Zuppa Toscana Soup

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Potato Soup is my favorite. When we eat at Olive Garden, I get the same thing every time. It's kind of a running joke. I try to order new things, but it doesn't happen. I always revert back to safe. I know I will like soup and salad. There have even been times in my life when I've eaten at least three bowls of Zuppa Toscana Soup. It's my favorite. I've been making this recipe for years. It's so versatile. Zuppa Toscana Soup is the perfect bowl of yumminess that will warm you up on cold … [Read more...]

DIY and The Busy Mom

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There aren’t enough hours in the day, right? With work, helping the kids with their homework, preparing meals, cleaning up after everyone and putting yet another load of laundry on, there’s very little time for sleep – let alone DIY and crafting! But do you look at that bare wall in the den and that tatty tablecloth on the kitchen table, and just wish you had a few hours to do something about them? Or do you browse through those wonderful crafting successes on Pinterest and think to yourself … [Read more...]

5 of My Favorite Cookbooks for a Real Food Kitchen {Giveaway}

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Don't forget to check the end of the post to enter the giveaway! When we started our real food journey, I was overwhelmed. Instead of taking baby steps, I jumped in full force and threw away everything that contained white sugar, white flour, and came in a box or had ingredients I couldn't pronounce. The sense of accomplishment was amazing. I felt great. I knew that I was making the best decision for my family. Feeling proud of myself, I walked to pantry to start dinner. Unless we were … [Read more...]

3 Simple Ways to Be Intentional While in the Trenches of Motherhood

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  For the last six years I have either been either pregnant or nursing. It is good, but it is exhausting. Motherhood is hard, but a blessing. One of my goals for this year is being intentional. Who better to encourage us than Leigh Ann from Intentional by Grace. She is an amazing encourager. Read on. You will be blessed. There are so many things I want to accomplish each day. The task list is ever growing, and most days the minute I check one thing off my list, I need to add ten more … [Read more...]

75 Delicious Chicken Recipes for You

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Thank you, Zaycon, for sponsoring this post. One of the things I really struggle with is meal planning. I've even bought programs that were supposed to make it easy, but never used them. Don't do that. While I'm bad at meal planning, I try to keep our pantry and deep freeze stocked with staples. One of the ways I do this is by buying in bulk. It's always so hard to find a great price on meats. That's why I was so excited when I found Zaycon Foods. Let me tell you, they are … [Read more...]

Thank You. Because You Rock

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I have been so blessed to have you be a part of our Beauty in the Mess community. As a way to thank you, I joined with several bloggers to offer you a chance to win a $50 gift card to Amazon. a Rafflecopter giveaway   What would you purchase with your gift card? I'd love Newsies: The Musical. But my daughter would like: Are you a blogger who wants to participate in giveaways like these to grow your blog? Click here to find out how you can join a totally awesome … [Read more...]