Culinary Week #5

Welcome back, welcome back. Who has been missing the culinary challenge? I have. I have missed the cooking and baking and trying new things(here’s a look back at our last post) And with this week’s challenge being Jane Austen we were in for some unique dishes. Here we go! While enjoying these elegant-ish meals my […]

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Favorite Crafts for Kiddos

Hello all! I hope everyone had a fabulous Easter. It has turned out to be a very wet week here in Wisconsin, but I personally love the spring showers. One, because they mean green and growing things and additionally they remained me of fairy tales, an English countryside and simpler ways. Which as I find […]

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The Homeschooling Perspective

So I had an interesting conversation a couple of weeks ago from a mother, who was considering homeschooling and what that would look like for her family. When she found out I was homeschooled and am now helping to homeschool two first graders, she had many, many questions. I thought it would be fun to […]

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Culinary Week #4

Week #4 is in the books and I have to say I think this has been my favorite week yet! A lot of these recipes are actually ones I grew up on as my Mom(growing up in Southern Illinois) was constantly making. So yeah I think everything this week averaged above a 7 out of […]

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Spring Cardigan

Here is another spring look for y’all! I don’t know why(probably the changing of the seasons) but I have felt super inspired with fashion again. Yay! I’m not totally sold on the look below. Not sure all the pieces go together that way I envisioned, but maybe you guys have some suggestions. I don’t know. […]

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One Year Ago

Oh how many things have happened since this time last year. (Read last year’s post here) How many things have come to light since COVID intentionally peeked its ugly little head over the horizon. I think we can all agree that we were naive at first and now life has taken on that jaded “so […]

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Cuisine Challenge Week #3

Hello all! Hope you had an awesome week. So this week’s word was favorites and Tay and I decided to go easy on ourselves(which isn’t technically cheating… it isn’t!) So we pulled a meal/soup from the freezer. But I did make a bread(I can’t live now without a fresh loaf of bread on my counter) […]

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Recap Culinary #2

Well our second week is finished and I think we can label it a tremendous success. When life gives ya lemons… make these incredible foods and enjoy! Literally the prettiest bread I think I have ever made! (And it doesn’t taste too bad either) Rosemary is one(of many) of my favorite spices paired with that […]

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Self-Defense vs. Christianity

We started this topic last year(read here) and I am finally ready to delve into the next chapter. When I first talked to my Dad about writing this series he was all for it. He noticed a lack of practical tips and discussion on self-defense for women by women. And especially a lack of representation […]

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The Stripes of Spring

Man the weather here in ole Wisconsin has been marvelous! Super sunny and a balmy 32-45 degrees. Trust me after going through weeks of -35 this is like heaven. Anyway I thought I would do a fashion post, which I haven’t done in… I don’t know months. But the look below is probably as near […]

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How to Build Habits

So my sister was lamenting the other day how she can just not set up a habit to save her life. She’s knee deep in her second semester of film school, plus working full time, plus trying to live and has found the balance hard to establish. I very casually(though I am not trying to […]

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Recap Culinary Week #1

Hello loves it’s been a minute. Had a very busy week and another one to go this week. And then March looks like I have something going every weekend. Which if you know me(slight introvert over here) it just sounds like a lot of work. Yikes! But I will hopefully get my posts back on […]

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Week #1 Culinary Challenge

Welcome to the first week of my sister and I’s 2021 Culinary Challenge!! (For more info read here) This is just gonna be a super quick post on our word for the week that all our cooking has to revolve around. In next week’s Monday post you’ll get a full list of what we made […]

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The Art of Beginning Single

Happy Valentine’s to all you lovely, lovely people! Well it’s another year, another post on how I am surviving singleness. (Here’s two more for your perusal: here and here) Quiet honestly I was tempted not to do this post. I didn’t want to keep beating a dead horse as it were, but in the end […]

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Cuisine Challenge 2021

New topic alert! So I have been toying with an idea and this morning it finally crystallized in my brain. Which means it is ready to share with you guys! And who knows maybe you guys will want to do it too. The Idea… I realize I have been doing a lot of food content […]

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Top Five Romance Films

Happy Valentine’s!! Yay for love- So I have no idea what you guys are doing for Valentine’s but my sister and I will probably eat a delicious meal and watch some cheesy movie. But what movie? Below I have compiled my favorite “romance” films. (I’m using romance very loosely as some of them might be […]

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What Eat in A Day Off

If you read my post a couple of weeks ago on what I eat on a day I’m working then you should be more then ready to see my culinary habits on a day that I’m off. Warning: BE PREPARED TO GET HUNGRY. Breakfast~ I used to absolutely hate- and I do mean hate, oatmeal. […]

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Windowsill Garden Tour 2021

I was just lovingly watering my beloved Herbert(pictured above- yes I named him and yes it’s a him and yes I am slightly crazy) When I realized I haven’t done my New Year tour of my plants! In addition I am going to tell you about my new additions(super excited) that I’m planning on. So […]

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What I Eat In A Day

… If I’m working. Felt I needed to clarify that, because when I’m not working my eating habits vary slightly. (Normally I forget to eat- oops) Anyway since I have been really digging my own meal preps here of late I thought I would share a few with you. Bon’apiti! Breakfast Breakfast is that meal […]

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Looking Ahead to 2021

So 2021 is here… does life get better now? Looking at our country I would say- No. No it does not. As a Christian looking at the world around me I see lots of hopelessness, confusion and darkness. My country seems to be taring itself apart and is more divided now than it has been […]

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Pittsburg 2021

Hello all my wonderful readers! As I write this post(which you will get next week as perusal) I am laying in my bed on my yearly work trip to Pittsburg, PA. We usually visit the Steel City in the summer, but because of the crappy year formally known as 2020 it got pushed back all […]

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Weight Loss Check-in

For those of you who read my post five months ago(dang where did the time go?) I thought I would do a very brief update on my fitness, health and weight loss journey. While also sharing some of my favorite fitness content and a few things I have learned, while pursuing my goals. But just […]

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Book Review: My Utmost for His Highest

Book recommendation time! So this is my Mom’s go to graduation gift. She’s given it to everyone we have ever known, who has graduated high school and/or college. It was a book that had helped her in a difficult time in her life and has always stuck with her. And boy can I see why. […]

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2020 Photo Diary

And that’s it folks! So long 2020 with your ups and downs. It’s been a crazy year and it’ll be an even crazier one tomorrow. Wishing you and yours all the best this coming new year… Lots of love, Tally

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Christmas 2020

Merry Christmas 2020 O Lord, you are my God;    I will exalt you; I will praise your name,for you have done wonderful things,    plans formed of old, faithful and sure. Isaiah 25:1 The Bible is God’s holy word is replete with examples of God’s faithfulness. From the beginning God spoke of a coming Savior who would crush […]

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DIY Christmas Touches

Last post I am gonna try to squeeze in before the season is over. Yikes! I meant yesterday’s and today’s for last week but I was rushing around meeting up with friends. Trying to squeeze them all in before the holidays. Anyway all that to say that is way this week you are about to […]

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Nannying at Christmas

Oh what a wonderful, crazy time of the year! This is true I think in every aspect of life, but nanny hood can get especially chaotic. I thought I would do a very brief and grand overview of what a Christmas Nanny looks like! (Ya know since I don’t have time for an in depth […]

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Why is Christmas so Stressful?

I don’t know about you guys but this time of year is either all or nothing for me. Either it is crazy busy, bubbly and none stop go; or really lonely. There is like no in between. Last year was kind of “eh” time. And like at the totally other end of the spectrum this […]

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Party Planning

Hello everyone! I hope you had just fabulous holiday weekend. With the jump into a busy and festive couple weeks I thought I would give a few tips on how to throw an awesome holiday party. (Pics will be from a Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving Party I helped planned) but can be easily applied to a Christmas get […]

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Christmas for a Coffee Snob

Well I only promised a Ratio Coffee Maker review like months ago(here) but in this crazy COVID world things get lost in back order. And yet I think it makes more sense to do this post now, during the holidays and combine it with a few of my top gift ideas for the coffee snob […]

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Skills to Consider Investing In

I’ve had the idea for this post for quiet a bit now but haven’t been that inclined to finish it. But I thought I would make a quick list of skills a nanny/governess should consider investing in. Another Language- I mean when could you not benefit from learning another language? Any employer would be excited […]

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New Topic

Vague title I know, but I couldn’t quite think of one that covered my thoughts without sounding weird in my head. “Self-defense in a Crazy World” “Situational Awareness 101” “Young Women vs. The World” Okay so now you’re probably even more confused. I’m supposed to be Marry Poppins without the singing not ninja, warrior woman(which […]

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Favorite Scary Movies

Hello everyone surprise post! I thought it would be fun to do a quick Halloween post of my favorite scary movies. Let’s be clear growing up my family never really celebrated Halloween. We were the type to turn off all the lights and act like we’re not home; type of people. And while we were […]

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Everything’s Pumpkin

Some of my favorite fall recipes… …Thus far anyway. I think as soon as October hit everything I cooked baked or others made was pumpkin infused, spiced or shaped. And I am pretty sure my sister(my official taste tester is done with fall foods) When my sister moved in with me the first of the […]

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Yellowstone Trip Part Two

Here we go again! If this post(and last week’s doesn’t make you want to visit the West nothing will) And then my Mom and sister drove up and down the Teton Pass just because it was there. And that’s a wrap! It was a much needed vacation and was probably the most beautiful thing I […]

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Yellowstone Trip

A Look Book (But first I would like to apologize to whoever left a comment on my last Yellowstone post– I was going to respond and then the comment was gone. Like no where to be found. So please know I didn’t ignore you! I believe you asked what was the most important thing I […]

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Assistant Teaching

In the crazy year that has been 2020, why not throw homeschooling into the mix? For many parents the unpredictability of schooling (whether or not public schools are going to stay open and for how long etc.) has come with the joy that is not online schooling. So, many have just taken the leap and […]

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Yellowstone Packing List

Did you just read that right? Did I really write packing list? It feels like forever(and frankly it has been forever) since I have been on vacation. And man do I need it. This was supposed to be a family vacation, but of course life gets in the way so it ended up just being […]

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Stitch Fix September 2020

It’s that time again. Time to see my horribly dirty mirror and try to see the cute clothes beyond. Let’s get started!! Boom Boom Jeans Utility Joggers – $38 Market&Spruce Button Down Top- $54 Pinque Crew Neck Pullover- $44 Market&Spruce Cargo Jacket- $88 Herschel Retreat Backpack- $90 The total price of the box came out […]

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Making Life Decisions on Wednesday Mornings

Ominous title. Feel the drama… lol But yes I decided to try a dieting app(Noom) on Wednesday three weeks ago. But what lead to this decision to ignore all my past dieting experience? Why now? To answer this we must go back to I a post before COVID, when I discovered a book(Lift like a […]

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Brim Coffee Maker Review

Hello all! So ya know how I am a coffee snob? Yes total control freak when it comes to the brown liquid of life and happiness. And ya know how I love to share my obsession with anyone who will listen? Well I may or may not have corrupted my boss into my cult of […]

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One Year Ago…

I know so dramatic right? But this time last year I was moving my year old random ramblings to this new site. It’s crazy to think it’s been that long and that my site is two and half years old. Crazy!! I just wanted to thank all of my readers and subscribers. Those who have […]

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Stitch Fix August 2020

Hello all! It’s been forever since I have done one of these reviews(here’s the last one) But with moving between two houses back and forth and just the craziness that is life right now I have been a bit distracted. But I am going to do another catch up post either this week or Wednesday […]

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It’s Okay Being Just Okay

Soapbox Warning!! If you’re not in for a rant don’t read. Ya know I love blogging and watching YouTube videos. But sometimes it gets kinda irritating. It comes to some place where I feel like the pressure of, “You should listen to me because I have a YouTube channel and am therefore know more about […]

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General Check-in

How is everybody doing? I feel like life around here has been rather regular the last couple of weeks. No big splashes, except in the lake water. And no exciting nanny related events worth writing a blog post about. Not that I’m complaining! This summer full of hot, water logged days have been glorious. Lake […]

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The Over-hydration of Curls

It’s been almost a month since I started on my next stage of curly hair-ness. And since then I have been living at a vacation home next to a lake. And since lake life seems to be in my blood(in other words I love it and could easily do it for the rest of my […]

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Book Review: Imagine a Forest

Another possible title for this post could have been “Shout-out Book of the Month: Imagine a Forest”. If y’all follow me on Instagram(which you should be doing by the way) then you saw my post about dabbling into the realm of Folk Art painting. I know, I know I don’t need another hobby. What with […]

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Beside the Lake

For the next two months the family I work for will be beside a lake, enjoying the sun and the wildlife. It’s a new experience for us all and has been a bit stressful. But now that we have been here a week I’m praying things will settle down. In approaching this new experience as […]

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Summer Style Review

The family I work for is staying at a lake house this summer. Which basically translates to me being outside and in the water 24/7. Since I will probably be wearing my swimsuit like a second skin for two months I decided I wanted to purchase several sun dresses that I could just drape over […]

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May 2020 Media Favs

I’m so behind with posts- My apologizes but here is a quick run down of what I have been loving this month. Tv Shows/Series The Mentalist- Sometimes I do think it’s sad how many TV shows I haven’t seen and other times I don’t. (lol) I very rarely watch a show when it’s coming out […]

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