Moving On: From Breakup to Blessing

July 21, 2016

I recently asked my 12-year-old son, Gabe if he ever wondered why I’m not married yet. I just ended my second long-term relationship since his dad and I split when he was a toddler and most of his friend’s parents, grandparents, and dad all are hitched. Unsurprisingly, he said ‘yes’ and I felt compelled to help him understand why. Being the hopeless romantic that I am, finding love has always been important to me. My journey to finding the right…

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin It’s easy to get wrapped up in life’s daily stresses. When you do, that’s when you know it’s time to take a step back and focus on the goodness! Here are a few things that have helped get me…

July 25, 2013
Patty Pan 2

Patty Pan Deliciousness

By: Lindsey Sheppard Growing up, I hated squash.  I didn’t like the flavor, didn’t like the texture, heck, I didn’t even like the color.  What kid really does like vegetables? Certainly not me as a child.  But I’ll tell you what, if my mother…

July 23, 2013
Fresh, organic and locally grown produce for a bargain!

To Market, to Market to Buy Local Produce

I’m not the thriftiest of shoppers but I’m taking notes and getting better at it. Last night at Roots Country Market and Auction I learned a big lesson: never buy produce at the grocery store again! As I was standing in front of one…

July 17, 2013

You Know 30 Rocks When…

I turned 30 this year and to be honest, I wasn’t looking forward to it. As a kid, I couldn’t wait to reach the big milestones; 16 to get my license, 18 to buy a pack of cigarettes and 21 to buy alcohol–growing up…

July 16, 2013
Fresh Dill Pickles

When life gives you cucumbers…

When life gives you cucumbers, make pickles. Growing up, my mother always had a garden.  I remember having to help her tend to it every day, grumpy and upset that I was being forced to do yard work when I wanted to go play…

July 15, 2013
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Events & Travel

Bay Days: St Michaels Maryland

St. Michaels, Maryland has become one of my favorite places to visit. It is such a peaceful experience to be able to stand on the dock with breathtaking bay views and walk through the picturesque small town filled with unique shops and restaurants. Every…

July 12, 2013
Learning to Love My Vitiligo

Learning to Love my Vitiligo

I started developing random white patches on my skin when I was a toddler and as I grew, the spots got bigger and spread to different areas of my skin. Today I think at least half of my skin is affected and while most…

July 11, 2013

Empanadas: Pocket Full of Goodness

My mama started making empanadas years ago with the influence of some Spanish friends. Over the years, she has perfected her recipe and it has become a favorite among all of our family and friends. Whenever they are being served, there are rarely leftovers…

July 9, 2013
Mystic, CT

Mystic Magic

I am still trying to catch up with some much needed sleep since our late night journey to Connecticut a few days ago. It’s not easy as I’m helping my sister with my little nieces. I sure miss my little guy and I have…

July 5, 2013