The Latest Fall Flavor Trends From Whole Foods Market

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Of the four seasons, fall is my absolute favorite. The rich colors, the warm aromas, the cozy feeling of your favorite sweater, the overwhelming theme of gratitude, all the fall flavors. There is even an entire holiday dedicated to three of my favorite things – family, food, and football. It is a season that speaks to my soul. Not to mention, it includes my birthday! I guess my love affair with fall was just meant to be.

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Carter And His Nasal Dermoid Cyst

I owe you all an apology. I’ve been vague-booking over the last few weeks, and that’s not something I like to. In fact, it really drives me crazy. I’m so transparent with you all that it felt odd to hold back something so large in our life, but I also didn’t know how to put it all into words. It has been such a barrage of medical terms and “what ifs”, I wasn’t even sure what to say.

Now that we have been able to wrap our heads and hearts around this as a family and have some answers, I’m glad to finally share an update with you all.

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Cilantro Lime Shrimp Rice Bowl & Verdelho

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Back to school is signaling that summer is almost over, but you can keep summer going all year round with this fun pairing! This Cilantro Lime Shrimp Rice Bowl packs a ton of flavor all in one skillet (hooray for less dishes!) and this Big Ripper has gained somewhat of a cult following as a summer favorite!

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Maui Family Vacation : The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

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Aloha! We are officially back in the swing of things after our Maui family vacation! This being our first family trip with TWO kids, I can’t wait to give you the run down! You may have seen this list of tips for traveling with little ones that I compiled from my experiences traveling with one, so I’ll share how we used a few of those items. Traveling with two definitely added a new list of challenges, but I also had my hubby to help this time around. So here it is, the recap of our Maui trip!

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Rework Your Day: Getting More Done As A Work At Home Mom

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Work At Home Mom, basically the dream job title for most working moms. At least it was for me. That was until I tried it and realized how freaking hard it is! Through some trial and error I found the balance to make it doable in our house, so I’m sharing the 5 step day you can use approve your efficiency working from home with little ones.

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Sweet Plum BBQ Ribs & Pinotage

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Sweet wine pairings can be some of the most intimidating, especially for those who aren’t a big fan of sweeter wines to begin with. Describing a wine as sweet often brings up images of dessert reds or cheap blends you drink when you are a young college student just trying to have glass after finals. The truth is that some pretty amazing, complex, and delicious flavors can come from a food and wine pairing with the right level of sweetness and balance. These sweet BBQ ribs with this delicious Pinotage will show you just that!

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Amazon Prime Day 2018 – How To Score The Best Deals

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Been searching for Black Friday level deals but don’t want to wait until November? That magical summer event that brings us just that is upon us again. Where our favorite online retailer giant rains down awesome deals like Christmas in July. What is this greatness I speak of? It’s AMAZON PRIME DAY and it’s back again! I’m breaking down what to expect, sharing the top deals, and some secret tips to get the most out of Prime Day 2018.

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Grilled Chicken Scampi & Pinot Grigio

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Am I the only one who struggles with the menu during summer time? I am always so inspired by the bright colors of the in-season produce and the crisp taste of a chilled wine at a BBQ, but the thought of cooking when it is already 100 degrees outside doesn’t usually get my juices flowing. Casualty of California living I suppose. This bright Grilled Chicken Scampi paired with this citrusy Pinot Grigio throws that out the window.  Read more “Grilled Chicken Scampi & Pinot Grigio”

Getting Ready For Summer Vacation: Traveling With Littles

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With summer approaching and the excitement growing for our upcoming Hawaii vacation, I also feel the slight twinge of stress in the pit of my stomach that comes from knowing in just 45 short days I will be trekking through the airport towards a 5+ hour flight with my two littles in tow. The only thing keeping me together is the fact that I have amassed a list of must have tips, tricks and gadgets over the years and many family trips, to help traveling with kids go a little smoother. I share them with you today in the hopes they also make your family vacations just a little bit easier!

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