July 2020 in Review

Hello, my friends! How’s everyone doing? We survived a hot month and another 31 days of this pandemic. I almost didn’t write this month’s post for two reasons: (1) my time management skills have not improved 😉 and (2) it’s just been emotionally rough for me these days. As an introvert, I’m kind of built…

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June 2020 in Review

Happy Summer and happy July, my friends! How are you? How are you holding up? I don’t know about you, but June felt both long and short. It flew by in some ways and stood still in others. Maybe it’s because of the lack of normalcy and heavier emotions, but I’m ready to start a…

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RECIPE: Baked “Breaded” Zucchini Sticks

This recipe is a LONG time coming. If you’ve been a reader here for a while, you might remember a recipe of mine from four years ago for Raw “Breaded” Italian Zucchini Chips. While I seriously adore that recipe and the bite size crispiness, not everyone has a dehydrator. And quite honestly, sometimes most times…

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May 2020 in Review

Hello, my friends and happy JUNE! As I’m sure many of you can relate, I’ve been losing track of days. Birthdays, holidays, and deadlines (such as this very blog post) have been sneaking up on me! I guess that’s bound to happen during times like these. How have you been? How are you holding up?…

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April 2020 in Review

Hello, my friends, and happy May! How is everyone holding up?? I hope you’ve been able find some happiness, humor, and light through these times ❤ Each and every one of us is missing something…whether it’s seeing extended family and/or friends, sitting down at a favorite coffee shop or restaurant, visiting the library, or maybe…

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March 2020 in Review

Hello, my friends! Happy Spring and happy April! I hope this post finds you in good spirits and health. If you saw my previous post from a last week, you already know some of the ways I’ve been spending my time – ways to help keep my anxiety and depression at bay. It’s definitely a…

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In Times of Uncertainty and Isolation

I haven’t opened my daily planner in weeks and while a part of me finds that refreshing, the other part of me is internally freaking out because, well…I’m a planner. I write things down, I love to be organized, and I like knowing what’s coming up. That’s not to say a little spontaneity isn’t appreciated,…

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RECIPE: Roasted Onion White Bean Dip

Our Instant Pot® has received a lot more love over these last few months with making a couple batches of beans each week. We usually cook up a big batch of chickpeas for hummus and save some to roast up to top our salads with. A couple of months ago, we ran out of dried…

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February 2020 in Review

Hello, my friends and happy March! Yet another month flew by and I failed to get those recipes up…again. Need to shift my priorities for sure! We spent a lot more time outside with it being such a mild month weather-wise, it seriously felt more like spring so we took full advantage of it. In…

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January 2020 in Review

Hello, my friends and happy February!! How are you?? I think last month I worked my body too hard – a little increased stress and not sleeping enough (which took a toll on my immune system) that I got sick! Started with a couple of days of fever, body aches and chills and ended with…

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