May 2018 Favorites

Hello, friends!!! Happy JUNE! As always, last month flew by way too fast…but it was a great month. I won’t bore you with too many rambles, but I will say that the highlight of May (and the year so far) was getting to finally meet one of my favorite friends in real life!!!!! I met…

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April 2018 Favorites

Hello, friends!!! Happy May! Did you all have a great month?? April brought us beautiful, summer-like weather, fun projects, and a six-year-old. I surprised Willow by making a mini layer cake using Natalie’s Easy Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe…I doubled the recipe and made a dozen cupcakes and then poured the rest of the batter into…

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Grain-Free Snickerdoodles

Crispy outer edges, buttery, pillow-y, soft + chewy center with the perfect amount of sweet and salty. I think these might be my new favorite chocolate-free cookie! Willow was skeptical at first because they were missing chocolate chips or a chocolate coating, but I convinced her to take a bite…she went back for a second…

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March 2018 Favorites

Happy April, my lovely friends!! How have you been? We’re officially counting down the days until Willow turns SIX!! Just under two weeks away…it’s crazy how fast time flies! A couple of weeks ago, my Mom asked what was on Willow’s birthday list and I relayed this question to Willow. Her response was, “I’m not…

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Chai Spiced Buckwheat Pancakes

Hello! Talk about sharing this way later than I had “planned.” I actually had this all scheduled to post early last week, but then I decided I wasn’t the biggest fan of the photos (I really never am) AND then a few days ago I wanted to try one last adjustment…I cut two ingredients and…

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Our (Vegan) Kitchen Staples

Hello, friends! The most visited post here on my little blog is one I published four years ago and in it I shared my top must haves. Things have changed a little since then and since I’ve also been asked about some of my kitchen staples, I thought I’d share a peek into what our…

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January 2018 Favorites

Hello! Happy February! I hope you all had a great January and that you’re staying warm. We’ve had a really strange winter so far…no snow and mild temps 40’s and 50’s…even a day near 70 earlier this week! I’m not complaining, but we’d really love for Willow to be able to enjoy her new snow…

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Peppermint Mocha Cookies

Where are my crispy cookie fans at??? Willow won’t be joining us at this cookie party because she claims these are too crispy for her…yet she will plow through those Simple Mills cookies like nothing, which are waaay crispier than these. Life with a five year old (insert the eye rolling emoji). She will, however,…

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Pumpkin Cheesecake with Pecan Cookie Crust

Hi, my name is Mandy and I’m REALLY late to the pumpkin game. I had to squeeze it in before Thanksgiving was over because pumpkin will then be a thing of the past and we’ll be bombarded with all things Christmas and minty. Truth is, I’ve actually created a handful of pumpkin goodies this season,…

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October 2017 Favorites

Hello, friends!! Happy November! Good news…I’m typing most of this from our computer (cue happy dancing)! Bad news….I can’t upload photos to the computer, so we’re dealing with low quality phone pics again, but hey, I’ll take what I can get! Before I dive into the highlights and favorites from October, I wanted to share…

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