Peace, Love, Linkup #005

It’s Friday once again! There is something about Friday’s that just puts me in a good mood. It’s in part due to not having to be at work for two whole days, and partly because it’s time for another Peace, Love, Link up! Everyone shared some amazing posts last week and I want to thank each and everyone of you for sharing good content from all walks of life. We have Mother’s Day right around the corner so don’t be afraid to share crafts or other gift ideas for the most important women in our lives! Other posts are always welcome of course ;).¬†

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Easy Eats: Vegan Toasted-Cheese and French Fries

It’s like the scene of a horror movie:

You have a post to draft.
You have to finish the DIY project you are posting about.
You are running late to get out of work.

Luckily your better half is planning to get out of work at a decent time so they will be able to get a jump start on everything.

*text alert tone*
“I just got hit with two hours of overtime. . .”
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Ok ok that was a little dramatic but that shows you how quickly a plan can crumble before your eyes! The planned post will require about 2 hours of work, and that is just the crafting part, to say nothing for the actual post. And dinner needs to be cooked and eaten. With all of this pressure, what’s a millennial to do?? Continue reading

Vegan to Paleo to Vegan Again

As you can probably guess from the title, my husband and I have had quite the dietary journey. The title should read, “Vegan to Paleo to Vegan to Balanced Diet to Vegan Again”, but that might be a little too long! I think what we were trying to do overall is find balance. Balance is key to everything in life; from work, to social lives, and most definitely with food. I’m going to put a little disclaimer in here right from the get go that we are not trendy hipsters, band-wagoners, or hate on people that choose to live the way that they do. We are just trying to find what works best for our lifestyle. Continue reading

Peace, Love, Linkup #004

Happy Friday!

There is definitely a positive energy in the air as we are seeing less cold and rainy days and more warm ones. In my home, we are keeping busy planning fun day trips as well as summertime crafts and projects. And as for inspiration, all we have to do is look at our Peace, Love, Linkup page! A big and heartfelt thank you goes out to everyone that posted and is helping this little blog-that-could gain momentum!

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A to Z List of Must-Dos This Spring/Summer

We didn’t have a traditional winter in Massachusetts this year, at least in terms of snowfall. But what we lacked in the fluffy stuff we more than made up for with cold depressing grey days. But that’s finally done with! Spring, and my allergies, have arrived!¬†Finally we can all brush the dust off our lives and get outside and active again. But what do we do with this newfound freedom? Fear no more and look no further, because I have made an A-Z list of some of my favorite activities to fully enjoy the rest of Spring and all 100 days of summer!

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Easy Eats: Caprese Stuffed Chicken

Grilled chicken breast, smooth and creamy cheese, and tomatoes bursting with flavor is just some of the ways to describe this dish. Just about 40 minutes from start to finish, and this easy eats recipe will be impressing friends and family all night. Ok, so maybe that is stretching it a little, but this recipe is simple to make and friendly on the budget, since one 1 pound chicken breast will yield about 3 portions. Here’s what you need to get started:

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Peace, Love, Linkup #003

Happy Friday! And thank goodness it is Friday! Some work weeks seem to take longer than others and this was past one was no exception! But at long last the weekend is here, and what better way to kick it off than with our third link party! A big thank you to everyone who shared last week; new and returning bloggers alike. Let’s get posting!

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Weekend Getaways: Montreal

 

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Montreal: the North American version of Paris. The best part is that Montreal is about 6 hours from where we live in Southeast Massachusetts. That makes it perfect to sneak off to on the weekend! Not to mention that because we don’t have to fly, it cuts the cost almost in half. We didn’t have more than a vague idea of what we wanted to do when we arrived. Having this non-agenda made it so we discovered a couple of hidden gems that make us long to go back someday soon! These are a few of them:

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Easy Eats: Warm Pasta Salad

Pasta is probably one of our biggest weaknesses. Its versatile, quick to make, and yummy! Unfortunately, its also filled with carbs, but what are you gonna do? The inspiration for this dish came from the Caprese style which is fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, and mozzarella cheese. Normally you would serve that over chicken, and poutlry could be added to this for sure, but it’s not necessary. Roma tomatoes are the favorite for this dish, because I have found that they cut perfectly with a serrated knife, have a less intense tomato flavor, and yield the right amount of juice when cooked. This is key to helping to add flavor to the pasta while keeping the ingrediants to a minimum. I am forever an advocate for fresh basil in everything! During the spring/summer, we have a basil plant that we use, but for the colder months we buy “fresh” basil at the supermarket. The amount can vary based on your personal taste; for us, the more the merrier! As for the cheese, I almost always prefer to buy a block of cheese and grate it for anything I cook, but packaged whole milk mozzarella works fine for this, giving a smooth creamy texture without overpowering the dish.¬†

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Peace, Love, Linkup #002

Happy Friday and welcome to my second link party!! My first step into the linky world was met with more success than I had hoped for! A big and sincere thank you to all the bloggers who stopped by to share their projects!

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