• 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

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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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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It’s Friday! If that’s not a reason to celebrate than I don’t know what is! Especially when there’s Cville Cluster Granola in your morning  Despite our healthy dinner last night, I woke up craving a simple, light breakfast this morning. Fruit + yogurt + granola eaten parfait-style: Cause it just makes Friday feel a little more special that way  I layered…

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As Good As It Smells

I ended up getting not only a living-room yoga session in this afternoon but also a nice (slow) 4-mile run!  It felt so good.  I need to get used to running in the heat again. And apple and peanut butter held me over perfectly until dinner. Which was super colorful thanks to these guys: Chad claims he doesn’t like peppers…so…

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Do It At Home

One of my favorite things to do is perfect a favorite restaurant dish at home. Don’t get me wrong, I love eating out, but it’s also nice knowing that the dishes I love to have out, I can have at home anytime I want. So today I decided to re-create my favorite salad from Crisp: What costs $11 to eat…

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A Sad Happiness

There was a nearly-empty Sunflower Seed Butter jar just calling my name from the cupboard this morning… Is it sad how excited I get when this happens? It’s fiiiiiiiine. You can say yes. I depend on the happiness of a nearly-empty jar to off-set the sadness of a nearly-empty jar. Don’t question it, it makes sense. Now my only problem…

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Chocolate Molten Lava Flop

Sometimes ugly things are delicious. Have you ever noticed that? Particularly ugly baking/cooking things. And most especially when those things are chocolate. Because if we’re being honest (and I usually like to be) – chocolate is chocolate, no matter how ugly it might be. And it really all just gets better when your sunken-in molten chocolate cake can be topped…

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Strawberry Brownie Recipe

A brownie is many a food lovers guilty pleasure. You know you ought not to, because once you have one, you’d like another and another until you feel gluttonously guilty. Everyone deserves a little treat every so often though. And if you make your own, at least you know what you are making, and what unhealthy ingredients are going into…

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Cranberry Apple Wheat Berry Salad

Okay, things have been a little on the indulgent side lately so I decided to switch up and make something a little more healthy (it’s all about balance right?) How about a nice wheat berry salad? Everyone likes wheat berries, right? Right. They’re a nice healthy little whole grain.  Chewy with a nutty taste that makes you feel like you’re eating…

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