Vegan Pumpkin Cream

So I admittedly tried Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew and it was delicious, however, I wanted a vegan version. I bought some pumpkin puree and coconut milk and went to town. Coconut milk tends to be a little thicker so I thought it would be perfect for this recipe. You can use coconut milk from…

Organizing A Small Kitchen

We moved into a rental house a few weeks ago and the house is quite small and everything is “efficiently spaced”. With little counter space, we had to get creative about storage for small kitchen appliances like the blender, stand mixer, food processor and others. We basically have a large house’s worth of kitchen items…

Reaching A Childhood Milestone at 30

So, the typical timeline for a lot of milestones that people accomplish happen when they’re young. When you’re able-bodied you might not even think about it. Learning to ride a bike, how to rollerblade, learning how to walk, ice skating, going to a water park, anything sports-related. I’m sure you’re thinking, “Yeah, well everyone knows…

Christina’s Second Thrive Basket

Hello, everyone! I received my second Thrive Market box in the mail today! I’m still figuring out how I like it and if it’s actually worth it. If you’ve ever shopped through Thrive Market, please comment below and tell us what you think! Becca and I mostly use Thrive for my vegan pantry items, as…

Quick Semi-Disabled Friendly Makeup Look

  Those of you who know me personally know that I love makeup. It’s been a running joke that if Becca and I are late somewhere it’s because I was putting on my 2-hour face. So I decided to find a solution where I felt put together but I didn’t spend so long on makeup….

The Lakes Are Moving!

It’s been a hot minute since we posted on here. The last year hasn’t been the easiest, for multiple reasons. One of them being that we are living with my in-laws and it’s hard to feel like newlyweds, living our first year of marriage together, when there’s no privacy and each of us like doing…

Wedding Photos

Hey there, everyone. It’s been a minute, we know. We’ll do more of an update in a couple days, but we got our wedding photos back so we figured we should share. If you follow us/Christina on Instagram (christinaglake) you would have seen them already, but here you go!

New Year, New Changes

Sorry it’s been so long since we wrote on here. Nothing big to report. Now that we’re married we obviously would love to move out of Becca’s parents house but Becca is looking at different job opportunities that would possibly make buying a house impractical right now. So, we are still moving out, but we…

Hello, 2019!

So it was the last day of the year yesterday and Becca and I had planned on going to dinner and a movie (we’re not huge partiers). Well, we looked outside yesterday afternoon and it was snowing. Hours later, still snow. So we thought it was best, especially for me, to stay home. We cooked,…

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Hello everyone! I know it’s been awhile since either of us have talked to you but we’re still here, we promise! The holiday season has been great! Becca’s family has a Christmas party every year usually 2-3 weeks before Christmas and that’s always a blast. This year was definitely tamer than usual (there’s usually beer…

Married Life With A Disabled Wife

I’m sure by now you’ve all read Christina’s posts about her disability and how her days usually go. I’m also sure that by now you’re curious about how I handle having a disabled wife. I think it’s time to clue you in, this is a blog about our life together after all.    Like all…

A Day In My Shoes & How My Wife Is Amazing

Let me start off by saying that this is my day, with my Cerebral Palsy. Everyones Cerebral Palsy is different. Different severities, different abilities and different outward appearances. Not every CP is the same. Now this is going to be a mouthful but I will explain. I have mild to moderate double hemiplegic hypertonic spastic…

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Every so often, all you need is to just get out of the house. Winter is a rough season for me, my mental health, and my body. Walks get shorter, chances of falling increase, chronic pain gets worse, and I stay inside more than I already do which takes a toll on my mental health….

But First, Coffee…

Ever since I was younger, I remember my father drinking coffee every morning. To me it was like this ritual and rite of passage. I wasn’t an adult or couldn’t start my day unless I had coffee. I admit, I probably started drinking coffee slightly too young (maybe 14/15). But when I got older it’s…

The Reality Of Living On Disability

I’ve worked since I was able. When I was a teen, I worked as a teachers aide at a summer school every summer for over 4 years. I worked at a florist, 2 massages clinics, a call center, and others. To me, having Cerebral Palsy never meant that I couldn’t work. I was/am high functioning…

Storytime: I Had A Spider In My Ears For 3 Days

Yes, you read that right. I had a spider in my ear for 3 days without knowing it. How? Why? WHAT!? I asked myself the same thing.   Well, here’s the whole story. One night, 2 years ago, while Becca and I were sleeping, I vaguely remember semi waking up and brushing my face off…

Tricks, Treats, & More Treats!!!

Hello Again! Sorry for the late Halloween post I promise I’ll try to not let it happen again. I know wifey has been writing most of our posts so I thought it was about time I start getting into it.   Anyway, Halloween, it’s one of our favorite holidays and it occurs during one of…

Herb Growing Year Round

One of my favorite hobbies is gardening. Now, I’m not as experienced as my in-laws. I’ve stuck to herbs, tomatoes, and medicinal plants. But my favorite thing to grow is herbs. The smell of rosemary, lemon thyme, or lavender makes me and my soul happy. For those of you who live in a climate where…

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

October is one of my favorite times of the year. Leaves change, the air gets crisp, warm drinks are craved, and we get to carve pumpkins. I love watching Hocus Pocus and drinking hot chocolate. But, I confess, I usually have a salty tooth over a sweet tooth. Compared to my wife who basically has…

All Natural Products

Now, if you have looked through our own apothecary site, you know that I love creating and using all natural products. I fully believe that the earth provides us with mostly everything we need. However, our apothecary only focuses on skin care, bath salts and candles. So I’m always looking for all natural cleaning products…

Christina’s Thoughts – A Week After The Wedding

We’ve just gotten married. The buzz of excitement is still humming in our bodies. But now its been about a week and we’ve started getting back to your normal routine. It’s actually a huge wave of high and “not so high” emotions. For months and months we’d been planning and paying and couldn’t wait to…

Snowfall, Pumpkins & Hot Cocoa

Today, Becca and I had plans to go to a local pumpkin patch and then carve pumpkins. Our plans were almost foiled by a snowfall that came out of nowhere! It was a rain, sleet and snow mix and there were heavy winds. We wanted to make the most of Becca’s last night off of…

Wedding Details

In this post we’ll go over all the details of the wedding! Christina So, my whole vibe that I wanted on my wedding day was “fall garden fairy” and I feel like I definitely got that. My dress was an Oleg Cassini (style CWG635) bought at David’s Bridal. It was a beautiful ballgown with pleating…

Tattooed Vows

We got the first line of Becca’s vows tattooed! “I will not move mountains, for they too should adore you.” Skinny Buddha Tattoo – Green Bay, WI Done by Cody  

We Are Officially The Lakes!

On October 12, 2018, we both said I Do to each other and are officially married!!! Everything was beautiful and perfect.   It was definitely a long day, most of the girls and I started at 7am with hair and makeup! We got to drink mimosas and eat some breakfast. It was wonderful to spend…

9 Days Until “I Do”!

So, Becca and I just took a road trip with my sister and brother-in-law to witness my nieces wedding in Nebraska. And after a 2 year engagement, we realized as we were watching these two say “I do”, that we had less than two weeks until our wedding! We are now finalizing the little details….

Mini Fall Lookbook

My wonderful fiancé took a few photos of me while we were out and about. And I happened to be wearing two of my recent favorite pieces. One is a beautiful mustard yellow cold-shoulder shirt from DebShops. Its so comfy and perfect for fall! The second is probably my favorite dress of all time! It…