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Happy Labor Day!

I hope you all have had a wonderful Labor Day weekend! Ours was pretty low-key, but still fun. Labor Day is bittersweet for me because I see it as the end of summer, but I also get to welcome fall which is my absolute favorite time of the year. The temperatures are cooler, hoodies/sweaters + jeans + boots are the norm, football season starts, crockpot soups, beautiful falling leaves, our anniversary & PUMPKIN everything. I just love it! I could gush about fall all day, but I’ll save you :). (more…)

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Healthy Dinners

Life sure has gotten interesting around here! Our sweet little Reesie cup is into EVERYTHING.

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Cute & Mischievous

I knew this would happen, but boy i didn’t think it would happen so soon. We love seeing her mind put two and two together, such as pulling a kids chair out a little so she can use it to assist her standing. You read that, right! She is pulling herself up onto most everything she can, including us and she tries with Jack but he’s not too fond of it.

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Reese loves playing with Daddy!

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She sure is adorable!

To keep up with fast crawler, we need fuel! What better way to fuel your body than by eating clean? We aren’t perfect with our eating, but we try our best. We both feel better when we eat lean protein, fruits, veggies, complex carbs, and limited dairy. (The limited dairy part would kill Ryan, so I leave it alone .)

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I feel so much healthier when my diet is clean.

My dilemma…I love to cook, except on days that I worked all day. When I’ve been gone all day, all I want to do is cuddle with Reese until she goes to bed. So, planning our meals in advance sets us up for success.

On days that I’m gone all I typically will do a crockpot meal or Ryan will cook dinner. This avoids wanting to resort to takeout or pizza on a regular basis. If you’re looking for some new food ideas, below are some of our favorite lunches, dinners and OH MY GOSH…a dessert.
P.S. We LOVE pizza, but I would prefer to make it myself because I know what’s in it and I can load it up with veggies.

Healthy Lunches

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Chicken, Egg & Avocado:

Chicken, Egg & Avocado: TJ’s canned chicken (in water), 1 HB egg & 1/4 avocado

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Black Bean, Corn, Peppers & Avocado Salad (I do typically use only 3 tbs of olive oil)

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Healthy Dessert

This is one of my favorite dessert recipes of all time! It makes single serving cake and it is husband-approved! I have made it at least 10 times when one of us has a sweet tooth that night. It’s quick, easy and healthy, but the best part is that I’m not turning to an entire bag of chocolate chips to satisfy my sweet tooth.

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Mixing the “cake”

New Hair!!

I was getting so bored with my hair, so I decided to change it up. I have loved a little blonde in my hair and red, so I wasn’t sure which way I wanted to go until a few hours before my hair appointment. With the sun shining outside, I knew I had to try a bronde ombre look, especially because my hair gets lighter in the summer. I love it!!

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My new ombre hair & my first in-home client session. Saturday was a good day!

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New ombre hair!

Happy spring!