Thursday, October 23, 2014

Have You Tried this New Workout Trend?

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We've talked before about the importance of exercise, but since we've moved out to the country, I've been finding it extremely hard to squeeze in a workout. Normally, my favorite form of exercise is a brisk walk, but people drive too fast down our road, and the threat of unleashed dogs looms around every corner, making a simple walk feel like a dangerous endeavor...

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

What are Your Go-to After School Snacks?

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Every day after school Grace and I have the same conversation: She tells me that she's hungry, I ask her what she wants and she replies, "I don't know what we have..."
The thing is, we have the exact same foods to snack on every day. Our go-to favorites are apples with peanut butter, sliced pears, our favorite coconut yogurt with some frozen berries tossed in or saltine crackers and slices of cheddar cheese. 
Lately, though, I'd like to surprise her by having something new to offer. I just don't know what! What kinds of snacks do your kids love?  What about you? Do you find that you offer your children the same snacks your parents offered you, or do you choose completely different types of food? 


PS: On-the-go breakfast ideas. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A Trick for Quieting a Fussy Baby

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My friend Amy has a great trick for quieting a fussy baby, and I'd love to share it with you...

Pretty Shoes for Fall

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I'm always on the lookout for pretty, every day shoes and these moccasins look like the perfect kicks for fall. After all what could be better than feeling like you're wearing your slippers all day but still looking effortlessly fashionable?

What are your go-to shoes this fall?

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Best Granola

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Have you ever tried making homemade granola?  I've made it a dozen times, but each batch has fallen short of my expectations. Either the oats are still a little chewy (I like them crunchy!), there's not enough raisins or the sweet/salty balance is a little off. It's so annoying, and I was about to completely give up on homemade granola, but I decided to give it one more shot, and man, am I glad that I did!
Not only is this classic granola a cinch to put together, the end results are absolutely perfect. You're gonna love it.
Here's how to make it...