Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Sides

November 26, 2014
Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Sides | InspiredRD for Van's Foods

I’m sharing some kid-friendly Thanksgiving side dishes on Van’s Foods blog today. Click on the photos to see the recipes! Also, if you have been looking into the MuTu System for diastasis recti, this weekend you can grab the program for 40% off! Sale starts tomorrow and goes through Monday.   Happy Thanksgiving!     […]

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Simple Thankful Tree

November 23, 2014
How to make a simple Thankful Tree with your kids for Thanksgiving |

I wanted to do a Thanksgiving project with the kids that focused on being grateful for all the little and big things in life. As I started to peruse Pinterest, I realized that A) I didn’t want to spend a ton of money, and B) I didn’t want to spend a ton of time. So […]

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Gluten-Free Wild Rice Stuffing

November 20, 2014
Gluten-Free Wild Rice Stuffing |

It’s the best meal of the year: Thanksgiving Dinner. I’m getting excited right now just thinking about it. The turkey, the mashed potatoes, the stuffing…it’s all so wonderful. I remember my first Thanksgiving after getting married. There were only four of us celebrating in a tiny apartment, but the table was loaded with food. We […]

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When your plate fills up, it’s time to simplify

November 19, 2014
When your plate fills up, it's time to simplify

Last year I wrote about life getting crazy and the urge to clean off my plate. Maybe it’s a November thing, but I feel the need to do it again. I try to be as intentional as I can about my time and commitments. I do my best to say no to good things so […]

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Easy Party Appetizer: Nuts with Goat Cheese and Grapes

November 16, 2014
Easy Party Appetizer: Grapes, Goat Cheese and Nuts |

Last week I hosted a Noonday Collection trunk show. My friend Sarah drove up from Tucson so we could have fun trying on all the beautiful jewelry Noonday has to offer. I only added a few fifteen things to my Christmas wishlist. I set out a few simple appetizers for the guests. We had popcorn, antipasto bites, […]

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Sometimes it’s ok to break the rules

November 10, 2014
Sometimes it's ok to break the rules |

“Mom can we start today with painting?” I hesitated. After lecturing him last week on how homeschooling means there is no set schedule. On how he needs to be flexible in his expectations. That “school” is never really over. I almost said no. To the kid who does what is expected. Most of the time without […]

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Tiny glimpses of Heaven

November 7, 2014
Tiny glimpses of Heaven |

Sometimes I’ll be going about my day, just my normal everyday activities of teaching, writing, cleaning, cooking, when all at once my breath catches and I see Heaven shining down on my kitchen. Nothing out of the ordinary is happening, but all of a sudden it’s like someone flushed out my eyeballs because I can so clearly see […]

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Thankfulness Lately

November 5, 2014
Thankfulness Lately |

I haven’t been blogging as much lately because I’ve been enjoying wider margins in my life. And I count that as a very good thing. So today I pause and give thanks for the joy and peace found in little moments. For gluten-free chicken & waffles, kale chips, and a date who shares. For an […]

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Paleo Turkey Chili

October 30, 2014
Paleo Turkey Chili in the Crockpot | #glutenfree

My favorite part of Halloween is probably the annual “make-the-face-of-your-pumpkin” photo. That never gets old. What does get old? The heat. I know, we choose to live here, but can’t I just wear a scarf once in the month of October? No? Ok fine. I’ll just take my whiny self into the air-conditioned house and curl […]

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Finding life in the margins

October 27, 2014
Finding life in the margins |

You know when I feel the most run down? The most anxious? The most stuck? When my life has no margins. To have margins means to be thoughtful in scheduling. Not living a life so busy that everything is back-to-back-to-back-to-back. To have margins means making time for breathers throughout the day, or if it is a […]

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