I am kind of a big Carrie Underwood fan. My dad and I danced to this one song at my wedding and I decided it would be quite fitting to share a bit of the beginning lyrics with you. Because it very much paints a perfect picture of my childhood, right up to the day my parents dropped me off in the beautiful state I like to call “The Mitten” (Michigan) for my freshman year of college.
I have spent my entire life trying to be perfect.
Well, actually allow me to clarify that- I have spent my entire life trying to do everything perfectly. And that constant striving for perfection has been exhausting. Here’s why:
I AM NOT PERFECT.
And I never will be.
But you see, here’s the thing: IT’S OKAY.
I don’t know about you, but as the weather warms up, I’m not a fan of turning on the oven to cook. Also, my appetite is just not the same and I tend to want things like smoothies and fresh fruit as opposed to a steak and potatoes dinner. So here are a few recipes I like to use during those warm summer months:
- Overnight Peanut Butter Chocolate Oats
- Classic Oatmeal
- Fresh Mango with Basil
- Yogurt Parfait
- Peanut Butter Smoothie
- Flatbread Pizza
- Kale & Quinoa Salad
Keep reading for the recipes!
Here’s the ugly truth: I hated myself.
And I wish I could tell you that hatred only lasted a few days, weeks, or even months. But you see, that hatred consumed years of my life. And it was ugly and exhausting.
And here’s what’s even worse: I knew better.
To say I’m a huge fan of HGTV’s Fixer Upper is probably a bit of an understatement.
If you’re ever looking for me on a Tuesday night at 9pm, you will find me sitting in front of a TV watching the latest episode.
Okay, here’s my confession: I’ve only been married for FOUR months. So I’m thinking I’m not quite an expert on the subject.
In fact, I know I am absolutely a work in progress when it comes to the role of being a wife. But I also know this, I LOVE being my husband’s wife.