Plan your Summer Cookout {with essential oils}

Today I'm teaming up with my Young Living blog buddies to bring you a virtual summer BBQ with recipes using essential oils.  We are hosting a facebook party tonight starting at 8 pm CST (that's 9 pm Eastern) if you want to join us over there.  There will be some incredible recipes shared as well as awesome essential oil giveaways!   Click here to RSVP for the facebook party Did you guys know you can use essential oils in recipes? I had no idea you could cook with essential oils … [Read more...]

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15 Tempting Thanksgiving Desserts

Ok guys. Less than one week until Thanksgiving. Time to start scanning Pinterest like a madwoman to figure out what we are taking to the potluck. Have you made your game plan yet?  In the past few years, my husband has developed a severe peanut/tree nut allergy, so Thanksgiving is like walking through a land-mine for him. I've been looking around on Pinterest for nut-free Thanksgiving desserts that will not cause him any issues. It's way harder than it looks because nuts and … [Read more...]

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Apple Recipes to Try this Fall

Two years ago I was sitting in the middle of an apple orchard in Wisconsin, u-picking apples straight off the trees and reveling in the cool, crisp air.  I LOVED our Wisconsin vacation so much, and now every time I think of apple recipes, I'm reminded of that fun 10th anniversary vacation. I think about that vacation so very often because it was such a turning point in our lives. Do you ever have moments that you can pinpoint as THE moment when something changed in your life? These … [Read more...]

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Ultimate Halloween Desserts to Flop Your Lips On

Planning a Halloween party soon?  Any ghoul knows that the best part of a Halloween party are the devilish desserts. We went to a FUN Halloween party that was all decked out with tricks and treats, including a pumpkin puking spinach dip (awesome)... And "Goblinade" punch. Inside there were bloody handprints on all the doors and skeletons at the dining table. It was awesome!  The kids loved it. But the part the kids loved the most were the desserts. Today I've got a … [Read more...]

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15 Easy Pumpkin Desserts for Thanksgiving

Fall is finally here, which means just one important thing: pumpkin spice everything!  Looking for delicious pumpkin recipes to get your fall flavor fix? Here's fifteen of the yummiest I've seen anywhere on the internet.  Caramel Pumpkin Cake from Living Healthy With Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Chip Muffins from Feeding My Addiction Pumpkin cheesecake bars from Friday is Cake Night Pumpkin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies from New to the Table Pumpkin Maca … [Read more...]

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Simple School Lunches for Normal People

School is in full swing here, which means I have spent a lot of minutes staring blankly into my pantry with a puzzled look on my face, trying to figure out what I should be putting in my son's lunchbox. If I'm being honest, with everything that's been going on in our lives lately, I filled up his lunchroom credit card with cash and let him buy anything he wants from the cafeteria, which is usually a cheeseburger, Doritos and an ice cream sandwich.  :/ Not good. Finally I decided to … [Read more...]

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15 Delightful Blueberry Recipes for Summer

Yesterday I gave you 15 Strawberry Dessert recipes to help you use up all those summer berries. Today let's talk out how to use up all those blueberries that are on sale in the grocery stores and ripening on the vine right now. Here are 15 Delightful Blueberry Dessert Recipes to give you lots of yummy options, from oatmeal to shortcake: Blueberry Muffin Overnight Oats from Fit Foodie Finds Blueberry Muffin Recipe from Inspired Taste Lemon Blueberry Bread from Glorious … [Read more...]

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Flank Steak Rollups Recipe {Low Carb}

With just three weeks to go before I have to teach a class at the Haven Conference in Atlanta and take a million selfies with 400 DIY bloggers, I'm desperate to shed some of my non-budging baby weight. So, I started a 90 Day Low Carb Challenge with a bunch of my best girlfriends. (Nothing like waiting until 20 days before an event to start the 90 Day Challenge.) One of my friends has recently lost a lot of weight following the ketogenic diet plan, so she has inspired all of use to give it a try. … [Read more...]

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Comfort Food: Alabama Pot Roast

I was born and raised in Alabama, so there’s one thing I know all about.  Comfort foods.  We may not top the charts in education or dental hygiene here in this state, but if there’s one thing we excel at, it's GOOD FOOD.  I started cooking in my Granny’s kitchen at an early age beside my mom and aunts, learning how to peel potatoes and roll out biscuit dough.  This pot roast is one of my family favorites, so I figured I’d share it with the world because it’s incredibly simple to make, and it … [Read more...]

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15 Quick & Easy Back to School Lunch Ideas

Looking for some simple Back-to-School lunch ideas? Here's 15 of my favorites from around the web. I'm trying to find some good recipes for Garrett's school lunches, and I thought you might like some of these ideas, too! I love the idea of a "bento box" lunch- which basically means all the food is divided up in little containers so it doesn't touch. Some of these are a little too fancy for his taste, but I know I could adapt them to work for his lunchbox. 2 Hamburger Steaks & … [Read more...]

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