• 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


{The above title should be said like Andy Bernard} My waffle stack did an incredible job of holding me over this morning! It was well after noon before I started to feel like I needed to eat something. Lunch was surprisingly delicious! I was craving tuna and luckily happened to have some on hand. But I realized at the last…

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A Cinn-Ful Stack

Morning! It’s a wet one out there  Which meant a warm, comforting breakfast was calling my name! Chad and I decided last night that waffles would be for breakfast today.  Not an uncommon practice in my life.  I usually know what I’m going to have for the next day’s breakfast about 30 seconds following my finishing the present day’s breakfast….

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It’s Not Delivery, It’s Not DiGiorno

The weather warmed up nicely and I was able to get outside to go for a quick 3 mile run.  I followed it up with 1 more mile walking and then did some back stretches. Good enough for me! Dinner was super easy (as usual): Turkey pepperoni pizza on whole wheat! We picked up a whole wheat Boboli crust and…

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Protein Packed

The weather seems to be looking up!  Hopefully this cold stretch is just about over! I was craving some veggies for lunch so I pulled out a bunch of stuff from the fridge to whip up an easy salad: In the mix: Spring mix Black beans Baby carrots Hard boiled egg Seitan Protein packed! Topped with Annie’s Balsamic (one of…

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I went to bed thinking about this breakfast. I dreamt about it while I slept. And I woke up at the crack of dawn excited to eat it. Now that’s a craving! And this, my friends, was a breakfast. Simple in it’s execution and delicious in it’s taste. Into the jar went: 2/3 cup Trader Joe’s plain yogurt 1 tbsp….

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I took a nice long walk this afternoon and then came home and made the world’s easiest monkey bread (for one): Chad had a tube of Grand’s biscuits in his fridge that I had my heart set on using for something other than biscuits. I contemplated doughnuts but didn’t want to deal with the frying…so monkey bread it was! World’s…

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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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