When we toured the house, it was vacant. There were a few pieces of furniture and random odds and ends but for the most part, it was totally empty. One of the odds and ends was this refrigerator magnet. I noticed it immediately and it said everything I felt… “Blessed” It was our first year…

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins (whole wheat, dairy-free, refined sugar-free)


As far as breakfast menu items go, pumpkin bread is definitely one of my favorites, if not my very favorite. I also love muffins. That’s what makes this recipe so great – two favorites combined. I don’t know what it is about a muffin. Maybe it’s the yummy top – you know the “muffin top”….

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selah mae :: the name


Selah Mae. Such a beautiful name. A God-given name. The story behind Selah’s (Say-La) name actually begins last May of 2012. At this point, Derrik and I were trying to conceive baby #2. Unlike TTC with Bella, the process took longer than 1 month…I was growing unnecessarily impatient. It had been a few months. I…

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