It’s a Girl!

Shane and I are so excited to share that we're having a baby girl! The suspense over the last 5 months has been killing me not knowing. Especially since Shane has been holding me back from buying a bunch of gender neutral items, which I'm glad he did! I'm excited to finally buy all of [...]

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pancakes

These Strawberry Cream Cheese Pancakes are so delicious, easy to make and you only need a few ingredients! They're the perfect weekend breakfast staple with a twist. I have tried both Aunt Jemima, Complete and Hungry Jack, Complete pancake mixes with this recipe and they both tasted delicious. INGREDIENTS Philadelphia strawberry cream cheesefresh strawberries, diced"complete" [...]

First Trimester Checklist

Congratulations, you're pregnant! If it still hasn't sunk in yet, it will. The second you see that positive test, or in my case 7 πŸ™‚ , your whole world seems to be changed forever. If you're like me you're feeling excited, nervous, and possibly a little worried, all of these feelings are normal! When I [...]

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 [...]