• 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… [Continue Reading]

    5 easy lunches perfect for fall
  • 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.… [Continue Reading]

    whole grain apple pie bars
  • 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… [Continue Reading]

    daily meal plan: number forty three
  • whole grain peanut butter pumpkin pancakes

    Okay, so I know some of you are thinking “peanut butter and pumpkin???” but TRUST me, it’s an absolutely delicious flavor combination! You have to promise me that you’ll at least give it a shot before you decide you hate it.  Because I swear, one bite and you’ll be in love! These pancakes will be a good place to start.… [Continue Reading]

    whole grain peanut butter pumpkin pancakes

Mac’s

Good old Southern BBQ was on tap for lunch today! And another restaurant on our restaurant list bites the dust! Chad has wanted to take me to Mac’s for a while and today just happened to be that day!   It gets super crowded in the evening so we figured lunch would be a better time to go and get…

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You Are What You…Think?

Morning! Is it Thursday? I’m all mixed up on my days.  Vacations will always do that to ya I guess…especially when you come back mid-week versus Sunday night. But I’m not complaining! If you follow me on Instagram or on Twitter, you probably saw my delicious dessert.   Somehow, despite having ice cream last night, I woke up wanting yogurt!  Actually,…

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Will Run for Pizza

When Chad got home from work we immediately changed and headed back out on a 4 mile run. It felt so good to get out and run together – injuries, schedules and other things had forced us to run solo over the past couple of weeks so we were really happy to get to go together this evening. When we…

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Grilled Veggies

Since we were low on food in the house after our trip we decided to go to one of our favorite places for our mid-day meal: Crisp! (Other trips to Crisp can be found here and here.) We started off with drinks… And in no time our food was ready and we were digging in! I normally get the same…

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Nice to Be Home

Well we didn’t wake up here this morning… (source) But I gotta say, as much as I loved hearing the sound of the ocean and the seeing the waves crash against the beach upon rising, there’s also just something so nice about being home when you’ve been away. If you missed my vacation: Fun, Sun and Moms Happy Campers Healthy…

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Home Again, Home Again

We made it back to Charlotte! Last night ended up being a ton of fun. Great food, great people – and overall really nice event. Despite not staying out too late, we managed to sleep until nearly 10am!  It’s always such a shock to me when this happens because it’s so unusual for me.  I always know that it must mean…

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Storm’s A Comin’

Chad had a golf outing to head to shortly after noon so we enjoyed a quick lunch together on our balcony: Cobb salad for me: Cheeseburger with french fries for him: More cute minis! And after lunch? The sun really came out! So I headed to the beach 🙂 And in just a matter of minutes it went from the above…

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Healthy Start

Good morning! Happy Monday  I hope everyone had wonderful Mother’s Day Weekends! If you’re just catching up, you can read about mine here: Fun, Sun & Moms Happy Campers After our delicious dinner and dessert last night, I started my day out with a light and healthy breakfast! I ordered “The Healthy Start” breakfast which came with natural yogurt, mixed…

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SCENES FROM: AMELIA ISLAND

We had another great day! Being able to just walk out to the ocean whenever really makes me reconsider living anywhere but on the coast! It’s just so soothing and relaxing to walk along the beach and feel the water below your feet and hear the crash of the waves.  It reminds me of this song every time! After breakfast…

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weekend scenes: from amelia island, florida

Hello from Paradise! We’re in Florida for the weekend scooping up a little fun, sun and relaxation. This morning I enjoyed breakfast on the balcony! I chose the American Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, bacon, oven roasted tomato, breakfast potatoes, wheat toast, fresh squeezed orange juice and coffee! It’s looking a little overcast right now so I’m not sure what the…

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The Italian Pie

Hi there! I took my walk and did my yoga and boy did it feel good! It also made me tired.   Chad and I usually do pizza + movie night on Friday nights and tonight was no different… We headed to The Italian Pie – another restaurant on our “Restaurant To-Do” list – just another plus 🙂 We didn’t have…

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Light as Air

I’ve had a pretty productive morning! We got our brand new ceiling fan installed in the living room so there will be a little more light + air in there…two things I’m very fond of 🙂 A definitely improvement if you ask me!  And just in time for the hot hot heat of the summer  After the installation guys finished…

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