Wednesday, March 05, 2014


I'm 5 weeks postpartum today and very much looking forward to getting the thumbs-up from my doctor to start exercising again. I've felt so much enthusiasm and motivation to get myself back into shape and I'm really hoping to make some great lifestyle changes to promote healthy eating and exercise in my life on a consistent basis. In the meantime, I've been collecting recipes and resources to help inspire me once I get to that place. Here is a round-up of some of my current favorite resources:

1// The Ultimate Clean Eating Shopping List - Move Nourish Believe 2// Boost Your Immune System - Free People Blog 3// 30 Days of Juicing - Williams-Sonoma Taste 4// Green Smoothies You'll Want to Drink - Elle 5// Postpartum Exercise Timeline - Popsugar Moms

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


One of the final things on Jenny's and my Christmas Cheer bucket list was to bake a whole kitchen full of goodies to give out to co-workers and friends. We decided to make chocolate chip, lemon crinkle, gingerbread, peanut butter balls, and turtles. Saturday morning was filled with flour, dirty dishes, fun conversation, taste tests, and listening to this remix over and over again.

One of my big baking to-do's before 2013 is to try my hand at baking French Macarons. I bought a cookbook, did some research on Macaron "best practices" and bought this amazing Macaron kit inspired by the lovely Kim of Oh Sweet Joy! I'm drooling over the perfection and deliciousness of her gingerbread and mint chocolate Macaron's. So yummy looking!

Here are a couple favorite recipes for the holidays. These are definitely all on my "to-bake" list!

1// Christmas Cookies - Loreta Blog
2// Butterscotch Pot de Creme - Noel Barnhurst
3// Eggnog Shooters - Hostess with the Mostess
4// Frosted Orange Cookies with Pistachio - Zucker Zimt und Liebe
5// Eggnog Muffins - Acute Designs
6// Cider Caramel Apple Pie - PinLaVie
7// White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread - Better Homes & Gardens
8// Kitchen Sink Cookies - Paula Deen
9// White Chocolate Cinnamon Pretzels - Your Cup of Cake
10// Coconut Nutmeg Pudding - Pastry Affair

What are your favorite things to bake during the holidays? 12 Days of Christmas Cheer is almost at an end! Tomorrow will be our last day. Be sure to check out Jenny's blog later today for some of her favorite family recipes. :)