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Whole Wheat & Oat Blueberry Muffin

Whole Wheat & Oat Blueberry Muffins

A healthy and delicious blueberry muffin for the whole family This recipe came out of my need to get my daughter to have more fiber in her diet. Yes I know – fruits and vegetables would’ve helped with this…but she’s a toddler and she has hit a new level of independence that comes with rejecting […]

Antique Vase DIY: Paint & Baking Soda

diy vintage antique old world vase painting with baking soda

Give any vase that antique look If you’ve been looking for pots with that old world, vintage, antique style look to them, you can stop looking. You can give any vase this an antique look with just a few simple supplies and about 25 minutes of your time. Yes. This project is so quick and […]

Skincare over 30

Cream smear

Skincare in our 30s is…different I used to get by just fine with a little moisturizer but not anymore. I need hyaluronic acid and hydration masks to help keep my skin fresh and soft. After all, we’re not getting any younger and that means our skin is aging and it needs a little more than […]

Vanilla Coconut Matcha Latte

iced matcha latte in glass cup with ice

Start your day off with a brain-boosting, free-radical fighting, delicious vanilla coconut matcha latte I don’t drink coffee. I quit years ago. I didn’t like the spikes of energy and the drop off and crash that came when that spike wore off. I didn’t like how it made my stomach feel and I didn’t like […]

The Best Women’s Casual Baggy Pants

Baggy Jeans

Comfy is this year’s style and baggy pants are back in. Carpenter, cargo, barrel, you name it they’re all back in style. I put together a list of my favorite baggy pants that you can add to your wardrobe and wear year round. You’ll find a mix of colors, and fits, but rest assured they […]

15-Minute Relaxing Self-Care for Softer Skin

Find time for you I rarely get time for myself between taking care of a toddler and running my businesses 7 days a week. When I do get time, and can find a sitter, I go to the gym to get in a workout. It’s not exactly relaxing doing hot pilates or jiu-jitsu but I […]

Andrea’s Reading List

open book on table with mug of tea

Just some of the books I’m reading (and re-reading) I want to read more than I have time for. Raising a toddler, trying to keep the house clean, working on my business, and trying to get to the gym at least four days a week makes this task quite difficult. However, I do make time […]

Korean Beef with Coconut Rice & Veggies

Korean Beef, Coconut Rice, and Veggie Bowl

This post contains affiliate links to products our family personally loves and uses. If you click one of our affiliate links, and make a purchase, you help support this blog and our family! Almost every ingredient in this recipe you can get from Trader Joe’s (with two exceptions) This is one of our family’s favorite […]

Best Breakfast Spots in Southern New Hampshire

Bonhoeffer's Cafe breakfast sandwich and chai latte

Big fresh bagels, vegan super muffins, old fashioned crepes, “the pig pile”, delicious pastries, and smoothies of course This list is in no particular order, however, we did save the best for last. Ryan and I love breakfast and we love a GOOD breakfast. I’m not talking about the standard scrambled eggs, bacon, and toast. […]

Berry Coconut Smoothie

berry coconut smoothie

A simple, healthy and delicious smoothie to start your day This is my favorite smoothie. If I’m not in the mood for a full breakfast, I have this. If I don’t know what to make for lunch, I’ll make this. If I want a snack post-workout, I go for this smoothie every day. It’s that […]

Family Vacation in the Bahamas

Nurse shark in the Bahamas

This post contains affiliate links to products our family personally uses and loves. Clicking our link and making a purchase from our link supports our family and this blog – thank you! Nurse shark at the Baha Mar Exploration Center & Eco-Sanctuary Intro I’ve always wanted to visit the Bahamas and this winter we did […]

Easy & Simple Guacamole

Guacamole and Chips

Homemade guacamole is easy and delicious I don’t know how you feel about making your own guacamole at home, but I think it’s so fun and easy. Sometimes the thought of making something “from scratch” seems daunting when I have a never ending list of things to do, but this really is a quick 5 […]

Non-Toxic and Clean Products for your Home & Body

non-toxic household cleaners in brown glass spray bottles

This post contains affiliate links to products our family personally uses and loves. By clicking our link and making a purchase, you help support our family and this blog – thank you! Skip the Educational Bits and Jump to the List We use these non-toxic and low-toxic products everyday in our home We’ve tried a […]

One Pot Creamy Beef Pasta

One Pot Creamy Beef Pasta

You can’t go wrong with beef, cheese and pasta This is one of the recipes the family will never get tired of. Beef, cheese and pasta are crowd pleasers any time of day, any day of the year. This one pot recipe makes a quick, simple and effortless dinner. The Perfect Pot I make this […]

Kid & Dog Friendly Camping in New Hampshire’s White Mountains

Artists Bluff

* This post contains affiliate links to products we use and love. View from the top of Artists Bluff overlooking Echo Lake Overview Intro: Camping in the White Mountains with a baby and two dogs White Mountains in the Fall Base Camp & Vehicle Gear Dog Camping Gear Baby Camping Gear Lost River Valley Campground […]

4 Ingredient Banana Crepes

Banana Crepes

Your overripe bananas don’t look good, but they taste good Overripe bananas are not just for making banana bread. We all do it. We buy a bunch of bananas with the intention of eating them throughout the week and after the week has passed, those bananas were left to ripen, and ripen, and ripen. Overripe […]

Pumpkin Spice Waffles

Pumpkin Spice Waffle Recipe

A simple and delicious fall recipe for your family Our family loves this recipe and we hope your family loves it too! This recipe is quick enough to make in the morning but it’s also great if you want to plan ahead, meal prep and freeze the waffles for later use. No refined sugar Unlike […]

Small Kitchen Organization: 10 Tips to Help Make the Most of Your Space

Amazon home find wire hanging baskets

This post contains affiliate links for products we personally use in our home. By clicking our links and making a purchase, you help support our blog and our ability to continue to make this type of content. We appreciate your support and we hope you enjoy this post! We’re speaking from experience here – we […]

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Maple Coconut Whoopie Pies

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Maple Coconut Whoopie Pies

A gluten-free and gluten-lover fan favorite This is one of our family’s favorite fall desserts. The best part is that this dessert is loved by everyone of any gluten tolerance or intolerance. I always have a few cans of pumpkin puree in the cabinet and most of these ingredients on standby too. If you don’t […]

Life as a Stay-at-Home Mom: The Work of Raising Your Children

andrea and indi sahm stay at home mom

I wrote this to remind myself… I wrote this post for myself, to look back on when I’m having a really hard day, to remind myself why I chose to do this. It’s easy to give up and quit when things get hard, when you feel lonely, have little to no support, and it feels […]

Broccoli Cheddar Egg Bites

BLW Broccoli Cheddar Egg Bites

You can do this An easy BLW food If you don’t know what BLW stands for I didn’t either until a few months ago. Someone told me that was what I was doing by letting my daughter learn to feed herself. It’s nothing fancy, it just means “Baby Led Weaning” and it’s what I just […]

Camping in Acadia National Park – Top 7 Things To Do for Families

Hiking Acadia

This post contains affiliate links for products and services that our families loves and personally uses. Clicking our links helps support out blog and can even earn you exclusive discounts. Jump to Top 7 List Ryan’s birthday is in August and every year, for the past 4 years, he’s wanted to go to Acadia National […]

Homemade Waffles: Quick & Simple Recipe

Perfectly cut waffles and berries

Who doesn’t love a homemade waffle? When my daughter started to get teeth, and we started exploring different foods, I was looking for something she could easily eat with her hands that was soft. I wanted something that would also offer some nutrients and would be a good on-the-go snack option if I was ever […]