November 2013 Favorites

November 2013 Favorites

  1. Dates + Peanut butter.
  2. Essie Nail Polish in Fiji.
  3. Coconuts Canda Wide Calf Riding Boots.
  4. No Boundaries Seamless Sweater Leggings.

Watch the video below for my thoughts on everything and to hear about my not-so-favorite item for the month!


What We Ate. Thanksgiving 2013.

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  We had breakfast at our house with Jasen’s parents and sister and then spent the afternoon with my fam. My cousin Allison made cute place cards this year. We were the Native Americans…

Thanksgiving Place Holders

… and my cousins were the Pilgrims.

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Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up

With Thanksgiving only a couple weeks away, those of you who are hosting are probably working on your menu for the day. It can be a little overwhelming, so I’ve pulled together some of my favorite recipes to share. They all call for real, whole food (of course) and are also delicious!


  1. The Bird. I’ve been making my turkey using this recipe for a few years now and it is always a big hit. Citrus in the cavity, plus frequent basting, results in moist breast meat and crazy good flavor. Use your own homemade chicken stock if you have it and try making the gravy with whole wheat flour instead. And, if you do happen to splurge on the white flour, I won’t tell. It is a holiday after all. 🙂 Continue reading

Recipe: Beef and Bok Choy

This is a simple one-pot recipe that comes together quickly on a busy night. Bok choy can come in a variety of sizes, so feel free to substitute several of a smaller variety for the large one I used, if you like. Whatever you can find will work. There is some residual liquid in the pan after cooking, but not enough to make this a soup. We ate this dish out of bowls with spoons, but you could also serve it over rice, quinoa, or any other grain of your choice.

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