Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo

The enduring appeal of classic Alfredo sauce lies in its simplicity. Featuring a luxurious blend of heavy cream, real butter, and freshly grated Parmesan cheese, traditional...

Celebrating 10 years of Liverversary

While many are focused on the inauguration today, here in our home we are celebrating 10 years of liverversary. It's been 10 years of good health and no setbacks. Sure...

Will run for Coffee

If you were in doubt if I will run for coffee - doubt no more! I love running and I don't know how many times I share with someone that I like running - I get this weird...

Sleeping Dragon Wood-Burning Pattern

I just released the Sleeping Dragon Wood-Burning Pattern and I am excited on how it turned out. I don’t consider myself the best pencil-drawing artist, but I think I can...

One-Pot Beer Cheese Soup

Beer cheese soup makes for a warm and satisfying meal on cold, blustery days. Unfortunately, it has a reputation for being a bit tricky to make because it can turn into a...

Embracing ABA Therapy

For the last few months, we've been embracing ABA therapy which is understanding how behavior works in real situations. The goal is to increase behaviors that are helpful...

Crochet Criss-Cross Summer Top

Grab a crochet hook and start making this criss-cross summer top. There's nothing better than a crochet top in summer. They're light, they're airy, and can show off your own...

Slow Cooker Apple-Cinnamon Oats

Mornings can be hectic, so this slow cooker apple-cinnamon oats recipe means one less thing you need to do before you start your day. As an added bonus, this healthy and...

Item of the Month: Rainbow Crochet Blanket

Check out our rainbow crochet blanket, a handmade piece from my hands to your couch. This blanket is made with a corner to corner crochet technique that works just as it...

Pumpkin Pie Spice Irish Coffee

Pumpkin pie spice is one of the quintessential flavors of fall. Although you can buy containers of this popular spice, it only takes a couple of minutes to whip up your own...

Carrot Cake Smoothie with Coconut Whipped Cream

This healthy and delicious smoothie tastes more like a decadent dessert than a nutritious way to start the day. The natural sweetness of the orange and carrots are balanced...

Experimenting with Pyrography and Paint

Sometimes experimenting with pyrography and paint is what brings you to love a piece of art you were working on. Awhile back I did a wood-burning of a western town. I loved...

Hey there, hi!

Welcome to my space on the interwebs! I love all things personal growth, music, art, food, words, and more importantly coffee. Hi, I’m Petra. Introverted Rebel, author, artist, teacher + coach, doer of things, and a mom to 3 boys – one with some extra needs that have forever changed my life. And this is our life! 

Grab a cup, get comfortable, and let’s get into some shenanigans, shall we?!

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Celebrating 10 years of Liverversary

Celebrating 10 years of Liverversary

While many are focused on the inauguration today, here in our home we are celebrating 10 years of liverversary. It's been 10 years of good health and no setbacks. Sure there's been a cold here and there but nothing that impacted his liver health in any way. There have...

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Will run for Coffee

Will run for Coffee

If you were in doubt if I will run for coffee - doubt no more! I love running and I don't know how many times I share with someone that I like running - I get this weird look. Add in the fact that I got up at 6 am and went on a run at 7:30 in the morning during...

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Sleeping Dragon Wood-Burning Pattern

Sleeping Dragon Wood-Burning Pattern

I just released the Sleeping Dragon Wood-Burning Pattern and I am excited on how it turned out. I don’t consider myself the best pencil-drawing artist, but I think I can manage the line art for a pattern. I love dragons and when I looked at the piece of hickory, I...

read more
One-Pot Beer Cheese Soup

One-Pot Beer Cheese Soup

Beer cheese soup makes for a warm and satisfying meal on cold, blustery days. Unfortunately, it has a reputation for being a bit tricky to make because it can turn into a gloppy mess if you aren’t careful. However, you can achieve picture-perfect (and palate-worthy)...

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Embracing ABA Therapy

Embracing ABA Therapy

For the last few months, we've been embracing ABA therapy which is understanding how behavior works in real situations. The goal is to increase behaviors that are helpful and decrease behaviors that are harmful or affect learning. One of the challenges we often...

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Petra Monaco

Hey there, hi!

Welcome to my space on the interwebs! I love all things personal growth, music, art, food, words, and more importantly coffee. Hi, I’m Petra. Introverted Rebel, author, artist, teacher + coach, doer of things, and a mom to 3 boys – one with some extra needs that have forever changed my life. And this is our life! 

Grab a cup, get comfortable, and let’s get into some shenanigans, shall we?!

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