Just for Fun

September Monthly Favorites

Today I am bringing you my September favorites.  I am a little behind in things.  Our little Darcy sprained her knee and has been extremely needy.  We took her to the vet this week and we have to keep her calmed down as much as possible for the next month to hopefully avoid surgery.  Thankfully with pain medication and melatonin…

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Health

PCOS & How I’m Still Learning to Live With It

In honor of National Women’s Health and Fitness Day today, I wanted to share my journey with PCOS.  When I was around 20, I had my first “grown-up” physical.  My mom took me and I went to see a doctor her and my step-dad were going to.  He was a nice doctor and was extremely thorough.  He ran some blood…

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Recipes

Gluten Free Cornbread

Cornbread is a Southern staple.  We eat it with greens, beans, stews, soups, cabbage and much more.  My Nana even used to make cabbage and cornbread dumplings, which I am still trying to find a recipe for (if anyone knows one, comment below).  So, when I first went gluten free I HAD to learn how to make a gluten free…

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Just for Fun

Fall Date Ideas with Free Printable

Hello and welcome to Fall!  Yay!  I’m excited because we are one step closer to decorating for Christmas!  Another reason I am excited is because the weather is going to get cooler and i get the chance to spend more time outside. Sean and I sat down and made a list of things we wanted to try to do this…

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Health

9 Tips for Learning to Live with Anxiety

Right around the time I met Sean my grandfather passed away.  His death was really hard for me.  This was when I realized I have anxiety .  My grandfather and I were really close,  I was there when he passed.  It was the first time I had seen someone die, and his death broke my heart.  As Sean and I…

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Reviews

Aldi Gluten Free – the Good, the OK, and the Uh-Uh (Pt.1)

The closest Aldi to where I live is a little over an hour away.  We generally would shop there on occasion to save money.  However, we didn’t shop there on a regular basis.  Things changed when I chose to start eating gluten free.  A friend had posted to Facebook about using one of Aldi’s LiveGFree products, and I was instantly…

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Recipes

Gluten Free Chocolate Banana Bread

  I love banana bread.  It’s no secret.  My favorite can be found at a restaurant named Bob Evans.  I love Bob Evans too, but I digress.  I don’t eat gluten, and I’m allergic to nuts.  Have I mentioned that yet?  I realized awhile ago I am allergic to walnuts, but when I started cutting out products from my diet,…

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Health

Learning To Live With Gastrointestinal Disorders Part Two

  In my first gastrointestinal disorders post, I talked about my disorders and learning to live with them.  Today I wanted to share the surgeries that I have had and other things that I do to help ease symptoms of these disorders. Basically, I have slow digestive motility through my entire digestive tract.  These disorders include gastroparesis and achalasia. To…

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Favorites

Favorite Things for August 2018

One of my favorite things to read on blogs or watch on YouTube videos are favorite things.  For some reason watching what others like is enjoyable to me, especially if something I am interested in purchasing is in a favorites review. They often help my decision making process.   I decided then, since I like it so much, I would share…

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Health

Learning to Live with Gastrointestinal Disorders Part One

In my first Learning to Live post, I talked about being diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder, and you can read about that here. Today, I want to talk about being diagnosed with gastrointestinal disorder and why I choose to eat gluten free. After I had my tonsils out, I had a hard time keeping food down, I had stomach cramping.…

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