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Baby R Gender Reveal & 20 Week Update

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

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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Main Courses Recipes

Mexican Lasagna Casserole

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

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 Update: 13 Weeks

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

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

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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Drinks & Cocktails Pressure Cooking Recipes

Instant Pot Limoncello

Living in the middle of nowhere North Dakota, I get pretty excited when I find speciality products at our local grocery store. As I was cruising the aisles last week, I almost shrieked in the produce section when I found Meyer Lemons. I LOVE Meyer Lemons, mostly because they are a much sweeter and more versatile lemon than its’ traditional counterpart. The juice goes lovely in salad dressings, desserts, and many other things. The peels you can candy to use…

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Family Thanksgiving Vacation

A California Dewey Family Thanksgiving

If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you know that it’s sort of become a tradition that my husband and I spend our Thanksgiving in California. After I moved to North Dakota, we both decided it is too hard to try and split Holidays. So we told both of our families, Thanksgiving will be spent in California and Christmas will be spent in North Dakota. As usual, we made our annual trek to California this year for Thanksgiving and…

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