pork chop recipe

Pork Chops with Honey Balsamic Cream sauce.

This pork chop recipe takes standard pork chops to the next level with a sweet and savory honey balsamic cream sauce! Perfect for a weeknight dinner. If you’ve been following my blog for any amount of time now, it’s no secret that I love recipes that use balsamic vinegar. Give me a platter with fresh …

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How to Treat a Plugged Milk Duct

These tips will help you address your plugged milk duct naturally, before it leads to the development of mastitis. Unfortunately, I, like many breastfeeding mothers, have suffered from plugged milk ducts from time to time. This is especially common for me during the postpartum period, or the first six weeks after birth. My daughter and …

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How to Prevent Plugged Milk Ducts and Mastitis

If you suffer often from plugged milk ducts or mastitis, there are steps you can take to prevent it from reoccurring. Follow this simple advice to avoid future plugged ducts or mastitis! Mastitis sucks. Plugged milk ducts suck. I’m guessing you, the reader, are well aware of this, or you would not be reading this …

balsamic asparagus pasta

Creamy Balsamic Asparagus Pasta

This creamy balsamic asparagus pasta is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner, or to impress your friends at a dinner party! My freshman year of college, my best friend surprised me for my birthday with several girls from our bible study at a cute little Italian cafe in town, Teresa’s. Perusing the menu, the “Balsamico” …

baby registry for two under two

My Baby Registry for Two Under Two

I’ve seen thousands of posts flooding Pinterest informing expecting mothers about what they need to put on their baby registry to survive their baby’s first year. Those posts are great, but this time around, I am making a baby registry for two under two. When this next baby rolls around, my two children will be …

DIY Fireplace renovation

DIY Fireplace Renovation Tutorial


Think you need to spend thousands to modernize your fireplace? Think again! This tutorial on our DIY fireplace renovation will explain how we updated our living room for a few hundred dollars and a few days. When we bought our house last summer, the inspection revealed that the wood-burning fireplace was unsafe. Luckily, because it …

DIY Half-Bath Renovation Reveal

Our DIY Half-Bath Renovation


This post is an honest, detailed explanation of our DIY half-bath renovation. Read on for information on cost, materials, products, and advice we found useful! When we moved into our home this June, I had SO MUCH enthusiasm as a new homeowner. Hundreds of project ideas were flying through my mind (and tbh, that hasn’t …


12 Ideas for the Perfect Guest Bedroom


If you are fortunate enough to have the space for a guest bedroom, then you’ll likely want people to stay the night at your house! In my experience, people with guest bedrooms are constantly saying things like “You should come stay with me when you’re in town! We have a guest room!” or, “Mom, why …


3 Simple Ideas for Sustainable Gift Wrap

Today’s blog post is a special treat – a guest post on sustainable gift wrap! Like many others I’m sure, I’ve become more aware of the waste issue we have on our hands. In addition to regular garbage, only about 20% of recyclables are actually recycled, and the result is overflowing landfills, plastic in our …