Treat Your Self!


Ah polished nails ūüíÖ what a great way to celebrate and treat yo self!

P. S. I am still crazy about my wedding ring! ūüíć Justin did such a great job!


Fun New Things

So the month of October was very busy and full of fun new things for me and my family.  Me and my husband found a great new apartment in a neighboring town that we will be moving into next week. I got a wonderful part time job as a nanny, and I had a really fun Halloween.  So with all of these fun things happening, here is a great and super yummy dinner to make this winter.

Oven Pork Roast image (12)

What you need –

1 Pork roast (bone in, and skin on) about 5-8 lbs

1/2 c Taco seasoning

1 1/2 tsp Salt

1Tbsp Garlic powder

3-4 Tbsp Brown sugar

1tsp Cayenne pepper

Bowl to mix in

Plate OR large bowl to put roast in

Dutch oven with oven safe lid

Sharp pairing knife


  1. The night before you want to cook your pork roast dump a bunch of the taco seasoning in a bowl, usually about half a cup. Add garlic, salt,
    cayenne pepper,  and stir until everything is combined.pork roast
  2. Take your pairing knife and score the skin of the pork roast down into the fat. Then rub the seasoning you just made all over and into the score marks of the roast (top, bottom, and sides).
  3. Take your now seasoned pork roast and place it on or in your plate or bowl and put it in the fridge over night to marinate.
  4. About an 1-2 hours before you put the roast in, pre heat the oven to 275¬į ¬†take the roast out of the the fridge¬†put it in the dutch oven, and let it get to room temperature.
  5. Put the lid on the dutch oven, place it in the oven and let it cook for 2.5-3 hours.

What I love about this recipe is that the skin of the roast is amazing and the meat is moist and tender. It also goes wonderful with potatoes and or rice.  What are some fun things happening with you and your family?

xoxo, JoyLynn

Study. Books and Nature

So it is a beautiful blustery Saturday here in Oregon, you know one of those hollywood grey dry days where, what is left of the leaves from fall blow and skitter around the windows outside and the trees bend and move with the wind in some sort of contemporary dance.  It reminds me of childhood and fills me with the desire to just sit and stare out the window and day dream.

However, I am a college student in charge of two¬†different¬†group¬†projects¬†for two¬†different¬†classes, and after taking a year off from school it’s really hard to get back into it. On days like this with the¬†amount¬†of work that I have to do I feel as though I have ADD or something close to it, but I know that as soon as Sunday gets here the day will fly by and then it will be ten ‘o’ clock at night¬†exhausted¬†with the same amount of work to do that I have today. I wish that there was a switch I could flip and just focus on my work and get it done…

Alright I am off to finish at least one class today, and then I think I will fall asleep reading accounting prepping for a quiz and test this week. Wish me luck!