Peacefully terrified.

“But Marissa, that makes no sense…” I’m aware. Keep reading! There is plenty of election talk, news, and opinions running around. I get it. This blog is my space to give my two cents and I pray that my readers respect that as I share mine. I’m terrified for the state of our country, butContinue reading “Peacefully terrified.”

The Inside Scoop

Hi. Hello. I’m back! I haven’t posted anything for almost two months. The world seems like a scary, evil, and mislead place to be in right now. I needed to shut off the noise for a little while and here’s why… In January of this year (2020) my husband, Armando, had a major surgery toContinue reading “The Inside Scoop”

This Is Our Wake-Up Call.

Dear America, This is our wake-up call. Our world is threatened by a pandemic and how do we react? In the beginning, some react in panic and buying up all of the groceries and toilet paper we can find while others react with a nonchalant attitude and shrugged shoulders to what’s happening around the world.Continue reading “This Is Our Wake-Up Call.”

A space for this and a space for that.

Does anyone else have designated spots or spaces throughout their house for different activities? Let me explain. Desk = Work from home, or family budgets, monthly to do’sBed = SleepDining Room Table = EatKitchen Bar = Crafting station, Breakfast nookPatio/Couch = Reading, Personal Development, Quiet time, TV show, etc.Living Room = Workout space, Spending timeContinue reading “A space for this and a space for that.”

What many DON’T mention about going Dairy Free

Dairy free to some sounds terrible, to others it sounds like less stomach aches, but more money spent on groceries. We are the latter. At first, I was the first – dairy free sounded AWEFUL when thinking of dinners and making food for our little family. However, dairy also didn’t sit well with Armando andContinue reading “What many DON’T mention about going Dairy Free”

That one time we went camping…

Oh you’ll love this one! Before Armando and I moved to Virginia we were visiting every week or two for interviews and pre-employment stuff for the job Armando was looking to get upon on our move. We wanted to try and save money with our wedding coming up. His parent’s had gotten me a 4-personContinue reading “That one time we went camping…”

“Prayer is Wrestling”

Think of that for second. I read this in my devotion this morning that was all about learning how to and how not to pray. Fitting for such a time as this. We aren’t supposed to pray to catch God up on what’s going on in life – HE ALREADY KNOWS. The intention of prayerContinue reading ““Prayer is Wrestling””

Unmotivated.

Is anyone else feeling a sort of sluggish lack of motivation heading into month #2 of quarantine? I’m typically an introvert, but I’m craving some human connection right now. To grab coffee with a friend, have a beach day with the husband, walk around Barnes and Nobles aimlessly reading the backs of books and addingContinue reading “Unmotivated.”

Quarantine: Week One Diary

I’m bored. Like utterly, completely, mind numbingly BORED. Quarantine life didn’t seem like a big change from my regular life to be honest. I work from home quite a bit as is, but I didn’t realize how much I craved getting out of the house. Now there are no date nights for dinner and aContinue reading “Quarantine: Week One Diary”

Gluten Free General Tso Chicken with recipe!

When we went gluten and dairy free, I thought we could never eat Chinese food again besides the rice and veggies. Armando loves General Tso Chicken, but it’s breaded. We found out PF Chang’s has a gluten-free menu, but my goodness it’s expensive! For two of us, it’s about $70 for dinner. We can’t doContinue reading “Gluten Free General Tso Chicken with recipe!”