Sesame Chicken

This recipe was a quick and easy make for me! I made it for the family on Tuesday night to celebrate the sale of our first FAMILY home. I prepped everything separately. The chicken can be boiled in water and then shredded, which will help it to retain its juices. The rice and quinoa was simply prepped according to the directions on the package. Finally, the broccoli was steamed in the steamer basket with the steam setting on our microwave. Easy peasy, right? Then it’s just a matter of making the sauce. Combine all ingredients in the sauce pan and heat until warm. I personally took out 2 green of broccoli, 2 red of chicken, and 1 yellow of rice/quinoa before drizzling the sauce on top. It made 2 meals for me. Little man indulged in the chicken, and while he gobbled it ALL up, he wasn’t a fan of quinoa. The big man LOVED the chicken and ate everything else happily… Almost to the point of explosion!!! Don’t believe me?? ASK HIM! He declared it delicious! If you have any questions, leave a comment… Find me on Facebook… Message me. 😀

Sesame Chicken


Well… It’s OFFICIAL!

We’ve had so much going on lately…  I know YOU ALL know that feeling where life just doesn’t seem to slow down.  We’ve now been in our new home for one week shy of six months…  And we just mowed the grass for the first time!  It’s hard to believe, and YES…  For those that know me, there are still tons of things that need unpacked.  Our little man gets priority, and the rest we do as we can.  😉

What most people may not know was that we moved and began our transition without our home being sold.  It was a big financial burden to go from paying a set amount to paying…  4X’s AS MUCH!  Yes, we had done the math.  Yes, we knew we could afford it.  Yes…  IT WAS STRESSFUL!  I’m sure many of you haven’t paid for two mortgages and two households worth of utilities, but most people have a financial burden of some sort and can relate!  Some extras had to go for a while, and some things we just had to find a way…

I can honestly say that the personal development I did as a Beachbody coach helped to ease my mind.  It “fed” me mentally and spiritually.  It gave me the courage to stand in faith with the decision we had made and know that if we continued to do the things we had always done…  Helping where we could, and giving where we could…  Everything was going to be okay.  It would all work out because it was in His plan.

That leads us to today…  We’re very happy to announce that the home we bought as a married couple and the house we brought our beautiful baby home to and the house where we set goodbye to two beloved pets (AND YES I’M CRYING)…  Is sold!

We have never regretted our decision for a moment.  We could never get back the last six months.  Those months have allowed Joe to be home before dark and to spend so much more time with Liam instead of spending it driving back and forth to work.

A new family will be making memories in that “old house” we left.  (It’s an inside joke because the ‘old’ house is YOUNGER than the new house!) They are a nice couple with two children, and we wish them many happy years there.

We just wanted to share the good news with our friends and families, provide a testimony, and remind everyone out there…  If you have doubt, whatever it is, give your concerns to God.  Work on you.  Trust your voice.  Work your plan.  Your faith will carry you far if you just believe.

House Transformation

2015 Spring NICU Challenge…

For the first time ever, there will be a SPRING NICU CHALLENGE! How cool is that?!? Participants will receive 10 FREE patterns just for committing to make 10 hats for donation to a NICU/birthing hospital.  Who doesn’t LOVE FREE and who doesn’t want to help out a worthwhile cause?!?!  This is my third year of participating in the NICU challenge, and I promise you it will make your heart feel AMAZING just to give back.

The challenge is brought to you by Sunset Crochet/Sunset Family Living…  Bonnie is awesome!  Visit the page, sign up for her newsletter, and tell her I sent you!  The link to sign up for the challenge is HERE!