a few of my favorites

I haven't been posting too many new recipes lately because we've mostly been eating tried and true… [more]

a few of my favorites a few of my favorites

just a few new finds

I don’t have too much time to blab on today, as I’m trying my darndest to focus on my proposal, … [more]

just a few new finds just a few new finds

learning to un-plan

Last night was a wonderful example of good things that can happen when I don’t plan all the time! … [more]

learning to un-plan learning to un-plan

going crazy with CSS

Whew!  I’ve been trying to work on designing the new template for many hours today and I think my… [more]

going crazy with CSS going crazy with CSS

it’s already Friday?

Usually the weeks just draaaaag for me, but for some reason this one flew by!  Maybe because it was… [more]

it’s already Friday? it’s already Friday?

southern safari

After a lazy morning, and a quick stop at Chik-fil-A for lunch, we all headed to Lazy 5, a local animal… [more]

southern safari southern safari

new favorite

Happy Wednesday!  I just found my new favorite squash and it’s name is KABOCHA!!! I was first… [more]

new favorite new favorite

Carbs are good

Yes! Carbohydrates are an integral component to an active lifestyle, especially for endurance athletes. … [more]

Carbs are good Carbs are good

it’s really over

My first realization to the end of summer was the giant chunk of change that was gone from my pocket… [more]

it’s really over it’s really over

pesto potato salad and layered dip

by Kristen :) on September 22, 2013

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Happy first day of Autumn!!  I can’t believe we finally had a pretty cool morning for the first time today.  Imagine that :) I like when it starts cooling down but the moment it gets super chilly I’m wishing for summer again.  Spring and Summer with lots of sunshine are definitely my favorite months :) If you still have the chance to grab some basil and fresh tomatoes before they are gone till next summer, definitely whip up this easy pesto potato salad.  It is great for get togethers as a refreshing side dish or main. [More Yum →]


one pot wonder – bacon wrapped pesto chicken

by Kristen :) on August 4, 2013

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Hi there!  How is everyone’s weekend winding down? Chris and I have been pack, pack, packing away and getting everything ready for moving next week.  I’ve been trying to keep dinners super simple in order to save time for moving.  This dish is awesome because it’s pretty simple and all the cooking is done in one multi-use pot. Yes, please!

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home sweet home

by Kristen :) on July 15, 2013

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Oh boy it has been a long time, hasn’t it?  It’s been a little crazy around here with work, traveling, attending the Young Living Essential Oils Conference and getting ready to move!!!  We definitely just signed the last round of papers for our new house. I can’t believe we are going to have a home soon!  We had a townhouse before which was really nice and I’m excited and nervous to actually have a free standing house.  Here’s a sneek peak of a few pictures the previous owners posted.  [More Yum →]


roasted brussels sprouts

by Kristen :) on May 29, 2013

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Hey there!  Did you hate brussels sprouts as a kid or still don’t really like them?  I didn’t really not like them, but didn’t eat them very often. Chris hated them when he was a kid (and rarely ate vegetables!). Boy were we wrong. This recipe is super easy, delicious and we love them now.  I’m sure a little crispy bacon helps too ;)   [More Yum →]