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Staging Tips + {Slow Cooker Chicken Chili}

If you missed yesterday's post, I explained why I've recently been a lot quieter, posted a lot less updates on Facebook, and have felt like a cross between Superwoman and a psychotic. We are planning a big move to the mountains.  The official photographer is coming Thursday, which means everything has to be perfect by then.  Our realtor paid me the ultimate compliment by telling me she would not be sending her stager to my house. ... Read more » about Staging Tips + {Slow Cooker Chicken Chili}

Olympics + {CHOcolate Chip Banana Bread}

I don't know about you, but I just LOVE watching the Olympics.  Every night I find myself promising I'm going to go to bed early earlier, to no avail. I just have to keep watching! It's intriguing. It's inspiring. And I love seeing the smiles on the faces of the champions.  They have trained so hard for that moment, sacrificed so much, and just want to be the best...in the world.  You've probably seen the commercials, but Chobani is sponsoring this year's Olympics!  Talk about big time :)  The forward momentum they have is amazing ... Read more » about Olympics + {CHOcolate Chip Banana Bread}

Date Night + {Reese's Spinach Smoothie}

I'm not sure what was the biggest highlight of Sunday night: a) actually going on a date night and using our Bonefish giftcard that we'd gotten a YEAR earlier, b) fitting into a dress I haven't worn in literally years, c) eating an entire meal at a restaurant without having to "manage" a toddler or dig into my purse 35 times to find something to occupy/distract said toddler, or d) actually talking to Dear Hubby for 2 hours straight with zero distractions. ... Read more » about Date Night + {Reese's Spinach Smoothie}

Creating Healthy Meals + {Citrus Confetti Quinoa}

I've discovered I like creating new healthy meals from items on hand rather than following a recipe.  I may draw inspiration from certain recipes or gather ideas for healthy ingredients to have on hand, but I have so much more fun creating (like an artist), mixing, pouring, measuring, and jotting down my notes on index cards.  I bought this aforementioned pack of index cards in college... ... Read more » about Creating Healthy Meals + {Citrus Confetti Quinoa}

Pretty Please...With a Cherry on Top

If you missed yesterday's post where I told you I'm going to embrace my inner vegetarian, it's worth the time to go back and read. It is going to be a bit of a transition for us, but we are able, ready, and excited.  Last night I made my first truly vegan meal, inspired by the Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana!  I will be sharing that recipe with you tomorrow.  It was delicious, a perfect medley of flavors, and packed full of good veggies: 4 cups of kale, 2 russet potatoes, and veggie/grain "sausages." But back to today...cherries and please.  ... Read more » about Pretty Please...With a Cherry on Top

{PB&J Wrap} + P28 Giveaway Winner

Remember these wraps? Oh yeah you do!  You know you've been thinking about them ALL week :)  28g of protein IN A BREAD?!?!?  Well, one person is going to be very happy in just a few short minutes because an entire CASE of these awesome products is going to be theirs!  Thank you all for your wonderful comments about how you get extra protein into your daily lives.  Greek Yogurt was amongst the favorites, as well as lean meats like chicken and fish, and everyone loves their nut butters! ... Read more » about {PB&J Wrap} + P28 Giveaway Winner

Bourbon Tilapia w/Baked Sweet Potatoes & Peaches

I hope you all had a lovely 4th of July!  We relaxed at home, splashed around in the sprinklers, and enjoyed a bbq with the fam.  We had some out-of-town guests come over Tuesday night, in town for the holiday, so I made a SECOND batch of this wonderful recipe that I'm going to share with you today! I doubled the recipe: 3 casserole dishes overflowing with sweet potatoes, peaches, and tilapia...and by the end there was literally not one bite left. 

Lemon Blackberry Grilled Cheese

If you've spent much time on this blog you know I don't like added sugar, I do like cooking with Greek Yogurt (especially breads!), and I love teaching my darling toddler about living the happy healthy life.  Another theme seems to be emerging though...a deep found love for grilled cheese.  First I made this Smashed Blackberry Grilled Cheese after I saw a mouth-watering picture on Pinterest.  Then I made this ... Read more » about Lemon Blackberry Grilled Cheese

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