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Healthified Thanksgiving Recipes - coming right up!

I don't think I could be any more excited for Thanksgiving this year.  As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I have sooooooo much to be thankful for! To prepare for the upcoming holidays, I'm in full swing creating an entire healthified Thanksgiving menu!! Next week will officially be "Thanksgiving week" on the blog so that you have plenty of time to prepare for the actual holiday! ... Read more » about Healthified Thanksgiving Recipes - coming right up!

Choose Joy + {Tuscan Apple Cake}

I don't know about you, but I am super tired from staying up so late watching the election results on the edge of my seat!! What I think is most interesting is how divided America really is. Half of us are ecstatic after last night's events; half of us are extremely disappointed. Regardless of which side you were on though, I think we all need to choose joy. Yes, the last four years were hard. Yes, we don't know how the next four will treat us. ... Read more » about Choose Joy + {Tuscan Apple Cake}

Trout Food + {Honey Almond Sweet Potato "Fettucini"}

This weekend we went up to the mountains...again ...searching for our future home.  Though a bit impatient and frustrated we're not finding what we want, it isn't a bad place to be spending every weekend :)  We stopped by the river to check out the trout and Babycakes wanted to feed them some Cheerios.  Surprisingly they actually rose to the top of the water to eat them!! Evidently these fish are desperate.  Besides having a blast, we captured this wonderful moment with a pair of amazing smiles. ... Read more » about Trout Food + {Honey Almond Sweet Potato "Fettucini"}

Roller Coaster + {Slow Cooker White Sauce Lasagna}

Let me just tell you, I have been (and am still) on a roller coaster ride of emotions with this whole house-selling/buying process.  You know I was super excited about my mountain dream home, until it turned into a nightmare.  Well, I've been excited about probably 4 other possibilities since then only to have my hopes smashed...again and again - noisy neighbors, too expensive afterall, another better ... Read more » about Roller Coaster + {Slow Cooker White Sauce Lasagna}

First Snow + {Honey Mustard Kale Chips}

Would you believe me if I told you it snowed inches upon inches last night in Denver and that Babycakes and I went sledding this morning?! Some of you probably woke up to nice 80 degree weather. Us, not so much. ... Read more » about First Snow + {Honey Mustard Kale Chips}

Inspiration + {Cheesy Sweet Potato "Fettuccini"}

Remember how I said I wasn't in my groove? How I wasn't inspired to cook healthy meals let alone eat them?  How with all the moving preparation and packing and shock of my mountain dream home turning into a nightmare that I'd just been stuffing my face with peanut butter and honey sandwiches?  Well that all changed yesterday when I was perusing some of my favorite blogs and came across that bit of encouragement and rejuvination that I needed.  Katie from Yes, I Want Cake shared her recent inspiration ... Read more » about Inspiration + {Cheesy Sweet Potato "Fettuccini"}

Fall Fashion + {Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chowder}

Since losing over 50 pounds in the last year, my wardrobe has shrunk - both figuratively and literally!  It made getting the house ready to sell pretty easy: the walk-in closet was mostly empty.  But I really need some new items, desperately.  Since my mom was here to help me pack, she also took me (and Babycakes) shopping. ... Read more » about Fall Fashion + {Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chowder}

Healthy {Strawberry Soda} - HLTT9

As you probably know, I try to limit my own sugar intake as well as Babycakes'.  I don't want to be "one of those moms" whose kid goes crazy the minute they leave the house because they've been so deprived at home.  But, I also don't feel the need to feed her dessert or soda or even fruit juice every day.  She gets an occasional bite of daddy's cookie, or a lick of poppa's ice cream bar, or <gasp> a sip of poppa's soda.  Notice it's all the men in her life that feed her ... Read more » about Healthy {Strawberry Soda} - HLTT9

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