Ready to bake

Prepped and ready.

Over the last few weeks, life has very much been in transition! Embarking on the new job and the new normal around the house, it’s like the weeks have been flying by. Unfortunately, that also means that my schedule’s been off some. I don’t know if you’re anything like me, but when things are busy and life seems to be in between phases, the first thing I lose focus on is my fitness and nutrition! It’s a horrible habit, and now that I’m about a month in, I’m ready to add another layer and start prioritizing my physical activity and my meal plan. So, with President’s Day off, today was the perfect day to get prepped and ready!  Continue reading

And here comes Monday.

If you’re anything like me, the weekend flies by way too quickly! I usually try to knock my cleaning out on Saturday, but between getting the house in shape, tending to the never-ending laundry loads and making the dreaded trip to the grocery store, I feel like I blink and Monday’s on the horizon. So tonight I’ve decided to share one of my favorite recipes to have on hand during our busy weeks! Continue reading

Kate Spade Sailor Knot

Knotted.

I’ve been knotted lately. You tell a single mom who’s worked at least 2 (at times 3) jobs the last 10 ish years that she’s going to have weeks off in between jobs – it just threw me off! Despite the fact that I’m going to work for an amazing company, and continuing to teach on the side, the whole routine is going to change. While I’m confident that said change will be for the best, I’ve been grappling with the uneasy feelings that change can bring over the last few weeks. Continue reading

Drumroll please…

The last few weeks in between positions has been wonderful. I’ve gotten quite handy (see here for specifics), indulged in a Sex and the City marathon (because, why not catch up on the classics?!), and cherished some quality time with Science Kid Caiden and cuddly little Einstein. But next week, it’s back to work I go, and I’m so excited to officially share where I’m headed next… Continue reading

Downtime distractions, er, projects.

Hello, my name’s Casey and I’m a workaholic. *That’s your cue, “hi, Casey!” No really, listen, when I say I’ve never not been plugged in. I truly mean since I began working I’ve always had a job (or multiple jobs) that required I always be plugged in for various reasons. So as I was anticipating a small break in between my previous position, before starting my new gig (details haven’t been shared yet, stay tuned!), I knew I’d need some distractions and this week those came in the shape of a DIY project. That said, I wouldn’t ever describe myself as handy. I’d actually probably lead with a joke about not being able to be handy because.. well, I get my nails done! But in the last 48 hours, I’ve prioritized the DIY. Continue reading

Grand re-opening sale!

Work hard, shop harder! Any one who knows me, I mean truly knows me, knows I value my wardrobe. As the season change, I so look forward to cozy sweaters, essential layering pieces, a variety of scarves and show-stopping shoes. Luckily for you, one of my favorite boutiques in Fishers is relocating and having a grand re-opening this Tuesday, November 8th! Lily & Sparrow Boutique has the perfect blend of home decor, accessories and clothing that will always ensure you standing out in a crowd. Keep scrolling for an exclusive sneak peak of their new location! Continue reading

The Untold Struggle

I don’t talk about this often because to be honest, I don’t really know how. The funny thing about this topic is, you feel like you have to step backwards in order to talk presently. Like you have to tell the story from the beginning. I don’t want to tell the story from the beginning, at all. I realize every vantage point lived a different story, your truth, my truth, the truth kind of thing. We all know that every vantage point is jaded, and all I know with certainty is where I stand now. I am raising my 11-year-old son alone, with incredibly supportive parents and friends. But, without his dad. Continue reading

I never asked to be Superwoman.

If you’ve kept up with my posts so far, you’ve already gotten a sneak peek into the life I packed into my last 10 ish years. What started as a journey to support my son as a single parent has evolved into a lifestyle and a mindset that I constantly need to be pushing, dreaming and achieving. There’s nothing wrong with pushing, dreaming and achieving, but I’ve often felt exhausted, even struggled to find balance between all of the hats I wear and felt guilty when I’m not always focused on the next goal. When I stumbled upon an article by Tamisha Sanjnani, it articulated everything I’d been trying to say – I never asked to be Superwoman. Continue reading