Hearty Split Pea & Ham Soup

Hearty Split Pea & Ham Soup

Dear 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine hell was NOT on my vision board! I don't know about all of ...
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Two Years Ago Today …

You left ... and forgot to tell my heart how to go on without you ... As I sit here, ...
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Warm Sea Salt and Coconut Oil Throat Rinse

Extra, extra, read all about it! The cold and flu season is going to start early and be particularly awful ...
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Foaming Handsoap

I started this blog over two years ago to share a story ... a story of a journey I never ...
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1-Pot Italian Hamburger Soup

Rain, rain, go AWAY! It has been rainy, chilly and downright gloomy here the last couple of days and to ...
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A Year Ago Today – Happy Birthday, Layla!

Happy Birthday, Layla! Today is your 14th birthday, second birthday at Rainbow Bridge. I miss you every day, Boo Boo ...
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A Year Ago Today … Road Trip Part 2

This story starts with, "A Year Ago - August 17" ... August 17, 2015 - It was ultrasound day (I ...
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Cucumber, Lime & Mint Detox Water

I am completely and 100% obsessed with detox water this week. I cannot get enough of this stuff and have ...
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A Year Ago Today … Happy Birthday, Layla!

May 1 was always a big deal in our household. Why? It was Layla's birthday of course! We would celebrate ...
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A Year Ago Today … Road Trip Part III

It's a cold and rainy morning again in West Lafayette, IN, but we're heading out early to drop our precious ...
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A Year Ago Today … Road Trip – Part II

Before I start this post, I have to mention that before we even left for Indiana, I was washing some ...
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A Year Ago Today … Road Trip!

A year ago today around 3:45 pm, our little family headed down to Indiana for a clinical trial at Purdue ...
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A Year Ago Today … Hope!

Hello Monday, I have been waiting for your return since Saturday afternoon. I woke up feeling excited, nervous, hopeful and ...
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A Year Ago Today … A Ray of Hope

It was a warm, sunny and lazy Saturday morning. My mom was visiting because of the Easter holiday and we ...
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A Year Ago Today … No Hope

It was a sunny, remarkably warm Thursday in March and Layla was due for her fourth round of chemotherapy and ...
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A Year Ago Today – Day 5

A year ago today, Layla had her first chemo treatment. In the 14 days from the time we found out ...
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A Year Ago Today … Day 4

A year ago today ... the day that all the shock, sadness, anger, pain and information overload the past week ...
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A Year Ago Today … Day 3

Friday, January 8, 2016 - This is all too raw for me today ... please forgive this short entry. Much ...
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A Year Ago Today … Day 2

I refer to a year ago today as "that day" - the day I will never forget and long to ...
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A Year Ago Today …

Finding out my beloved Layla had cancer, changed my life forever. This is the story of our journey. If you ...
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A Year Ago Today … Day 1

A year ago today was the first day of the worst year of my life. It was the first day ...
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Cheesy Sausage & Egg Hashbrown Casserole

Conversation at our house on Saturday morning. Husband - "I'm hungry … there's nothing to eat in this house!" Me ...
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Beer Cheese Soup – Wisco Style

Now I have heard you CAN live in Wisconsin without loving cheese or beer, but I wouldn't recommend it! If ...
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Re-mineralizing Toothpaste

I NEVER entertained the idea of DIY toothpaste, but then my husband holds up a brand new tube that was ...
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Coconut Cream & Honey Body Wash

I absolutely LOVE all things coconut for homemade bath and body products ... coconut milk, coconut cream, coconut oil, coconut ...
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Your Dog Has Cancer … Now What?

First thing you do? Allow a day or so to freak out - cry, scream, punch a pillow, wallow with ...
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Layla’s Story

UPDATE - 12/31/2015 Layla went to Rainbow Bridge on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 8:30 am. It takes every ounce ...
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Borax Free Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent

I despise doing the laundry. It is that ONE chore I would hire out (if I could afford it). Endless ...
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Homemade Dishwasher Detergent & Rinse Aid

SAVE YOURSELF from those powder/gel chemical pods and liquids used to clean your dishes! We wouldn't think to pop one ...
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Super Simple Two-Ingredient Homemade Dryer Sheets

It's time to get serious here about ridding your home of toxic chemicals. One easy way to ditch the chemicals, ...
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Easy Peasy Goulash

I loved Goulash as a kid. As an adult, I could never find a recipe that quite tasted like the ...
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Happy Superhero’s (Mother’s) Day!

Happy Mother's day to all the wonderful Moms out there! Moms are special - selfless, loving and hardworking. They give ...
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The Perfect Yard … Is it worth it?

Could I PLEASE live in a plastic bubble? I sit here and watch as lawn care company after lawn care ...
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May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month!

Good morning friends! Woke up this morning to 60+ degrees, sun shining, birds chirping, ah ... it is finally Spring ...
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