• roasted veggie and quinoa wrap with cilantro lime cashew sauce

    This wrap you guys.  I am LIVING for it lately.  I had some leftovers from this Roasted Veggie and Quinoa with Cilantro Lime Cashew Sauce dish that I made and wanted to do something a little different so I threw it all in a wrap and MAN was it good. It’s so funny how one simple little tweak to how… [Continue Reading]

    roasted veggie and quinoa wrap with cilantro lime cashew sauce
  • carrot cake overnight oatmeal

    Raise your hand if you love the idea of getting your veggies in first thing in the morning  I thought so. And luckily for you, I created this carrot cake overnight oatmeal so you can easily do it WITHOUT needing a blender for a kale smoothie. (though those are also pretty delicious!) But, good as they are, kale smoothies don’t… [Continue Reading]

    carrot cake overnight oatmeal
  • weekly meal plan (plus shopping list!): 5 breakfasts, lunches, snacks & dinners to get you through the work week #3

    Week number 3 of the Weekly Meal Plans for January! Missed weeks one and two?  Catch up here! Just want to reiterate what I mentioned in my Instagram stories: I’ve tried to include more portion sizes but please, please, pleeeaase know that this meal plan is not meant to be prescriptive, it’s more a way to inspire you to get in… [Continue Reading]

    weekly meal plan (plus shopping list!): 5 breakfasts, lunches, snacks & dinners to get you through the work week #3
  • winter kale, quinoa, fruit & nut salad

    There’s something so refreshing about a huge pile of bright green kale to me. Whether I’m baking it, using it in soup, throwing it into a smoothie or making it the base of my salad, it just makes me feel good.  I’m sure that feeling is due in large part to the numerous nutrients it provides (like calcium, vitamins A, C… [Continue Reading]

    winter kale, quinoa, fruit & nut salad


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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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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