patio & dining room before & after

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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My Road Trip Book Tour So Far: Grover Beach and Santa Cruz

On the pier in Avila Beach, CA. The beginning of our road trip / book tour has been amazing. In Grover Beach we stayed with friends who we had never met face-to-face. They were some of the most loving people I have ever met, and I’m so blessed to have them in my life. Slumbering… 

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The road trip book tour begins! I hope to see you!

Thanks so much to everyone who came to Patchwork this weekend! It was so great meeting you! We started off kind of away from all the action (as you can see above), ironically beside the bread stage. Then we moved, and our friends Mark and Beth hooked us up with this table and tent (below)…. 

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Paleo Chocolate Book Tour: Costa Mesa, Grover Beach & Capitola, CA

Thanks so much to everyone who came to Patchwork today! It was the best meeting you! I will be there again tomorrow (Sunday, October 6th). The info is HERE. This Tuesday I’ll be in Grover Beach for a potluck and book signing in the meeting room at Beacon Chiropractic (see on map). Books will be… 

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Book Release Bliss & Patchwork: Edible Edition

Yesterday my new cookbook was released. I felt like I was living in a beautiful daydream all day. Well, except for when I was trying not to freak out about the 3 week road trip / book tour (did I mention that the whole family is going?!) that begins in just days. Gulp. But then… 

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Salted Caramel Bacon Bark recipe and giveaway!

The Paleo Chocolate Lovers’ Cookbook comes out tomorrow! I can’t believe it’s almost here! I wanted to do one last recipe kit giveaway, and this time I’m sharing the recipe as well! This recipe kit is for the Salted Caramel Bacon Bark, on page 170. It includes coconut milk, coconut sugar, and dark chocolate, and… 

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Pumpkin Spice Latte, Dairy Free!

Just 3 more days until my new cookbook is released!!! Today I wanted to share this recipe with you, then Monday I’m going to do one last recipe kit giveaway before the book comes out on Tuesday! See the foam in that latte above? I’ve become obsessed with foam. It started before we moved, when… 

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Come See Me at the West Hollywood Book Fair, September 29th.

Click image for a larger version, or download and print. This weekend is the very first book signing for my Paleo Chocolate Lovers’ Cookbook! On Sunday, September 29th at 10:30 am I will be at the West Hollywood Book Fair. For an hour I’ll be sitting with the Traveler’s Bookcase (at booths C30 and C31)…. 

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Paleo Chocolate Lovers’ Cookbook & Recipe Kit, Giveaway #2

Congrats to Sara Emberson! There are now 6 days until The Paleo Chocolate Lovers’ Cookbook is released! I’m SO EXCITED! So lets continue the celebrations with another recipe kit giveaway! Again, I got these ingredients for you myself, and they come in my cute screen printed tote (designed by the hubby). I will sign a copy of the… 

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Paleo Chocolate Lovers’ Cookbook & Recipe Kit, Giveaway #1

Congrats Andrea Luna-Reece! Please email me your address so I can mail you your gifts The Paleo Chocolate Lovers’ Cookbook is released IN 8 DAYS! Eeek! To celebrate I’m doing a few recipe kit giveaways this week! I got these ingredients for you myself, and they come in my cute screen printed tote (designed by… 

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Stevia Extract, The Healthy Sweetener

Article by Andrew Brozyna. Cooking with Stevia Extract I say stevia is “the healthy sweetener” not because the herb is especially nutritious itself, but because its high sweetness allows us to reduce the amount of sugar in our baking. Consuming high amounts of natural sugars is unhealthy (glucose, fructose, and sucrose), while artificial sweeteners (aspartame,… 

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