Friendship

4 Ways to be Sure You are Always a Great Friend to Those Who Matter Most

“Friends are medicine for a wounded heart, and vitamins for a hopeful soul.”Steve Maraboli I've had some particularly crummy friends. Now though, I have the best friends I could have asked for. They are there for me unconditionally. They are like family. If you have really great friends, it's important to self-assess every now and… Continue reading 4 Ways to be Sure You are Always a Great Friend to Those Who Matter Most

Having grown up on a small hobby farm, I developed a taste for the finer things. Since I grew up and had to resort to buying my groceries, I quickly began following a rule that has served me well so far.
Budget, Friendship, Nutrition

The Top 6 Reasons I Buy My Meat & Produce Locally

“Supporting local food production is so much healthier for people. It’s better for the local economy, and it’s a lot of fun.” Jack Johnson Having grown up on a small hobby farm, I developed a taste for the finer things. The "finer things" being treats like sugar snap peas right off the vine, fresh steaks,… Continue reading The Top 6 Reasons I Buy My Meat & Produce Locally

When people go through trying times, they don't want to burden their loved ones. Here’s how to help, even if they say they don’t need anything.
Family, Friendship

3 Ways to Help a Friend Through a Difficult Situation (When She Says She Doesn’t Need Anything)

“One person caring about another represents life’s greatest value.” ~Jim Rohn   Within a matter of seconds, our worlds were flipped upside down. One afternoon in March, I had just come home and was getting changed out of my work clothes. Hubs had been home sick with the flu all day and was napping on… Continue reading 3 Ways to Help a Friend Through a Difficult Situation (When She Says She Doesn’t Need Anything)

After putting in the work and learning how to maintain my healthy lifestyle, I was so sure it could never happen to me. There was no way I would be the bride who packed on the pounds after the wedding was over. Well, no matter how much we prepare, huge life events have a way of throwing us off course.
Marriage

Marriage Smothered My Weight Loss Goal (When I Swore it Could Never Happen to Me)

“When you have expectations, you are setting yourself up for disappointment.” ~Ryan Reynolds   I was so sure it could never happen to me. The freshman 15 had gotten me before. A new job had caused massive weight gain in the past, too. But now, I had put in the work and I knew how… Continue reading Marriage Smothered My Weight Loss Goal (When I Swore it Could Never Happen to Me)