Sunday, October 2, 2016

Early fall layering for the win

If you follow me on Instagram, you'll have seen a sneak peek of this outfit a couple weeks ago, literally the second the temperatures started to cool off, because I was so excited for fall!

Fall is finally here! Finally!! Between pumpkin spice everything, and cozy layering pieces this just might be my favorite time of the year. Actually scratch that, fall is totally my favorite time of year! (Don't even get me started on the Trader Joe's pumpkin spice goodies, I may have gone a little crazy).

Even though it's officially "fall" here in Boise, we've still been getting some wildly varying temperatures. It's easy to forget that this is actual desert out here! So days tend to be warm, and evenings/nights cool down like crazy. I've taken to wearing a light layer on top of my summer sundresses, and switching out my wedges for heeled booties to give my outfits a little more fall vibe, without roasting to death! 

Outfit Details:

Dress: Vintage 90's // Booties: ? // Tassel Necklace: Wal Mart (I know! Their style game has been on point lately!) // Cardigan: Thrifted from Goodwill // Gold bag: Gap (also thrifted)

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Gluten-Free fluffy drop biscuits recipe

Gluten-Free fluffy drop biscuits recipe

Now that fall is officially here (yay!!), I've been craving warm, hearty food in the worst way. An absolute family favorite are fluffy drop biscuits covered in creamy sausage gravy or slathered in butter and jam in the morning. Oh my yum.

Since we're still trying to eat mostly paleo/gluten-free foods, I decided to see if I could make a good gluten-free version of my super simple, tasty drop biscuits recipe. And it turns out I can! Gluten-free baking has come a looooong way from when it started, let me tell you. These were perfect, you literally could not even tell them apart! Better yet, my kids wolfed them down the next morning with butter and jam on their way out the door to go to school.

So today I'm excited to share this easy and really, really yummy recipe for gluten-free drop biscuits with you guys! But first, some delicious pictures: 

Gluten-Free fluffy drop biscuits recipe
Gluten-Free fluffy drop biscuits recipe
Gluten-Free fluffy drop biscuits recipe

  Click through for the recipe!

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Three tips for talking to your daughter about puberty

Look at that face. That sweet, innocent little face (don't let her fool you, the sass on that woman could tranquilize and elephant)
I realized something recently, as I was shopping IN THE WOMEN'S SECTION OF THE STORE for my little pre-teen; I need to discuss puberty with her. Like, yesterday. 
I can't pretend that as her mother this didn't make me break out in a cold sweat. Not because we haven't laid the ground work for a good conversation, but because I can't believe how quickly the last years of her life have gone, or how quickly these changes are going to happen. Where did the time go?
So I have to have the talk with her. The first thing we did was discuss bra shopping. Because hey, that's a good place to start, right? Everyone loves shopping, and bras are fun, sort of. It went a little something like this:
Me: Hey girlie! Guess what? We're going to go pick you out your very own bra soon!
Her: Oh my GOD MOM, WHY?!?!
Me: ...uhhh
Her: Can't I just not do that?
Me: No, honey, trust me it'll be cool. 
Her: You're so random. I don't want a bra yet. That's not cool at all.
So as you can see, that went swimmingly, and I rock at being a Mom. 

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Enjoying the last few days of sundress season? Me too! With a thrift store outfit for under $20!

Here in Idaho, it's getting a little cooler one day at a time. Don't get me wrong, it's still more then warm enough to wear a dress, but I can sense the oncoming fall temps and am already dreaming of Pumpkin Spice Latte's (I might even be sipping one as we speak...). But as excited as I am for fall, I'm still going to get every last day of sundress season out of our weather that I can!

So today I'm sharing one of my outfits from last week (if you follow me on Instagram, you already saw a sneak peek!), with the bonus that this one is 100% thrifted! I'll share the outfit total cost with you at the end of the post, but first check out more details:

Outfit details after the click!

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Indian Spiced Yogurt Marinated Chicken Recipe!

Indian Spiced Yogurt Marinated Chicken Recipe!

You guys, I'm finally doing it. I'm sharing one of my family's favorite recipes. After months of 'fine tuning' (read: eating it at least once a week) I actually managed to stave off the hungry hordes long enough to take some pictures. Huzzah!

Indian Spiced Yogurt Marinated Chicken Recipe!
Indian Spiced Yogurt Marinated Chicken Recipe!

This recipe for Indian spiced yogurt marinated chicken is something I came up with after combining several Indian style dishes into a cobbled-together recipe of curry spiced deliciousness. It's tasty, creamy, spicy and flavored without being too peppery hot, and a huge hit with kids and adults alike! No, seriously, my kids even love this. 

Keep reading for the full recipe:
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

FleetFeet Meridian and Ladies Night Out at the Village!

You guys might remember, this year I started coordinating with The Village in Meridian for their monthly Ladies' Night Out events! I've been having a blast working with local business owners and getting to meet awesome women in the Boise area. Last month I collaborated with Sur la Table, and this month I was super excited to work with FleetFeet Meridian!

Can I just say, that Brandon and his wife (the owners of our local FleetFeet) are probably some of the nicest, most genuine people I've ever met. They really truly care about the people that walk their their doors, and it just radiates from everything they do. They want people to love fitness as much as they do, and they work hard to make sure that everyone feels comfortable and included in their store. These are the kind of people I absolutely love supporting!

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Monday, August 8, 2016

3 ingredient back to school granola bars recipe

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Back to school season is upon us! And that means rushed mornings where a leisurely breakfast is a distant dream. One of my favorite ways to make sure my kids (and I!) get something in our systems in the mornings are granola bars. Who doesn't love a good granola bar?

The problem is that a lot of granola bars contain tons of extra sugar, or frosting, or are basically tiny cakes pressed into little rectangles. Read the nutrition information on a box of store-bought granola bars sometime, you'll never look at them the same way again! 

I came up with this recipe for three ingredient recipe for homemade granola bars, using healthy breakfast cereal (so it already has all the good stuff packed in it!) as the base. They're quick and easy to make, and odds are you already have the ingredients laying around! 

Keep reading for the full recipe! 

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