Easy Instant Pot Black Bean & Turkey Chili

I whipped this chili up last night, and it is truly the best turkey / black bean chili I have ever had!!  Keith AND Avery loved it (though you may want to ease up on the cayenne if you’re cooking it for your kiddos). It is easy to make, naturally gluten-free, and SO flavorful and…

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Why You Should Switch to Safer Nail Polish

“Nail polish may look pretty, but it contains various toxic chemicals and is classified by the EPA as hazardous waste”. Ummmmm, WHAT?!!? Srsly! According to their website, “Never throw it in a garbage can or pour it down the sink, as it may pollute the local water supply”. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀An eye opener, right?! I came across…

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When Life Gives You Lemons…

When life gives you lemons…squeeze out all that goodness and freeze the juice for later! Our Meyer lemon tree produced A LOT of fruit this year. While I enjoyed admiring looking at the food I GREW IN MY OWN YARD 🍋🤗 in a pretty, simple white bowl on the dining room table, I wanted to…

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DIY Geode Bath Bombs

We LOVE bath bombs in this house. I mean, really love them. If you’ve been following along, what I am about to share won’t come as a huge surprise to you: bath bombs are probably releasing a lot more than just colored fizz into that soothing tub of hot water. Most bath bombs are LOADED with…

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Thoughts from Me, on Being Fearless.

Consistent, Confident, Vulnerable, Persistent. These are the first four words scribbled across the top page of my notes from my trip to Phoenix last weekend, where I attended Beautycounter’s L.E.A.D. conference.  We were tasked with writing down attributes that come to mind when we think of a fearless leader.  (Mine was Gwyneth Paltrow..if you’d like…

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A Hoppin’ John New Year

Every year I make this classic Southern dish to celebrate New Year’s.  Hoppin’ John is one of those dishes that comes with many versions, stories, and flavors – but my personal favorite is this recipe I am sharing today from “The Joy of Cooking”, the most authoritative cookbook in America (it says so on the…

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