We’re Having a Baby!

Shane and I have some excited news to share... we're having a baby! Baby Dooley is due September 27th 2019, and we couldn't be more excited! If you read my post, My Hyperthyroidism Journey, you know that Shane and I had been open to getting pregnant for just over a year. In early January, I [...]

Naan Veggie Pizza

My mom makes these homemade pizzas on the grill and they're so delicious! They're not your typical pizza with marinara sauce, loaded with meats and cheese, so lets just say my first impression (before I had tried it) wasn't exactly a good one. That changed the second I took a bite. Once I tried it, [...]

Better Than Anything Cake

A homemade decadent chocolate cake with whipped topping, chocolate and caramel drizzle topped with toffee bits... need I say more!

My Hypothyroidism Journey

I don't talk about my hypothyroidism a lot, but it has had a huge impact on my life over the past 3-4 years and I wasn't even are of it. Over the past few years, I haven't taken the condition very seriously and I'm still learning about it now. I'm finally realizing how much of [...]

The Blog’s 1st Birthday!

Today marks 1 year for the blog and it’s crazy how fast the time has gone! This past year has taught be more than I could’ve imagined, not only about building an online business but also about myself! When I started this blog, I truly had no idea what I was doing and honestly, I [...]

A Year in Review – 2018

When I make our holiday card each year, it's fun to look back through all of our pictures that we've taken over the past year and remember all of the fun memories Shane and I have created that year! It's a great way to remember everything we did and how far we've come, since sometimes [...]

Easy Tarter Sauce Recipe

Each year Shane and I enjoy going to the lake with his Grandpa to go fishing. Our annual fishing trips always end with a homemade fish fry with his Grandma's delicious fried fish, my homemade French fries, and this homemade tarter sauce recipe. It's the perfect combination of food to make the perfect fish fry, [...]

January Book Club

Wow, can you believe we're already to mid-December? Where has this year gone?! Since the New Year brings a lot of change and new goals for most people, I thought what better time to start another personal development Feed Your Mind Book Club than January 1st. If you're not familiar with the book club, each [...]

Amazon Gift Guides

Ladimerk's Gift Guide - For Men List Sharing a bunch of items that I've purchased for my husband or other men in my family for Christmas. Many of these items my husband has purchased for himself, some multiple times, and he loves them! There are more items on the list as well that are not [...]

New Name – LadiMerk.com

When I started this blog almost a year ago, (where has the time gone!) I named this blog Life, Love, and the Pursuits. As I created all of my social media, I quickly learned that the name was too long for most social media platforms due to the amount of characters. Improvising, I decided to [...]

Chicken Salad Sandwich

My favorite recipes are ones that taste good and are good for you. This Chicken Salad Sandwich recipes is delicious and is a quick and easy recipe that has few ingredients. It's also low in calories and is a perfect recipe for a quick lunch, and the leftovers take great! INGREDIENTS 1 cooked chicken breast, [...]

DIY Farmhouse Table – under $75

When Shane and I bought our house last year, we knew we wanted to have a nice big farmhouse dining table since we host holidays at our house each year. Once we moved in, I started searching for the perfect farmhouse table within our price range. We're not ones to spend a lot of money [...]

DIY – Door Knob Updates – Less than $15

 This past summer, Shane and I decided we wanted to update our door knobs throughout the house since they were all gold and outdated. We looked into how much it would cost to buy all new door knobs throughout the house, the average door knob set was about $15, and the entry door sets were [...]

Break Free from Comparing Yourself on Social Media

In past posts, I've shared the Effects of Social Media and how quickly we can get wrapped up into the Social Media Tornado. These are two of my most popular posts and I know there is a reason for that, because comparison on social media is becoming a serious issue these days! Many of us [...]

DIY – Fireplace Mantel Update

When Shane and I bought our house last year, we had this oak fireplace mantel that was taken off of the wall but left for us if we wanted to put it back up. We don't like the look of the yellow-orange builders oak and unfortunately for us, we have oak everywhere in our home. [...]