the traveler

the traveler – essential oil kits by lindsay

My husband is about to leave on a big Fall tour.  I’ll be sending these oils along with him:   Thieves – wards off illness.  kill viruses.  kills bacteria. *apply daily to the soles of your feet mixed with carrier oil (we use coconut) – I don’t stress about the ratio at all.  Just slather… 

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Acorn Squash with Kale Barley and Goat CHeese-11

Acorn Squash with Barley and Goat Cheese

This Acorn Squash with Barley and Goat Cheese is loaded with whole grains, dark leafy greens, a bit of a kick, then topped with creamy goat cheese!…

home renovation before & after: 1/2 bath

It’s ironic that the first official “before and after” that I am posting is of the 1/2 bath, because it is the last room to be finished.  We JUST got the vanity in place a week ago. To all of our friends who have come over and had to awkwardly walk out to the kitchen… 

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Turmeric Banana Smoothie with Ginger

This Turmeric Banana Smoothie with Ginger is the perfect end-of-summer-smoothie! It’s fresh, colorful, and most importantly, tasty!…

the easy trick I use to make sure I work out every day

I would love to say that health alone is all the motivation that I need to work out every day.  I would even settle for wanting to have a toned body to be enough motivation.  But let’s be real.  Sometimes I need something superficial and fun to get me away from the dishes, or couch, or… 

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5 weeks in – my workout regimen! {I’m dying in the best of ways}

I’ve had lots of excuses, good and bad, for not working out over the last three years:  from being pregnant (and sick) or nursing (can’t work out b/c I’ll lose my milk supply.)  Before I had Henry nearly 6 years ago I worked out regularly, so I couldn’t wait to get back on the wagon…kinda…. 

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the Prohibition of real food

We met some of our best friends for drinks at a local spot last night.  I love this place.  It’s a nod to the Prohibition era speak-easy bars and everything is made in-house, with a ton of variety.  The lights are low and it’s the perfect environment for conversation. Inside the menu I found this quote, which… 

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GREEN POWER SALAD WITH ROASTED VEGGIES

Hi! I’m Kaylee, the recipe developer and photographer behind Lemons and Basil, I am not only thrilled beyond words to partner with Lindsay and her AMAZING blog, but absolutely honored! I have only been apart of this online blogging community/family for about a year, but am loving every second of it…