I made it TWO YEARS! Not that I've expected to not make it, but rather I'm so incredibly thankful for the gift of life and how I have changed in the two years since my cancer diagnosis and surgery. Two years ago today with a husband who gives every ounce of himself away to help… Continue reading 2 Year Cancer-versary!
Katherine Wolf, the author of Hope Heals and an amazing woman of God, often references moments in her life where she sees God working as a "God wink." I love it so much and I've really been paying attention lately to God and how he's working in my life. Since I've started back working after… Continue reading “God wink” Moments
It has been a while since I've posted any vegan recipes that I LOVE, so I figured I'd post a few new ones here since I've been doing this for almost 2 years! Crazy! Here's a quick little update. "Going vegan" with a strict plant-based diet was my response to treatment and healing after being diagnosed… Continue reading “Going vegan” update + New Vegan Dish Favorites!
I can’t help but think of the hope we have in Jesus as the Advent season is about to begin. Here's one of my favorite versions of this song, click here. What does hopeful anticipation look like when you’re worn out and weary? As we approach this year’s season of advent, the ultimate season of… Continue reading The thrill of hope, a weary world rejoices.
Coincidentally, it’s #deafawarenessweek and John’s currently in surgery for a cochlear implant. I’ve learned a lot of new terminology over the past year concerning his hearing and I have a feeling we’ll learn even more in the coming weeks. Here’s a little background into what we’re experiencing this week. Click here to read a post… Continue reading Surgery Day!
I officially started my cancer treatment on January 2nd. I am taking Tamoxifen (an estrogen blocker) everyday for the next 10 years. Because my cancer was low risk, I did not have to have chemo or any other invasive treatment. Also my cancer was hormone fed (estrogen and progesterone positive at 99 and 100%), tamoxifen… Continue reading Cancer Treatment and (almost) NO Side Effects.
This time last year I was going to get an MRI "just to double check" that cancer was not in my body. I had checkups every 6 months because of my mom's early diagnosis. Little did I know, a few days later I would get news that I never saw coming. I've learned a lot… Continue reading What I’ve learned this year.
I haven't been the best writing on this blog recently, but these posts are fun and simple so I figured I'd write another one for this Friday!! 1) Upstairs at the White House - J.B. West - This is the book I'm reading right now- it's not a book with an interesting plot or one… Continue reading Friday Favorites!!
Here are some of my go to favorites that I have found since March that I love!! Many of these recipes are from the cookbook, Oh She Glows, by Angela Liddon. I also find quick, easy, but super delicious recipes from The Minimalist Baker on her website. Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchiladas - I… Continue reading Going Vegan – My favorites!
Anyone else hate thinking of lunch ideas everyday? I do! I typically make leftovers of whatever I cook and eat on them throughout the week or freeze for a complete meal later on. I have so many recipes to share, but first I'll start with some of my most favorite "salad" type dishes. Salads first... … Continue reading Going Vegan – Salads.