Pretty Okay

posted by on 08/26/2015

I haven’t written here in nine months, but I’m here and I’m back even though I never really went anywhere, maybe on a creative hiatus. I have wanted to pop back in so many times, but then I would struggle with how to do that. Blogging about blogging is the absolute worst, but I am super duper sorry I ghosted this space here, this corner of inherent ridiculousness that is my life. I truly love writing, said the girl that couldn’t get it together and hit Publish for the last 270 days.

So hi. I’ve missed you all.

Top Five Reasons I Haven’t Blogged

5. I can no longer tolerate gluten and I’ve been super busy avoiding wheat and figuring out what I can and can no longer eat (by eat I mean drink).


4. I was very busy training for the Rocky Mountain State Games where I competed in Air Hockey (by training I mean I just showed up at the mall where the tournament was held and played like 22 matches and got 4th place).


3. I have been outside a lot because it finally stopped snowing and will probably start snowing here in like two weeks (by being outside I mean taking a lot of inspirational sunset photos).


2. I got divorced (by divorced I mean it is the longest, not pretty story ever and it wasn’t my idea and I am going to tell the story anyway because this is my goddamn blog, I just won’t tell it today). Since I am a firm believer that photos really help tell a story, please enjoy this one of my totaled truck from when I got hit damn near head on in February (everyone was fine), I feel like it best represents the past nine months two years and divorce in general.  


1. I really needed time to collect myself and be there for my kids and we are doing pretty okay which is much better than awhile back when we were pretty not okay. Basically 2015 got me like:


It’s good to be back. xx.


Sweet & Salty White Chocolate Popcorn

posted by on 11/30/2014

We love popcorn around here. I make it on the stove just like your ancestors because we don’t own a microwave.


Tip: Use coconut oil and add sea salt. So good.

I wanted to put together a quick, holiday snack for the kids that they could enjoy while we were decorating the tree and watching The Nightmare Before Christmas via Netflix. I love that movie as much as I love popcorn and that’s a lot.

I popped some corn, melted some white chocolate chips, threw some other stuff in it and the kids thought I was the genius popcorn leader of Christmas Town.


This is so easy that I feel like I’m insulting you by typing these directions. Pop a bunch of popcorn and spread it out on a cookie sheet. Melt half a bag of white chocolate chips in a double boiler or in the microwave and drizzle it over the popcorn. Mine didn’t really “drizzle” as so much “glob”, but that’s ok, you can kind of toss it together with a spatula and it still works. I added about a cup of trail mix that contained peanuts, chocolate candies, chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. I did pick the raisins out from the trail mix because my kids think raisins are a lie and won’t eat them. I also added holiday sprinkles to really blow my kids’ minds.


I’m not sure how often I would make this because we could not. stop. eating. it. Popcorn and chocolate, these are a few of our favorite things, but not raisins.

 I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team, which means I am going to watch all of the things.

Netflix #StreamTeam