A Year in Gratitude (part I)

I dedicate this post to my soul sister “weirdo” – may we always live a life filled with gratitude and find joy in the simple things. Thank you for waking me up, Karina. xo I’m also dedicating this post to Tonya – you taught me about the beauty of unlikely friendships and to have faith.…

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RECIPE: Spirulina Bites

These little bites are packed with protein, vitamins, and minerals which makes them the perfect snack for a picky eater or a quick boost after a workout! Spirulina is one of our top superfoods that we always have stocked in our pantry as it contains an abundance of nutrients. Here’s the label from our Spirulina…

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RECIPE: Raw Ranch Kale Chips

I’m not exaggerating when I say that we go through 5-6 bunches of organic kale a week. My body literally craves it! Our favorite ways to enjoy kale: lightly sauteed, thrown in a smoothie, salads and kale chips! The possibilities are endless when it comes to chip flavors and since we’ve been on a big…

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RECIPE: Parmesan Crusted Chickpeas

Anytime I’m able to sneak a little extra protein into Willow’s food, I do it. I’ve gotten a lot of questions about why we’re so protein obsessed and when it comes to Willow, we need to make sure she’s getting enough. Our naturopath concluded last year that Willow struggles with protein absorption, so her meals…

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REVIEW: September Favorites

Hello, friends! I don’t know about you, but September flew by faster than any month so far. Hard to believe that the holidays are fast approaching. You’ll be happy to hear that this post isn’t nearly as long as my Summer Favorites round-up! We didn’t try very many new products and my list of books…

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Unplug to Reconnect

I have been unplugged from social media for over a week now. One full week. It was never my intention, but after two getaways with my family where I didn’t use my phone for anything other than texting, I came to a sad realization. We, as a society (myself included), spend far too much time…

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Vegan Camping with a Toddler and Neurotic Dog

***If you have zero interest in reading about our actual adventure and only care to see what we packed (along with tips), please scroll to the end. Tuesday, September 8, 2015: Most parents would opt for backyard camping or close enough to home for their first outing with a three-year old (and a neurotic rescue…

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RECIPE: PB&J Oats

It’s been a LONG time since I’ve written a blog post! This summer is flying by and it’s been a hot one, which means less time experimenting in our little kitchen. We ban the use of the oven once the temps get into the 80’s (we don’t have AC) and we’ve had several days of…

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Motherhood Truth: “Picky Eaters”

Since becoming a mother, I have faced more criticism in these last three years than my entire 36 years combined. From our parenting style, to lifestyle choices and what we feed our child.  Social media has a way of distorting reality – more often than not, unrealistic pictures are painted leaving some of us more open and…

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Love, Strength and Learning

On the night you were born, the moon smiled with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered, “Life will never be the same.” Because there had never been anyone like you… ever in the world. {{On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman}} These last few…

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