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Who here loves using a slow cooker? *Raises both hands, waves them around, leaps out of my chair for joy.* Okay, okay. Yes, I’ll admit, I’m a slow cooker fanatic.

If you haven’t utilized this method of cooking before, what’s wrong with you? I joke. In all seriousness, though, there are few things better than throwing a handful of ingredients in a pot, going about your daily business for four-to-eight hours, and coming home to a warm, perfectly cooked meal.

“Why, who did all of this slaving away in the kitchen? Oh – heh heh – it was myself. Silly me.” *hair flip*.

Recently I’ve also become a bigger fan of Indian foods, but sometimes the heavy creams in those deliciously thick sauces just don’t sit too well in the tummy… or on the thighs. Ha! Therefore, I bring to you today a recipe that has grown near and dear to my heart (and tastebuds) – Slow Cooker Light Chicken Tikka Masala.

Continue Reading … Slow Cooker Light Chicken Tikka Masala

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You know the feeling: the clock seems to be creeping past three-thirty, your lunch has fully digested, and it seems like forever until dinner time – not to mention, your energy-level has officially tanked.

Don’t grab the chips, don’t grab the cookies, and definitely don’t grab the candy bars; instead, whip up a quick batch of these easy, nutritious energy bites! Made with only six ingredients, this snack will leave you feeling energized and ready-to-go, unlike those greasy, processed, chemical-filled snacks calling from that tempting metal box in the breakroom!

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Hey, friends! I hope your December is off to a good start. The winter months can be tough on many people, but before we know it, March will be here, snow will be melting away, and tulips will be blooming; it may seem like a lo-o-ong wait, but you can do it!

One thing that helps me to remain positive during the short winter days is keeping busy with productive, rewarding “projects”, like the one I bring you today.

Recently I refinished some cheap, wooden stools for our kitchen countertop. They were so basic and simple before, but with just 30 minutes I was able to take them from ‘blah’ to ‘AH’! Now they look GREAT and really blend in with the mood of the room. Even though you’ll notice these photos were taken outside, this project is not very complicated, and could very well be done completely indoors, provided you cover your work surface and have adequate ventilation.

Continue Reading … 30-Minute Project: Metallic-Dipped Bar Stool Upgrade

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Hiya! Hope everyone’s doing well! Quickie post here:

September is always a busy month, whether the kids are going back to school, or secular work is getting more hectic; the end of summer means getting back into a schedule and accomplishing goals!

I’m adjusting to a new work schedule; starting the first week in September, I switched from Monday’s and Wednesday’s at the office to Tuesday’s and Thursday’s. I spend my “off” days volunteering and taking care of things around the house, groceries, cleaning, etc. I LOVE this new schedule, but one aspect has been a bit more difficult: for many different reasons, Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s are the busiest days for my husband and I. That’s when it comes in handy to have a recipe like the one I want to share with you today!

Continue Reading … Creamy Chicken and Spaghetti Squash Veggie Bake

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Like many do as the winter season nears it’s end, Max and I have been attempting to keep up a balanced and nutritious lifestyle. To this regard, reducing our carb intake has been one method that is quite – and noticeably- beneficial. However, cutting out carbs creates it’s own issue: all of our meals begin to look the same! Some sort of grilled or baked protein served aside steamed or roasted veggies. BOOO-RING.

So, a few weeks ago, in an attempt to liven up our dinner menu, I whipped up a new recipe- and I have made it weekly since. It is flavorful, satisfying, fun, and (perhaps best) you don’t miss those pesky carbs at all! Thus, I present to you today my recipe for Taco-Stuffed Peppers!

Continue Reading … Healthy Dinner Recipe: Taco-Stuffed Peppers

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I love autumn (previously discussed here). As soon as I see one leaf start to fade from green, it seems as if a switch is flipped in my mind and all I can do is hold myself back from going completely fall-crazy. I already planted mums (here), pulled out some cute booties and sweaters to wear, and re-decorated my desk at work with fall-themed candles and trinkets. Yet still, I wanted to do more.

I decided to create some faux-floral centrepieces to scatter around the house. I’m not always a huge fan of silk flowers, but with my seasonal allergies just about driving me insane, it was the best that I could do. Plus, using silk allows these decorations to last longer into the season than authentic flowers. These mini arrangements look rustic and homey, and add the perfect natural touch to your warm home during this crisp season!

Here’s how you can make your own!


Continue Reading … DIY Mini Autumn Floral Arrangements

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