Roasted Green Beans

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This is such a great side dish because it is easy and quick! It can go in the oven while you are finishing up the main course and serve them right out of the oven.

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Crunchy Honey Garlic Pork Chops

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The first time I made these were a huge hit and they are now on the regular docket for dinner time. Easy to make and they come out so juicy and tender. They also pair well with many side dishes. [Read more...]

Dealing with Allergies While Pregnant

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Winter has finally left us and in it’s place things are blooming all over. The downside to that blooming? Allergies. Everything was fine until one day I woke up and felt like my head was stuffed airtight. Allergy season has begun and being pregnant adds an extra level to your discomfort. While taking certain over-the-counter medications is approved by doctors I wanted to try and find another solution that didn’t involve taking medication unless I had to. [Read more...]

Top 10 Episodes of Buffy

Buffy the Vampire Slayer was one of the favorite shows from the WB/UPN years and is still holds a place in the hearts of fans everywhere. Through seven seasons, Buffy saved the world again and again while dealing with life, love and everything else in a teenage girls life. Here’s the top ten episodes of the show: [Read more...]

Mint Candy Apple

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Love this polish! Now that spring has finally decided to show it’s face the bright spring nails can make an apprearance. This is one of my favorite polishes. [Read more...]

Fruity Muffins

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Ingredients:

2 ripe bananas

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Liebster Award Nomination

I was so honored when I found out that Domesticated Wild Child was nominated for a Liebster Award! I want to thank Tonya over at Comfort Couture for the nomination!

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For those not familiar with the Liebster, it’s basically a pat on the back from fellow bloggers. It is a great way to share the love with other blogs that you are a fan of and want to spread the word about. Since I accept my nomination, I’m going to now live up to my duties, which are:

-Thank the blogger who nominated you, answer the questions given to you, nominated 11 other bloggers with less than 200 followers, post 11 questions for those bloggers to answer and let them know about their nominations with a tag and a post on their blog.

My Answers

Why did you start to blog? I always enjoyed writing and wanted a place to write freely.

Who do you admire most in your life? Strong women who do things that aren’t expected of them.

What is your favorite movie or Broadway show? I love The Big Lebowski, I can watch it a million times and laugh every single time.

What/Who makes you smile everyday? My son, he’s at the age where his personality is really coming out and it’s pretty entertaining.

What is your favorite food? Pizza, I can eat it all day long and never get tired of it.

Where is your favorite place to travel? I haven’t traveled as much as I would like but I love going to South Carolina to visit my family. I always have a great time there.

Mac or PC? I love my Mac, I use a PC at my office job and it drives me crazy!

What/Who is your daily inspiration? Being a good wife and mother, everything else doesn’t matter in the end.

Summer or Winter? Summer, summer, summer!!! Winter can go far away and never come back!

What is your favorite “me” time activity? Sitting outside on a beautiful day and reading a book.

If you could learn another language, what would it be? Polish, my heritage is Irish and Polish so I would love to be able to speak the language. Nobody is my family who spoke it is around anymore.

My Nominees

The Brown Girl with the Long Hair

Don’t Bite the Apple

One Hoolie Mama

Me! Madonna!

Natural and Free

Esthetic Goddess

My Pixie Blog

It’s Tidy Time

Nicole Nenninger

Scratch That Blog

Airing my Dirty Laundry

Questions to the Nominees 
What is your favorite part about blogging?
What is your favorite springtime activity?
What is your signature dish?
What is the last movie that you’ve seen?
What is your favorite song?
Who would you want to play you in a movie about your life?
Favorite season?
Kindle or Paperback?
If you could have dinner with one famous person, living or dead, who would you choose?
What’s your favorite social media?
What motivates you to write when you have writers block?
Thanks again to Tonya! Congrats to my nominees!

Julep

For anyone who has been here before knows, I love nail polish and beauty products. The big problem is finding the time to really play around with colors and brands like I used to. I found a great website, Julep, that gives tons of great options that can be sent right to your door! They also have a beauty blog right on their site with how-to’s and tips for all things beauty! I highly recommend checking them out, they write about everything from an appreciation to Jackie O (seriously, a style queen) to tips on how to store your nail polish collection.

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Would You Re-Write Your Vows?

Last nights episode of How I Met Your Mother finally, FINALLY, had Robin and Barney’s wedding. I have to say I will miss this show when it ends next week, it has grown on me a lot over the years. It’s really turned into a thought-provoking show sometimes and this last season has just piled on the contemplative thinking. From last weeks truth about growing out of the friends you have in your youth to this week. There was a part in particular that really stood out to me-wedding vows. Barney had trouble writing honest vows that didn’t make him sound like a complete cretin and Marshall and Lily discovered that really keeping to your wedding vows is harder than it seems, which brought me to this thought:

If you can go back and re-write your wedding vows, what would you really want to say? [Read more...]

Food Wars-Toddler Edition

Life with a two year old has its ups and downs. They become more independent, which is both a blessing and a curse depending on how you look at it. They are more verbal and can tell you what they want easier-again, blessing and a curse. But the appetite of a toddler is a fight you need a will of steel to win.

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