Almost Summer Cucumber Tomato Salad

Summer is almost here! Or is it? I know that it’s still cooler in most parts of the country and some are NOT enjoying it. Here in south Texas, the evenings have been cool and a little gloomier than normal for this time of year and I LOVE it BUT, I am also longing forRead more

Celebrating Recovery

On the outside, I looked a like a normal college student, taking care of herself, working two half-time jobs on campus, doing full-time school work and getting stuff done in my life. On the inside, I was hurting, broken, angry, purposeless, empty, struggling with self-esteem issues and medicating it all with alcohol, drugs, sex andRead more

Life Distracts-Just Some Highlights- 6 Months Worth!

My last blog post was from July 2017- Oh how life distracts from the things we love the most.  So much took place after that. The first being, well, I turned 40! I got a birthday WOD at the gym and loads of friends showed up (maybe by accident, maybe because they love me *shrug*)Read more

On This Day…

This morning, I sat for a while and I was thinking about an intense conversation the Mister and I had yesterday. It was a GREAT little conversation (insert sarcastic tone). He basically put me in my place for treating him like a child. In case I’ve never said this here before, “My name is LeslieRead more

Mission Sandwichon

Two years ago, the Mister and I went on a mission trip to Katira, Costa Rica. It was an amazing, life-changing experience. You can read about that here. This summer, our church is going on mission to Peru, but sadly, we won’t be on that trip. We have lots of things going on in lifeRead more

Spicy Maple Bacon Popcorn 

Since about the age of four, I have LOVED popcorn. I remember my mom making popcorn for us in an air popper and then pouring buttery goodness over the top. I remember making popcorn with the help of my dad on the stove with one of those popcorn packages that looked like a pan. YouRead more

Chorizo Green Beans

In my opinion, paleo side dishes are hard to come by. I often find myself scrambling for something to eat with my daily choice of protein. This is one of my favorite paleo side dishes and it’s also pretty fast to make so, I thought I would share it with you! The Kiolbassa brand ofRead more

Spicy Garlic Chicken Thighs

For the past 21 weeks the Mister and I have spent our date nights going out to have a meal, and then coming home to record an episode for our podcast, So This Is Love.  This week we just couldn’t fit it in the budget to hit up a place where we could eat somethingRead more

Garlic Butter Zoodles

Oh my goodness! These zoodles are nutty, buttery goodness and you should totally either go and buy some sort of contraption to make the zoodles or buy them already spiralized.  My go to zoodles are those by the Veggie Noodle Co. They sell them at my local HEB so I’m sure you can find them atRead more

Paleo Recipe Round-up

I’ve had a few requests for a round-up of my paleo recipes so that they are a little easier to find on my website. I know it will definitely help ME to be able to just share one link to them all. I’ll continue to add to this list as I add recipes to theRead more