Tuesday, October 19, 2021


Monday morning I realized that we only have eleven weeks left in the year! 

How crazy is that?! 

This year has absolutely flown by for me, does anyone else feel this way? 

On that note, I have made the goal for myself to lose eleven pounds in the next eleven weeks. 

That would put me at 25 pounds down from my original weight of 190. (whoa, I said the number) 

I ended up writing out my own little program for me to go by so that it is easier for me to do. I am terrible with just winging things. 

You are probably wondering why I am telling you these things. Well, Why not blog it? In these next eleven weeks, I plan to blog about my feelings, results, exercises, etc. So, for today I will just share my excitement in that I have found something for me to focus on, outside of moming and working on projects, and my workout plan. 

I will be posting updates regularly. 

If you would like to follow along, or join in and do it with me, Feel free to do so! 

- Taylor

Sunday, October 17, 2021


Happy Sunday! 

I kind of wanted to do a little small update on Rusty and his heart. 

If you don't know Rusty has Tetralogy of Fallot which is essentially four defects in one. His repair surgery in March 2020 went amazingly and everything has been great. The only problem that we have run into, until lately, is weaning him from his Lasix. He was taking it twice a day and we weaned him to once. This made him really tired and he was sleeping all day, which isn't normal for him at all. 

I ended up taking back him back to his cardiologist, who did an echo. From there we saw that his heart function had dipped and we needed to put his lasix back to twice instead of once. 

I felt like we were taking a step forward and then having to go back. 

He was back to normal after increasing the dose and the plan was to let him outgrow the dose and see if his heart handled the weaning that way. 

I had to take Rusty to see his endocrinologist this past week and upon doing blood work we discovered that his sodium levels were very low and his BUN was borderline. 


I haven't looked it up. Dr. google honestly scares me. Anyone else feel this way? 

so as of right now, his cardiologist wants to take his lasix from twice a day to once for the next two weeks and then to repeat the tests, and we will go from there. 

Hopefully they are back to normal. 

On that note! 

I hope everyone has a great rest of their Sunday! 

                - Taylor 

Sunday, October 10, 2021


A hearty buffalo chicken soup that's good for the soul, and for when you have a cold. 

I made this recipe on the fly last week, after deciding that i was officially not a meal prep person. Hey, I tried at least. And after eating a few bowls of it I felt like I had to share. It was just too good not to! 


1 cup cooked and chopped chicken breast 

1 cup diced carrots

1/2 onion

4 celery stalks (chopped into chunks) 

1/3 box of Bow Tie noodles 

4 gloves of garlic (minced) 

9 cups of water 

6 chicken bouillon cubes

1 tablespoon oil (I use olive) 

1 teaspoon ground Tumeric 

2 table spoons buffalo sauce 

1 teaspoon ground cumin 

salt and pepper to taste


1. In a large pot add 1 tablespoon oil and let it heat up on a medium heat for a minute. Once heated add your carrots, onion, and celery to the pot, letting them cook for till everything is soft. (about 6-8 minutes) 

2. Add your garlic and let cook for 1 additional minute. 

3. Add your chicken and noodles to the pot along with your chicken bouillon cubes and all the seasonings and buffalo sauce. 

4. let cook for 20 minutes and enjoy :) 

Quick and easy buffalo chicken soup. 


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