Catching Up + Maple-Almond Crunch (A Gluten-Free Granola Recipe)

Hi everyone, I can't believe it's been over a year since I've written! I apologize for leaving without an explanation, but this last year has been so exciting and so very busy with new things. For starters, last August Matt and I got engaged while camping up in the mountains at my favorite lake. It … Continue reading Catching Up + Maple-Almond Crunch (A Gluten-Free Granola Recipe)

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Front Porch Lemonade

"Summertime, and the livin' is easy..." These lyrics have been dancing around my head after a gorgeous weekend here in California. It may not be summer yet, but our beautiful weather has me feeling wistful for the long, sun-soaked days that are right around the corner. This weekend, I realized how much I am influenced … Continue reading Front Porch Lemonade

CrossFit Livermore Weight Loss Challenge Wrap-Up

Happy Friday! As of yesterday, the CrossFit Livermore 60 Day Weight Loss Challenge that I've been participating in, has officially ended. Watching everyone progress and reach their goals over the past 60 days has been such an amazing experience! So many new friendships were formed, and together we laughed, we sweated, we struggled, got frustrated, pushed … Continue reading CrossFit Livermore Weight Loss Challenge Wrap-Up

Dairy Free Peach & Coconut Creamsicles

Well hello there! Sunday June 21st marked the very first day of summer. Hallelujah and praise the lord, we made it to my favorite season of the year! I'm talking about long, sunny days filled with BBQ's, hangouts at the beach, camping with friends and family - the possibilities are endless. It also means it's socially acceptable to wear … Continue reading Dairy Free Peach & Coconut Creamsicles

Grain Free Chunky Chocolate Chip Cookies

Happy Monday! Sorry, too soon? I know it's THAT DAY of the week, and we're all coming off our weekend high, but I've been dying to share this recipe for chocolate chip cookies with you guys! You see, I'm a strong believer that everyone should have a few go-to, classic recipes under their belt, that … Continue reading Grain Free Chunky Chocolate Chip Cookies

Jaxson’s Story + Chocolate Banana Brownies with Almond Butter Swirl

Hi Friends, There are SO many things to catch up on, I wasn't quite sure how to begin this post. I must have rewritten this a dozen times, until I finally decided to just start with the truth. And then give you chocolate, so stick around. But the truth is, I couldn't even think about writing this post … Continue reading Jaxson’s Story + Chocolate Banana Brownies with Almond Butter Swirl

Sweet and Summery Peach Empanadas

One of the many things I love about summer is the abundance of delicious fruit. In California, summertime brings us apricots, blackberries, nectarines, raspberries, strawberries, and my personal favorite, peaches. Talk about nature's candy - sweet and juicy with a touch of tartness. So when I see peaches lining the produce section of the store, … Continue reading Sweet and Summery Peach Empanadas

Grain Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Happy Mother's Day! My mother is a wonderful, strong, beautiful and talented woman. She has raised three of her four daughters to adulthood without anyone dying, going crazy, or any serious life threatening injuries to report of, and is doing an equally terrific job with the last teenager, Hannah. Being a mom to a bunch … Continue reading Grain Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Sweet Pecan Butter

Finals are over guys!! And Christmas...wow. Where does the time go? I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday as much as I did. Let me catch you up on a few things from the past month. The end of the school semester was pretty intense and I was a nervous wreck as I prepped for the hardest finals I have taken to date. I … Continue reading Sweet Pecan Butter