Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

April 12, 2016

I have, for a very long time, been a hater of almost all protein powders. I feel like they’re chalky (they are), overly sweet (blech), and never really leave me feeling better or healthier at all. I’ve long been a fan of adding cottage cheese to smoothies for an added protein kick; it adds a […]

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A Year Later: Acting on The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

April 11, 2016

Right after I had my second child I was thrown into the swirling, fantastic, insanity-ridden vortex that is having two children. Not only was I figuring out how to nurse again, figuring out how to potty train, and figuring out how to show each precious boy my undying love for them – I was doing […]

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Lovely Links

April 8, 2016

Yesterday I heard this song for the first time:   In the eye of the storm // You remain in control // In the middle of the war // You guard my soul // You alone are the anchor // When my sails are torn // Your love surrounds me // In the eye of […]

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Velvety Asparagus Soup with Crème Fraîche

April 6, 2016

I tend to be a predictable gal with my asparagus. Roasted in a hot oven or grilled is usually my preference, not just for flavor but for ease of cooking. However, sometimes I like to branch out and make an unbelievably simple soup that satisfies all the senses. It has the beautiful combination flavor of […]

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Simple DIY Springtime Wreath

April 4, 2016

Embarrassing fact of the day: up until yesterday my old janky Christmas wreath was still adorning our front door.   **SLAPS FOREHEAD**   For the record I hardly even noticed until I was driving away earlier in the week and then I was so embarrassed about the state of our door’s wreath hanger that I […]

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Lovely Links

April 1, 2016

Happy happy weekend my dear friends! I’m going to make this short and sweet because I have no business being online when the weather is gorgeous and there’s fresh air to breathe. But I hope you have a fantastic weekend, filled with love and laughter and bravery and compassion. And enjoy these links while you’re […]

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On Feeding Our Second

March 31, 2016

I was hired by The Women Bloggers to participate in this campaign led by Kendal King Group on behalf of Nestle; all opinions are my own. I’ve known for quite some time that having two kids would be a challenge in almost every area of life. Whereas having one precious boy to dote on all […]

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Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Feta

March 29, 2016

Or alternatively titled ‘the meal I can’t quit and will eat forever and ever amen.’   You guys, I’m not even close to kidding here – I made this on Sunday and literally counted down the minutes until I could eat the leftovers. I added it to the weekly rotation and am already trying to […]

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The Perfect All-Purpose Meatballs

March 28, 2016

After our second sweetheart was born I became very aware of the fact that creating meals is next to impossible when you’re getting used to having a new baby. I was so very thankful for the meal train that friends put together for us, and it was such a saving grace on many occasions!   […]

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Lovely Links

March 25, 2016

Well, guys, it’s official: I’ve turned into THAT MOM. The one that takes her kid to the doctor at the first sign of a sniffle, the one who Googles symptoms (although I know I shouldn’t), the one who texts her entire social network to see if anyone else’s kid has shown the same symptoms recently. […]

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