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  • how to solve your lunch rut |

    how to easily solve your lunch rut

    the cost-savings of not going out for lunch each day is substantial. but I don’t want to settle for a bland meal that will be completely unsatisfying either. BUT going out for lunch is…

    November 13, 2018
  • chickpea salad sandwich on llbychels

    chickpea salad sandwich

    besides grilled cheese + veggie burgers, try to think of a sandwich that doesn’t have meat? it’s hard, right? when the husband + I made the decision to stop eating meat, I thought I’d…

    August 2, 2018
  • celebrate

    father’s day gift guide

    I am the master of procrastination when it comes to buying gifts. I repeatedly convince myself a better idea will strike me if I just wait. until it’s the week of (or day before)…

    June 11, 2018
  • how to make your own hummus.

    how to make your own hummus.

    I like hummus, but I love hummus that I make at home! it’s simple + easy, with only 5 ingredients. there are two I stock up on: cans of chickpeas (aka: garbanzo beans) +…

    February 2, 2018
  • the 8th annual gingerbread house competition.

    the 8th annual gingerbread house competition.

    the husband + I’s most cherished holiday tradition is our gingerbread house competition! we started it while we were dating + have yet to skip a year. it’s the prep work of strategically planning…

    December 20, 2017
  • how to make the most of the holidays.

    how to make the most of your holidays.

    people have a crazy love-hate relationship with the holidays! it’s the hustle + bustle, the constant entertaining, parties for everything, sweet treats that giggle at your so-called “will power”, the reality of missing a…

    November 29, 2017
  • a day in the life: kara swanson.

    a day in the life: kara swanson.

    a day in the life: kara swanson. I recently had the chance to chat with the sweet + highly inspirational, kara swanson. she is the founder + certified health coach behind life well lived.…

    September 27, 2017
  • easy weekday breakfast pockets.

    easy weekday breakfast pockets.

    breakfast is the hardest meal. there are so many things you must accomplish from the moment you (finally) roll out of bed until you head out for the day. although, I’d love to cook…

    September 13, 2017
  • even better moscow mules.

    even better moscow mules.

    if there is one thing I learned this summer, it’s that: moscow mules should be made with alcoholic ginger beer! I’ve been making them “wrong” this whole time. let’s just say, these are the types…

    August 23, 2017
  • black bean burgers.

    black bean burgers.

    while I was on maternity leave, the baby + I settled into quite the morning routine. we’d take the dog for a walk. once we got home, it was breakfast + the today show.…

    August 7, 2017