Thoughts: I love my Bubbins

Thoughts: I love my Bubbins

Driving the other day, listening to the new Dave Matthews Band album, this song comes on and it touched me so much that I literally felt butterflies in my tummy.  It made me think of just how much I really love my husband. Do NOT believe anyone that tells you their marriage is "perfect", because [...]

Food: BEST Instant Pot Ribs

Food: BEST Instant Pot Ribs

Hi.  It's me.  It's been awhile- but I have TONS of posts that are on their way to being published.  So bear with me! Are you a fan of meat?  I am.  I LOVE steaks, hamburgers, pork chops, fried chicken, rotisserie chicken, meatballs... I could go on and on! Found this old pic of me, circa [...]

Busy and busy “being not busy”

Busy and busy “being not busy”

Hello friends.  First and foremost- I'm sorry.  I haven't posted in months and it's ridiculous. I have been so busy and busy "being not busy lately" that I haven't had time to post something. Busy being "not busy"? What does that mean? Well, it means that there were a few moments that I wasn't busy- [...]

Food: Instant Pot- Absolutely Amazin’ Apple Dumplins

Food: Instant Pot- Absolutely Amazin’ Apple Dumplins

  I live on the outskirts of Charlottesville, Virginia.  I am surrounded by beautiful mountains that give life to many wineries, breweries, and ORCHARDS!   There are peaches, blackberries, strawberries, and yes... apples. Tinky (Julia) has been obsessed with "ap-pulls" as of late.  She demolishes them! Carter Mountain Orchard Stacy Knighton | Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & [...]

Inspirational Quote: Fear

Inspirational Quote: Fear

There are so many things in life we miss out on because of FEAR. Fear of the unknown.  Fear of failure.  Fear of rejection.  Fear of _________. Life is made up of risks.  Do I go left or do I go right?  Up or down?  Should I stay or should I go? It's when we [...]

Food: Instant Pot/Slow Cooker – Carnitas Aguascalientes

Food: Instant Pot/Slow Cooker – Carnitas Aguascalientes

I absolutely ADORE my Mexican American culture and heritage!! My family (mom's side) hails from the beautiful city of Aguascalientes, Mexico and I am so thankful that my family has never forgotten where they came from. I get an overwhelming feeling of pride and joy when I experience anything that has to do with my [...]