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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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    Holiday Madness, You Can Only Control So Much, Proud Mama, Advanced Allergy Therapeutics, OOTW, & Practically Paleo English Toffee

    Happy Friday!!!  It’s Christmas Eve Eve…YAY!  And wow…when people talk about holiday madness, they mean it.  This week has been insane!  I feel like I haven’t been able to breathe and it’s been a week of ups and downs.  Some great things, some not so great things.  We’ll start with the not so great and work our way to the good, ok?  So, this week I had an incident happen.  I’ve discussed things like this before.  Those incidents that consume all of our time and draw negativity to us and make us grumpy?  I hate it when this happens.  And I kick myself every time for allowing it. You mind…

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    I Miss My Hunny, Advanced Allergy Therapeutics, OOTW, & Honey Lemon Chicken w/Asparagus

    Happy Fridayyyyyyy!!!!  It’s been such a long week.  And now it’s SOOOOOOO COLD!  Brrrrrr….  It’s been a long week mostly because my hubby has been in London since Sunday 🙁  But…he’s coming home today and I can’t wait!  I miss him.  And it’s tough having him gone all week.  Even though he’s been traveling for like…ever…I still hate when he’s gone.  I don’t sleep well.  I fall asleep ok, but I can’t stay asleep.  I wake up almost every hour.  Unbroken sleep is the worst!  I mentioned last week that this month my goal was to get 7 hours of sleep each night.  Well, that kind of went downhill this…

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    I’m Sleeping, No Need to be so Angry, Christmas Tree Winnings, OOTW, & Stovetop Breakfast Crumble

    Happy FriYAY!  Does anyone else feel like they are constantly playing “Beat the Clock”?  I feel like this everyday.  Life is so busy!  It’s all good stuff…don’t get me wrong.  But, an additional four hours a day would be awesome!  One thing I wanted to work on this month was finding 15-20 minutes a day of “Me” time.  Time with no work, time with no phone, no people.  Just quiet time with myself.  But, I can’t seem to find it!  Just when I think it might happen, something else comes up.  UGH!  I really need to figure this out, because I do think it would be very good for me. …

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    Cutting the Tree, Taking Risks, OOTW, & Sticky Orange Maple Brussels

    Happy FriYAY!!!!  It’s been such a busy week, so I’m super extra excited about it being Friday.  I’m not sure why, though.  I still have so much to do today.  And a busy day tomorrow.  Maybe some rest on Sunday?  Probably not.  I need to food prep Sunday.  Since last weekend was Thanksgiving weekend I did NO prep at all and it absolutely killed me this week!  Ugh…I hate when I don’t prep.  I was lost every night on dinner.  Luckily, I still stayed on track.  I had to.  My belly’s been off and I’m not sure why.  I thought originally it was from my Thanksgiving indulges.  I do think…

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    Thanksgiving, OOTW, I’ve Kept a Secret for a Year, & Butternut Squash Lasagna

    Happy Friday!!  Is everyone recovering from a fun day full of turkey and pie? ??  And maybe some cocktails? ??  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families. I really enjoy this holiday and it’s my hubby’s favorite. Food, friends, family and fun. And of course…relaxation. We started our day off at CrossFit Free getting in a WOD with our amazing community. It’s always a blast working out with this crew and spending special days with them. Yesterday was a team WOD, which makes it even more fun. Especially when you’ve got an awesome partner and you laugh through the entire workout. ???‍.  Sometimes you just have…

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    Crispy Smashed Potatoes

    I LOVE potatoes…lots of different ways.  But, you can get bored of potatoes quickly.  I’ve been seeing so many recipes out there for smashed potatoes that I just had to try to come up with my own recipe and this was soooooo good!  A huge family favorite we will make very often.  What I love about making smashed potatoes is it doesn’t require a knife, or any slicing device.  My kids typically like “chips” vs. a regular baked potato or mashed, so it’s always more time consuming.  These are EASY!  Enjoy! Print Recipe Crispy Smashed Potatoes Course Side Dish Servings 2-4 people Ingredients 1 1/2 lbs tiny red potatoes1/4 cup…

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    Kyle’s Birthday Hike, Paleo Wine, Acupuncture, Don’t Mess With My Kids, Hugs, OOTW, & Paleo Horseradish Cream Sauce

    It’s FRIYAY!!!!  I know…I’m always excited for Friday.  But there’s always a different reason for being excited for Fridays.  This week, I’m excited to see my hubby!  Yes…he’s traveled a lot this week and I feel like I haven’t seen him since last weekend, so I’m excited for some family time and relaxation.  Well…we don’t have too much relaxation time coming up, but at least we will be in the same house and we get to workout together today and tomorrow, which is always fun.  I’m excited to trash talk with him at the gym…LOL!  Want to talk about my week? Ok…. It had it’s ups and downs, like most…

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    My 10-Day Shred, I’m Not Negative!, I Heart Stitch Fix, Christmas Baking Tradition, & Paleo Mourad Balls

    It’s FRIDAY!!!!  I’ve been really happy this week.  And I know why.  So many good things have happened AND I feel awesome!  Why do I feel awesome?  Well…I just finished up a 10 Day Shred with an amazing group of clients.  You may have seen me post about the Shred on FB or IG.  If you want to know more, comment below and I’ll send you info.  This is my 3rd shred and each time I get something new from it.  I’m quickly reminded when I do it how good I feel!  Yes…I eat clean anyways the majority of the time.  But, doing the shred keeps me focused and on…