Roses, and fragrances, and colors, oh my!

Each day has a color, a smell. Something that reminds you of that adventure. It takes you back to a happy time. Do you remember in Alice and Wonderland when she plays croquet or “flamiquet” in the Queen of Hearts’ rose garden? The International Rose Test Garden in Portland is essentially the same place except…

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Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

This is my go to meal when I know I don’t have very much time that day but still need a home cooked meal. I just throw this in the crockpot before work and have a wonderful meal waiting for me when I get home! Plus this makes enough for four people so we have…

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Impatient Like A Firecracker

This past week Breck and I flew out to Kentucky to visit his family. When it was time to say goodbye, as always, I started to cry. I later told Breck, “I don’t know why I always cry. I know that it’s coming but I still cry.” which made Breck say to me, “We have…

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Stuffed Pesto Chicken

I thought of this recipe on my drive home from work because I had a bunch of these ingredients in my fridge. They were in bulk because Costco and were about to meet the expiration date, so I needed to think fast. It tasted really good if I do say so myself. 😉 Plus, Breck…

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Thirty Years Ago

“You miss 100% of the shots that you do not take.” – Wayne Gretzky – Michael Scott My life and my brother’s life is proof that putting yourself out there works. Thirty years ago today my parents got married in a small town in Texas, called Nacogdoches. But a few years before that my mom…

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Just Do It!

“It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a…

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Chicken Pot Pie

It was a dark and stormy night. The only thing I had in my fridge were peas, carrots, four chicken breasts, two pie crusts, milk, and some chicken broth. The lights kept flickering and I had no idea what I was going to make… Just kidding. Scroll below for the recipe. I made this a…

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If you are going to the Oregon Coast…

Breck’s friends at work have a running joke where they ask him every Friday, “Who do you have visiting this weekend?”. We love our visitors that come to see us and I feel like at this point I could be a tour guide of some of the beaches here. So for free I am giving…

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Chasing Happiness

“The Lord has done great things for them. The Lord has done great things for us; we are glad!” -Pslams 126:2-3 I read this scripture today and thought it was such a good reminder for us to be happy for others. It’s easy to get envious sometimes on social media seeing the good parts of…

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