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We’re drowning in produce (and finally canning!)

We’re drowning in produce (and finally canning!)

Nathan and I have a lot in common.  We both love the outdoors.  We both love March Madness.  And we both love the concept of living off the land.  Nathan calls this our “hunter-gather” side.  But whatever it is, we have always been fascinated with the concept of taking food and putting it away for the winter.  You know those Alaska shows where the families spend the entire “warm season” filling their freezers with meat and their pantries with produce?…

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Tips for pushing through the picky food stage with kids

Tips for pushing through the picky food stage with kids

Anyone with kids knows that food can sometimes be a huge stressor.  Are they eating enough?  Are they getting plenty of fruits and veggies?  Why do they eat hardly anything one day but then be a bottomless pit the next? We have thought about and stressed out about all of these things over the course of the last 5 1/2 years.  There were days that I just thought “my child is going to only eat carbs for the rest of…

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My beginners guide to intermittent fasting

My beginners guide to intermittent fasting

I started practicing intermittent fasting about 14 months ago, and I’ve never looked back.  I wrote this post just 4 1/2 months after starting, and looking back I was still pretty new at it.  So I wanted to put together a comprehensive “user manual” for anyone thinking about or new to intermittent fasting. Start slow There are many schools of thought when it comes to the fasting window.  I have heard anything from 12 hours to 24 hours.  Because this…

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Recent Eats – Part 9

Recent Eats – Part 9

Hello and happy Wednesday!  Can’t believe we are halfway through the week already!  We are smack dab in the middle of summer, which means we’ve been eating GOOD.  Nathan has been grilling out almost every night, and I’m still astounded by the amount of produce that he brings in the door each day.  Pea season is over, and now we’re entering cucumber and zucchini season.  Tomatoes and green beans following as well.  And he’s been so diligent about back-planting new…

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Don’t throw those bananas away – Banana Bread Recipe

Don’t throw those bananas away – Banana Bread Recipe

Last weekend Nathan and I were watching a documentary I picked up at the library called Just Eat It.  The premise of the movie is what had me grab it off the shelf, as a couple set out to survive for 6 months on solely food that would otherwise be thrown away.  Coming from a house that tries to waste very little food (it’s expensive to throw food away!) I was intrigued.  If you have time to watch this movie,…

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Recent Eats – Part 8

Recent Eats – Part 8

Hello and happy Wednesday!  I feel like the weeks fly by even faster during the summer, and don’t even get me started on the weekends!  But I love it, and the kids enjoy spending lots of time outside.  So many fun activities to do that are so simple (exploring the back property, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, and biking).  And we are smack dab in the middle of birthday season around here, so there are lots of things to get excited for….

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Clean Kiddo Eats – Part 4

Clean Kiddo Eats – Part 4

Hello everyone!  Happy Friday!  Today is our first official “summer Friday,” so I have both the kids home with me.  The weather is a bit iffy, so we might hang close to home just hanging out (plus I’ve got a list of chores to hopefully accomplish).  Tonight Nathan is bringing home a rented power-buffer so we can start the process of finishing the rest of our basement floor.  Hoping to get the basement 100% DONE before Nathan’s family comes to…

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Fun Costco Finds

Fun Costco Finds

Hi everyone.  Happy Friday!  Anyone else as excited for the weekend as I am?  We have decided to simplify a bit this weekend, with only one “main event” each weekend day.  Graham has his last day of soccer tomorrow, which means practice, a game, trophies, and a carnival complete with bounce houses and hot dogs. Sunday will be church followed by brunch at my parents’ house.  Then lots of love to Nathan for Father’s Day.  We are hoping to sneak…

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Fun eats – Camping Style

Fun eats – Camping Style

Happy Wednesday everyone!  We are now officially halfway through the week – I still can’t get over how fast the weeks seem to be flying by lately.  We are in the home stretch of school, and luckily things have been pretty laid back for Graham as he finishes up.  We have a busy weekend ahead, which I am already getting excited about.  Yeah for summer! I know I already gave you a detailed rundown on how I prepped for our…

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Recent eats – Part 7

Recent eats – Part 7

Hi everyone!  Happy Friday!  Who else is super excited for the weekend?  Reagan and I are volunteering at Graham’s field day today, so it’s going to be a busy but fun day.  I’m ready to get the weekend started 🙂  Since I seem to have an obsession with food (is this really a bad thing?) I yet again found tons of meal pics on my phone to share.  So I guess that means it’s time for another edition of my…

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