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Fall Favorite Meal Preps

Fall Favorite Meal Preps

I loved all the responses I got from the meal planning and prepping post last week! I hope the calendar and grocery list PDF has been helpful, or that it made you think of some good reasons to try it out. Last week before Thanksgiving […]

Meal Planning and Prepping – Why and How?

Meal Planning and Prepping – Why and How?

Happy November! It’s been a while. I hope you’ve spent fall around people and things that you cherish. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about dreams and goals. I have lots of goals in the coming months and years, but I’ve come to realize my […]

One-Pot Farmer’s Market Pasta

One-Pot Farmer’s Market Pasta

These past few weeks, I’ve been prepping myself to say adios to summer. While fall is by far my favorite season, it’s still a bittersweet farewell. Each morning I pass buses full of loud children on their way to school, my tan is starting to […]

Banana Pudding for Momma

Banana Pudding for Momma

Today just happens to be the birthday of one of the best ladies around. Oh, momma. She is brave, and a fighter, and generous. She doesn’t back down and always stands up for what she thinks is the right thing – and passed that trait […]

Homemade Lara Bars

Homemade Lara Bars

  As you have probably been able to tell, I love making batch items of goodies that will last us all week. I also looove finding easy ways to make some of your favorite store bought products from home! One of my favorites is this […]

Mini Peach Pies

Mini Peach Pies

Happy July! We’re in full summer swing over here, and we enjoyed the holiday weekend by resting a little extra and baking a little more than usual (*insert happy dance for getting off work tomorrow!). Last week at Summer Camp was “Farm to Table Week,” […]

Easy Breakfast Oatmeal Cups

Easy Breakfast Oatmeal Cups

The month of May brought the Novalises lots of crazy – graduations, weddings, vacation, and what seemed like endless hours on the road. When June came, it felt like a breath of fresh air. I thought, “Finally! Time to be home—to relax, to enjoy time […]

Walnut Taco “Meat” – GF and Vegan!

Walnut Taco “Meat” – GF and Vegan!

One of my favorite things about Lynchburg is that it’s home to so many great local shops and restaurants. One of my favorites is Millie’s Living Café. If you’re in the mood for a healthy, vegan lunch, and a DELICIOUS juice, then Millie’s is your […]

Homemade Sangria Slushies

Homemade Sangria Slushies

Happy June! If you’re a teacher, you know that the beginning of June means one thing: SUMMER BREAK APPROACHETH! I am so ready for the sunny days and the summer haze. There’s just something about summer that makes everything more fun – the bright colors, […]

Memorial Day and Beer Brats

Memorial Day and Beer Brats

Recently while on vacation, Josh and I visited a Pearl Harbor Exhibit, all about the “date which will live in infamy”, the war that followed, and the enormous effect it had on the U.S. and the world as we know it. It was a sobering […]