Savoring Springtime Suppers


The first few days of Spring have been all about savoring. We had my father in law in town from New Zealand and soaked up every minute of family time we could. No agenda. No rush. No plan. No worries. That’s the one of the many things I really enjoy about these Crazy Cotters. There will never be a plan. There will never be  a “rush” of the day. We spent hours around … [Read more...]

Bolder Blogging: Writing with Intention


If you asked me what my “blogging intention” was 5 (almost 6) years ago, it would be pretty simple. To share gluten free recipes that I make for my hungry and hard training triathlete husband. Yes, that’s how it all started. I’d get recipe requests from his fellow triathletes and friends to post them. Gosh, that was easy, and gosh my photography was horrible. Haha. But my … [Read more...]

Gratitude Muscles & #UdisFriendsgiving


Yesterday we had an abundance of family, friends, delicious food (gluten free included), and a thankful heart. What can I do with that thankfulness today? Keep giving it. KEEP and GIVE being the KEY words. Gratitude is a discipline The more you practice feeling grateful, the more grateful you become. Gratitude is a muscle you strengthen through daily use — an … [Read more...]

Endurance Foodie Friday: FAITHFILLED


Meh.. I kind of let this week go. I mean, after Monday’s tragic event and then the West Texas explosion, I really didn't have much to talk about or share. I mean, I could have, but honestly I had nothing to say. Just a lot of prayer and heart felt grieving. I think it’s needed, to go through the motions that is. To grieve with and for others. Then we can turn around and BE … [Read more...]

What’s on my Plate Wednesday


If you are like me, you’ve realized that Spring is BUSY! Not sure how it always tends to get that way, but it does. We’ve conquered March and now we’re heading full force into April. And if you're like me, you are realizing that your plate is getting full, not too full (yet), but full. You’ve said yes to 3 out of 4 things (work and life related) and you are slowly coming to … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas from Puddin McJingle (the hubs), Tinker Superplum (me), and Elvis McJingle (Sadie)! Let us Celebrate Christmas 100%! “For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 NLT Cheers! LC … [Read more...]

Sunday Snippets


This tittle pretty much sums up the post. Well it it’s more like weekly snippets, but you get the picture. As I mentioned last week, I took the week off from work. Self employed work. I only taught 2 classes at the gym and the rest of the time was spent reading, baking and cooking (not healthy bites), hanging out, catching up on domesticating, and spending time with family. … [Read more...]

Forgetful Friday: Food and Fitness Edition


Happy Friday Friends! I still can’t believe Thanksgiving is in less than a week and I still can’t believe it’s been almost a year since we left for New Zealand. Seems like just yesterday we were there. I know, I promise not to talk about it on every post, but it’s just been on my mind lately. Random tangent intro done. Thanks! Okay. So This week. Let’s talk about it. … [Read more...]

Discovery Monday


I recently discovered today was a holiday. In fact it’s Columbus Day! Quite the discovery indeed.. I know, corny. So in honor of this Columbus Day, I thought I’d blog about some recent discoveries myself. Clever, yes? Haha, no it’s just the cute blog thang to do. Guilty. I discovered that pinterest “discovery” searches are quite inspiring. Like this quote! I … [Read more...]

Tuesday Truism


How’s that for a title? Truism according to good old Webster: Definition of TRUISM : an undoubted or self-evident truth; especially : one too obvious for mention You know what TRUISM slapped me right across the face this morning? It was this quote from a devotional I was reading. Well, it’s not really a truism per se but I am going to make it one, k? A Cotter Truism. … [Read more...]