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    What I’m Loving Lately XXIX

    February 20, 2015


    Hi, friends! Sorry that I went MIA yesterday. I have the flu or a stomach bug or something like the plague. I dunno exactly, but I felt way too sick to blog or do much of anything yesterday. Blah. It all started on Wednesday morning when I threw up for the first time in, oh, 20 years. I […]



    Good morning! Happy Monday and happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! We had a pretty low-key weekend over here, which was wonderful and much-needed, so I don’t have too much to report, but I have a some important and not-so-important things I want you to know, so here goes! Tickets for the BLEND Retreat are now […]


    Hi, friends! Happy weekend! We’re still on a health eating kick over here, so I created a delicious and nutritious meal plan for the week. Just wanted to share what I have planned!  Turkey burgers on the grill with guacamole and roasted summer squash Leftover lasagna with caramelized broccoli   Roasted chicken with bell peppers […]



    If you’re at all like me, I go through phases with snacks. Basically, I’m really into one or two snacks for a week or so. I eat them all the time, but I eventually get bored with them and then it’s onto another snack. Of course, I have some go-to favorites that I eat time […]


    Friday Favorites IV

    November 15, 2013


    Good morning and happy Friday! Here’s another Friday Favorites post, which highlights some of my favorite finds lately—some of which would make awesome stocking stuffers and holiday gifts! Power Link Tassel I saw this Power Link Tassel in Real Simple the other day and thought it was so cool. It’s a leather tassel key chain […]


    mom and me

    Good morning! I saw this question in the September issue of Real Simple and thought it was a good one for CNC. I’m grateful for all sorts of nice things my mom did for me over the years, and I know you guys probably feel the same way about your parents, so I thought today’s […]


    I Always Smile When…

    July 24, 2013

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    Good morning! Happy Hump Day! I spent yesterday afternoon hanging out with my nephew, Matthew. He’s so darn cute. I loved watching him squirm around, make funny faces, and do other adorable baby things. Long story short, I always smile when I see Matthew, and it inspired this blog post. I always smile when… I […]