• whole grain banana chocolate chip waffles

    Is Wednesday too early to be thinking about weekend brunch?  No?  Good.  Because I’ve got you covered. These whole grain banana chocolate chip waffles are just the thing to win over your family, friends, guests…and even yourself! Trust me on that one.  I ate 3 fresh off the waffle iron and never felt better about myself 😉 They’re light and… [Continue Reading]

    whole grain banana chocolate chip waffles
  • favorite tuna salad sandwich

    I know tuna salad tends to get a bad reputation but I absolutely love it! I try to incorporate it at least once a week because it’s not only a great source of protein but also provides heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Whenever I feature my tuna melts on Instagram, I get a lot of questions about how I make my… [Continue Reading]

    favorite tuna salad sandwich
  • spicy chicken & veggie stir-fry

    I’ve been craving a chicken stir-fry dish for a while now.  Is that a weird craving to have?  I’m not sure. Every one in a while though I just want a nice, veggie-packed bowl with some crispy chicken and hearty brown rice.  And so this past weekend I finally got around to making it! And let me tell you, it was exactly… [Continue Reading]

    spicy chicken & veggie stir-fry
  • one-bowl whole grain double chocolate zucchini yogurt bread

    this post is brought to you in partnership with siggi’s – all opinions contained within are my own With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to make something for you guys to show you just how much I love you!  So I whipped you up this deliciously simple ONE-BOWL double chocolate yogurt zucchini bread. Like you guys, this isn’t… [Continue Reading]

    one-bowl whole grain double chocolate zucchini yogurt bread

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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Handmade

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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