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past summer, Shane and I decided we wanted to update our door knobs throughout the house since they were all gold and outdated.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. [...]

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 [...]

The 10 Best Podcasts

I'm sharing 10 of my favorite podcasts that have helped improve my life! They're such a great way to consume personal development, advice, new business ideas and strategies, and so much more! There is literally a podcast for EVERYTHING!

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 [...]

10 Things to Know Before Getting Married

My husband and I are coming up on our first marriage anniversary on October 20th and today, I'm sharing what we've learned about relationships over the last 11 years of being together.

Amazon Finds – Activewear & Gear

Today, I'm sharing a few of my favorite Amazon Activewear and Gear finds. Sometimes adding a few new items to your workout gear can be just the kick in the butt you need to keep going. It's also a great way to treat yourself for all of the hard work you've been doing! It can [...]

Self-Help – First Impressions

The other day I was thinking about my first impression of self-help. I was about 19 years old at the time, Shane, my husband (then boyfriend) and I had been in a pretty unhealthy relationship due to a lot of miscommunication with each other. We had gone through a lot together in the first part [...]

You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero – Book Club Discussion Questions

My Feed Your Mind Book Club chose the book You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero for the month of October and I couldn't be more excited to read it again! It is my second time consuming the book and I LOVED it the first time so I was stoked to get an excuse to [...]