a96f4fd7b358ed7dbc298cdd3eb46fb2

aaaand we’re off…

Last night was incredible.  We celebrated the marriage of two of our dear friends. Now, we’re off to Portugal for a much needed vacation together.   Just the two of us.  People at the wedding yesterday kept saying “oh, you had to leave your kids?” and we’re all “um, we are here without our kids, praise… 

Read More »

photo

2 easy tips for staying healthy (and sane) while traveling

I only have time for a quick post today.  A dear friend is marrying another dear friend tomorrow and we are in Dallas for the wedding! Traveling can make staying healthy difficult, so I do 2 simple things to stay sane: Work out.  I can do my amazing fitness program: Kayla Itsine’s Bikini Body Guide… 

Read More »

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Acorn Squash and Quinoa

If you don’t already have your Thanksgiving menu planned, this Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Acorn Squash and Quinoa is sweet and savory with a delightful texture and would make a lovely contribution to your upcoming feast!…

the last day

Today is the last day of a 7 week tour that has kept my husband on the road.  He’s had a few days home here and there, but for the most part, I’ve been doing this home-running, blog-writing, business-building, and child-rearing alone for nearly 2 months.    It’s hard.  But I really don’t like using… 

Read More »

Butternut Squash Quesadilla with Chipotle Avocado Sauce

Looking for a quick easy way to use your butternut squash? Try these Butternut Squash Quesadillas with Chipotle Avocado Sauce, loaded with roasted butternut squash, black beans, kale and fresh mozzarella!…

scenes from our home – thanksgiving decor

I like to keep decorations simple, using as many natural materials as possible. almost every single piece of furniture, decor, or rug we own is from Craigslist, thrift stores, antique stores, or garage sales We might have gotten a little excited and decorated just one table for Christmas… …fresh pine boughs from the front yard, clementines from… 

Read More »

weekend in Cali

If you’re the type of folk who checks in here daily, you will have noticed that I haven’t posted in a week – yeep!  The reason being, I just got back from a weekend away with my husband. Well, sort of away.  He was working and I tagged along. This is what he does for… 

Read More »

Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

This Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili is hearty and filling, yet packed with nutrition – it is definitely a household favorite of ours and sure to be a comforting crowd pleaser!…