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with Lauren

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Tennessee Raised, Currently Bama Living.

Nomad coach's wife staying rooted in my Southern Lifestyle.

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December 1, 2018

More times than not the football field has saved me.

It’s been there for me to scream and yell. It’s allowed me to let out frustrations without judgement.

It’s been there for me to laugh and cheer out in joy.

It’s been there for me to cry when the chips are stacked against me.

It’s picked me up when I’m down, and knocked me down when I was too high.

You see, the same field that pulls my husband away, is the same field that has saved me over and over again. The football field gives me energy. It gives...

October 31, 2018

I love Fall. Everything about it. The cooler weather, leaves changing colors, pumpkin EVERYTHING, and what’s the sport that consumes my family? Oh yes, FOOTBALL!

Some of my favorite holidays are in the Fall too. My birthday, Halloween, Thanksgiving - pause for a moment of a mental “smell” of Thanksgiving Day feast…ah, heavenly - Fall break and let’s not forget the build-up to Christmas!

Of course when you’re a coaches wife you get the luxury of spending most of these holidays alone. It’s not out o...

October 24, 2018

Grief is a funny thing. One moment you’re fine, staying afloat in the never ending sea you’re in, and the next twenty foot waves are crashing over you one after another never allowing you to catch your breath. The difference is, when you are standing on the beach looking out, you can see waves coming. You know when and when not to get in. You know when to hold your breath. Not with grief. You’re never on the beach. You’re constantly in the middle of the ocean with no land in sight and it’s as if...

October 22, 2018

There is a saying, I'm sure most of you have heard it, "What you don't know can't hurt you", or "ignorance is bliss".

I'm sure that can be true sometimes, but overall, what you don't know CAN hurt you. Knowledge is wealth, knowledge is power. The more you know the better off you will be.

A few years ago, I thought all cannabis was the same. I thought CBD could only help children with epilepsy, or cancer patients. I thought in order to take CBD or medical marijuana you needed a prescription.

A few m...

October 2, 2018

It’s mid-season and I’m tired.

That point is here. Some years it comes sooner and some years it comes later, but make no mistake, it always comes. You know the one I’m talking about? The week where all the pre-game jitters have settled down to the point they are almost non-existent. The Friday that I’m not overly nervous and my anxiousness is for the game to be over, not to start.

That point when resentment has set in and boils in my blood with every dirty dish, load of laundry, whine from my kids...

September 24, 2018

So, it's been a while since I shared a recipe with you guys, let me tell you why, and then share my Sheppard's Pie (like that accidental rhyme?) recipe that in a way, brought me back to life.

Cooking is a passion of mine, but when I lost my Nana in August, who had taught me so much of what I know about

cooking, I felt like that passion died with her. I sunk into a dark hole and that meant my family ate takeout or sandwiches for almost a month. I would think about what I would cook for dinner durin...

September 17, 2018

I drove away from the fieldhouse today with wails from my toddler only wanting to play with his Daddy. He doesn’t understand why he can’t play ball with the big boys on the field. He doesn’t understand why Daddy isn’t home for goodnight kisses anymore. He doesn’t understand on Friday nights why he can’t run out on the field and play. And he doesn’t understand that it’s simply football season, and soon enough, Daddy will be back home. 

During the season we take the time we can get. So, today that...

August 2, 2018

Hungry for something at least halfway healthy, but not in the mood to really cook or clean up a mess? I believe what you may be looking for is...FAJITAS! 

This is seriously so simple, and all I did was wad up the aluminum foil  and throw it in the trash afterwards, making cleanup a breeze! Not to mention, I'm a sucker for anything Mexican, making this dish even better! So, let's keep this short and sweet shall we?

Preheat your oven to 400º, and while it's warming cut up 2 large bell...

July 23, 2018

Can you feel it in the air? Can you smell it on the dirty clothes in your laundry room? Can you hear it in the talk around town? Football season is almost here! Before you know it training camp will be here, two-a-days, scrimmages; then the lights will flip on, the crowd will cheer, the team will run out and you'll see your man put on his headset with a tightness in your stomach, praying you go home with a win.

Right now, it's just a couple of hours every morning or afternoon. Righ...

July 19, 2018

Ok y'all, I wasn't planning on blogging this particular recipe, but so many of you messaged me asking for details I decided to share! Cutting out carbs or just looking for a healthier solution to pizza? I have you covered! 

I literally live for pizza, but with Chandler's new "no carb, high protein" lifestyle, we've had to change up the way we eat and that means overcoming my deepest desires to order a pizza! I've been on the fence about a cauliflower pizza crust, but decided to give it...

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