July 2012

Time for another leap

July 31, 2012
kids in Ethiopia - Food for the Hungry

I got a call while picking Joe up from school today that Fox News in Phoenix wanted me to come to the studio to do an interview about the FH Bloggers trip to Ethiopia. Gulp. The interview is tomorrow morning at 9:40. Double gulp. To some of you, this might not be a big deal. […]

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A Simple Marinated Salad

July 30, 2012
Simple Marinated Salad

One of my favorite things to do with fresh summer veggies is to chop them up and throw them together for a simple marinated salad.  Drizzle a little olive oil and vinegar on top, stir in a shake of salt and pepper, and marinate until dinner.  Fresh, simple, beautiful.  The marinated salad. Serve with spicy […]

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Our Weekend in 3 Words

July 29, 2012

Pajamas. Olympics. Thunderstorms. In other words, just what I needed. For a family who doesn’t watch much TV, we’ve had NBCOlympics.com streaming live all morning and into the afternoon.  The kids are leaping and doing somersaults while watching gymnastics, practicing their dives while watching volleyball, and shouting “You’s A!”  We even spread a blanket on […]

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Thankful Thursdays Week: 29 – Taking a few days off

July 26, 2012
Food & Fitness : Inspired RD

Whenever I’m asked to describe my job, I end up telling the person who asked just how thankful I am that I set my own hours, share my passions, and get to stay home with my kids while I do it. I am so grateful for this job. But every so often, I realize that […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Beauty

July 24, 2012

One of my favorite photos from the trip. (photo by David Molnar)

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Do what you can…

July 23, 2012
Do what you can...

I’ve been home from Ethiopia for a week now. Through the rollercoaster of emotions, thoughts, and memories, one theme has emerged. I’ve been hearing it in my own mind, it was talked about at church yesterday, and was articulated beautifully by fellow FH blogger Kristen Howerton this morning. The theme? DO WHAT YOU CAN. It’s […]

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Ecocentric Mom Founder’s Box

July 22, 2012
Ecocentric Mom Subscription - A great way to find new eco-friendly products for mom and baby!

This weekend I received my very first Ecocentric Mom box in the mail.  I was so excited to see what was inside! I opened the box to find an array of natural, organic and eco-friendly products to try. There were also a few extras for being a founding member, including a cotton sport pack, a […]

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Simple No-Cook Summer Meal ::: White Bean Salad

July 20, 2012
White Bean Salad - A perfect no-cook summer meal from Inspired RD

I ate a lot of meat in Ethiopia.  A lot.  Many times it was my only safe gluten-free option.  As tasty as it was, I was more than ready for some fresh fruits and vegetables when I got home.  This week I’ve been devouring bell peppers, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, strawberries, apples, and grapes.  When I […]

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Thankful Thursdays: Week 28 – What do we do now?

July 19, 2012
ethiopian feet

No one said it would be this hard.  The re-entry.  Attempting to reconcile what I’ve seen with how I live.  Sure, missionaries who’ve spent months or years in a faraway land deal with this stuff, but the 7-day crew?  Ours was a whirlwind trip.  We barely had a chance to let it all sink in […]

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Home Sweet Home

July 18, 2012
welcome home hug

After 30+ hours of traveling, including sprinting through the Amsterdam airport and an unplanned stop in Iceland for a medical emergency, I finally made it home. Through my loopy haze, I spotted these two cuties. I was so excited to see my family, and so out of it that I forgot to get my checked […]

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