I’m coming back! 

Wow! It’s been a while. I’m going to make a concerted effort to slowly make my way back into blogging….

Life has changed a lot! I’m working as a reporter in Birmingham, Alabama and I love it. It’s a lot of hard work with long hours but worth every minute. 

My husband also works long hours- but still loves his job! We’ve decided while we are in our 20’s, it is the perfect time in our lives to focus our energy toward our careers wholeheartedly.

Covering President Obama’s Speech in Selma, Ala.

my coolest press pass yet! Whit House Press Pool!

I was recently diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. I will not bore you with the details, but basically I’m gluten free now. 

THIS IS A HUGE LIFESTYLE CHANGE FOR ME. (This article explains why I’m avoiding gluten if you are interested. “Imagine every bite of gluten literally burning up a piece of your thyroid tissue that you will never get back!”) 

This new diet has be constantly searching for new recipes and cooking more! I’ve come up with a lot of great recipes on my own that I can’t wait to share. 

(The paleo recipes I’ve shared in the past have done really well on Pinterest! I think these future post might do even better!)

I became blog shy after I took a serious “how to make money blogging” class online. It was a four week program that literally made me shy to blog. That coupled with a computer that started to slow down and a new intense job… the blog went out the window. 

So let me just say for the record, I’m NOT doing this blog to make money. I’ve got about $20 in my google ads account from this site. 😂 I’m doing this for the reason I blogged for many years; because I love sharing things that make me happy! Things isn’t a strong descriptive noun… but it’s the best word for what this blog is. It started as random and whimsical…. and maybe during this new chapter I’ll kind a focus. 

If you are still following this blog. THANK YOU. If you are new, check back! 

Have a happy week with the SUNNY time change! ☀️☀️☀️

– Lillian Lalo {pronounced Lah-Low}

Nursery Ideas for the Sophisticated Baby Boy

Valentine’s from 2013!

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Happy Groundhog Day!

Groundhog Day Cookies

Make these cute cookies to celebrate! Find the recipe and MORE pictures at SheKnows.com! ♥  

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Snowflake Patterns!

Snowflake Patterns

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Lookout for PAWS!


I love this… ♥ Paws are very dangerous!

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July 5

♥ Help keep your sweet pets safe and calm tonight! Maybe play this music for them…😉

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How to make a perfect bow!

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Found this picture tutorial HERE.  

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“Sponge Cake” Postcards

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These are the CUTEST cards I’ve ever seen! Wouldn’t they be great for a little girl’s birthday party? They are made out of sliced and painted sponges.   “Pipe dollops and swirls of caulking on the top and sides of the sponge wedge just like you’re decorating a cake. Pipe along the edge of the […]

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Love JoyHey


Have you looked at JoyHey yet? It’s filled with so many beautiful images….. CLICK HERE

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Amazing Sand Castles!


Check these out…. These amazing/stylish Sand Castles are by Box Builder See more work here.

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Manatee Print


Buy this cool print HERE. See more prints here. Very cool stuff.

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…. I really like this post.

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Found this on Pinterest! LOL.

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I love this beautiful picture by *myu ♥

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Happy Pink Flamingo Day!



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HaPpY sUmMeR Y’all!

summer fun

♥ I love these prints by Jena Ardell. Buy yours HERE.

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1990’s Style Herbal Essences!


So happy to see this shampoo back on the shelves!

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Lemon Artichoke Chicken Pasta


Every time I searched “easy spaghetti squash recipe,” all kinds of really complicated recipes came up. They all required a bunch of spices and baking time…etc. I don’t know about y’all, but I like to throw together a good meal FAST, with minimal ingredients. So I just made up my own recipe…. Behold LEMON ARTICHOKE […]

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My Paleo PB & J


I was craving a peanut butter and jelly sandwich today… …and this is what I came up with. It’s a groundbreaking invention….really. 💁 Ingredients: STRAWBERRY, SUNFLOWER SEED BUTTER This will help me still stick with my WHOLE 30 challenge (only 9 more days!)!

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Cake Batter Chap Stick!


Super excited about my new Chap Sick! It’s so fun and cute! Rumor has it Chap Stick also makes a RED VELVET CAKE flavor! (both LIMITED time flavors! Stock up NOW!) Chap Stick really has thought of everything now!

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Easy Whole30 Lunch Box


I wake up at 2am every morning. (Well….2:17am after a few visits with the snooze button) My work day starts at 3am! The morning show starts at 4:30am…. That means “camera ready” and WIDE AWAKE (preferably genuinely happy) by 4:20. Before my Whole30 endeavor; my morning was made up of a vending machine Starbucks “frappe” […]

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About Me


Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I started this blog in my Journalism 101 class back in 2007.  The name “DrLill” was a play on the fact that I always gave advice to my friends in my freshman dorm room….mixed with the famous Dr. Phil. Now, years later, I’m married and work as […]

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♥ Haha.. this is so true. For instance, it takes a LOT to get a decent picture together. I get so annoyed………. and Chris think it’s so funny. “STOP SMILING LIKE THIS!” Try 1. Try 2. Open your EYES!! Try 3– OHH MYYY GOSHH CHRIS!! Finally!! geeze. Lol. Follow my blog with Bloglovin

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Do you follow your favorite blogs in Bloglovin?

Follow me on BlogLovin! Follow my blog with Bloglovin Bloglovin is an easy way to keep all your favorite blogs organized.

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Obsessed with One Kings Lane!


My cousin surprised me with a “just because” gift from One Kings Lane! I’m in LOVE with this beach towel… So much so that I plan on framing it! Sign up for One Kings Lane today. They have amazing deals on designer goods. Totally worth it! CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP! Alice, my cousin, also […]

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