Today I am grateful for tender mercies. You know those days that feel so off and you can’t figure out what it is wrong, but you just want to stop feeling weird and start feeling good again? Yesterday was one of those days. After work, I came home and just fell asleep on the couch at lunch instead of eating. … Continue reading “Grati-Tuesday”


Last Saturday I decided it was finally time for me to mop our nasty kitchen floor. I had put it off long enough, and I was mad about something, so I became the crazy cleaning lady. It took me an hour, and my hands were pretty raw from scrubbing on my hands and knees. I also decided to attempt refashioning … Continue reading “Grati-Tuesday”

Marinated Steak Pizza

The first night of our vacation in Long Beach, we were looking for somewhere to eat, and right down the street was the Rebel Bite pizza bar. Eating there was quite the experience! There was a group of local performers who were throwing a party for a guy who was leaving to go back to Brazil. I was a little panicked when … Continue reading “Marinated Steak Pizza”

Long Beach, CA Vacation

Long Beach Vacation by Dallas Hall. Make sure you watch it in HD. It will look much better. πŸ™‚ At the beginning of this trip, we didn’t really have any plans on where to go or what to do all week. We just had a list of attractions that were close we went from there. We went to three different … Continue reading “Long Beach, CA Vacation”


A few of us have heard the metaphor that if we were to all put our trials on a table and choose who’s trials we would rather have, we would pick our own trials back up. Many of you have probably seen the latest cover of Vanity Fair and the photograph of Bruce Jenner with the quotation, “Call me Caitlyn”. … Continue reading “Grati-Tuesday”

Easy Fish Tacos + Baja Sauce

After coming back from California, we pretty much craved fish tacos… Well, Dallas did. I don’t like fish very much, but ever since we made them like this, I crave them like every day. Yes, we did by the pre-made fish fillets. How else did you think they were going to be easy?? What really makes them good is the … Continue reading “Easy Fish Tacos + Baja Sauce”


Yesterday was a good day to reflect on the brave and courageous people in my life who have served our country. My Grandpa Nielson served in Vietnam, and I know it was really hard for him to leave his family. It was a very hard war. When we were there visiting last year, he started telling me a few stories, … Continue reading “Grati-Tuesday”

What is Airbnb?

+ WHAT IS AIRBNB? WHY DO I LOVE IT SO MUCH? I am amazed at how many people don’t know about Airbnb. It is one of the best things I have ever discovered, and it is the reason why I will never stay in a stinky, expensive hotel room ever again. Airbnb is a website that lists places (Internationally!) that … Continue reading “What is Airbnb?”