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Vegan Happy Trails Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Happy Trails Chocolate Chip Cookies

My daughter frequently asks if we can make chocolate chip cookies and I frequently agree because I’m weak. I have always been challenged to make them a little healthier without sacrificing taste, but I landed on this recipe that my dairy-loving husband loves just as […]

Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

This is one of my favorite chili recipes adapted from Real Simple magazine’s recipe. Just add all ingredients to the Slow Cooker or Instant Pot and cook for 4 hours. Ingredients 1 onion, diced 1 green pepper, chopped 2 (14 oz.) cans fire roasted tomatoes […]

Moroccan Fall Feast

Moroccan Fall Feast

Last night we had family in town from Kentucky and Colorado for a pre-Thanksgiving gathering. We took pictures at the Creeper Trail before the meal so we needed to have an easy meal ready for later. I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin spice anything, […]

Za’atar Chicken Casserole

Za’atar Chicken Casserole

New moms have a lot of adjustments in the first couple of months. With my first baby, I was completely unprepared with meals. I never had made a freezer meal in my life, and seldom used my crockpot. Thankfully, we had an awesome community that […]

Camping Survival Tips (with baby & toddler!)

Camping Survival Tips (with baby & toddler!)

We went camping for the first time to Hungry Mother State Park in Marion, VA. It’s only a half an hour drive from our house and we only stayed one night. We went along with a cool, adventurous family with kids similar in age, which […]

My Favorite Subscription Boxes as a SAHM

My Favorite Subscription Boxes as a SAHM

I love subscription boxes for two primary reasons. First of all, our family lives far from stores that offer a variety of items, and secondly, it’s really difficult to shop with a baby and a toddler. We have tried meal and snack boxes, date night […]

Nurturing Hope

Nurturing Hope

Late spring of last year I experienced fear like I had never felt before in my life. Me, the one who has braved many uncertain situations, lived in cities where I knew no one, traveled to over 35 countries, bungee jumped off cliffs, spoke in […]

Our little home makeover

Our little home makeover

I married in to my first house. My husband picked the house because the basement was perfect for a movie theater. Priorities, right? We have done a lot of work to make the inside perfectly cozy for our family of 4, but the outside has […]

More Adventurous

More Adventurous

I’ll never forget the first time I went skiing. I had no idea what all of the symbols meant. Black diamond, blue triangle, red circle, I had no clue. I was 24, fearless and excited to go skiing. Growing up in South Carolina, the opportunity […]