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About Susan

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Hello! I’m Susan, and this blog is my way of inviting you to be a part of my crazy, fun, and grace-filled life-journey. I've been happily married to my best friend for half of my life, and we have an amazing little boy who continually steals our hearts and rocks our world. We strive to live life to the fullest, and to give God the glory in everything because what may look like our story is really His. I don’t promise that what you’ll find here will always be right, or beautiful, or revolutionary. But I do promise to always be real. I hope you’ll come back often and live the real life along with me!

Featured Posts

Stay Warm Without Turning Up the Heat

Stay Warm Without Turning Up the Heat

Feb 11, 2018 | No Comments

I don’t know if it’s a trend across the board, but the weather has suddenly turned very cold here this weekend. One day, highs were in the 70s, and the next day, they were in the 30s!! That’s Texas for ya! We are all under the weather here at our house, so we’ve been staying […]

A Few of My Favorite Things for Stinky Situations

A Few of My Favorite Things for Stinky Situations

Feb 6, 2018 | No Comments

Today, I am launching a new series called “A Few of My Favorite Things.” In this series, I’ll post periodically about my favorite things for various different occasions and situations. I think it will be a fun series, and hopefully a helpful one for you guys too! So in this, my first post of the […]

Healthy and Delicious Tuna Salad

Healthy and Delicious Tuna Salad

Feb 3, 2018 | No Comments

When I was growing up, my mom made tuna salad quite often. It was pretty basic–some canned tuna, a little sweet pickle relish, chopped boiled eggs, and some Miracle Whip. Back in those days, I couldn’t eat a tuna salad sandwich without having some Cheetos on the side. I think part of that is because […]

Make Your Own Elderberry Syrup

Make Your Own Elderberry Syrup

Jan 24, 2018 | No Comments

Lots of folks have been hit hard this season with illness. That means there are lot of germs in the air, and with that being the case, everyone’s chances of catching something goes up. Thankfully, you’re not completely at the mercy of those odds. There are some very proactive things you can do to avoid […]

Sauteed Squash Medallions with Chicken

Sauteed Squash Medallions with Chicken

Jan 17, 2018 | No Comments

When I was growing up, my mom made this delicious side dish where she sauteed yellow squash medallions with strips of onions and bell peppers. She always sprinkled a few beef bouillon granules over the top and let it cook down until the veggies were done. YUM!! I have continued to make this delicious dish […]

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