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12 Paleo Casseroles to get you through Winter

12 hearty paleo casseroles

Baby number three is out and I'm finally back to consuming (mostly) healthy stuff. Winter - the season of cookies and heavy eating - can be a beast for those of us who try to stay away from sweets and carbolicious platters. So in an attempt to fill our bellies and get us all back on track, I've ...
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The Winter Slick

Changing your own oil can add up to a ton of money savings. #WalmartAuto

Today we're sharing how we spruce up our car using #WalmartAuto Castrol products from Walmart, as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. Winter is coming. Followed by every other season after that. And, well, preceded by every season before it. Reflecting on this cycle, it is somewhat ...
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8 Unexpected Sights: Winter in San Diego

Eight unique and interesting sights during winter in San Diego

I remember the first time I walked through the streets of San Diego. I was in the Gaslamp District, people milling all around me, the seaside smell invading my senses. I turned to my mom and sister, shuffling along as I darted between shops and boutiques. "This is where I'm moving when I grow up!" I ...
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Orange Ginger Honey Chicken Wings

Honey chicken wings made with fresh oranges and ginger

There is a Chinese saying that you first eat with your eyes, then your nose, then your mouth. In the case of these savory and sweet honey chicken wings it will be the smell of them cooking in the oven that will grab you around the taste buds and drag you into the the kitchen. The smell of ...
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How to Make Strawberry Wine without Yeast

How to make strawberry vinegar with strawberry hulls

As I bring home box upon box of California Strawberries this season, I inevitably end up with a lot of hulls. What to do? Figure out how to make strawberry wine! I was trying to make strawberry vinegar, but I'm a space cadet and forgot the second fermentation process. So I inadvertently ...
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Winter Skin Care with Whole Foods


This warm winter and dry air has done a major number on me. Dehydrated skin coupled with windy days and low humidity has left me ashy and dull. Rather than pay for a facial or skin treatment, I’d like to bring home a useful treat for my skin that will last weeks instead of days. Something that ...
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Life Hack: Portable Wine


I was on a party bus a couple months ago and saw this GENIUS idea for serving wine. Cupcake pan + cups = portable wine party! I would totally do this with red Solo cups because that's how I roll. This would be genius for tailgating events, too. Or even for a low-key backyard wedding. Someone can ...
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Fitcation 2013: Food and Wine in Paso Robles

blogger wine tour

Last weekend I headed up to Paso Robles, CA to meet with my fit bloggy friends for Fitcation 2013. I'd never been to Fitcation before and I was a little unsure what to expect. I feared they would just make me work out all day, every day (I'll admit I'm not in the best shape of my life having had two ...
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Window Decor Update

window decor update

Back in our new house tour, I showed you all the massive list of home updates we were taking on. The big changes were easy to point out right off the bat: new paint, walls being knocked down, furniture, etc. But what I really love and truly excel at is the nuances of a home. Things like window decor ...
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