• protein packed pesto caprese pasta

    this post is brought to you in partnership with banza I know, I know, it seems crazy to call this pasta recipe “protein-packed” right? But this is not just any pasta – it’s from a company called Banza which makes their pastas from… Chickpeas! Pretty cool right?  It gives a whole new meaning to lazy night pasta dishes.  I can’t tell… [Continue Reading]

    protein packed pesto caprese pasta
  • chocolate peppermint snack bites

    For those of you that follow along with my Instagram stories, you know that I’m currently obsessed with the chocolate peppermint stick luna bars.  I think there’s just something about this time of year that makes me crave that flavor combination. I’ve been ordering those luna bars by the mega box from amazon lately and finally decided that it was time… [Continue Reading]

    chocolate peppermint snack bites
  • quick and easy veggie-packed meatball soup

    The weather is FINALLY starting to cool down here in Charlotte which made me really happy that I whipped up this ridiculously simple meatball soup yesterday. For those of you that have followed me for a while, you know that I’ve always been a pretty big fan of quick, easy meals (as well as meals that give me everything I… [Continue Reading]

    quick and easy veggie-packed meatball soup
  • super simple veggie-packed ramen with roasted tofu

    If you guys were like me, then you ate a WHOLE lot of instant ramen back in the day.  I remember specifically loving the chicken ramen flavor. Of course, I also didn’t bother to add anything with nutritive value to the bowl either so I was basically eating a whole lot of starch with nothing else (no wonder it never… [Continue Reading]

    super simple veggie-packed ramen with roasted tofu

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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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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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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It’s a smoothie kind of day out there! I’ve already accomplished so much and it’s barely the afternoon! While Clara had a lazy morning in mind… I was up and at ’em and ready to go (must’ve been that delicious breakfast!) Around 10:30 I headed off to the gym and did a quick 3 miles on the treadmill followed by…

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