French Style Mussels

A recipe post? Say whaaaaaat?!
It’s happening. Get on board people.
So I’ve never made muscles before, and decided Valentines Day was a good day to give it a whirl. Because nothing says romance like a meal you could possibly screw up and end up eating McDonalds.
Maybe it does.
This is a combination of a couple different recipes I found, but each one with a French feel to them.
3 pounds of mussels
7 tablespoons of butter
3 green onions
5 garlic cloves
8-10 sprigs of thyme
1 cup of white wine
2 cups of heavy cream
1/4 cup of parsley
salt and pepper to taste
-Was mussels under cold water. Toss out any that are opened. *Some may have a little “beard” that you want to rip off.*
-In a large pot or large Dutch oven, heat the butter over medium heat until melted.
-Increase the heat to high, and add the green onions, garlic and thyme. Get ready for your house to smell amazing. Sauté for 1-2 minutes.
-Add mussels and cover. These bad boys cook super quickly so don’t walk away. You’re looking at about 5-10 minutes at most.
-Take out the thyme sprigs.
-Pour in the cream, white wine, parsley, salt and pepper.
-Mix gently, you’re folding more than mixing.
-Give the sauce a taste, if you think it needs more salt, add it.
-Bon Appétit!
We loved these so much and it wasn’t tough to make at all! Be sure to let me know if you make them!
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Indoor Smores


I have had the biggest craving for smores for quite some time now.
No, not pregnant.

I forgot every time I went to the store to get supplies, maybe it’s because I wasn’t super sure on how to get this done. Because part of the smores experience is roasting the marshmallow.



If you’re over the age of 10, you can happily make these babies in your oven.
Would a fire still have been wonderful, you bet.

But less mess (yes), and half the time. Plus I was inside. Mosquito free.

Indoor Smores
Set oven to Broil (High)
Place a marshmallow on a piece of graham cracker and place into the oven for 5-7 minutes, depending on how you like your mallow. 
Place chocolate and another piece of graham cracker on top. 

Smores inside. 

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The best Blueberry Smoothie. Ever.


I’m not a smoothie person for the simple fact that I’ve never found one that filled me up.
And then one day, we wondered into this super random juice shop and I found this smoothie.

I’m also one of those people that knows I can ultimately make this on my own.

So I did.

It’s honestly the best smoothie that I’ve ever had.

What I really love about this smoothie is that you can add more of one ingredient or the other, just to your liking.

A warning though. If you’re not into chewy smoothies, you’ll hate this. The granola in it makes it a little chewy, unless you blend blend blend. Totally up to your preference!


The best Blueberry Smoothie.
-1 cup of Almond Milk
-1/2 cup of granola (any kind really, I’ve use two different kinds both with almonds and honey)
-1/2 cup of blueberries
-1 banana
-1 tablespoon of peanut butter

Blend it all together and boom. Best smoothie ever.

If you try it, let me know how it is!
What’s your favorite smoothie recipe?


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Hello & welcome!

Hi, there!

I can’t tell you how excited I am about this blog. It’s something that I’ve been putting together (mostly in my head) over the last couple of months, and something I’ve felt like the Lord is pointing me towards.

Blogging isn’t new to me. Over the last couple of years I’ve had one outlet or another for blogging. I started a small Facebook group that I sent out devotionals to before I got married, and then started a blog when I got married. The name of it changed more times than I’ll admit (blogging no no, I know), and I never figured out my niche. Then I made a blog when I was pregnant, named Little Baby Westmoreland because we didn’t find out what we were having. Once baby girl got here, I kept the name but didn’t feel like I really owned that space.

So I started thinking of something different.

I envisioned a space simple, and well put together. Something with an actual url, not a dot blogspot or wordpress. I saw collaborations and articles shared. Opinions and tips.
I saw an actual blog.

It took me weeks to come up with a name. Nothing sounded quite right, or represented what I wanted this blog to be.
I thought about just using my name.
I thought about continuing with Little Baby Westmoreland, but then thought about future kids and when they aren’t babies.

And then I came up with My life with a Little.

It was honestly like a light bulb went off.

This blog is about my crazy beautiful journey through motherhood. The ups and downs, the triumphs and the major fails I’ll have/had. It’s my life with a little.

I’m so thankful you’re here and so excited for this blog!

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