• 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… [Continue Reading]

    balanced on a budget: favorite budget-friendly produce picks
  • 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,… [Continue Reading]

    no-cook recipes perfect for summer
  • 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… [Continue Reading]

    my go-to fall wardrobe staples
  • 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… [Continue Reading]

    daily meal plan: number thirty five

Pumped with Pumpkin

It was a Fall morning up in here! Beginning with Pumpkin waffles! Made only better with the accompanying Spiced Pumpkin candle! Coffee on the side: I topped my waffle with sunflower seed butter afterwards and let me tell you – pumpkin + sunflower seed butter flavors = a match made in heaven. Off to watch Gilmore and relax a little…

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Apologies for the delayed posting today!  I was (once again!) in an airport this morning! In the past 6 months I’ve been in the following airports (some of them multiple times): LaGuardia Airport (NY) JFK Airport (NY) Charlotte Douglas International Airport (NC) Denver International Airport (CO) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (GA) Logan International Airport (MA) Westchester County Airport (NY) To…

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Easter Bunny Visit

We had a pretty exciting morning around here! The Easter Bunny came! The girls were out of their mind excited about it! After things settled down a little bit we dug into breakfast… I toasted a freshly baked oat bran bagel and topped it with MaraNatha Sunflower Seed Butter and Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Butter. Such an awesome combination of flavors….

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Cue from Clara

It was such a fun day with family! A LOT went on! Coloring.. A 5 mile run with my sister… An apple + peanut butter to refuel… An egg hunt… Coloring eggs… A little Dora viewing… A dance party… And a fabulous dinner! Baked salmon, brown rice, roasted asparagus, red peppers and mushrooms and freshly baked tsoureki Served with a…

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Church on [Saturday] Mornin’

We were up early and out the door on our way to church this morning! This weekend is our Easter weekend (we’re Greek Orthodox) so we will be doing the things a lot of YOU all did last weekend!  Church, egg hunts and Easter dinners. We stopped for Starbucks after the church service: Venti iced soy latte for me [please…

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A Day

Oh, hello there. It has been a DAY. Around lunchtime I ran over to my favorite store in the whole world: Trader Joe’s and grabbed two of my go-to items for easy meals: Healthy and filling without having to lift a finger! They’re a little heavy on the rice for what I’m used to or what I like, but in…

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good morning! I’m a little bleary-eyed today but I’m pushing through because it’s FRIDAY! Madeleine was up and rearing to go by 6:30 this morning so I figured I might as well enjoy a delicious breakfast if I was to be up at such an ungodly hour… My no-meat/no-dairy fast is OFFICIALLY over on Sunday so I polished off the…

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