How to Make {Slow Cooker Lasagna}

As mentioned in yesterday's confessional (aka. freak out post), I described feeling unsatisfied with the photography of today's recipe. While that feeling remains, the yumminess factor of this meal will hopefully shine above all else. ... Read more » about How to Make {Slow Cooker Lasagna}

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}

Comfort Food + {Garlic Kale Chips}

Not gonna lie... I'm enjoying some good ol' comfort food tonight.  And no, I don't consider kale chips comfort food!!  We're talking about a crunchy peanut butter and honey sandwich with a small glass of milk.  So delicious. And totally hits the spot when I'm craving something sweet, salty, and like a bear-hug-on-a-plate. ... Read more » about Comfort Food + {Garlic Kale Chips}

New House! + {Strawberry Kale Smoothie} - HLTT10

So, in case you didn't see on Facebook, we got the new house!!  They accepted our offer and if all goes according to contract, we'll get the keys mid-November.  I am still amazed at the whole thing.  And by "whole thing" I mean: my life!  I am amazed at how everything is playing out. I finally understand some of the circumstances, though I didn't at the time.  You probably don't know, but ... Read more » about New House! + {Strawberry Kale Smoothie} - HLTT10

Quick, Easy, and HEALTHY Toddler Meals

I don’t know about you, but I am always amazed at how much or how little Babycakes can eat, depending on the day. Some days I can’t refill her plate quickly enough. Other days it just sits there on her tray, untouched. As a new mom, I often fretted over this…wishing she’d take just a few more bites. And when wishing didn’t help, there may have been some begging involved! ... Read more » about Quick, Easy, and HEALTHY Toddler Meals

House Hunting + {Slow Cooker Tuscan Tortellini}

Let me just get this out now... House Hunters the TV show makes house hunting look waaaaaaaaaay more fun than it really is in real life.  If only I had a few extra hundred thousand dollars, I'm sure I could find my dream home no problem. Ha!!  As it stands, I'm finding that I WILL have to compromise on something, be it square footage, or newness, or acreage, or distance/commute, or sun exposure, or... ... Read more » about House Hunting + {Slow Cooker Tuscan Tortellini}

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}

{Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie} - HLTT7

I ate a LOT of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as a kid.  And peanut butter and honey. And peanut butter and banana. To this day, I still love peanut butter. Like reallllllllllly love it!  There was a study released right after I got pregnant with Babycakes that said eating peanut butter while pregnant was bad and that it could contribute to allergies in children after they were born. I'm serious, giving up peanut butter for nine months was one of the hardest things I'd ever done! ... Read more » about {Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie} - HLTT7