Watermelon American Flag Sheet ‘Cake’

4th of July Watermelon Flag Cake

I cannot believe the 4th of July is tomorrow! It feels like I just took my Christmas tree down, when in reality, it’s almost time to put it back up again! I really wanted to make a fun dessert for tomorrow, but wanted to keep it pretty healthy and light. I’m sure many of you […]

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Chopped Thai Salad with Peanut Dressing


Salads have become my mommy life saver recently. This is not a fabricated sentence at all, so believe me when I say this… My baby slept 45 minutes total during the day yesterday. That’s right. 45 minutes. Not a solid 45 either, I just added all the minutes she slept and it was 45. I […]

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Chocolate Birthday Cake

Chocolate Ganache Birthday Cake via The Diva Dish

Every year on my birthday, I go all out on Dessert. I indulge in something sinfully delicious, and it’s been a tradition that I really really really enjoy. Like really. Of course I don’t wait a whole year to have dessert, but if I do happen to be in a situation where dessert is present, […]

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My Journey to a Healthier Me

Life has a weird way of teaching you lessons. Before, I didn’t really know what was good for me. Like a jelly bean green juicy jumpsuit. Yes, yes I did. It’s weird, because sometimes we truly don’t know that what we’re doing isn’t the best for us. Since I was little girl, I’ve always had […]

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Lightened Up Pasta Primavera

Lightened Up Pasta Primavera, The Diva Dish

I ordered a bathing suit online last week, so… Lightened up Primavera Pasta it is! If you’ve never had pasta primavera, it’s basically a pasta dish with cooked, yet crisp, veggies and a nice creamy sauce. Cream as in heavy cream. I love heavy cream. My grandmother always had heavy cream in her fridge for […]

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Blackberry Lemonade-Naturally Sweetened


Summer has begun. No more school or extra curricular activities to break up the day. No more cooler temperatures to play at the park. No more leggings. Now my kids are bored by 8:30 a.m., and by 10 a.m. I need a nap. But in all honesty, I’ve kind of loved having my kids home […]

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Dark Chocolate Mint Chip Coconut Milkshake w/ Mint Chip Coconut Whipped Cream

I don’t mean to brag, but I consider myself a connoisseur of the chocolate aisle in the grocery store. I find myself there often. I’m often browsing the different types of chocolates, mostly dark, and I always find myself reaching for the same brand of chocolate, Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate. They are an all organic […]

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The Reality Of How My Family Lives A ‘Healthy Lifestyle’


I would say that 80% of the emails I get are from parents who are struggling with having their family and their children eat healthy. Even though it’s an email or a comment, I can tell that they are stressed, worried, and feel a sense of failure because their child or spouse just hates eating […]

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Sun Dried Tomato and Pesto Meat Balls

Sun Dried Tomato and Pesto Meatballs via The Diva Dish

*Need a quick weeknight dinner? Meatballs are one of our family favorites and it’s super fast to whip together! Add the meatballs to your favorite pasta and you are done! Plus, these meatballs have a hint of veggies in them!* I find myself making meatballs almost weekly for my little family because it’s fast and […]

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Nailed It : Laundry


Let’s talk about laundry. I LOATHE laundry. Nope. Scratch that. I HATE laundry. I feel bad because I think it’s one of those things I should have told my husband before he married me. But I didn’t. See that pile on the bed? It’s clean. Clean-ish. That pile was washed a week ago. It’s been in […]

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