Food Juggling Tricks

I am a wife and a mom to three great kiddos. I am busy with a job, taking care of the house, taking care of my family, my hunting and outdoor pursuits and many many things!  Usually when meal time hits it feels like something that has to be done and got through as quickly…

UNSTOPPABLE

For those who don’t already know, I have started a new job!!! I am an assistant coach at Bristol Bay Fitness working with Tana Grenda. We create custom fitness, nutrition and lifestyle programs and coach our clients to help them reach their goals. I absolutely love my job and the most amazing thing about it…

Easy Instant Pot Elk Shank Dinner

I hate having to scroll for miles to get to the recipe I found online so I am just going to get straight to the point. Those tough and sinew filled chunks of meat that come from the lower legs of big game animals are called the shank. Chuck and shank roasts are elevated to…

Processing…

It is one week into the new year and everyone is busy creating memes about how it’s just the next 2020 and freaking out over right wing extremists taking over the capitol and the end of the world. I feel like I am watching all of this take place inside one of those giant glass…

Stress And Metabolism

      Stress impacts our bodies and health in many ways and not in exactly the same way for each person in each situation. For some people stress can result in weight gain and others it causes weight loss. Let’s look at what is going on inside the body when we experience stress.       Stress can…

Mother Nature Poem

Mother Nature She calls to me from everywhere… Whispering sweet promises of adventure in my ear… She never lies in wait to deceive… She’s open and real and hard to believe… She leaves me in awe and feeling quite small… Yet my soul grows in spirit each and every fall… I can’t get enough of…

Death By Feelings

Sarah grew up homeless and as an adult she took her understanding of those who are struggling and dedicated her life to aiding the homeless in her city. She had an overwhelming urge to feed them and was compelled to do so, no matter what. She found that the easiest way to feed the largest…

Pandemic Portraits

It is morning in my house. The smells of coffee, ribs in the smoker, fresh spring air from the open windows and earthy lumber from my new hardwood floor mingle with faint music coming from my daughters’ room. Birds welcoming the sun, dogs barking and the scratching of marker on a masterpiece of artwork that…

Hope From Hardship

It’s closing in on the end of February and that means wolf season in Montana is coming to an end. This season did not go as I had anticipated. Actually, this last 5 months have not gone as I had anticipated. When does life ever go as planned? These last months have been incredibly difficult…

New Gear for The New Year

The 2019 hunting season will be tackled by yours truly sporting some pretty fun new gear this year. I am not one who thinks I need new crap all the time. Quite the contrary actually. I am more notorious for hating change so much that I will stick with my same ol crap after it…

Idaho Archery Elk Camp

  As September approaches, my anticipation for one of my favorite parts of fall starts to rise until it takes over my thoughts. For the last few years and many years of my youth September was defined by a couple weeks at my Dad’s archery elk camp in Idaho. So many years and so many…

Centered

My life is chaotic. I bet your life is chaotic too at least at times. A good life full of the best blessings usually is wrought with chaos. The two must go hand in hand. Being a naturally quiet and reserved personality, I don’t handle chaos well. It makes me anxious and distracted even when…