one pot stuffed pepper skillet

December 4, 2014
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Can I tell you how weird it felt to be taking “nice” pictures of food yesterday? I don’t think I have actually done food photography in at least a year – probably more – so I was pleasantly surprised when I remembered how to use my camera in its manual setting. The other night when […]

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november stitch fix

December 3, 2014
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Even though it’s December, I received my “November” Stitch Fix on Monday. I’m not much of a fashionista (not much = not at all), but I love getting my Stitch Fix boxes every month. It’s like Christmas when that box shows up on my doorstep! I wasn’t all too impressed with my box this month. […]

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you asked: changes in my eating

December 2, 2014

Isn’t it funny how things can change over the course of a few years? It’s interesting to look back, to see what our priorities are/were in the past and how it has changed due to circumstances over time. A lot has changed in my eating over the past few years. Some might say it’s for […]

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meals for the week 11.30-12.5

December 1, 2014

I had the HARDEST time coming up with a meal plan for this week. Apparently after Thanksgiving, I am completely unable to think of meals that don’t involve turkey, mashed potatoes, and broccoli casserole with gobs of cheese and butter. Which is why I reeeeealllly had to come up with some good meals for this […]

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scenes from thanksgiving weekend

December 1, 2014
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Hi everyone! I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. I, for one, know it felt amazing to truly sign off and not open my computer once in five days. We all need a little break sometimes, and mine was much needed. This long weekend was so nice to spend some extra time with my […]

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reader survey results!

November 26, 2014

I am not going to lie, I was pretty nervous about putting a survey out there for you all to take. I don’t even know why I was nervous because I have the best readers in the entire world. The entire time I was reading through all of the comments you all left me, I […]

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the “four” survey

November 25, 2014

One day of conferences down, one to go! Despite the long day yesterday, I am feeling even more on the mend than I did yesterday. I can’t deny it either – I love parent/teacher conferences. Getting to talk with parents about their kids is one of my favorite things to do. It’s quite an eye […]

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sick weekend & meals for the week

November 24, 2014
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Happy Thanksgiving week! (to people in the US anyway ) This weekend definitely had its ups and downs. On Friday, my mom and I went to go see Mockingjay Part I and it was absolutely amazing. Anyone else see it yet? Thoughts? I’m not going to lie – I forgot about a few things that […]

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fun facts friday

November 21, 2014
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1. Chicago has been bitterly cold this week – like, January style temperatures. I don’t think the wind chill has gotten up past 10! All I have to say is, at least I don’t live in Buffalo, NY! 2. MOCKINGJAY!!!! Anyone else going to see it over the weekend? My mom and I are going […]

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gift guide for her – christmas 2014

November 20, 2014
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Anyone else always at a loss for when your family members ask what you want for Christmas? Yeah, me too. I always give it a little thought about a week before Christmas because the Husband needs (aka: wants) a detailed list with links to what I want. I can’t say I blame him – I […]

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