What We Want for Christmas!

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We all have Christmas wish lists. Items we dream about having as part of our kitchen arsenal. Today we wanted to share with you a few that are on the top of our list! Stainless Carving Set Touch of Modern says, "Jean Dubost’s family, inspired by the traditional peasant tool, has been crafting the artisan blades since 1920. Surrounded by legend and myth, the Laguiole knife still carries the mark of its ancestors. A bee that is found engraved on all Laguiole products was originally part of Napoleon Bonaparte’s imperial seal. The blade, made of high-grade stainless steel, is stamped, then ground...

Feast and Forest Birmingham Alabama

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Today we had the privelege of enjoying brunch at one of the newest spots in Birmigham- Feast and Forest . Feast and Forest is a unique restaurant located in a quiet corner of historic Birmingham. As soon as we walked up to the store front, I knew this place had my heart. Feast and Forest is owned by the same talented folks who call themselves The Baking Bandits. I love their scones and get one as often as possible from Pepperplace Market. We love seeing their dream of having a store front come to life! And let me tell you how awesomely delicious the food was! I had the Farm Egg Salad. The...

Birmingham Girls Club Instagram Challenge

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This month I have decided to participate in the See Jane Write event, Blog Like Crazy! It has been one hell of an adventure and I have enjoyed it so much. I am also participating in an event with The Birmingham Girls Club . This is an Instagram challenge. Each day we post a photo based on the inspiration chosen for that particular day. Both of these challenges have been fun learning experiences. I have stretched myself beyond my normal bounderies. I even posted a photo of my own hands for the BGC Instagram challenge (which I never do, due to all of my old lady wrinkles). I have also shared...

Christmas Gifts to Improve the Health of Those You Love

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Putting together your Christmas gift list can be stressful. What are you going to get for for your loved ones? Your friends? Everyone has unique personalities, likes and dislikes. But, what do we all have in common? Our health. What if each gift you gave was not only thoughtful and heartfelt, but also improved the health of the recipient? I have compiled a list of gift giving ideas that do just that. 1. Massage Everyone loves a massage. They are so relaxing and rejuvinating! The health benefits of massage are immense. I have started getting massages every month and my body is so happy for it...

Market Noel Ticket Giveaway

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Last year was my first time to experience the amazing Christmas event Market Noel . I remember how excited I was to meet local creators from all over the Southeast. I got my camera, notebook, cute holiday outfit and headed out to enjoy some Christmas cheer. As I walked in the front door, I was immediately giddy at the sight of greenery strung all along the massive stairway. The Birmingham Junior League volunteers greeted me with a smile and I made my way up the stairs. As I climbed closer and closer to the top, my senses were flooded with cinnamon, cardamom, apple spice, and every other...

5 Easy Healthy Swaps

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Sometimes we are just not motivated to be creative or step outside our comfort zones. We have habits, and breaking those routines can seem like a big challenge. Today I want to share with you 5 simple swaps I have made to improve my health and allow me to live more naturally. These small steps out of your comfort zone, can make a big difference in your health and the health of your family. 1. Spaghetti squash in place of pasta This simple swap will have your tummy feeling happy and your taste buds too! I simply get a sharp knife, cut the spaghetti squash in half and bake at 350 in 1/2 inch of...

5 Vegan Paleo Christmas Desserts

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It's nearly the most wonderful time of the year and I am already dreaming of Yuletide goodies to make that won't have me feeling awful the next day. Here are five recipes I intend to add to our holiday menu. The first four are vegan and paleo, and the last one is paleo but uses eggs. These delicious recipes will have you chock full of health and good cheer! Almond Gingerbread Cookies from the Clean Dish Gingerbread Latte Copy Cat from The Big Man's World Snickerdoole Cookies from The Urban Poser Christmas Rum Balls from Healthful Pursuit Coconut Milk Egg Nogg from Back to Her Roots (this one'...

Vegan Chili and Goodbyes to a Close Friend

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This month one of my best friends in is moving very far away. Mandy and I have been friends for almost two years, but it feels like we have always known one another. When I first moved to Birmingham I was very lonely. I had left all of my friends and family to come to a brand new city and start a new chapter in my life. Mandy was one of the first friends that I made. Mandy has one of the most genuine hearts of anyone I have ever known. Her spirit radiates love, honesty and grace. I know that no matter what things I bring to her to speak about, she will lend me a kind and understanding ear. As...

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