Paleo Spinach Bacon Salad

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I LOVE BACON! Seriously, you guys, I really love bacon. So often, I hear my family members asking me for health advice. They say things like, "I eat pretty healthy, but sometimes I do have bacon." They get this guilty look on thier face apologizing to me for eating bacon. Try as I may to conivince them that bacon is not the enemy we have been trained to think it is... they never seem convinced. We purchase bacon that is ethically sourced and free of added sugars. And we eat it several times a week. Read more here about why healthy fats are so vital to your health! WE SHOULD ALL EAT MORE BACON...

The Abbey: Coffee Shop and So Much More

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The first time I stepped foot into this lovely establishment located in the heart of the Avondale community, I fell in love. The vibe that greets you is one of warmth, neighborly love, and friendship. I have frequented a few times a month over the last year and loved chatting with Carrie and Noah as they made my whole milk lattes. The Abbey proudly serves a vast array of local products including Red Bike Coffee , Leaf N Petal teas , Bread Works Breads and they make their own pastries and sandwiches in house. Their pimento cheese sandwich is one of my very favorites! In my most recent visit, I...

Woodlawn Cycle Cafe

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There is nothing like the perfect cup of bright, chocolaty espresso made right in the neighborhood. This lovely new shop is called Woodlawn Cycle Cafe- combo handcrafted coffee bar/cyclist shop. The Euro-Industrial style cafe will have your heart yearning to snap photo after photo of this lovely space. They are serving up MapCap Coffee from Grand Rapids, Michigan and selling some pretty rad cycling gear. The idea of the shop comes from Armand Margjeka and Kyle Campbell, who are leasing the location from Rev Birmingham . Our city is coming back to life and spots like this are ushering in new...

3 Immune Boosting Foods

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Elderberry Syrup Here is a simple recipe for elderberry syrup that is sure to have you ready to fight off anything that comes your way! Bone Broth I keep telling you guys how amazing this stuff is, but it's because it works! We drink bone broth regularly and have noticed a significant drop in the number of times per year we go to the doctor. Mushrooms The selenium in mushrooms is known to to boost your immune strength. Toss them in everything! This link also shares a few more foods that will help improve your immune system. Feel better, friends! And if you aren't feeling bad, I hope you...

Are You Following Us on Instagram?

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First of all, I want to say thank you to all of my Spiffy Gals (and guys) that read our recipes, diys, tutorials and natural living posts. We appreciate you so much! We would love to share even more of our story with you through our Instagram . Through Instagram we tell small stories about our day to day lives and occasional behind the scenes sneak peeks! Here are a few of our most recent posts. Enjoy! We would love for you to comment, and tell us more about you so that we can follow you back. And thank you again for reading. Sunday mornings are for cuddles with my cats and pup. Sunday...

Fire Cider

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When I was a little girl, my mom and I would go into Christmas shops. I distinctly remember the smell of cinnamon being in each store. Sometimes the stores would have hot apple cider to sip as you shopped. Those were my favorite. The taste and smell of spicy cider brings me back to those amazing times. We first tried this drink at our friend's wedding and completely fell in love. The crisp taste of apples and the hint of cinnamon will have you in a festive mood right away.

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