February 14, 2014

babies should never be sick

i have a pretty hard heart. we've always known this.

i don't cry at movies. i've never really enjoyed other people's babies. i just never felt mushy-gushy about anything (except my farmer).

that is…until i had kaye. 

my heart aches for this little girl. 

i swear there's a point to this…

each friday i link up with some very fine, southern ladies and this week the ladies have challenged us all with a theme.

1 | #teamteddy

team teddy is in regards to a 10 month old boy that was diagnosed with "kinky hair syndrome." visit his caring bridge page here.

#teamteddy is an opportunity to not only grow the awareness for "kinky hair syndrome" but to also show support for teddy and the ones who love him dearly. 

we also need to celebrate the health of our own children and remember every day how fortunate we are in that moment. 

please keep the thoughts of those less fortunate close to our hearts.

and maybe even give your babies an extra hug or seven today. squeeze them tight and kiss their faces off.


now…some light-hearted cooking.

here are some of my go-to dinners.

i'm no whiz in the kitchen; but these, my dears, you can't go wrong.

2 | one skillet pasta  - this involves chicken sausage + quinoa or whole grain penne. yum.

3 | pomegranate spring mix with goat cheese - i made this as our salad for christmas dinner and it didn't disappoint. throw some grilled chicken on this business…you have yourself a meal. 

4 | tortilla soup - i've been making this for years…like three years…not 20. if you keep a solid pantry full of canned foods, you're probably going to enjoy this one. it's more of a taco soup, really. i call it tortilla because i used to use crunched tortilla chips as a topping. add in some shredded cheese + sour cream + cilantro…it's a win ever. single. time.

5 | chicken sausage + mushroom spaghetti w / goat cheese sauce - i go to heaven a little each time i eat this. if you're a fan of the goat cheese you're a fan of this spaghetti. 

as a reminder…visit team teddy's caring bridge page and give your kids some extra lovey love on this wonderful day of love.

getting linky with it...


  1. Stopping by from the link-up! Love your blog! That salad looks amazing, and definitely something I have to add to my grocery list to try! Thank you for sharing!


  2. Yummy recipes! They all look soo good!! Thanks for posting! Happy weekend!

  3. Hi there, I'm stopping by from the link up! Thanks for sharing those recipes...I can't wait to try the chicken sausage and mushroom spaghetti!

    Have Valentines Day,

  4. That one skillet pasta looks yummy! Love the new blog look xx

  5. I'm loving the new blog design. I will have to give that tortilla soup a try on Sunday, it looks so yummy!! Enjoy your Valentine's Day girl!!

  6. Your new blog design is AMAZING! And i'm drooling over all of these recipes! Can't wait to try...especially the goat cheese pasta. Um. DANG. Happy Valentine's Day! Xx.

  7. All of these recipes looking mouthwatering delicious! I have to try them!
    I hope you have a great Valentine's Day!

    xo Always, Abby

  8. I love the new blog design, and I am reading more about #teamteddy this morning and am so glad the awareness is being spread so wide. I JUST bought chicken sausage this week, so am definitely trying to #5! Happy Valentine's Day!

  9. Hey Bell! That one skillet pasta looks amazing! Thanks for sharing! Happy Valentine's Day!

  10. Okay seriously? You had to post all of this delicious looking food??
    I'm ready for dinner and it's only 9:30am.
    Happy Valentine's Day girl! I LOVE your new look!

  11. that salad looks delicious! And love the new design!

  12. Thank you so much for joining #TeamTeddy! You are right, babies should never be sick :(

  13. The food! Oh my, it makes me so hungry! And I am loving your new design!!

  14. Yummy food posts!! Thanks for the comment and the link up love-- holla back at ya!! :)
    (Newest follower!!)

  15. Sounds like you love goat cheese as much as I do!!!! Yay!!!!!

  16. ohh yum!! I love pasta and goat cheese!!


  17. Your new blog looks amazing. I need to upgrade mine

  18. Stopping by from the link up, I am now 10lbs heavier from just looking at those photos! Looks amazing!!

  19. Yep...I'm a fan of goat cheese. And mushrooms. And we're big pasta eaters here at our house....soooo needless to say I just visited that recipe page and pinned it! Thanks for sharing, girlie! YUM. Goat cheese makes everything better. Happy weekend, sweetness! xx

  20. The new blog design looks fab!! Hope you enjoyed a happy heart day :) XO

  21. I wholeheartedly agree with the title of this post. Breaks me heart.

  22. My hips are growing just by looking at these recipes. They all look delicious!

  23. Loving the new design!!! :-) And what fabulous food!
    Thanks for linking up with me too!
    Missy xx

  24. You always make me laugh..."get linky with it"? Girl, you got it.

    And I stopped reading, except for the last line, after your pasta pic. I can't get over the sausage. Just makes me giggle. I'm a big child, I swear.


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