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    I Must Find Balance, Christmas is Here, My Empath Struggles, Time for Energy Management, & Super Duper Superfood Holiday Smoothie Bowl

    Guys…I seriously don’t know why I can’t blog weekly like I used to. I mean. I did it for a full year!  What happened to me?  Oh wait…work got busy. But that’s a good thing, right?  But here’s the struggle. I love to write and I love to create and share recipes. But I just can’t seem to find the time to do this weekly anymore. Time to find a good balance!  Balance is HARD!  I preach it all the time.  I guess I need to practice what I preach.  But balance IS key. I’m really really good at food balance….LOL!  But life balance I still struggle with. So, I’m…

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    Snow & Stress, Kids Allergies & Confusion, OOTW & Chicken Tortilla Pie

    Happy Friday!  Blog day!  So, my week this week wasn’t much different than last week….unfortunately.  Because last week was pretty sucky.  It was two things…stressful and snowy.  Another snow day for the kids and also another delay.  Ok, mother nature….I’ve had enough of the snow!  Yesterday, my hubby was gone all day, so trying to be a good wife, I attempted to shovel the driveway so he didn’t have to do it when he got home at 7:30 or today.  I refuse to use or even learn how to use the snow blower. That thing scares the crap out of me!  Plus, snow would end up being all of the…

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    I Need More Date Nights, We Live In A Scary World, & Cheesy Loaded “Nachos”

    Happy Friday!  And Happy February!  Another month for new opportunities…and love, of course….it IS February after all ;). Did you know my posts for February are all about Project Heart?  Stay tuned for daily posts about everything ❤️ related. Love…health…you’ll get it all! So, truth be told. The blog will be short this week. I’ve actually had a pretty awesome week. Busy!  But all good busy.  Last Saturday I got to spend the day with my hubby…ride to the cape to do a team WOD at Crossfit Hyannis, went out to breakfast, checked on the cape house and visited my in-laws. You know what we loved about this day trip?…

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    Healthy Food Tastes Good, Advanced Allergy Therapeutics, It’s Good to Get Lost in a Hospital, OOTW, & Bacon Wrapped Garlic & Herb Meatloaf

    Happy FriYAY!!!  We made it!  Another week down.  I had a pretty good week, actually.  I can’t complain.  Last weekend we had some friends over to watch the Patriots game.  It’s always a good evening when they win, but the company helps 😉  Since Scott and I were in the middle of a Shred10, we made sure we had plenty of compliant game foods.  Buffalo wings, my brother made brisket, ribs…it felt like a meat fest! LOL!  I also made veggies with homemade ranch dressing, paleo artichoke dip with carrots for dipping, shrimp, and a paleo coleslaw made with my homemade mayo.  I, of course, had some fruit for dessert.…

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    New Year, Advanced Allergy Therapeutics, My First Reiki Experience, & Kicked Up Cashew Berry Smoothie Bowl

    Happy Friday!!!  Actually…Happy New Year!!!  I know, I know…New Year is long gone. But actually, not for me. Being away in Hawaii for 10 days and not being home for New Years, made this week my New Year. So here I am…New year, new goals, new opportunities. I have to say, I’m pretty excited for the possibilities. My expectations are pretty high, so hopefully I can fulfill them…LOL! We will see!  But really…whatever happens, happens for a reason, so we just flow through and enjoy the ride, right? My trip to Hawaii was awesome, but I was so happy to be home. It’s amazing how much I thrive in my…

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    Own You Own Life, More Paleo Wine, & Paleo Caramel Apples

    Happy Friday!  I’m feeling the TGIF this week.  But, it’s a good thing.  Want to know why?  I’M BACK!  This week I’m finally feeling like myself again.  I went back to the gym on Monday….started to ease my way back in…and by Wednesday, I really felt like I could push myself again.  It’s days like these that get me so motivated.  Motivated to do better, motivated to be better.  I quickly forget how much I thrive on exercising.  Not just for the workout or to get stronger, but it’s about how it makes me feel.  Working out makes me HAPPY!  It gives me ENERGY.  It sets the tone for my…

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    Just Show Up, Paleo Wine Review, New Shows, Stitch Fix, CSA, Gelatin Benefits & Cherry-Lime & Cherry-Coconut Gummies

    Happy Friday!  Ok…let’s get it right out there, then I’ll move on.  It’s been 16 days since I’ve worked out.  I’m grumpy.  Last Saturday I attempted to back…a full week after surgery…and it was a very bad idea.  Actually it’s my own fault.  The oral surgeon said I could go back to “normal activity”.  She probably doesn’t realize what my “normal” is.  I went upside and did a few hand-stand pushups and when I stood up, I was dizzy, blurry, and nauseous.  It took me the whole day to recover from it.  And Sunday I woke up and thought my face was going to explode.  Basically my sinuses filled with…

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    Wisdom Teeth & Coconut Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding

    Happy Wednesday!  Who doesn’t love hump day?  So, I’m pretty excited I have time this week to blog twice.  But, I have to admit…it’s because I’ve been home a lot more due to my wisdom tooth removal…LOL!  Being stuck at home allows you to get so much done!  I’m healing…but it’s taking longer than I planned.  I guess I should have listed to the doctor when they told me I wouldn’t be working out for a week after.  I didn’t believe them.  I sometimes think I’m indestructible.  Surgery on Friday to me meant back to workouts on Monday.  NOPE!  I don’t think I’ll me making it at all this week.…

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    No more wisdom, Poop, & Grilled Chicken Skewers w/Thai “Peanut” Sauce

    It’s Friday!!!!  It’s supposed to be Fun Friday, right?  Well…it’s kind of not today.  Actually, I don’t think it’ll be fun at all.  This morning, I’m heading in to get my 3 wisdom teeth removed (sigh).  This is NOT fun.  But…it needs to be done, so here I go.  Let’s look at the bright side.  I’ll be drugged up, forced to sleep, then will have to be waited on hand and foot the rest of the day.  It can’t be that bad, right?  We will see.  You know what’s even worse than getting your teeth pulled?  It’s getting your teeth pulled on your favorite day at Crossfit.  I hate that…

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    Yay it’s Friday!, I’m a Hot Mess, Just Let Me Chat, Birthday Parties, Creamy Roasted Pepper & Tomato Soup

    You have no idea how happy I am that it’s Friday!!!  This has been the week from hell. Ok…it could’ve been worse. But it was not a great week. Actually the past few weeks, I’ve felt like I’m running on fast forward. But you know what?  It’s OK!  You know why?  Apparently Mercury is in retrograde right now. Sooooo….it’s not ME!  Lol. I have an excuse!!  No wonder I’ve been a hot mess ?.  Bring on the Paleo Wine!!! But seriously…hot mess doesn’t even describe it. If you follow me on FB and IG, you all may think I’ve got my shit together. But I don’t. Maybe sometimes, but it’s…