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A Dip to Remember.

I can’t believe another weekend has already come and gone. All I wanted to do was stay inside, cuddle on the couch by the fire and drink prosecco. It is now Spring but it felt more like Fall outside all weekend long. Brian and I debated back and forth about what we were going to do for dinner last night, like we always do. We couldn’t make up our minds so we decided to just have appetizer’s for our meal and let me tell you it ended up being amazing.

First, we started by throwing together a bunch of fruit, cheeses, meat and humus :


Then I started thinking, what else can we make?!? One of my favorite things to eat is chips and dip. It is my weakness for sure. Since I am on Weight Watchers, I looked through their recipes for something that would satisfy my urge to eat something bad.

I searched and found a ton of recipes that looked delicious but then I came across exactly what I was looking for- crab dip!! I put my own little spin to it and added some garlic and extra hot pepper sauce. Next time, I will add some red pepper flakes just to give it a little more kick. This was perfect for a cold windy Saturday night and paired with some pita chips, this dip was perfect and so tasty.

Weight Watchers Crab Dip

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

2 points per serving

Serving Size: 2 tablespoons & 2 teaspoons

Weight Watchers Crab Dip


  • 6oz low fat cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1⁄2cup(s) plain low fat Greek yogurt
  • 3Tbsp uncooked onion(s), finely minced
  • 1⁄2 pound(s)lump crabmeat, fresh or canned, drained ( I used claw crab meat)
  • 1⁄2 tsp hot pepper sauce, or more to taste ( I used more like 2 tsp)
  • 1⁄2 tsp table salt, or to taste
  • 2 Tbsp sherry (dry or sweet), or sweet sherry (or to taste)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Cooking spray ( I used olive oil spray)
  • You may want to add:
  • shredded parmesan cheese on top


  1. Preheat oven to 325. Use the the cooking spray to coat a 7 inch dish.
  2. In a mixing bowl, place all ingredients in and stir until thoroughly combined. Next, scoop the mixture into the coated dish and bake until dip is heated through, about 20 to 25 minutes. Cool slightly before serving.

The weekend is almost gone and a new week is almost here. I hope you have a great week ahead of you!


That Bittersweet Feeling.

Easter has come and gone and let me tell you, it was a great one. This year is a year of first for our family. First Easter weekend in our new home and first Easter for our son, Jacob! With all of these first, I cant help but think of how bittersweet it is seeing my little man grow up and grow up way too fast.

Between the middle of the night wake up calls, to the constant changing of diapers, sickness from day care and making bottles,time seems to go by so slow. Blurry eyed, in the middle of the night and tired as heck, it’s easy to forget how precious these moments really are. I keep telling myself to hold him a little tighter, let him sleep on my shoulder a little longer, cherish each second just a little bit more because it really does just fly by like the blink of an eye. My little boy is growing up right in front of me.

I saw a quote that said, “ I constantly go between wanting you to be my baby forever and being excited about all the amazing things you’ll do in this life.” Boy, if this isn’t the truest of the true. Every day I wonder, what it will be like when my little boy starts talking? What will his personality be like? Who will he grow up to be? If he is anything like his daddy, he will be a social butterfly who can start a conversation with anyone.

All I know right now is that I want to really take in theses moments…the little smiles, giggles, bath times, 6 am wake up calls, and the snuggles. I know it doesn’t last forever. As with anything in life, time flies when you’re having fun.

Here are some photos from our Easter weekend, 2016:

I mean, REALLY?! I know I am biased but he really is just too cute for words. We had photos taken by an awesome photographer on Saturday. Check out Heather Creed Photography.

Thank you Heather Creed Photography. Please check her out at http://www.heathercreed.com

Jacob got to spend precious time with his Grammy and his Papa Tom, who visited us from South Carolina. He loved every second of it!

Jacob is his daddy’s mini me. I love seeing them side by side. We are so lucky to have Brian.

Family Time

I didn’t get to decorate AS much as I would have liked for Easter, but I did put up a few things. I keep telling Brian, ” Just wait till Christmas, it’s going to look like the North Pole up in here.”

Front Door



Oh, Happy Day!

Four Letter Word- #!?$

Fear can completely cripple you, deprive you of happiness, and keep you from going after your hopes and dreams. Not only that, but did you know that fear can make you physically sick?

Each time you feel fear, it triggers something called the “fight-or-flight” stress response in your body. If there is a cumulative buildup of the stress hormone, it can lead to disorders in our automatic nervous system. This can cause IBS, headaches, high blood pressure, etc. I don’t know about you but this makes me afraid of fear! How is that even possible?

The time that I feel the most fearful is at night, right before I fall asleep. Sometimes I can lay there and the thoughts of my deepest fears creep to the surface. It’s not the darkness that causes this fear, it’s the silence of the night. When I start to worry and let the fear come in, that’s when I start praying. I pray that my husband comes home safely after his shift, I pray for my son, I pray for my family members and friends, I pray for peace. If all else fails, I turn on Nick at Night and watch episodes of Full House, Friends and Fresh Prince of Bel Air until I drift off into sleep.

I like to call fear a four letter word because I tend to make situations ten times worse in my mind because of it. I can get myself all in a tizzy worrying about things that are out of my control. What I’ve realized is that most of the time you just have to let go and let God take care of you. Let your faith carry you.



Happy Monday Y’all!



My New Normal

I always knew that when I became a parent my life would completely change forever. I didn’t really know what to expect until I was fully in it though. You forget your old ways and habits and create new ones. I have most definitely created a new normal for my life.

The old me would roll out of bed by 7 am to be at work at 8 am or so. Now I wake up to the cutest alarm clock at about 5 am. The old me would cry, complain and beg for just 5 more minutes of sleep. Now I cry and beg for just 5 more minutes with Jacob. Don’t get me wrong, 5 am does come way too early sometimes but to say it’s worth it would be an understatement. The early mornings are seriously my favorite part of the day.


When I found out that I was pregnant, I was more worried about life with a newborn than I was the actual birth process. What I didn’t know was that natural instinct truly is a real thing. People told me all the time that it would just come natural to me and they were right. The old me was scared to even touch a newborn, or any baby really. I was scared I would break them.  I got the hang of this momma thing pretty early on. #gome

Seeing Brian interact with Jacob is the sweetest thing ever. The old me thought I loved Brian then but now seeing him with our son has made me fall in love with him all over again. He doesn’t have to work hard to make his “mini me” smile. He is a great role model and daddy for our son. I just had to brag about him. P.S. — Every time Jacob sneezes, Brian says “ oooo Goodness” and for some reason I think it’s the cutest thing ever.

jacoband daddy

Baby weight. No, I’m not talking about the sweet chubbiness of Jacob (he is becoming more chunky every day). I am talking about the extra chubbiness of his momma. I know it took 9 months to put on this weight but dang I wish it would have magically fallen off my body once Jacob came into this world. Two hundred thousand percent worth it though and I am always a work in progress. Weight has been something that I have constantly battled and I know I will for the rest of my life. I have some experience in gaining and LOSING a lot of weight, so I know it will come off with time and work.

Having a new tiny human in our world has added so much joy to our lives. It has also added a LOT of stuff. Each room in our house has a little trail of things that remind me of Jacob. A blanket here, a boppy pillow there, a cute little single sock laying on the floor, bottles in the sink, and a burp cloth by our bed reminds me every second of how lucky we really are to have this miracle in our lives.

I cannot imagine my life any different. Yes we have our moments of brief frustration and feelings of “this is parenting thing hard” but I wouldn’t change a thing. I love being Jacobs’s momma and I just had to tell the whole wide world.

Happy weekend! 🙂



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