Slice of Life

Slice of Life

Yeah, so, isn’t this supposed to be a food blog? I’ve been seriously slacking on the recipe posts these last few months, but I’m hoping to turn a corner on that soon. First there was morning sickness, now there’s exhaustion, and I just haven’t had the time or stomach to be trying new things food-wise. I have actually started diving back into recipe development and hope to have something to share with you soon, but I really want to share the best quality with you instead of something I just threw together once and liked, so it takes a little time.

Speaking of food, I made this berry crisp with the kids on Monday and have been topping it with Talenti gelato (vanilla, of course). I don’t really like fruit desserts but the crumble on this is insane and with the gelato? Amazing.

I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned we have a robin’s nest on our back deck and it’s my favorite thing right now. I love watching the babies poke their hungry heads up. They’ve been getting pretty big and today I haven’t seen them popping up at all. I’m totally afraid that they jumped out and flew away without me getting to see it. I’ve been waiting weeks for that payout and now nothing! Wah.

Someone please tell me where to buy a maternity swimming suit that will fit my over-demanding specifications. As if I don’t have a hard enough time finding a normal suit I like, the maternity section is killing me. I would prefer a fitted (no tent) tankini, although I would settle for a one piece. I just can’t wear triangle tops, which it seems like EVERYTHING is, and I refuse to wear white because I worked at a pool for ten years and I just know it’s the worst idea ever. EVER. I also don’t look great in bright colors and don’t want to spend $200. Anyone know the perfect suit? Anyone??… 

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Travel Like a Local: San Francisco

Travel Like a Local: San Francisco

To celebrate ten years of marriage, my husband and I decided to travel to San Francisco for a few days of best friend time and conversation that wouldn’t be interrupted by children. I love to travel, but Jeron, not so much. We’re both actually our most content when just sitting on the couch together, but… 

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First Trimester Favorites from The Live-In Kitchen. Three of them are FREE!

First Trimester Favorites

So long, first trimester! I think most women are happy to see the first twelve weeks of pregnancy behind them. Fatigue, nausea, and a host of other unsavory side effects traditionally plague this magical time. While there is a baby forming and developing at an incredible rate inside, to the rest of the world you… 

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Homemade Microwave Popcorn - NO chemicals, NO fuss, just healthy, simple, delicious popcorn in just 3 minutes!

Homemade Microwave Popcorn

Sooo, I’ve definitely eaten too many chocolate chunk blondies in the last 24 hours. There are plenty of things I could blame. My kids, for being so adorable and deserving a homemade treat while watching vintage cartoons. The other members of my church for not eating enough of them when I brought them to church… 

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Slice of Life 4/22/2015

Slice of Life

The weather has been so summer-like lately! We’ve been enjoying bike rides, hikes, and eating on the deck. I have to admit I’ve also been enjoying just sending the kids out to play while I stay inside and catch up on housework or read a book. The kids sleep so incredibly well after a day… 

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Banana bread. Is there any greater love? The short answer is yes, of course there is. Buuuuut, banana bread has been getting me through these queasy days of early pregnancy. No-thing has sounded good except the carb-iest carbs. This chocolate chip banana bread (smothered in peanut butter, obviously) has been a real life saver at… 

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Baby Bump - 9 weeks, 5 days

Big News (It’s What You Think)

I feel like I’ve been keeping a little bit of a secret, which isn’t really a secret at all. If you don’t follow me on Instagram, you might have missed that we’re expecting our fourth baby in November of this year! I’m almost ten weeks now, and my belly is waaaaay out there. Baby number… 

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Roasted Sweet Potato and Kale Salad

Roasted Sweet Potato and Kale Salad

Welcome back to the world of real life and healthy eating. Today we’re eating our colors! This roasted sweet potato and kale salad is full of delicious, super healthy veggies that I probably never knew existed until I was a grown up. I’m not even sure kale was a thing before it became a health… 

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Slice of Life 3/30/2015

Slice of Life

This last week was ROUGH. Maybe you noticed my internet absence (or maybe you didn’t). Whether you were wondering where I was or not, I was right here, at home, curled up in the fetal position trying not to die. I hate to mention the stomach flu on a food blog, but that’s all that… 

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