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Farmer Approved Tractor Meals

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Doesn’t matter what season it is whether it be spring planting or fall harvest, it always feels like it goes from zero to hundred in the blink of an eye. Every year I tell myself I am going to be more prepared and have things on hand to help feed an ever-busy, can barely stop to eat farmer and agronomist. Some years I do and some years I don’t. The years I don’t I am left unprepared and unsure of what…

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Vacation

Celebrating Thirty in Savannah

Celebrating Thirty in Savannah

So I finally joined the 30 club last week. And in order to celebrate that milestone in my life, since I couldn’t have a blow out party because ahem knocked up, I decided I wanted to travel. For anyone who knows the hubby and I, you know we enjoy traveling. We’ve traveled extensively west and throughout the Midwest. I have traveled some to the East coast. But much of the South has been left uncharted for me. So I decided…

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Pregnancy

Baby R Gender Reveal & 20 Week Update

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For those of you who don’t follow Mark or myself on social media, you may have missed our BIG announcement! We finally found out what Baby R is! Going to our 20 week ultrasound was incredible. We drove all the way home with our sealed envelope with the gender. We had a local friend make us some delicious cupcakes and videoed us finding out. Both the hubs and I were anxious to find out and we thought about cheating and…

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Main Courses Pressure Cooking Recipes

Instant Pot Carnitas

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I have shared my intense love/obsession with authentic and traditional tasting Mexican food on this blog over and over again. I could honestly eat Mexican food 3 times a week and be happy as a clam! Being that I no longer live in the mecca of good Mexican food, I have to figure out ways to recreate my own.  Carnitas are hands down one of my favorite items I will order off of any good Mexican food menu. I have…

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Mexican Lasagna Casserole

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It is a pretty regular occurrence that whenever my dad and I talk, we spent quite a bit of time talking about what we are cooking or what we have cooked. I have fond memories of sitting at our snack bar as a kid and watching him cook. I honestly believed growing up that my dad was like magic, he could build, cook, and create anything from scratch. And he regularly did. And to this day, I get a lot of inspiration…

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Main Courses Recipes

Pork Belly Bao Buns

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Bao buns have become the latest craze in the Americanized Asian food world. Delicate little buns steamed until fluffy and served with a variety of toppings. Think the Asian version of a taco!  We first tried these delicious buns while in California eating at our new favorite ramen house. And immediately I knew we needed to recreate them. Of course, I used one of the most savory of cuts of meat, pork belly! I paired the savory pork belly with…

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Pregnancy

Pregnancy Update: 13 Weeks

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Figured I would pop in here and give you all a little pregnancy update as I’ve received many emails and messages making sure I am doing okay! Y’all are the best, seriously! I don’t plan to have regularly scheduled updates because thus far I can barely make it through life let alone a set blogging schedule. I finally have some energy enough to cook, photograph, and blog recipes so stay tuned for some new content coming up!!  So here’s what…

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Love Story & Marriage Pregnancy

Sometimes You Have to Marvel at God’s Humor

So you may have noticed I’ve been rather absent here lately. And I promise it’s for good reason. Read on, friends.  Many of you may know that Mark and I have been pursuing fertility treatments for the past year and a half. Our most recent failure was in November, I found out our IUI failed on Thanksgiving. Luckily we were surrounded by friends and family when we found out.  We went into December completely unsure of what our next step would…

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Year End Review

2016. The Year of Being Present

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I can’t believe it is already time again to sit down and reflect on the year that just flew by right before our eyes. It feels like I was just sitting down doing this. It’s amazing the things you forget that happen in the course of the year.  Last year as I was doing my 2015 wrap up, I shared that in 2016 I wanted to try and be more present. To work on letting people in my life know…

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Blogging Social Media Year End Review

2016 Year End Blog & Social Media Review

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Well it’s that time of the year again where to take some time to look back on all that has happened in the course of a year before we wrap it up and say goodbye to another year. I don’t know about you, but I personally love spending some time reflecting. I often forget the many things that happen or something I wrote during a part of the year. It is amazing how the mind can forget so much.  If…

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