Month: September 2017

BBQ Pulled Chicken Whole30 Style

BBQ Pulled Chicken Whole30 Style

“Shut Up!”  That’s what you will say a few times after you start eating this BBQ Pulled Chicken.  I promise.  It’s so stinkin’ good!  This recipe was inspired by a recipe that The Pioneer Woman posted probably a decade ago by now.  It’s not at […]

The Best Whole30 BBQ Sauce

The Best Whole30 BBQ Sauce

I really missed having BBQ Sauce during my first two rounds of Whole30.  I’m a Texas girl that loves to dip, what can I say!  So I tried a few name brand options, and some homemade options, and didn’t care for any of them.  I […]

Essential Oils & How They Support Our Family Daily

Essential Oils & How They Support Our Family Daily

The Break Down Finishing the renovation of our house was just the beginning of all of the cleaning and recovering we would still need to face.  Putting Ezekiel back in school was definitely the icing on the “let’s all deplete our immune systems completely” cake. […]

My Mid-Life Crisis at 30

My Mid-Life Crisis at 30

Turning 31 yesterday, I reflected on the past year as a 30-year-old.  I have never been more anxious in all of my life, than when I was turning 30 last year.  I feared it. It felt all downhill from there.  Waaaay downhill.  And, honestly, I […]

Renovation: Dealing With the Mess & Interference of Real Life

Renovation: Dealing With the Mess & Interference of Real Life

I know I have said this before, but life never gives you a break.  Seriously.  Some bumps are self-inflicted, and others, dammit, you just can’t avoid.  If you read my last post, on Selling our House, then you saw the beginning 10 days of what […]

The Best Whole30 French Fries & Garlic Confit Aioli

The Best Whole30 French Fries & Garlic Confit Aioli

So it is no secret now that my Whole30 journey has really helped with any past emotional eating.  I don’t turn to food anymore when I’m feeling #allthethings.  There are still those moments though when I really just want something that is not only nourishing […]

Selling Our House: How We Got Started

Selling Our House: How We Got Started

That Home Owner Life We have owned our home on a little street in Oak Cliff for 5.5 years now.  I bought the house before my husband and I got married.  I had a great job, it was cheaper than rent anywhere in Dallas, and […]

Whole30 Balsamic Garlic Pork Chops

Whole30 Balsamic Garlic Pork Chops

Grillin & Chillin?  I Wish… Labor Day is upon us.  That still means Moms work, right?  I mean, I don’t even know what a day of rest feels like anymore.  Going on 5 years (I’m including pregnancy, because that struggle is real).  I have been […]

Instant Pot Bone Broth & Keeping My Family Healthy

Instant Pot Bone Broth & Keeping My Family Healthy

I was first introduced to bone broth in my first Whole30 by a colleague of mine.  I saw her sipping on this every day, and I thought “Man, that sounds amazing and nourishing and comforting”.  So I tried it, and fell in love pretty quick. […]