Low Carb Chicken Tenders

Who else has picky kids??? or maybe you even like a great chicken tender every now and then for dinner!

My two girls (5 and 3) have reached their picky eating stage, and it makes it so difficult when you want to cook for the family. I wanted to try a recipe that was a healthier version of something I know they will eat: Chicken Tenders!

What I like about these is they are baked and not fried – plus you can even change up the seasoning to fit what your tastes are! I like to add a little onion powder and mustard powder to mine, but I’m sharing just the basic recipe so you can change it up to fit your favorite flavors. They are so easy to make too!! Seriously a 30 minute meal, so that’s great for busy moms who are going back to school and dealing with a crazy schedule again.

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How to Kiss your Chapped Lips Good-Bye

I hate chapped lips…

I am someone who deals with dry skin, and from what I have learned is that your lips are just a representation of how hydrated your skin is in general.

I LOVE natural beauty hacks… Tips that will help me look my best and use natural ingredients to solve my problem. These two tips not only can work for your lips, but can help you love all your skin <3

As the air gets drier, you are going to lose more moisture through your skin. The best way to fight this is to add moisture back from the outside and inside too.

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Our Madeline Homeschool Adventure

This is our third week of homeschool… which has been such a great adventure in itself! I know that this is be a lot of me learning and growing as well as my girls.

I’ve been reflecting a lot today about making the choice to homeschool and how it was certainly a process. I remember thinking about it when my first was just a baby. Planning how my husband (who was working full time as a chemical engineer) could do science experiments on the weekends with us. It is crazy to think that just 4 years later we are a full time family and can both be at home to homeschool!

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10 Tips for Better Sleep

Sleep is something so crucial to our health. So many of us struggle to wake up rested and sometimes it can be a simple change that is all you need to get the sleep you desire.

Have you ever noticed that when you are running short on sleep you are more prone to getting sick?

It’s true that for your immune system to be its strongest, you need to rest. Lack of sleep can also effect your adrenals and how you deal with stress.

Here are 10 Quick Tips to Help you get Better Sleep

Make the Room Darker

As someone who has struggled with sleep for many years… one thing that bothers me is when the room is too bright. I just can’t fall asleep! I have been using a face mask for the past 12 years or so to block out all the light, but you could start with darker shades in your room.

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17 Reasons to Live in the Mountains

You may not know that Adam and I have just moved into our Dream House – we traveled for almost 3 months through different cities across  the mid-south looking for the next place we would call home. We work from home, so we could live anywhere!

We did have some interesting criteria… I wanted to live in the mountains.

I may need to define my “definition” of what a mountain is… I’ll just start with I grew up in Louisiana. You will see the most amazing sunsets ever in south Louisiana because you can see for miles and miles. But this means that it is flat as a pancake. 

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Slow cooker Balsamic Raspberry Chicken

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Slow Cooker Balsamic Raspberry Chicken

This Slow Cooker Balsamic Raspberry Chicken recipe is full of French flavors that are delicate yet so flavorful. The raspberries add a mild sweetness to pair with the tangy balsamic vinegar. Together with tender chicken, these flavored were perfect tossed with spaghetti squash. 

I’m not sure why this recipe would not get out of my head… it kept nagging at me “make me, make me, make me.” So I thought about the different flavors I was looking for. I really wanted raspberries and chicken together. I love a raspberry vinaigrette dressing on a simple chicken salad. My mind kept going to onions as well. 

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How To Pick the Perfect Mattress

One thing Adam and I realized  in our recent big move, that is that there’s no point in paying to pack, store, and move things that you don’t REALLY like and want to keep.

Case in point, we decided that we wanted to do a bit of an upgrade on our bed, and move up to a King Size Mattress! Since we have owned our previous mattress and bed for right about 11 years it was a little intimidating to consider new options!

If you know anything about my shopping habits, is that I HATE traditional shopping. I don’t get any enjoyment from it, so we started looking for options beyond going to mattress stores, laying on a mattress and trying to decide right then if we wanted to buy it…

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DIY Make-Up Brush Cleaner

I’m not someone who wears make-up every day… most days you will find me with my hair in a pony-tail and just a little mascara. When I do wear make-up I LOVE using brushes!! I use them for my concealer, powders, even applying my favorite primer. I must admit that I didn’t know how I was supposed to clean my brushes at all!

When I started thinking about my brushes and keeping them clean… I started thinking about all the things that can live in them:

  • Old make-up
  • Dirt & debris
  • Bacteria
  • Oils
  • Dead skin cells

Eeewwwwww, YUCK!!!!

Okay, we HAVE to clean these brushes!!! But, there is no reason to run to harsh chemicals to clean them, I have my favorite all natural recipe that is super duper easy for keeping your brushes clean of all that yuck.

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Back to School DIY Lice Prevention

Can we stop for a second and talk about something — GROSS?!?

Yes. I mean LICE ????????

Back to School means sometimes these creepy crawlies can be passed from student to student (Oh, the horror!!) ????????????????

What can we do to prevent these nasty little buggers?!?

No worries, moms. I got you covered!

Just a few drops of Tea Tree Oil can work naturally for you!!

✨Mix 10-15 drops of Tea Tree Oil into 2 cups of water. Spray on hair daily in the morning ???????? Keep in glass spray bottle (that’s important!)

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Why We Chose to Homeschool

You may or may not know that Adam and I both work from home.  Because of this freedom to work from anywhere, we like to travel with the kids and go on many adventures. With my oldest daughter getting closer to being in school, it got us thinking about what we were going to do for school. My sister started homeschooling her two older kids about 2-3 years ago, and it got me really interested in the idea.

I loved the freedom you have when you homeschool.

Freedom to go at the pace of your child (faster in some skills and take longer in others), I love that you can go on vacation when it is off season, I love being able to go on field trips as a family and learn together! I’m not saying that we came to the idea of homeschooling easily… I never ever thought I would homeschool! When we talked to a few other families who were and heard their stories – it just felt like something we should at least try for ourselves!

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