5 Minute (Gluten Free) Appetizer

easy appetizer idea

Ever since we moved into our house, I want to have people over all. the. time. I love it. I love having a house full of people. I try to keep a few easy snack ideas on hand for when we have guests over since I love cooking but I don't like wasting … [Continue reading]

3 Low Carb Vegetarian Meals

zucchini noodles and vegetarian meatballs

I've told you before: I'm a bread girl. I'm powerless against a fluffy dinner roll. I could eat an entire bag of popcorn in one sitting. I'll steal all of the crackers off the cheese plate. I don't know why I love carbohydrates so much but I do. It's … [Continue reading]

Staycation Meals

green smoothie

My in laws are heading back home today which is sad because we've had an amazing time with them! It's been fun showing them around Richmond and the time off work has been nice. I guess it's been a bit of a "staycation" for me and Alex. I knew I … [Continue reading]

Creamy Green Smoothie Recipe


Alex's parents are here for a visit and it's been so fun showing them around! We've packed our days with DC sightseeing and various Richmond adventures. Oh hey there, White House!  On our first morning, Jana made me an amazing green smoothie … [Continue reading]

My New FitBit!

FitBitCharge HR

I'm totally into the whole fitness tracker thing. I bought a BodyMedia band back in 2010! (Jawbone has since acquired BodyMedia, so they are no more.) Think back to 2010... no one was wearing fitness trackers. The trackers back then had to be worn on … [Continue reading]

Tone It Up Meals: Week 4

tone it up vegetarian dinner idea

I can't believe I'm on the 4th week of the Tone It Up challenge! It's been going really well and I've actually been sticking to the workouts! Sunday was an easy day to eat healthy since I was able to eat my meals at home. Alex was on a men's retreat … [Continue reading]

Creamy [Vegan] Farro & Tomatoes

tomatos and farro

I spent most of Saturday running errands and getting the house ready because my in-laws are coming on Thursday! I can't wait to see them and I wanted to try getting the house in some sort of order. After 3 trips to Target, 2 stops at Bed Bath and … [Continue reading]

Chia Almond Granola [Gluten Free]

chia almond granola

This was not the recipe I planned on sharing today. This was the recipe I made while the recipe I planned to post was in the oven. This was like "well the oven is already preheated so I might as well play around" recipe, because you know once the … [Continue reading]

Tone It Up Meals Week 3

amy's enchiladas

It was a little tricky eating healthy over the weekend so my goal was to hit the ground running this week. That didn't totally play out yesterday but life is all about balance, right? So here's a look at yesterday's meals: I started off breakfast … [Continue reading]

What’s in My Grocery Basket

What's In My Grocery Cart

Alex and I spent the weekend in Ohio hanging out with family and friends. One of my very best friends is getting married so I was excited to come home for her bridal shower and bachelorette party. It was so much fun celebrating with her and hanging … [Continue reading]