Week two of our Whole30 Challenge flew past me in a blur, so we are actually on Day 20 today! I cannot believe how quickly it’s going now. To read about the reason we are doing the Whole 30 & Week One, click here. So, this week I definitely have seen an increase in energy, although I’m still wishing for some caffeine every morning. My to-do list has gotten whittled down in a MAJOR way, which tells me I have more energy than I’ve seen in a long time. We still have not suffered any side ... Read More about Whole 30: Week Two
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I’m deep in the heart of week four of the Whole30 program, and I can see the finish line from here. Since I have cooked nearly 90 meals in my kitchen over the past 30 days, I thought I could share some Whole30 cooking tips that I’ve found for making meal prep go faster. I love to cook, and I will admit that I’ve always been a bit of a kitchen gadget hoarder. My motto is to invest in high-quality gadgets so you don’t have to replace them every other year. I have seriously been using some of ... Read More about Ten Best Gadgets for Whole30 and Paleo Kitchens
image source That graphic above sure caught my attention. Did it catch yours? So, let's talk about it. Last week my husband and I decided to try the Whole30 Challenge, pretty much on a whim. That’s the best way to start a challenge like this one, because if you let yourself think about it too much beforehand you could totally psych yourself out of doing it. If you’re not familiar with the Whole30 challenge, here is the gist of “the rules”: No sugar or sweeteners, no grains, no ... Read More about The Whole30; Week one
In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a little bit obsessed with state shaped items. I love the shape of my home state of Alabama. There are a few states in our Union that have easily recognizable shapes, and I feel like Alabama is one of them. It's a mirror image of Mississippi, so I guess that could be confusing to some. But for someone born and raised in the Great State of Alabama I am a big fan of decorating my house with Bama pride. You might have noticed this cutting board in yesterday’s ... Read More about State themed Projects are all over the map!
If you're looking for a last minute Christmas cookie idea, these fun Christmas trees put a festive twist on a classic sugar cookie. If you're pinched for time, you could easily use a sugar cookie mix (this one by Betty Crocker is my fave!). Storebought rolls of dough would work, also. However. If you've been watching a marathon of Holiday Baking Championship on Food Network and you reeeeeeally wanna make some homemade sugar cookies, this recipe is SUPER simple. (and oh so delicious!) ... Read More about Easy! Sugar Cookie Christmas Trees