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Breckenridge 2019

The first stop in 2019 was Colorado Springs. We crashed for the night and got up early to try to get to the summit of Pike’s Peak before the summer rush. We have found that getting to 14,000 ft for a little while helps with the altitude issues. We stopped by the Catamount resevoirs on …

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Colorado 2019

We made it from Alabama to Colorado Springs in one long drive! This year, as a family of 3, we left Alabama at 8:30pm and rolled into Colorado Springs at 7pm the next day. Atlas slept most of the way and we just kept driving until we got here. Year 9 out west! We had …

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Coming up in June

I’ll start with my May review. Basically May was a Vegas trip and  the end of the school year. I don’t want to look back at 10 years of blogging and look at all the Mays, but I bet they are skimpy and pitiful and reek of survival mode. As my momma said, June is …

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April is Cancelled

I’m taking down that cool little announcement board that displays my hopes and dreams for April. They didn’t happen.  Long story short, we had a puppy issue. Atlas got very sick all of a sudden, and we had a 3-week discovery to try to figure out what happened and what’s next. During those 3 weeks, …

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Coming Up in April

Let’s jump right into this. The way this year has already flown by, I’ll be pulling down decorative pumpkins in no time. April is here and there is a lot going on around here. Spring is here for good! We’ve had our Great Sadness….tree pollen release which brought about some allergy nastiness and yellow clouds …

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On My Bookshelf in March

It seems the beginning of the year struggle continues. For the first time, my round up of items read in a month includes 2 magazines. I needed 2 magazines to fill my personal quota of 6 books a month. I know these magazines do not count in the Goodreads book challenge, but they work perfectly …

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Plan With Me March

March birthday week! Most of these stickers are from Krissyanne Designs. Her Celebrations binder has a St. Patrick’s Day kit for March. Since that day is always my birthday, I decorate with as much SPD as I can. If you are new to Krissyanne Designs, check out my review of her Celebrations Binder. Those date …

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Baby Shower Brunch

It is a beautiful day for a baby shower brunch! This morning, a group of people from our church got up early and brought all the green and blue dishes to the building to help welcome Baby Cooper, due in a few weeks. My sister (in law) is a fantastic party planner so we just …

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Erin Condren Meal Planner

Meal planning around my house often involves random pieces of notebook paper, the backs of kindergarten student work, and a bunch of sticky notes stuck to my bag. When I am ready to go shopping or order groceries, the first hurdle is to hunt down my collection of notes. It can be frustrating. Then, I …

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Minimalist Skincare

Let’s talk about skin care. Specifically, I’m all about minimalist skincare. I wish I could say my reason for something like not wanting to use a bunch of chemicals or the need to watch a budget. No, my reason is simple. I just don’t take the time to slather on stuff. I have bought sets …

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White plate with folded omelete made with asparagus and mushrooms.

Asparagus Mushroom Omelete

Spring is finally here and it’s time to use some fresh vegetables in this asparagus and mushroom omelete.    After the long day that began very early, we both wanted something light for dinner, but we were so hungry that we gave Atlas’ food bowl some longing glances.  What is quicker than eggs and vegetables …

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Trader Joe’s Keto List

A few years ago, Birmhingham built its first (and only) Trader Joe’s. I had heard about TJ’s throughout the healthy organic food circles and we stopped at one in Atlanta a few times. Little did I know then how much I would come to depend on Trader Joe’s for some keto food items that are …

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4 Common Running Mistakes

Spring is here and for many of us, that means a natural urge to get outside and do something. Living in college town, we have plenty of spring runners out on the walking trails and sidewalks around Tuscaloosa. We all know in a couple of months, the running will be limited to very early morning …

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Running Base Building #10

Oh what a difference a week of storms make!!! I got miles. I got miles on the treadmill. I got miles, y’all. It’s been a great week! Eventually, I’m going to change this series to some actual running training. I don’t see it happening until after June. I am building as much base as  I …

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Friday Favorites #45

March favorites coming up! This is another short list but that’s okay. I have this thing about not buying clutter just to clutter up a new house. This list is full of consumable items and 1 book. But, these are some new favorites and some that I’ve had for years. 1. Kettle & Fire bone …

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A red bowl with green leek soup topped with fresh leek rings.

Spring Leek Soup Recipe

I’m not the biggest fan of cold soup. But I am a fan of a light soup with a lot of nutrition to eat during the summer when I don’t need a heavy meal. This is why this Spring Leek Soup recipe is a great idea this time of year.  Leeks are high in Vitamin …

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