I was introduced to spaghetti squash about a year ago when I was looking for low carb “noodle” substitutions. Spaghetti squash has about 7g of carbs per cup, which is much better than the 43G in regular spaghetti noodles. Spaghetti squash is also much lower in calories than traditional spaghetti, so it’s a healthy alternative … Read More about How To Cut and Cook a Spaghetti Squash

THIS CHICKEN WAS HEAVEN. I mean, seriously. It may be one of the best chicken recipes I’ve ever made!!! I made half of what this recipe calls for because I only needed 2 breasts, but DAMN do I wish I had made it all. I’m not a friend of jalapenos normally.  I can eat them, … Read More about Low Carb Jalapeno Chicken

Crockpot Salsa Chicken

This crockpot salsa chicken is ridiculously easy to make and so good. It takes only a few ingredients and about 4-6 hours in the crockpot and you end up with a family-pleasing meal idea that well be asked for repeatedly. I have mentioned this a million times, but I LOVE my crockpot. Seriously. I don’t … Read More about Crockpot Salsa Chicken

Do It Yourself Craft Projects

Crochet Ripple Blanket

When my best friend got pregnant, I KNEW I wanted to crochet her a baby blanket using the color scheme from her nursery.  But I didn’t want just any old blanket pattern from any old catalog. I wanted something BEAUTIFUL. Behold the Crocheted Ripple Blanket. I have been crocheting for a few years inconsistently.  “Beginner … Read More about Crocheted Ripple Blanket

I made these DIY alcohol ink coasters with the kids a few weekends ago and it was so much fun.  We got to light things on fire and got a very cool end product as a result. I made the inks using my homemade alcohol ink recipe.

Being a Nurse

Tools make nurses better. Be it a great stethoscope, trauma shears that can cut through pennies or great people, awesome nurse tools make great nurses better. I have been nursing for 6 years.  In that time, I have learned more than I ever thought possible. A lot has also been forgotten.  I have worked in … Read More about 5 Awesome Tools for Nurses (both new and experienced)

Picture of black stethoscope and red paper heart with text "today, nursing was hard"

Sometimes, like today, nursing is hard. Some days, nursing is not rewarding. Some days, it is the 4th dimension of hell. It is a calling, and some days it is incredibly challenging and you wonder why you still do it every day.