Happy Spring! It’s been awhile since I’ve sat down and blogged, so I thought I would share a recipe we made for my girl’s birthday. My now three-year old requested pink cupcakes for weeks leading up to her "flower/meow meow” birthday, so I made it happen by making super moist funfetti cupcakes (upgraded cake-mix recipe) with sweet strawberry buttercream. It was the perfect rainy-day treat for my not-a-fan-of-chocolate girly. (But really, who doesn’t like chocolate?) Although, I should mention that she basically only ate the buttercream because that's just how she rolls.
I love breakfast. I love breakfast food. I love breakfast food at dinner. And... I love dinner food at breakfast! Every so often I like to share on Instagram what I'm eating for breakfast and how I'm reusing supper leftovers the next morning (like Thursday's breakfast below!). So while some of the world is crazed with intermittent fasting and skipping breakfast, I'm sharing today what 7 days of breakfasts looks like for me. Keep in mind that I'm mostly a stay-at-home-mom, and I enjoy cooking. However, I hope this inspires you to get creative with breakfast! (And no shame if blog post makes you want to stick with your usual bowl of oatmeal and black coffee...)
Back in high school, I believed I wasn’t smart enough because I needed to read textbooks and literature out-loud (or have it read to me) before I could grasp the words on the page. Moving on to university, I thrived the most when either I heard the lectures (sitting in front row, of course) or when I taught the information to others. Somewhere along the line I finally realized that I was an auditory learner. Once I made that connection, I’ve gravitated towards audiobooks, webinars, and podcasts ever since. That being said, today I’m sharing 3 of my favourite podcasts for you to discover!
Hey! It’s me. The long lost writer of this blog. It’s been a quick minute. A whirlwind of a year. What’s new? Well a lot of things. Specifically... my kind-hearted husband moved my desk and computer upstairs, so it’s going to be a bit more enjoyable to write now that I’m out of the dungeon-like basement. Okay. I had an amazing office downstairs…but let’s face it. I’m not a fan of being cornered down in a cold (sometimes spider-infested) room while all the action (and sunlight) is going on upstairs. And by spider-infested… I mean a spider once dropped from the ceiling all the way down my dress while I was working at the computer. It was a bit traumatic. I was a bit dramatic… Needless to say, I’m pretty excited to be able to blog, work, do continuing education, etc. upstairs now!
Anyway. Back to the reason you’re here. S’mores cupcakes! The perfect upgraded campfire treat to celebrate August!
Happy 2019! I can’t believe it’s already been awhile since I’ve written on here. Okay. More than awhile. 2018 was a year full of blessings: One where I truly enjoyed summer for the first time since having children. One where I gained time with my dad after we almost lost him to septic shock in September (Praise God for his healing hand!). And, one where I’ve seen firsthand the Church’s love in action through its uncommon community.
However, this past year was also really hard. One where I’ve been continually at the end of myself needing Christ’s strength to carry on in motherhood, in my marriage, and in the everyday mundane. I guess, I know, that’s a good place to be, but often it doesn’t make it any less gut-wrenching. The dreary days of Winter also dampen my spirit, like I know it does for many of you. The days are cold and the nights seem unending. With the changing of the calendar, I usually get excited about all the goals I hope to accomplish, but this year I’ve been a little apprehensive about my big dreams as I know how fickle my heart can be. One second, the world is my oyster; the next, I just want to curl up on the couch and avoid the world.
But there’s hope for my fickle, unsettled heart. There’s hope for yours, too.
Hi! I'm Erin – a follower of Christ, imperfect wife, mama of two, registered dietitian, and independent Beautycounter consultant. Welcome to my blog where I write about intentional motherhood, intuitive eating, inspired discipleship, and whatever else I feel like! I'm so glad you're here.
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