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My Tips for Managing Prenatal Anxiety

My Tips for Managing Prenatal Anxiety

Hey there friends!  Long time, no… talk? write? post? Anywho, it’s been too long and for that I apologize.  This pregnancy has been keeping me on my toes! Or off them and on the couch, such as the case may be.  As I mentioned previously, I was sidelined with hyperemesis gravidarum throughout the first trimester and into the second.  Fortunately, that’s much better now! However, if there’s another pregnancy symptom out there, I’ve been experiencing it. One of the least…

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No Sugar Cucumber Salad | Perfect BBQ Side!

No Sugar Cucumber Salad | Perfect BBQ Side!

Hello and Happy Independence Day!  I hope y’all have some fun plans with friends and family in store for the rest of the day!  🙂 If you’re like me, you might still be looking for the perfect side to bring to the aforementioned fun plans.  Holidays tend to sneak up on me like that… Well, look no further!  No Sugar Cucumber Salad has been a (secretly healthy- shhh!) crowd-pleaser in my family for years and now I’m sharing it with…

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Healthy Eating Hacks to Make Eating Real Food Easier

Healthy Eating Hacks to Make Eating Real Food Easier

In order for a lifestyle change to be sustainable, it needs to fit (somewhat) seamlessly into your already existing routine.  I remember when I first started changing my eating habits, this was not the case. All of the planning, prepping and cooking was just so much work!  Luckily, I stuck with it and have devised several healthy eating hacks to make cooking real food meals an everyday reality.   Healthy Eating Hacks   Streamlining and simplifying your kitchen will make…

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What I Ate Wednesday #4

What I Ate Wednesday #4

Hello friends and happy Wednesday!   I thought I’d just check in with another What I Ate Wednesday post.  I haven’t done one in awhile but I always enjoy them. Y’all keep me accountable and on track with healthy eating!   I started my day out with an egg and spinach sandwich on gluten-free toast.  Not the most aesthetically-pleasing breakfast, but it was tasty nonetheless! (Get the “recipe” here!) Hubby and I went home this past weekend to catch up…

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3 Quick and Healthy Breakfasts with Veggies

3 Quick and Healthy Breakfasts with Veggies

Anyone that knows me knows I love breakfast!  I’m one of those people that literally can’t function without  it. It’s my favorite meal of the day! Not only do I try to have a balanced breakfast each morning, I also try to sneak in some veggies.  It makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something before I’ve even left the house! What I don’t love, however, is dirtying every dish in the house and turning my kitchen into a war zone…

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Healthy and Inexpensive Date Ideas

Healthy and Inexpensive Date Ideas

Hubby and I have always been pretty frugal people.  However, we both can get a serious case of FOMO! We hate to sacrifice fun and miss out on experiences just because of finances.  One thing that we’re not willing to give up is date night. (And travel, but that’s another post for another day!)  We’re both running in different directions during the week, so date night gives us a chance to reconnect and spend some quality time together.  Additionally, the…

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Container Garden and a Picnic

Weekend Wrap-Up: Container Garden and a Picnic

Hi friends and happy Monday!  I’m actually one of those weirdos that loves Mondays.  It’s a fresh start and I always feel so productive on a Monday morning!  🙂 Hubby and I had a fun, mostly quiet weekend at home for once.  He was on call for work so we had to stay close. We’re usually running around tackling personal projects we don’t have time to do during the week and/or traveling seeing family and friends.  I guess we better…

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What I’m Doing to Treat Adult Hormonal Acne Naturally

What I’m Doing to Treat Adult Hormonal Acne Naturally

  Whiteheads, blackheads and cystic acne- I’ve had it all. Often all at the same time. I use to long for the day I would finally be grown up, not so I could get my dream job, buy a house, or travel the world, but so my acne would finally disappear. Well, I’m 27 and I’m still waiting for that day. Throughout my teenage years, I tried nearly every product at my local drug and department stores. Many of them…

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Easy & Delicious Lime ACV Drink

Easy & Delicious Lime ACV Drink

It seems like every health and fitness guru is touting the benefits of apple cider vinegar (ACV) drinks these days.  I’ve heard that ACV can treat acne, whiten teeth, increase weight loss, and even cure colds and allergies! While the evidence is still sparse surrounding most of the purported health benefits of ACV, there are a few studies that have shown it to be beneficial for weight loss.  This is because ACV increases feelings of satiety when consumed after a…

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How to Make Health and Wellness Less Stressful

How to Make Health and Wellness Less Stressful

  I remember when I first started to become interested in healthy living.  I pored over books, articles, and magazines. It was so easy to become overwhelmed with all of the (sometimes contradictory) information that I was learning.  And then there was the issue of actually implementing what I had learned. I recall thinking, “Wow! I never knew being healthy was so stressful!”   You don’t have to live with that mindset my friend!  While I’m far from perfect, I’ve…

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