Budgeting my life.

My workouts, our money, my food intake. So much to keep track of. But I will do it! So, the month of November I’m putting myself on a strict budget. John and I were doing so great this month until John got liberty and things got out of whack again (fortunately we still saved a … Continue reading

Mexican fiesta!

Ok maybe more a cooking whirlwind than a fiesta, but it was fun nonetheless! This spiced shredded pork served atop corn cakes was FANTASTIC! It took me a good hour and half to make this meal. I wanted it to be just right so I really took my time (next time will go MUCH faster … Continue reading

Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes. YUM!

Ingredients 1 2/3 cups water 1/3 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups pancake and waffle mix 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese 2/3 cup frozen blueberries (I use a package of fresh) Melted butter Directions Using a rubber spatula, stir the 1 2/3 cups of water and vanilla in a large bowl. … Continue reading

Monday. Fresh start.

I am quite glad Monday is here. This weekend was a bit rocky, definitely one of my lowest points since John has left. But it was all made OK when I finally got my phone call from my love this morning at 1:30! It was so amazing to finally hear his voice! (Unfortunately I miss … Continue reading

I’ve decided not to be strong today.

And I don’t care what anyone says, I don’t have to be strong everyday. So no, I didn’t get a phone call. I haven’t spoken to my husband in over 3 weeks and keeping a marriage, a new marriage at that, functioning smoothly through occasional emails is beyond difficult. I am so frustrated. And as … Continue reading


Ok I just got an update that John is getting liberty today, thank God, I know he’s so happy! And HOPEFULLY this means a phone call for me!!!! Keep your fingers crossed…

2 months. On to #3.

Can you believe its been 2 months since John left? I can…and I can’t. But we have updates from John! He has now departed Indonesia and is back in the Philippines where the rest of the company will be joining them on ship again. While in Indonesia John was actually able to get off the … Continue reading

Linguine with shrimp and lemon oil

Or I’m sorry, you may know it as knock you socks off amazing! Yesterday evening I was more than ready for a one-dish comfort food meal and this hit the nail on the head! It may have something to do with the fact that of all the flavors out there in the world lemon is … Continue reading

Pampered Chef.

I feel like a grown woman now. Last night I attended my first Pampered Chef party! As I have associated Pampered Chef as something my mom would do I was very skeptical. But I had a blast! (And of course wanted to buy EVERYTHING!) But didn’t 🙂 I kept it small and stuck with just … Continue reading

9 months?

haha NO I am not pregnant! (But I got you didn’t I) 🙂 Actually, as of Saturday John and I have been married for 9 months and I can’t believe it! How time has flown by! It feels like our wedding was just yesterday and now we’ve moved (twice) and settled in Califronia, John’s deployed … Continue reading