Brunch {7/20}


Yesterday morning we had the family over for brunch and the first meal all together at the new house!  Past brunches: February, March, April, May  On the menu: I made the cinnamon rolls and bagels, and Mom took care of the quiche, breakfast pizza, and strawberries. My cinnamon roll dough didn’t rise very well… but [...]

Black Bean Mango Sweet Potato Nachos

Black Bean Sweet Potato Nachos

I first heard of “sweet potato” nachos way back when I started blogging about a year and a half ago. I always wanted to try them but never did… what if I use the wrong toppings? What if I don’t make the potatoes right? What if they’re gross? These are the struggles that go on inside my head.  Growing [...]

Peanut Butter Swirled Banana Bread

peanut butter swirled banana bread

I always get so excited when bananas go $.10 a pound at the store. Load me UP! I once got 30 bananas for 59 cents. Scooore. I don’t always make banana bread. Because when I make banana bread, I eat the whole loaf in one sitting. None for you, Glen Coco. All for me. Another [...]

The First Supper

leigha mom grandpa

Last night I cooked our first dinner in the new house! I thought after so much moving that Mom would appreciate a nice meal. I ran 8 miles with my cross country coach so I wanted some pasta! It was super easy and only took about 20 minutes to throw together. I thought it was really [...]

WIAW – As of Late

salmon avocado salad

Hello! I was so excited to share pictures of the new house, and I was overwhelmed by all of your kind words and well wishes! Mom and I are so excited to live here. So far it’s been nothing short of amazing! While I haven’t taken any pictures of a full day of eats (moving is hectic!), I [...]

Moving Day!

leigha mom

Well, the day has finally come. It’s Moving Day!  My mom and I had no intentions of moving, but then last summer we found a house only 4 blocks away from where we lived and fell in love. Our offer was accepted but we still needed to sell our house if we were going to [...]

Basketball Camp and Black Rocks

team black rocks

This past Tuesday and Wednesday I spent the day in Marquette for team basketball camp! While I didn’t take any pictures at the gym (obviously- I was playing!) I did take a lot of other pictures! Third Street Bagel For lunch on Tuesday we went to a bagel place. Hello new favorite restaurant in Marquette! [...]

WIAW – Small & Simple Meals

avocado toast apple sunbutter

I’ve made an effort to reduce my veggie intake and I can honestly say that I feel great! I guess it is possible to eat too many vegetables. I almost feel like cutting back has increased my appetite – yes please! Here’s a look at what I ate on Monday. Yesterday I was gone all day- [...]

Homemade Semolina Pasta

pasta with bolognese

I. Love. Pasta. Confession: I used to eat it for dinner every single night. No joke. Just plain pasta with salt & parmesan. And I wondered why I had that little potbelly. Now I save that meal for the night before races:) A few weeks ago my youth group made homemade pasta! … does that make [...]

Firecracker 5 Mile (34:06)


I hope everyone had a great Fourth of July! Mine was wonderful, spent with friends and family. There was quite a bit of food too I ran in the local 5 mile race which was my 4th year participating in it! last year Prerace dinner: cookout with all the family in town!  and another snack [...]