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Tuesday, June 28


Here's a small peek at my past week and weekend. It's been busily uneventful as I've been scraping together my research abstract for this clinical conference, working long days at the hospital, attempting to stretch tightened joints, researching paleo recipes to share with you, and trying not to lose focus on the here and now.

My time is stretched farther than I thought possible, and I find myself desperately seeking the comfort of a book, the companionship of a cup of tea, or the company of sweet friends.


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Friday, June 24


While I recognize that this is a bizarre thing for a part-time blogger to say, lately I've needed a break from the social media scene. I love reading your comments here and catching up with each of your individual blogs, and I'm not going anywhere, but sometimes I need to get away. It's too easy to get caught up in all the glitz and gold and "what-do-I-need-to-buy-to-look-like-her?" and feel more than a bit overwhelmed and under-glamorous. {We've all been there.}

My friend Lesley got it right

Happy weekend.

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Friday, June 17

Summer Relish

There's nothing more relaxing than grilling out on a lazy summer afternoon. Surrounded by friends, burgers and hot dogs on the grill, just chatting while the sun goes down. It's the epitome of a southern summer. This past weekend, husband and I spiced up our chicken hot dogs with a sweet {homemade} summer relish.

one sliced avocado
a small handful of fresh pineapple, chopped
one small green onion, chopped
one tablespoon white wine vinegar
one half table spoon of olive oil
fresh cilantro, salt, and pepper to taste
mix all ingredients together in a bowl & transfer to hot dogs

Happy grilling.

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Tuesday, June 14

Your New Breakfast: Vegetable Frittata

When choosing to switch to a paleolithic diet, one of the biggest challenges I faced was figuring out what to eat for breakfast. Grab a Luna bar or banana on the way out the door? Guilty as charged. Not exactly the best way to start off one's metabolism. And as much as I love oatmeal, that carbohydrate spike (followed by a huge insulin spike) is definitely not the best thing for your body in the morning. So since I love vegetable omelets, and since you really need protein in the morning to maintain your blood sugar, I've been making vegetable frittatas fairly regularly.

{fresh oregano}

Cut up the veggies of choice and layer in a pyrex that has been greased with coconut oil. You can also add sausage or do half with meat and half without (in my case). Whisk together 8-12 eggs depending on how many servings you want to make. Add a splash of almond milk to the eggs, then pour over the veggies in the dish. The egg mixture doesn't have to completely cover the vegetables, but should cover about 3/4 of the way. You can even sprinkle the top with some raw milk cheddar to make it extra delicious! Bake at 375 for about 17-20 minutes.

I make a large batch on Sunday, and reheat the individual slices in a toaster oven during the week. Healthy, simple, and minimal weekday effort required.

Happy breakfasting.

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Friday, June 10

Flower Garden

Mixing prints is by far one of my favorite ways to spice up an outfit. Whether it's stripes with florals, dots with plaid, or stripes with random prints, the slightly mismatched result is always a gem. Although it often garners strange looks from passers-by, this outfit is one of my summer stand-bys. Besides, it's more fun to twirl in this skirt when it's paired with a floral top than when it's paired with a solid tee. It's simple physics really.

UO blouse & belt, F21 skirt & earrings, Vintage clutch & rings, Steve Madden platforms

Happy mixing.

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Tuesday, June 7

Memorial Day

Husband and I spent this past Memorial Day weekend in the mountains of North Carolina. We camped at Standing Indian campground and enjoyed the gorgeous scenery, complete with a river, morning fog, and one heck of a mountain-top view. It felt so wonderful to be surrounded by so many trees. Also, the hike to the top of Standing Indian is well worth the effort, as the view is simply breathtaking with mountain tops reaching all the way to the horizon.

One of my favorite things about camping is cooking meals outside, and we took full advantage of our percolator and fire pit to make delicious breakfasts and dinners -- strong coffee accompanied by eggs with zucchini and raw cheddar, chicken tacos with red onions and avocado, even paleo biscuits. It was a bittersweet weekend as it's our last trip until cooler weather, but it definitely left me looking forward to the fall.


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Monday, June 6


Although this weekend passed way too quickly, it was one of those glorious ones where you have no agenda, no responsibilities, and nothing on the calendar. Filled with morning runs, homemade brunch, antique stores, homemade {gluten-free} cookies, and a salad from my favorite BBQ restaurant, it was just what I needed after a relatively hectic week.

Happy Monday

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Friday, June 3

Friday Favorites

perfect color comb:

wide-brim hat & red lips:

messy hair & scarf:

cat eyes:

images (and more) here


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