The best thing I’ve had to eat lately: Grilled cedar plank salmon

The best thing I’ve had to eat lately: Grilled cedar plank salmon

You’d probably come up with 1,000 links to previous posts if you searched the word “salmon” on this blog, which really, probably isn’t much of an exaggeration. You all know that I have a major thing for salmon. After MT bought a Traeger Pellet Grill, he offered to grill my salmon, but I was a little hesitate to hand over the salmon-making duties.  I mean, I’ve always baked my salmon in the oven or pan-fried it, and I have always been more than content.  Why mess with a good thing, right? (Total side note: If...

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What’s in my shower?

What’s in my shower?

I don’t know about you, but I love to read “What’s in my shower?” posts and also like to watch those videos on YouTube.  Since I recently switched out a bunch of my products, I figured that it would be the perfect time for an update of my own. By the way, this doesn’t include my husband’s products.  But don’t worry, you’re not missing much! Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Face & Body Bar This soap is quite moisturizing, so I recommend it especially if you have dry skin.  It is also really good...

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Meditation: What It Does…and Why You Need It

Meditation: What It Does…and Why You Need It

I used to be curious about meditation, but I couldn’t get past the goofy image of myself sitting around chanting while seated in a cross-legged position alone in the dark. It wasn’t until a few months ago when I read about how it can combat inflammation that I decided to give it a real try- no matter how silly I might look.   By the way, meditation has also been shown to reduce stress, alleviate IBS symptoms, increase fertility, and improve immunity. As you will read below, meditation can actually be as simple as taking time out...

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Friday Favorites (6/26)

Friday Favorites (6/26)

Happy Friday! This week’s favorites all seem to fall into either one of two categories: food or minimalism (although I guess that the last one technically falls under both). Be sure to leave your favorites in the comments, so I can shop… I mean, check them out. Coco-Roons I kind of wish that I didn’t discover these because they’re slightly addictive.  But the ingredient list is pretty awesome (and short!), so I can almost convince myself that eating the whole bag within a day isn’t the worst thing in the...

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Strawberry Poppyseed & Chicken Salad (Just like the one from Panera Bread!)

Strawberry Poppyseed & Chicken Salad (Just like the one from Panera Bread!)

I have been really into the strawberry poppyseed & chicken salad from Panera Bread lately. Like, I wake up thinking about it and order it nearly every day for lunch or dinner. That habit it neither convenient nor economical, so I decided to recreate the salad at home.  Believe it or not, my salad turned out to be almost exactly the same!  It is also really simple with very few ingredients. If you don’t live near a Panera, you won’t have to miss out on this delicious salad, which, by the way, is seasonal.  And if...

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20 healthy mason jar salads & layering tips

20 healthy mason jar salads & layering tips

When I was a little girl, my Aunt Jane, who has since passed away, used to make homemade jam.  It was always delicious- especially the blueberry jam, and I used to get so excited when she’d send it to our house all bottled up in cute little mason jars. I think that is what started my love for mason jars.  Aunt Jane knew that they were cool way before it became trendy to drink out of them, store things in them, photograph them to death on Instagram, and make mason jar salads. I am sure that she would have appreciated a good mason jar...

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Friday favorites (6/19)

Friday favorites (6/19)

Happy Friday! I hope you had a great week.  I blogged a lot on The Mini Skirt this week, so if you like more personal posts, be sure to visit.  It has been a lot of fun to share more of those details with you! (Image source) Trader Joe’s Very Green 100% Juice Smoothie  I think that I went through about three bottles of this stuff in like a week and a half, but I’m just so into juices right now!  As I said the other day, I really need to get a new juicer, but for now, I am really enjoying this green smoothie/juice concoction....

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Why I drink tart cherry juice & juicer recommendations needed

Why I drink tart cherry juice & juicer recommendations needed

If you read The Mini Skirt (and thank you, if you do!), you might know that I am under the weather this week.  I originally planned to do a food related post, but well, the thought kind of turned my stomach today.  I’ve been drinking juice like a madwoman though, and I remembered that I owed you a little more info about tart cherry juice. (Totally unrelated but my juicer broke a year or so ago, and I am in the market for a new one.  Any reasonably priced recommendations?) Before I get into why I started drinking it, let me tell you...

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Friday Favorites (6/12)

Friday Favorites (6/12)

Happy Friday! I hope that everyone had a wonderful week.  I’ve been really energized, and as a result, I have been writing and blogging up a storm. For those of you who are mommies or are interested in reading mommy blogs, I’ve really been blogging a lot more lately on The Mini Skirt.  I am actually hosting a giveaway over there right now to celebrate the launch of my new online book store with Usborne Books & More (the cutest children’s books ever).  Be sure to enter if you have children, kids in your life, or even if...

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Products I’ve used up lately & my thoughts on each one (#3)

Products I’ve used up lately & my thoughts on each one (#3)

Yep.  I am still plowing through my never-ending stash of products. (See past empties posts here and here.) Does anyone else get excited when they finish an entire bottle of something?  Perhaps I need to set higher goals for myself, but to me, it feels like a mini accomplishment. Here are all of the products that I have finished up since my last update! Acure Shampoo (Moroccan Argan Stem Cell & Argan Oil) I really loved this shampoo and enjoyed switching off between this and my Andalou Naturals shampoo.  You can see a full review of...

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