask of me!). But man they are good. 


Sweet Potato and Apple Hash

Last week we talked about all of the things you could do with a sweet potato. 

Today I am sharing this recipe I whipped up earlier this week. 

I found this recipe for Sweet Potato and Apple Hash on Pinterest. It called for pancetta. Which is delicious! But not very healthy and kind of expensive. So I set out to make it while omitting this ingredient. 

What about you? What are you cooking this week? 


Frugal Gift Guide: Gifts Under $5

DIY Lush Inspired Bath Bombs with free gift tag Peg rack


Goodwill Chalkboard Mug

Magnet Frame

Lapdesk from up cycled tv tray



Up cycled Button Picture Frame

Chalkboard table

Coffee Body Scrub

Handprint coasters

Mason Jar Tumbler

Ornament Frame

Framed photo display

DIY Button Hair Pins

Personalized Wall Letters