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My New Favorite Cleaner (Also Don’t Judge Me)

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This post is very firmly categorized as a random thought, but I’m just so impressed with the results that I had to share.

We have a ceramic sink. With ceramic sinks come stains. It’s remarkable how quickly our sink collects stains and scuff marks. I’ve always had stainless steel sinks before this, so—surprise—I didn’t know how […]

Yeast Confections: Sourdough Starter

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In our quest to eat more healthily, I’ve decided to try making—and sustaining—sourdough starter. Again. This time, hopefully successfully. We’ve found that Jon’s stomach seems to be able to handle some homemade glutenous goodies, such as his tomato-basil bread. So we thought sourdough might also work because it’s fermented, and that’s supposed to be good […]

We Finished the Whole30.

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Exciting news! We jumped on the bandwagon and did the Whole30! Aaaand we didn’t hate it . . . at least not the entire time. What started as a way for Jon and I to fit better into a kilt and a bridesmaid dress, respectively, turned into a pretty habit-changing experience.

I borrowed the Whole30 book […]

Eating Is a Social Activity, and It Can Suck Sometimes

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Anyone who has tried to eat healthily knows how hard it is to stay on track when going out, celebrating holidays or special events, and even just trying to be social at work. This past week, I faced all of those things. AND I DID NOT GIVE IN! Just to toot my own horn, I […]

What We’re Trying: Bees Wrap

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Since we’ve been together, Jon and I have been at least somewhat conscious of our overall impact on the planet. We try to do our part when it comes to recycling—in fact, Tonawanda just upgraded our little recycling bins to big, brand-spanking-new totes last week, and we are pretty excited to cram ours full each […]

What We’re Eating: Israeli Couscous Salad

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This recipe is adapted from Womanista Wellness (formerly SkinnyMom), which can be found here.

Jon and I have been menu planning for a few weeks now, and it’s been helping us stay on track like nobody’s business. We’ve packed lunches very consistently, eaten out less, and spent more time together in the kitchen. And we’re learning all the […]

I Miss Jet Lag.

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In September, we had the opportunity to travel to Europe with my dad, and we enjoyed two weeks driving across Germany, into Austria, through Liechtenstein, and lastly to Switzerland. It took us about two days to acclimate to the time difference, but we were soon in the German swing of things. For exercise, we walked a bunch […]

The Dress That Used to Be Too Big.

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Everybody’s been through it—even if the last time was when you were a kid and grew out of something: everyone has tried on an article of clothing to find out that, well, look at that, it doesn’t fit anymore. Maybe you grew taller, dropped down a size, or got mad swole in your lats. Or maybe, […]

Bucket List 2017!

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Guys, we made it. We got through the hellish trek through time that was 2016—the pain, the heartache, the loss . . . the weight gain. As Jon and I sit here on the morning of January 1, 2017, watching an episode of Bill Nye the Science Guy that’s talking about clogged arteries and bacon […]

We Got a Talkin’ To.

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Last week Thursday, Jon accompanied me to my personal training session at 6:45AM so he could continue working on stretching his hip flexors. (Just ask him about “groiners”; he loves ’em.) He and I hadn’t had our usual Saturday sessions where we go together and I take the first forty-five minutes and he takes the […]