A Little Blurb About Yours Truly

I am trying to get better about letting you all know who I am and what you will find here so I am just going to take this opportunity to chat about, well, me. I started writing in my early teens as a coping mechanism for my depression and it is a theme that has…

Wearing A Mask Won’t Kill You, But Not Wearing One Could

Yea I’m gonna rant now because I’ve hit my limit of listening to the great mask debates and as a healthcare provider I’m going to weigh in. This is why it matters: hospitals are running out of beds. God forbid you or someone you love become ill during the time when hospitals don’t have room…

Embracing Rest Over Rush

On Saturdays and Sundays my social media feeds are full of all the events families are busy doing and seemingly having the time of their lives. We,however, are the family that purposefully keeps our weekends quiet and free and that doesn’t mean free so we can make plans to run ourselves ragged that means free…

Easy Peasy Everyday Make-up Tutorial!

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. To see my full disclosure policy, click here. I don’t know if it’s the recent streak of sunshine but I am feeling all the pink eyeshadows this past week! And I’m especially fond of liquid shadows! Easy to apply with a doe-foot applicator (I sound like I know what…

Rebel Eats: Meal Plan Week Of September 26, 2020

Some weeks my meal plan is innovative. Maybe even what some would consider healthy. I try new recipes and I enjoy doing it. This is not one of those weeks. Let's be honest. Since the children have gone back to school, in whatever capacity that may be, it has been hard. My drive to create…

Dermaplaning Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials

DISCLAIMER: The following post contains affilitate links, like one I think, but to see my full disclosure policy, click here. I am a dermaplaning convert. I had been hearing about it for years but was terrified of shaving my face because I did not want it to grow back thicker. I don't know for sure,…

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Rebel Eats Dinner Ideas: Smothered Pork Chops, Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Green Peppers, Enchilada Lasagna

Here are some easy dinner recipes my family has been enjoying! I don't use measurements when it comes to spices and frying because I season everything to my personal taste and I use as much olive oil and butter as it takes to cook and carmelize! Quick tip: To carmelize onions: melt butter in pan…

Rebel Eats: Berry Smoothie, Deli Platter Lunch Hack, Chicken Fajita Casserole, and Chocolate Mousse Recipes

I have spent hours scouring Pinterest for meal worthy gems only to have been repeatedly disappointed in the outcome. So, I am making thise Rebel Eats series to filter through all the disappointing and not worth eating recipes and delivering the ones worth trying. When it comes to meal planning I have minimal criteria: easy,…

Keeping the Budget-ish in a Pandemic

Prior to our current circumstances, my husband and I were rocking and rolling Dave Ramsey’s financial freedom budgeting system.  Small backstory: We spent a lot of time in our twenties getting ourselves into debt.  You know from student loans because we were supposed to go to college, to swiping credit cards because the economy tanked…