A weekend away at #peaksofotter


  It’s a rare occurrence that my husband and I go anywhere or do anything without the entire family. So this weekend when we had the chance to go on a mini-vacation in one of our favorite spots on the Blue Ridge Parkway we were like, yeah, we probably deserve to do that. My husband and I met… 

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Less is More: Decorating Secrets to get the most out of your room #HavertysRefresh


You’ve probably spent a lot of time thinking about how to give your home a makeover. The problem is that you always end up with a convoluted, complicated plan. Does decorating have to involve an engineering degree? Most people overcomplicate interior design. Thankfully, this is one area where less is more! When you start with… 

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5 Steps to Food Sensory Play and a huge giveaway!


Have you ever thought of teaching your child to prefer healthy foods during solid food introduction? The concept is simple but often overlooked. I’ve sat down and talked with Clancy Harrison, an author who just recently launched a great resource on introducing baby to foods: the Feeding Baby Cookbook. First, check out her advice for 5… 

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Mostly Homemade Mondays – Week 96


Homemade Mondays is a series for people that are on a journey to better living, via healthier eating and a more natural lifestyle. We realize that there are different paths that we all take to get to that place, and this bloghop celebrates that. Whether you’re a seasoned raw foodist who has banned all things unnatural, or a rookie who is starting out by cutting out junk food, we’d love to hear from you! Link up with your favorite recipes, projects, crafts, or rants and raves.

Helping your kids make good lunch decisions #rockthelunchbox

Healthy lunches made easy! + a great giveaway #teamannies #rockthelunchbox

Have you heard of Whole Kids Foundation? Before I get into this post, I want to just gush over them a little bit, because I love their mission, We support schools and inspire families to improve children’s nutrition and wellness. Given the right opportunities, kids will get excited about fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and… 

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Our practically plastic free kitchen

A little tour of our -almost- plastic free kitchen

In between homemaking, gardening, cooking and family-raising I also dabble a bit in furniture making. Pretty cool, huh? I built this! Well.. kind of.. I assembled it. When we recently moved we decided not to bring anything plastic. We already made the transition away from paper towels long ago, so this was the next step…. 

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