What We Snack On

by jenna on March 25, 2015

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I get asked pretty often what our meals and snacks look like these days so I thought this would be a fun post. Lately, I have been really trying to make an effort to keep healthier snack foods on hand (mainly for my own sake so I don’t binge on tortilla chips the second I get Grayson to sleep). A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.

Also – and this is another post in and of itself – Grayson is quite the eater now! The kid eats practically everything and has solid meals three times a day (I am also still breastfeeding). Keeping cut up healthy food ready makes his meals and snacks a lot easier. That way I don’t have a kid in a high chair wailing at me while I chop up fruit or defrost soup.

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Getting Active

by jenna on March 19, 2015

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If I had to summarize my early 20’s, I would say one big word: FITNESS. I was really into working out, ran all the races, did all the power yoga, loved spin classes, ate super duper clean all the time…yada yada yada. Looking back, I was in really great shape but I was also, like, twenty one. Ahhhh youth.

I fell off the fitness bandwagon in my mid 20’s. I went through a personal family trauma, moved to California on my own, started dating someone new, ate out a ton, traveled a ton, quit running but did lots of yoga. I even became yoga teacher certified and taught a group of women in my community once a week. I didn’t go to the gym practically at all and didn’t miss it one single bit.

As I near 30 with my first babe about to turn one (!!), I find myself getting back in the fitness saddle once again. I’ve pretty much lost all my pregnancy weight and don’t have any huge goals to share. I feel like I was able to stay pretty fit through my pregnancy and postpartum, due largely to Barre3 online workouts. However, I feel like it’s the right time and season for something new, something to push myself a little bit. I can’t blame exhaustion any more for reasons why I don’t exercise (except maybe for this week between jet lag, teething and a baby with a cold…hah) and I really want to gain more energy, something that’s been lacking in my life for a little while.

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Chickpea and Pasta Soup (Pasta e Ceci)

March 18, 2015

By the title, this soup might seem deceptively plain. Another chickpea soup recipe. Womp womp. However, I’m here today to tell you this is NOT just “another” chickpea soup recipe. This soup is special. I’m convinced it has magic powers, actually. The simple ingredients (that most likely already have in your pantry) combine to create […]

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Green Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

March 10, 2015

St. Patrick’s Day is next Tuesday and I wanted to give you guys some recipe options to celebrate! I’m not Irish, nor do I care for green beer, but I do love celebrating holidays with fun themed food. We are heading to Florida this week to celebrate one of my best friends, who is tying […]

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What I’ve Read Lately

February 25, 2015

I have been the worst slacker ever in the book review department for the past year lately. The thing is, I have been reading…I just haven’t been the best about sharing! But it does seem like you guys enjoy when I write about books because I probably get more emails requesting book reviews than anything […]

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Classic Strawberry Preserves

February 24, 2015

I think everyone knows on here by now just how obsessed with canning I am. Last year, it was my crazy desire to fill an entire pantry in our garage with homemade canned goods. I canned all the way up till the moment my water broke with Grayson and ALMOST filled the cupboard. There were […]

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Lately

February 22, 2015

Yikes! I realize it’s been way too long since my last post and I apologize about that. We’ve had a couple of crazy weeks — the busiest weeks this little family has seen in a very long time, in fact. In a nutshell, it all started with my parents coming to visit for a week […]

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Messy Motherhood, Chapter Two

January 28, 2015

I think I’ve cut back posting on motherhood because I didn’t really realize what a nerve it strikes in some. Like…I don’t feel like I should be judged for how I choose parent my child and I am certainly not looking for any unsolicited advice on how to do so. Also, I don’t judge any […]

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