Salted Caramel Protein Shakes

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I have a thing for small spaces. Now, I know what you’re thinking: sour grapes. But that’s not it. Honestly. In fact, I had a really big house once, and it wasn’t for me. I have a thing for small spaces. Cottages, ranches, historic houses (the small ones). And then there’s the on-going debate over… 

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Oak Glen Apple Picking

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About a month ago one of my friends told me about how she almost moved to Oak Glen, CA. I told her that I had never heard of it (we’re new here). She explained that Oak Glen is the heart of Southern California’s scenic apple growing country. There are about ten orchards where people can go for… 

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

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We had a nice (but very short) visit in Colorado, and we’re now in upstate New York for my amazing sister in-law’s wedding. THIS is how we spent the morning: outside by the lake, drinking tea and coffee. As I type Andy is getting ready to serve lunch: roasted potatoes, bacon, and eggs. Nothing fancy, but… 

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How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix

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We’re having a heatwave here in southern California right now. It’s been over 100 degrees this week. It wasn’t this hot **all summer**, but now in the middle of September – BOOM! My body knows it’s not even close to fall (or is it? who knows), but my mind says it’s time for fall things… 

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10 Gluten-Free Snacks for Kids

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I don’t know about you, but I don’t make dinner every night. That came out wrong It’s just that when I think of “dinner” I think of something that takes a while to cook, like Lasagna or even Chicken Nuggets. I only make things like that a couple times a week. The other nights we eat leftovers… 

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Jujube Fruit Dairy Free Ice Cream

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If you follow me on InstGood (AKA Instagram), then you know that we’ve been getting lots of local organic jujube fruit here in Southern California. The number one comment I get when I post pictures of jujubes is, “I had no idea it wasn’t just candy!” I don’t know how it’s possible, but I had actually never… 

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patio & dining room before & after

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Knowing how much I LOVE seeing inside people’s houses (come on, tell me you don’t try to sneak a peak when you’re out for a walk and it gets dark…) I thought I would share mine with you. I’m pretty crazy about this place, and I’ve been slowly making it feel like home since we… 

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Natural Food Coloring for Frosting

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I can’t believe that Ashley is 10 years old. It seems like a big deal kind of birthday. I remember feeling that way when Zoe turned ten. But Ashley’s birthday has always been a source of dread for me, because she had complications the day she was born, and we didn’t know if she was… 

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Ice Pops for Kids

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ROCKET POPS!!!! These are the kids’ new favorite. I’m beginning to think they will eat anything I freeze in them. These are Carrot Orange, and Green Lemonade. Since taking this photo last week I’ve made them two more times! They love them! Or are the ring pops their favorite?! It’s a toss-up And I have… 

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