• 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… [Continue Reading]

    whole grain pumpkin banana bread
  • 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… [Continue Reading]

    favorite coats & jackets for cooler weather
  • 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… [Continue Reading]

    life: owen’s first pumpkin patch visit
  • 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… [Continue Reading]

    daily meal plan: number forty four

daily meal plan: number thirty eight

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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balanced on a budget: favorite budget-friendly grain picks

image source If you guys missed the very first post in this series: you can visit it here to learn more about it what it will include and why I’ve started it!  To view all the posts in this series to date, go here. As a reminder, I’m first going to highlight some general budget-friendly options for each of the…

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super fudgy double chocolate gluten-free black bean brownies

this recipe is brought to you in partnership with scharffen berger It’s Friday!  We made it through another week!  And what better way to celebrate the beginning of the weekend than with a double chocolate recipe!? You guys know that when I bake I love to experiment with adding in as many nutrients as possible.  While usually my go-to is to…

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daily meal plan: number thirty seven

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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25 perfect fall recipes

Happy September everyone!!! I don’t know about you guys, but as much as I love summer, by the time September hits (okay, really by the time mid-August hits) I can hardly contain my excitement for Fall.  The cooler, crisper weather is my absolute favorite and I adore every single Fall holiday and event.  Ever since we were kids, my sisters and…

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cuddle + kind nursery addition

The nursery is slowly but surely coming along and I couldn’t be more thrilled with our latest addition! For those of you that follow me on Instagram, you might have seen one of my recent stories where I called out a company, cuddle + kind, that I had found and fell deeply in love with. They came up in a…

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daily meal plan: number thirty six (eating out)

I’m switching this up a little bit this week and focusing on a daily meal plan while eating out.  Having just got back from a road trip, I know it can be tricky to navigate the nutrition waters when you’re away from your kitchen so I thought it would be helpful to throw a few of these in here that…

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balanced on a budget: favorite budget-friendly produce picks

image source If you guys missed the very first post in this series: you can visit it here to learn more about it what it will include and why I’ve started it! As I’ve mentioned, the first step in this series is to highlight some general budget-friendly options for each of the main food groups that I believe are important…

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no-cook recipes perfect for summer

With August upon us, we’re getting some of the hottest heat here in Charlotte that we’ve gotten all summer.  And all that heat has me craving is easy, no-cook recipes! I’ve rounded up my favorite dishes that don’t require an oven – making them perfect for the final blazing days of summer.  Who else is SO ready for the crisp,…

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my go-to fall wardrobe staples

If you guys have followed me for a long while, you KNOW how obsessed I am with Fall.  And probably one of the things that gets me MOST excited is when Fall clothes start coming out.  As much as I love summer, there’s just something about being wrapped in a cozy sweater, sitting by a fireplace sipping a warm mug…

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daily meal plan: number thirty five

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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balanced on a budget: favorite budget-friendly protein sources

image source One of the things you all request the most often is a revival of my “Healthy Eating on a Budget” series that I did back when I was in grad school. I’ve thought long and hard about how I would want to approach this now that I’m not on SUCH a strict budget and that our family is…

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