• chocolate peppermint snack bites

    For those of you that follow along with my Instagram stories, you know that I’m currently obsessed with the chocolate peppermint stick luna bars.  I think there’s just something about this time of year that makes me crave that flavor combination. I’ve been ordering those luna bars by the mega box from amazon lately and finally decided that it was time… [Continue Reading]

    chocolate peppermint snack bites
  • quick and easy veggie-packed meatball soup

    The weather is FINALLY starting to cool down here in Charlotte which made me really happy that I whipped up this ridiculously simple meatball soup yesterday. For those of you that have followed me for a while, you know that I’ve always been a pretty big fan of quick, easy meals (as well as meals that give me everything I… [Continue Reading]

    quick and easy veggie-packed meatball soup
  • super simple veggie-packed ramen with roasted tofu

    If you guys were like me, then you ate a WHOLE lot of instant ramen back in the day.  I remember specifically loving the chicken ramen flavor. Of course, I also didn’t bother to add anything with nutritive value to the bowl either so I was basically eating a whole lot of starch with nothing else (no wonder it never… [Continue Reading]

    super simple veggie-packed ramen with roasted tofu
  • super soft whole grain pumpkin chocolate chip bars

    As you guys may or may not know from my Instagram stories, Chad and I hosted our very first Thanksgiving at the new house!  It was so much fun to have everyone here – especially since it was Owen’s very first one! I’m HUGELY grateful to my family because they let me host without having to do much of the… [Continue Reading]

    super soft whole grain pumpkin chocolate chip bars

chocolate peppermint snack bites

For those of you that follow along with my Instagram stories, you know that I’m currently obsessed with the chocolate peppermint stick luna bars.  I think there’s just something about this time of year that makes me crave that flavor combination. I’ve been ordering those luna bars by the mega box from amazon lately and finally decided that it was time…

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quick and easy veggie-packed meatball soup

The weather is FINALLY starting to cool down here in Charlotte which made me really happy that I whipped up this ridiculously simple meatball soup yesterday. For those of you that have followed me for a while, you know that I’ve always been a pretty big fan of quick, easy meals (as well as meals that give me everything I…

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super simple veggie-packed ramen with roasted tofu

If you guys were like me, then you ate a WHOLE lot of instant ramen back in the day.  I remember specifically loving the chicken ramen flavor. Of course, I also didn’t bother to add anything with nutritive value to the bowl either so I was basically eating a whole lot of starch with nothing else (no wonder it never…

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super soft whole grain pumpkin chocolate chip bars

As you guys may or may not know from my Instagram stories, Chad and I hosted our very first Thanksgiving at the new house!  It was so much fun to have everyone here – especially since it was Owen’s very first one! I’m HUGELY grateful to my family because they let me host without having to do much of the…

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whole grain pumpkin banana bread

I had some browning bananas on my kitchen island but really didn’t feel like any of my usual go-tos (like this banana.  I wanted something a little more seasonal.  After a quick search online, I found this easy whole grain pumpkin banana bread recipe and knew that it was exactly what I was looking for! It’s light, fluffy and pairs…

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favorite coats & jackets for cooler weather

I’ve gotten quite a few requests over DM on Instagram to do a roundup of my favorite coats & jackets and I’m happy to have finally gotten around to it!  I’ve broken it out into different categories to make it easier to follow. WOOL & WOOL-BLEND COATS & JACKETS Wool or wool-blend coats are great everyday options but also work…

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life: owen’s first pumpkin patch visit

vest // striped tee: BP. (sold out, similar here) // jeans // boots (old, similar here) We took Owen on his very first trip to the pumpkin patch!  He’ll learn very soon that his Mommy is VERY into holidays and he won’t be able to escape all my traditions – even at 8 days old!  The pickins were definitely slim (that’s what…

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daily meal plan: number forty four

If you’re new to the series, click here to see the very first post or here to view them all! I’ve created a guide for you to use which will (hopefully!) make it easier for you to mix and match meals on your own to fit your individual needs: GUIDE: ABOUT THE GUIDE: Since everyone is different with different needs, and because I’m speaking to…

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life: introducing owen garrison

we welcomed our sweet son, owen garrison, into the world today and our hearts are bursting with love. owen garrison born 10/22/17 at 2:03pm 7 lbs, 2 oz. 20.5 inches long he is absolutely perfect to us and we couldn’t feel more blessed to have him as part of our family.  it already feels impossible to imagine life when he…

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5 easy lunches perfect for fall

I don’t know how the weather is where you all are, but here in Charlotte it’s been way too hot and humid for most of October.  We had ONE perfect week where it was crisp and cool in the morning and evenings and then it just all went downhill from there! The biggest thing bumming me out about it is…

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whole grain apple pie bars

Oh hello perfect Fall treat! I’ve been on a bit of an apple spree ever since going apple picking and this dessert was too good not to share!  It’s got a perfect whole grain cookie base and is then topped with so much apple pie flavor you will honestly have a hard time believing you’re not digging into a pie….

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daily meal plan: number forty three

If you’re new to the series, click here to see the very first post or here to view them all! I’ve created a guide for you to use which will (hopefully!) make it easier for you to mix and match meals on your own to fit your individual needs: GUIDE: ABOUT THE GUIDE: Since everyone is different with different needs, and because I’m speaking to…

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