No Fat Talk Tuesday: Stephanie’s Story

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I’m so excited to be kicking off our first of many ‘No Fat Talk Tuesday’ posts. In the weeks ahead, women from all walks of life will be sharing their stories of learning to love their bodies and the importance of saying no to ‘fat talk’ in their lives. With that, I’ll hand it over to Stephanie… Take a gander over at my blog, Girl Versus Dough, and you might wonder what makes me an authority on anything related to … Read More

Missy’s Slow-Cooker Ham

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When Joey really likes a dish he eats at a restaurant, he looks at me and asks, “Can you make this at home?” And more often than not, I promise to give it a try. Sometimes it’s a hit right off the bat (Chicken Parm from any number of Italian restaurants) and sometimes it proves to be a bit more challenging (I’m slowly but surely mastering Texas Roadhouse’s rolls). But the first dish Joey ever asked me, no begged me, … Read More

Soft and Wavy Curls

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Are you all as addicted to Pinterest as I am? I should clarify that I’m addicted to looking at Pinterest and finding ideas. But since I’m slightly type-A, I find it hard to pull the trigger and actually ‘pin’ things for fear that my boards will become messy and disorganized. I suppose that’s all beside the point, since what I really want to talk about is hair. Pinterest is, I’ve decided, most useful for two things: recipe organization and hair … Read More

Chopped Green Salad Wrap

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  I’ve received a lot of questions from readers about what I pack for lunches and snacks when I go to work each day. I’m not going to lie, I struggle just as much as the next person. But since I would much rather spend money going out to eat with my husband on date nights, taking a packed lunch and snacks is the norm.  A few of my favorite snacks being:           *Lara Bars (cashew cookie, peanut butter cookie, … Read More

Puppy Love

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  Joey snapped a few photos last weekend while Nutmeg and I were cuddling on the couch. She was, as you can see, trilled about being involved in a spontaneous photo shot.  And yes, I’m reading Tim Tebow’s book, Through My Eyes, during my down time. Now that the football season is almost over, how else am I going to get my fix? What good books have you read lately? Madison

Share Your Story!

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It’s been almost an entire month since I started my ‘No Fat Talk Pledge’ for 2012, and I wanted to check in with an update. Aside from one major “my jeans are tight and my thighs are huge” moment a couple weeks back, I’ve been going strong. It’s not always easy, but in the last couple weeks I’ve found my desire to talk negatively about my body has significantly diminished. Every time I’m tempted to say something negative, I remind … Read More

Inside-Out S’Mores Brownies

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Hey everyone! How was your weekend? Joey and I have really been enjoying spending weekends at home lately after spending what felt like every weekend on the go during the months of September through December. I’m not going to lie, we felt completely overwhelmed and exhausted after the Christmas season. For that reason, January has been amazing.  In other news, I must have been really loving the February issue of Better Homes and Gardens because the last two recipes I’ve … Read More

Homemade Chocolate Fudge Sauce

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A couple weeks ago Joey and I bought some Blue Bunny Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt. It may not sound like a big deal to you, but I was more than a little excited. You see, it’s been months since we had ice cream in our freezer. Typically, we avoid buying ice cream because I have zero self control around the stuff. I’m happy to eat a couple squares of chocolate and leave it at that, but ice cream is another … Read More

Garlic Kale Chips

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Truth be told, I’ve always been more of a ‘quantity over quality’ girl when it comes to snacks and mealtime. I would rather find a way to stretch my morning protein pancake with a little canned pumpkin, even if it means sacrificing texture, just so I can have more to eat in the morning. And I will gladly eat an entire head of steamed broccoli over a small portion of broccoli with cheese 90% of the time. Can anyone relate? … Read More

Guest Posting @ Thoughts By Natalie

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  If you’re anything like me, I’m guessing that you are always searching for uplifting, creative blogs that leave you with a smile on your face. If that’s the case, then I highly suggest stopping by Natalie’s blog. She lives in California with her husband and puts together posts and inspiration for 20-something women, although I’m sure she would welcome women of all ages to pop on by. If you haven’t checked out Natalie’s blog, please stop on over and … Read More

A Day in the Life…

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A few days ago, Tanja put together a blog post about what her daily routine looks like. I’m always so fascinated by posts showing how everyone goes about their day-to-day, and I thought it might be high time to share a look into how things go down in our house.  {Breakfast is by far my favorite meal of the day. And most of the time, Joey and I take time to have breakfast together.} A typical weekday goes a little … Read More

Salmon Salad Pizza

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Hey everyone! How was your weekend? Joe and I had friends over on Saturday night to watch the Broncos game and eat chili. And as an added surprise, my mom joined us for the weekend. And although the Broncos lost, it helped to have company (and ice cream) around to keep us from feeling the pain of the loss too much. And since my mom was around this weekend, we took advantage of having her snap a photo of us … Read More