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Friday Favorites #33: Lime Juice Recipes, A Gift Idea, and More

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Happy Friday! How's your week going? I got a few runs in this week, and that put me in a super good mood. I missed my running shoes! Last weekend was very low key, which was exactly what I needed. I didn't end up tackling my garden, and some of my basil seems to be making a comeback so I left it alone. But I did make it to Costco! FYI: I've started sharing healthy finds from Costco on my Instastories, and I've saved them under highlights as a reference. Once again, I'm sharing some of my…

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Friday Favorites #32: Stress Relief and Hope

Happy Friday! How is your week going? August has been BUSY, so I'm pretty excited for a low-key relaxing weekend at home (after I work on Saturday). I'm planning on a Costco trip, planting new basil because all of my thriving basil suddenly crashed and burned, weeding, and organizing our closet. Pretty exciting stuff! Actually, I'm excited for Costco. I'm also going to try to start sharing more things on Instastories, so I'll probably share some of the healthy finds while I browse. If Mat…

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Friday Favorites #31: Maine Edition

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Happy Friday! This week flew by thanks to an extended weekend in Maine. That was definitely the highlight of my week and is going to dominate this week's Friday Favorites. This week is a whirlwind, because I'm flying back out tonight for another fun trip to NY to visit with my high school girlfriends. We're scattered all over the place, so it's an incredible treat when we're all able to be together for a weekend. Can't wait!! What things are you loving this week?



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Friday Favorites #30: Dry Needling, Chocolate Finds, and More

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Happy Friday! I hope you have had an amazing week. It's August. Woah. Slow down, summer... This week has been pretty good with the anticipation of some fun trips I have planned this month, finally feeling an improvement in my hip thanks to dry needling (see below), and an influx of kittens at work. Kitten season seems to be in full fledge and these cuties are popping up everywhere needing a home. Would you like one?! Once again I'm sharing some of my favorite things from the week. As alw…

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Friday Favorites #29: A Green Smoothie and Other Delicious Treats

Happy Friday! I hope your week is going well. The temps cooled off a little this week, and we've had a break in the humidity which has been pretty refreshing and delightful. In case you missed it, earlier this week I shared the recipe for my plant based queso dip. I'm loving that on everything. For real, I'm eating it right now. Once again I'm stopping by to share some of the things I'm loving this week. Tell me what things made you smile this week in the comments!



Green Smoothie Creatio…

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Plant Based Queso Dip

plant based queso dip


Have I got a dip for you today. Looking for a cheesy dip? But don't want it to have dairy? And also don't want to feel weighed down after enjoying a "healthy" portion? Maybe also want to sneak some veggies in without realizing? But still need it to be so delicious you can't stop eating it? Okay! I've got you. This plant based queso dip is calling your name. Grab a blender - you're only a few minutes away from cheesy goodness.



Remember when I discovered Good Food's pesto and queso …

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Friday Favorites #28: Flowers For Goodness Sake

Happy Friday! Thank goodness the weekend is almost here. This was not the most relaxing or cheerful week. It was one of those tough weeks in veterinary medicine when I had to deliver a lot of sad news at work. Some days being a vet is emotionally draining. Thankfully there were some sweet puppies and great coworkers in the mix.



Jameson also had his surgery this week. He has been such a champ and is doing well. Playing the role of pet owner versus veterinarian felt weird, but it was al…

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Lightened Up Creamy Vegan Avocado Pesto

lightened up creamy vegan avocado pesto


For once in my life I made a recipe and I got my act together enough to share it all in the same week. I feel obligated to share this creamy avocado pesto ASAP while we're in the middle of summer and basil is thriving. Even my basil! It's the only thing I'm growing that's really doing well. Zero complaints here. I adore basil. And when life gives me basil, I make pesto.



Except not traditional pesto, because where's the fun in that. Remember when I discovered the Good Foods dips at ALD…

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Friday Favorites #27: Home Yoga Practices and more

Happy Friday! Can we all take a moment to talk about how it's the middle of July. How did that happen? The weather in Charlotte definitely feels like summer so we actually have spent some time at our neighborhood pool this week. I usually have a hard time going to the pool just to relax, because I can think of a million things I want to do at home. But I had finished updating our half bathroom and Matt was craving some pool time. The half bath makeover is definitely my favorite thing from t…

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DIY Faux Wallpaper Bathroom Makeover

Our half bathroom makeover is finished, and I'm so excited to share the results with you! While I'm happy with all of the changes my favorite is the DIY faux wallpaper. It was super simple and totally revamped the room at virtually no expense. I'm spilling all of the details below. Thanks for reading. <3


DIY faux wallpaper bathroom


I love a good makeover. Especially when that makeover costs less than $300 and totally transforms a room. Ever since we updated the backsplash in our kitchen it was glaringly o…

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