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 – 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. [...]

Shop My Look

The other day, I was scrolling through Facebook and came across an ad for 21Buttons. The ad was from a girl I follow on Instagram, so I felt comfortable enough to click the link to check it out (being married to a cyber security guru and working in that industry, I'm very cautious about clicking [...]

Birthday Freebies/Deals

If we're friends on social media already, you know that I love freebies, especially birthday freebies! If we're not, let's be friends! πŸ™‚ I'm a sucker for a good deal, so when it comes to birthday freebies, I've been a frequent subscriber for year. Since today's my birthday, I thought it would be fun to [...]

Chicken Wild Rice Soup Recipe

With the cold, rainy, gloomy weather in Minnesota, Shane and I decided we needed some yummy comfort food! Today, I'm sharing my requested homemade Chicken Wild Rice Soup Recipe. I've received many complements on this recipe and although it's not healthy, it sure is delicious! INGREDIENTS 1 cooked chicken breast, shredded 6 tbsp butter 1/2 [...]