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Strawberry Hill Povitica – Enjoy the holidays and spread the love with this giveaway!

chocolate povitica

During the holidays we all want to serve something special to our loved ones.  We’ve found a new holiday tradition that is as unique as it is sweet. Holidays are…

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65 Vegan Recipes that you can make for the holidays!

Vegan Holiday Recipes

With the holidays, people with dietary preferences that are not the norm can have extra challenges. If you are vegan or are hosting someone who is vegan at a holiday…

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Keto Diet Friendly Side Dishes – huge round up for the holidays!

Keto Side Dishes

With the holidays just around the corner, I know those on a Ketogenic Diet may be wondering what to bring to their holiday dinner.  You may be searching for Keto…

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Stonyfield® Organic YoKids® helps us power through running!

cheers to running

This school year has been really exciting for our older kids.  They recently joined their school’s long distance running club. Practicing four days a week is a lot of fun,…

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Easy Homemade Hummus without Tahini

SImple Homemade Hummus without Tahini

Imagine showing up at your friend’s house for Book Club. You walk in and see this amazing spread of all the wonderful foods that everyone has contributed for the evening….

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Pantai Inn – La Jolla California – Review

Pantai Inn La Jolla

Steps from the beach in scenic La Jolla, California is the lovely Pantai Inn.  This all suites, luxury boutique hotel is perfect for couples, a getaway with friends, and especially…

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A day at the beach with CLIF Kid Zbar Filled

clif bars chocolate peanut butter

It is hard to believe that Summer 2017 is coming to an end.  We are working hard at squeezing in as many memories as we can before it is back…

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The Best Dairy Free Lunchbox Ideas!

dairy free lunchbox ideas

Back to School is here!  We found out a while back that we have a dairy allergy in our family so that changes our lunch box routine. Dairy used to…

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Easy Two Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins : You are welcome.

pumpkin-pie-muffins-easy

Pumpkin Muffin recipe. Brace yourself.  It’s Fall, or as I like to call it; ‘put pumpkin in everything‘ season.  I love Pumpkin.  One of our favorite recipes that I honestly make…

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Simple meals that tweens can help with using Ling Ling!

simple dinner with ling ling

As our kids get older, making dinner has become more of a group effort.  This summer we have been making simple meals that are healthy and can be made quickly…

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The Best DIY Firetruck Cake – so easy!

diy easy firetruck cake

I have always wanted to have a ‘wow factor’ cake for birthday parties.  We never really had the budget for a professional cake, and I didn’t trust my own abilities. …

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10 photos of Fair Food that will make you forget your diet!

dole whip fair food

It is Summer and you know what that means. Fair Season is here! Here is San Diego, Fair season starts early.  On June 2nd the San Diego County Fair officially…

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Dinner as a family made easy with this Macaroni Grill special!

pizza on the patio

With Summer break nipping at our heels, this family is running on fumes.  School, extra curricular activities, work deadlines, and end of the year parties have us hanging by a…

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Medieval Times in Orange County! Family four pack giveaway!

medieval times tournament show

Medieval Times is for the whole family! As summer approaches we can’t wait to share as many fun ways to enjoy Southern California as possible. Today we are sharing about…

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Instant Pot Pumpkin Apple Butter

Instant Pot Pumpkin Apple Butter from scratch

I have been making pumpkin apple butter in my crock pot for years.  We are known throughout the neighborhood as the people you give your uncarved pumpkins to after Halloween….

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Instant Pot Tikka Masala – Easy and Whole30 compliant!

close up of chicken tikka masala

My Instant Pot is my new best friend. It sat in the box on my counter for two weeks before I finally opened it but I am so glad I…

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How we treat eczema naturally with diet modification

how we treat eczema naturally

I have been doing a lot of research about food sensitivities and allergies recently. It’s fascinating.  Our youngest daughter has had severe eczema from about three months of age on….

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3 Simple Gluten Free Lunch Ideas

gluten free lunch box ideas

Our family decided that Gluten Free was the way to be last year.  I plan on sharing more about that decision soon, but for now I want to share about…

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Gluten Free Pot Pies by Blake’s All Natural

gluten free pot pies

I think I have mentioned this before; my kids love pot pies.  So naturally, we were thrilled to partner with Blake’s All Natural Foods to share about their new gluten…

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BB8 Cupcakes, Star Wars The Force Awakens

So we made some easy BB8 cupcakes for our son’s Star Wars birthday…. sort of.  I suppose I should say we attempted some DIY BB8 cupcakes.  We really tried.  I…

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