One-Skillet Lemon-Rosemary Chicken Thighs with Broccoli

This one-skillet recipe Lemon-Rosemary Chicken is packed with flavor and is oh-so-easy to prepare. The classic pairing of fresh rosemary and lemon is the centerpiece of this dish, while the addition of sautéed shallots adds a subtle depth to the flavors. When paired...

Urea Cycle Disorder CPS 1 – Rare Disease Day

My youngest son was diagnosed with urea cycle disorder cps 1 and I am talking about it today because Rare Disease Day is February 28, 202, but what does it mean, and how does this apply to our life? Carbamoyl phosphate synthetase 1 (CPS1) deficiency (CPS1D) is a rare...

March Coloring Creatives Pages are here

Looking out my window it doesn't show that spring is here in about a month - but the March Coloring Creatives Pages have been released! The pages include monthly and weekly overviews, gratitude pages, goal and money tracker, and meal planner. I find that when I am...

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March Coloring Creatives Pages are here

March Coloring Creatives Pages are here

Looking out my window it doesn't show that spring is here in about a month - but the March Coloring Creatives Pages have been released! The pages include monthly and weekly overviews, gratitude pages, goal and money tracker, and meal planner. I find that when I am...

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Tuscan Sausage & Potato Soup

Tuscan Sausage & Potato Soup

This rustic and hearty sausage and potato soup is substantial enough to serve as the main course. The sausage and seasonings add a lot of flavor, while big chunks of potato make for a satisfying meal. Pair with a crisp, green side salad and dinner is served! 

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Crochet – A Love Story

Crochet – A Love Story

This is a story about crochet - a love story if you will. Here I was, at 17 - 6-weeks pregnant and my then partner with orders to the United States. Yep, I was dating an American Soldier. But what you may not know is that up until that point I was out all the time -...

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Watermill Pyrography

Watermill Pyrography

Watermill Pyrography is a beautiful scene of a Watermill which have been around for about 2,000 years to help grind grain into flour. Inspired by a pattern, the image was sized to fit on to the 9″ x 7″ piece of Italian poplar and has been with polyacrylic to protect....

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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! 

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