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Indoor Air Quality

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I talk a lot about improving our overall health in regards to what we eat and what we use on our bodies. But another area that our family has worked hard to improve in recent years is the quality of the air we breathe in our home. Over the last couple years I’ve read more and more about indoor air quality, and what we can do to improve our indoor air quality. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission… “In … Read More

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Whole Wheat Cinnamon Applesauce Loaf

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Sometimes a recipe from my own blog archives comes to mind to make. That was the case with this Whole Wheat Cinnamon Applesauce Loaf! It’s been years since I’ve made it, but when it came to mind this weekend, I had to get out the ingredients and toss it together. It’s a good thing we did because it was gone in about 12 hours – the kids couldn’t get enough! We smothered it in butter, of course, and they asked … Read More

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Easy Weeknight Chili

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I realized today that the chili recipe I make nearly weekly in the fall and winter months doesn’t even have a place on the blog! I have some VERY dated chili recipes but this has been a recipe that’s evolved over time and become what it is today. It’s my go-to. The BEST easy chili ever! If you’re in need of a recipe to make your go-to recipe, this one is it. Easy Weeknight ChiliIngredients 1 lb. lean (at least … Read More

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No-Bake Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pie

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Hi, friends! Checking in today with a pie recipe to share as we head into the month of November. This Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pie is the perfect pie for those who are novice pie bakers, who don’t care to turn on the oven or who want pumpkin pie with a sweeter and more dessert-like taste and texture. It can be made with just a couple ingredients and a few minutes time. Just mix everything together and pop it in the … Read More

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Holiday Home Refresh

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Maybe I’m jumping the gun, but at this point I don’t even care. The older I get, the earlier I enjoy decorating for Christmas. Like, this year I’m planning on decorating November 1st, which is right around the corner. I used to be SUCH a stickler for waiting until after Thanksgiving, but that only gives me a month to enjoy the cozy holiday feels, which doesn’t seem like long enough in my book! I’ve rounded up some favorites from Target … Read More

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Veggie-Packed Pasta Bake

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I’ve been in a serious dinner rut over here. Anyone else? While I love cooking, this season with little kids makes dinnertime prep challenging. If I wait until the 5 pm hour to decide and prep what to eat, that’s when disaster strikes and I resort to take-out or frozen pizza. So, if you’re like me, the secret is prepping in advance with dishes like this veggie-packed baked lasagna. It can be made in advance, is packed with savory root … Read More

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Gift Guide for Men

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Continuing on with the gift guides, I’m sharing my gift guide for the men in your life today! This was specifically made with my husband in mind – as most all of these items he owns and loves already – and I hope you find the items I selected as practical + functional as we have. Basically when making the gift guides, I just look around at what we have actually used and loved most over the last year and … Read More

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Favorite Gifts for Women

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Bona Vita Coffee MachineThis is my coffee maker and a favorite for years in our house. It makes delicious coffee at a reasonable price point and has held up well for years! Fellow Corvo EKG Electric Kettle I got this recently and LOVE it so much! It boils water to your exact temp desired (down to the degree) and is both quick + quiet + looks beautiful sitting on our countertop. I can’t believe I went so long before getting … Read More

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Gift Guide for Little Boys (ages 2-4)

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Yesterday I covered gifts that I’m getting my girls (ages 5-7) and today I’m covering gifts for little boys (2-4) that I have either purchased for Truett in the past or that I’m getting for him this year. I never want to add to clutter in your home or gifts that won’t get used, but these items are all thoughtfully chosen to encourage open-ended play and creativity. Every item on this list has been used for hours on end and … Read More

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Holiday Gifts for Girls

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Call me crazy, but I’ve already been shopping for Christmas gifts for our kids. It helps the budget to spread items out over the course of a couple months, and helps me to think more strategically about what I want to get the kids rather than grabbing things last minute. Over the next few weeks I’m going to be sharing some gift lists for girls, boys and more so you can shop intentionally with me this year! YOTO PLAYERI got … Read More

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Favorite Fall Athleta Purchases

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One of my favorite activewear brands is Athleta. I LOVE their commitment to being a B Corp and the quality of their clothing. I’ve had many of my Athleta clothing items for years and they still look and fit great. Here are a few of my favorite items (some new and some very loved) as we head into the cooler months… Foresthill Seamless TopI have this in multiple colors and LOVE it for both working out and for athleisure looks. … Read More

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How I Make Amazing Coffee and Lattes at Home

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About a month and a half ago, a friend of my kept talking about making amazing lattes and coffee at home. She had been using Cometeer Coffee flash frozen coffee pods – small shots of espresso from specialty coffee roasters – to make lattes and cups of coffee (Americanos). I finally caved and ordered a subscription box. Typically I’m not a huge fan of subscription services, but I’m also a BIG fan of great coffee, so I decided to give … Read More