Category Archives: food and feasting

summer dinners :: shrimp boil packets

shrimp boil

Looking for a quick grilling or oven-baked dish for these summer nights? We found one that’s a keeper. Shrimp boil packets for the win!


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Crunchy Oven-Baked Chicken

crunchy oven baked chicken

Here’s an easy recipe that I know tastes great, but wasn’t sure if it would freeze well. Pleased to report that it does! Super simple and plenty of flavor. Yum…

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: ten things I’m loving right now : October 2016

bellabeat leaf

It’s been a while since I wrote a ten things post. Actually, some time has passed since anything has been posted here…and today changes all of that! Ten things I am loving right now, October 2016 edition. :)

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ten things I’m loving right now

ten things for fall

This post has been in the works for a little while!  Ten things I’ve enjoyed over the last month; some affiliate links in post. 1.  Sunshine :: we homeschool, read and play outside as much as possible while the days are still warm(er).  Of course, the back porch remains my favorite outdoor spot! 2.  Recently, Kirk […]

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A Peek into Last Week :: whole 30 week one, my Erin Condren planner, road trip prep, and a TEDx Talk!

whole 30 dinner idea

Last week was FULL, ya’ll. (Yes, I just said ya’ll.  Preparing for our road trip to Texas this summer!  Plus, it’s where I was raised and so the words are in my blood.) The last post introduced my Whole 30 journey and how day one went.  I’m here to report that the rest of the […]

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sabbatical prep :: beginning whole 30

whole 30 breakfast

The race is ON as our family wraps up two more (intense) weeks of finalizing details before our summer sabbatical. Definitely, we are looking forward to time off.  We cannot wait! I understand that not every profession grants a full three months of paid leave, mainly for the purpose of rest and renewal (the definition […]

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