I'm Kristin.  I am a wife, aspiring designer, Christian and for now a SAHM.  My husband and I are parents to three kids- Dylan Archer, Kyler Jude and Noelle Rose. I created this space to document my family's adventures and lessons I've learned along the way.  The Mom Jungle is a modern interpretation of both the family newsletter and scrapbook.  

Roasted Spiced Chickpeas

Roasted Spiced Chickpeas

Cabin fever has set in!  We've been under extreme cold warnings for the past two weeks.  Last year the phrase "Polar Vortex" was all the rage; this year "Siberian Air Mass" is making waves.  Either way, it is cold up in here!

Here's how we have been enjoying indoor fun this week:

Yesterday I visited with a dear friend from high school and her little boy.  It was wonderful seeing old friends and making new ones.  Dylan had a blast (minus the hair pulling and poking... my guy was the naughty one)!

As Dylan turns one in a week, we had a pj + picnic + party hat kind of morning.

Fun fact- Today is one year since my official due date (February 26, 2014) so I thought I'd share this #throwbackthursday photo.  I miss my bump and "glorious" preggo hair, but I love being skinny again and kissing my sweet boy's cheeks more lol!


Anyways I digress.  This afternoon I craved something both nutritious and spicy to snack on.  I whipped up some oven-roasted chickpeas and thought I'd share my recipe with you.  Enjoy!




  • 1 can of chickpeas

  • 2 TB olive oil

  • 1 tsp chilli powder

  • 1 tsp cumin

  • 1/2 tsp cayenne

  • 1/2 tsp paprika

  • Sprinkle of sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 400° F

  • Rinse, drain and dry chickpeas

  • Combine chickpeas + olive oil + spices

  • Spread evenly on baking sheet

  • Bake for 35 minutes, stirring at the 20 minute mark

  • Enjoy!

My friend Michelle,  from The Grinning Gourmet's tip: For a sweet 'n salty treat toss in some honey and sea salt.

The Hannah Principle

The Hannah Principle

Kisses xx

Kisses xx