• the lunchbox series: number six

    If you’re new to the series, visit the very first post here.  The goal is to feature dietitian-approved packed lunches that hopefully give you a little inspiration for your next packed lunch! In each lunchbox lunch, I’ll aim to include a whole grain, lean protein (including dairy), healthy fat, fruit and/or vegetable.  Exactly the same way I structure my meals in the Daily… [Continue Reading]

    the lunchbox series: number six
  • pregnancy: my maternity sleep must-haves

    black nightgown: gilligan & o’malley // sleep mask: slip // fitness tracker: fitbit // bed: halston // similar blanket here Something I’ve heard and read a lot about throughout my pregnancy was sleep.  Most of what I’ve heard and read were horror stories of not being able to sleep comfortably.   I’ve been lucky for the most part during my pregnancy as far as… [Continue Reading]

    pregnancy: my maternity sleep must-haves
  • simple roasted potato, egg & arugula salad

    Hello simple summer salad filled with peppery arugula, roasted potatoes, hard boiled eggs and radishes all topped with a homemade garlic mustard vinaigrette and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese! I’ve been VERY into salads this summer, there’s something about the heat that makes me want fresh, water-packed foods.  I’ve been all about fruit, smoothies and salads. Especially salads like this… [Continue Reading]

    simple roasted potato, egg & arugula salad
  • pregnancy: what i’m wearing (second trimester)

    dress: summer & sage maternity // sandals: nine west // gold cuff // bag // necklace // rings // earrings I looove this comfy dress.  It was perfect for a semi-fancy night out with my husband but it’s honestly so soft and comfortable that I felt like I could’ve curled up in bed in it when we got home and gone to sleep!  This… [Continue Reading]

    pregnancy: what i’m wearing (second trimester)

From Dinner to Lunch

Last night’s dinner became today’s lunch! Love when that happens  I simply took the rest of the brown rice from last night and layered it with: Shredded Trader Joe’s Grilled Chicken slices Trader Joe’s canned black beans (rinsed and drained) Homemade guacamole Salsa Trader Joe’s Greek Yogurt Trader Joe’s Blue Corn Chips Filling, delicious and healthy – my favorite kind…

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Peanut Butter Jelly Time!

Morning! Hope everyone’s Mondays are off to a good start. I’m a little slow to get moving this morning so I decided to tackle my desk tasks first thing.  Before I did that though, breakfast was needed. Peanut butter and jelly oats! I tried something different with this batch… I normally add the strawberries right at the start of cooking……

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Fearrington Village

We made it back to Charlotte! But before we headed back from our Chapel Hill trip we headed over to Fearrington Village I instantly fell deeply in love with this place! It was just so breathtakingly beautiful and just such a nice treat after being in the city for so long. While there were SO many delicious looking options, we…

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There’s Tar on My Heel

Sorry for leaving you hanging the past couple of days…it’s been a bit of a whirlwind but a fun one at that! I hopped the bus from Atlanta to Charlotte on Friday – snacked on a little hard-boiled egg sandwich to hold me over… And a handful of granola. From there Chad and I made our way over to Chapel…

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Clara’s World

This is what my sister has to deal with every morning while she eats breakfast: Clara doesn’t see anything wrong with this. In fact, I think she believes it’s the way things should be.  Cause really, it’s Clara’s world and we’re just living in it. While Shannon dealt with her handful, I got to work on my breakfast.  I wasn’t…

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Two Americans in Parish

This afternoon flew by! I did a little laundry, 20 minutes of yoga and a little freelance work. I snacked on baby carrots and peanut butter. And I spent a lot of time trying to capture the many faces Clara… Then my sister came home and we headed out for a walk: For dinner we headed to a place in…

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Mainstays

My sister and I are obsessed with Maine. Both my older sisters went to college in Maine (Bowdoin and Bates) and we’ve sort of been obsessed ever since. My sister has this “Maine” sign hanging in her kitchen and every time I see it reminds me I desperately need to get there for a trip soon! I headed to the…

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Strawberry Fields

It’s looking like we might have a beautiful day on our hands! Which meant this morning was all about a light and refreshing breakfast – Featuring the freshest and tastiest of strawberries I took a 6oz. container of vanilla Chobani and layered freshly sliced strawberries, granola and MaraNatha sunflower seed butter right on top. Perfectly refreshing for this {hopefully!} warmer…

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Keepin’ It Real

Well, my big goals for the day kind of fell through thanks to a dull headache that decided to hang around for most of the afternoon. The rain let up a bit after lunch so I moved outside for a little fresh air… I did a little reading, a little work on the computer and then headed back inside to…

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Rain, Rain…

Go away… Come again another day… It’s been a laaaaazy down around here!  Just ask Clara… I’ve successfully completed nothing since I last left you…except for getting the Photo Grid app on my phone (I already love it) and taking millions of pictures of Clara while she sleeps the day away. As my sister and I were chatting on gchat…

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Vanishing Act

Where do the mornings go!? I’m usually up no later than 7am but somehow by the time I finally sit down to blog it’s nearly 10! My sister and I enjoyed a leisurely morning. We watched New Girl (<– best new show out there if you ask me). We ate breakfast. And we hung out with this doofus: It’s a…

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Grilled

Tonight’s dinner was completely grilled! My sister and I went to the store and stocked up on TONS of veggies which we tossed in EVOO, salt and pepper. We also cut up some pineapple to throw on there… And some Jennie-O Lean Smoked Turkey Sausage All thrown on the grill Then plated and gobbled up! So good. So good that…

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