Below are my posts that are tagged "a few of my favorite things"


Oct 8

a few of my favorite recipes (round 2)

It’s been a while since I have done “a few of my favorite recipes”, so I thought it was time to link up and share with you a few yummy things I have been cooking in the kitchen. So with my “work buddy” conked out next to me and a pumpkin candle all lit, I think we are ready to rumble.

EllaBethThis is one of my favorite things to eat right now: chipotle chicken soup! It’s got a bit of a kick to it and it’s loaded with flavor! Also, a few other bonuses… it can be made in the crockpot AND it makes for some great left overs. We have served it over noodles, rice, and all by it’s lonesome and we have loved it each time. I love it with some avocados served up on top or even some guacamole. MMM.


Next up, FOOD HACK: whole foods power cookies. These yummy power cookies have become a staple in our house. They are super versatile and I love that you can pack them full of yummy and nutritious foods. They are easy on the run and freeze great. They make a big batch and we freeze half in individual ziplock bags so we can grab them on the go. We eat them for breakfast, as a snack, or even dessert. You can’t go wrong. Yummy.


Have I told you I like Kale? And in almost every form? It’s true. I think it’s super yummy and I love all the nutrients packed into its little leaves. But for those of you who aren’t so fond of it… please don’t give up on it until you AT LEAST try it like this… Quick and Simple Stir-Fried Kale and Bacon. That’s right folks, I’m telling you to eat your veggies enveloped in Bacon. It’s oh so delicious!


Okay, Last up… Paleo Meatball Subs! This is my go-to Meatball recipe. It’s so fresh and yummy every time. I’ve never made the “buns” but I love these meatballs and sauce all by themselves served up with some roasted veggies. They are great over pasta or even in some bread smothered in garlic butter and cheese. However you want to eat them, they are delish.


Avocado Chicken Lime Soup… I make this for our first day of preschool! Aa is for Avocado. It had great flavor and is for sure going on our regular rotation. It was a BIG hit with everyone. There were no left overs in sight.


Also for preschool I made Mini Pumpkin Pie Tarts. They were fall in a dessert. Perfect pumpkiny flavor and loaded with spices. I love the almond crust too, but I am a sucker for almond meal. Be sure to give them a try soon. They are sure to not disapoint.


Hope you find a few of these to be helpful and yummy too.

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Sep 23

a few of my favorite things

a-few-of-my-favorite-things I am turning into a souther girl. I love monograming. What can I say? It just makes me happy. My friend, April, has her own monograming business, Stitches By April. When I saw these shirts with little pockets on them, I knew I had to get them and put some monograms on them. And fast. I am in love with this shirt (and the hubby likes it too – BONUS!)

SPOILER ALERT: The last shirt is a gift, and I don’t think they have received it yet. If they read this post and know their initials, and that their favorite color is green, I guess they know the shirt is coming.

a-few-of-my-favorite-things-1 My mom got me this candle for my birthday and I am loving it. Every time I light it the whole house smells like Fall. Perfection.a-few-of-my-favorite-things-2 This chapstick has been with me through two labors and deliveries. I am not a big chapstick fan, but Mr.YesToCarrots, we have a special bond.a-few-of-my-favorite-things-4 Sippy cups and I have a love HATE relationship. I have been on the search for the perfect sippy cup and I think I have finally found one that I don’t want to throw out the window every time we use them. I have spent my fair share of money on cups to find this one. If you are in search for the cup, look no further. Give this Nuby 2 Handle Flip Straw Cup a try!

a-few-of-my-favorite-things-5 Foldover elastic. It’s so pretty. Stretchy. Colorful. Easy. And makes any girl feel a little more, well, girly. I wear one of these headbands on days that I want to look cute, but keep my hair out of my face. This is also the only way I can keep a bow or flower in Ruthie’s hair. Love it.

a-few-of-my-favorite-things-3I am here to say, I am a believer. I haven’t been able to wear earring for quite sometime now. I developed an allergy to any kind of earring in High School. I use to be able to wear earring for a few hours and be okay. I got to the point I could hardly wear them during dinner on a date night with out going crazy from the itching and then paying for it for DAYS after while my ears were trying to heal from the dramatic event.

I had given up on the idea that I could ever wear earrings. I had even tried platinum and still no luck. But then, a friend (thank you Mo!) told me about “Wear Earrings Again“. Long story short, I ordered some titanium earrings  and I’ve been wearing them for a few days now. The worst part is over and I am seeing light at the end of the tunnel. It really does seem like I will be able to wear earrings without some serious consequences.  I can’t believe I am wearing earrings RIGHT now as I type this without thinking the whole time “My ears feel like they are on FIRE!” So excited.

I hope you are able to try a few of my favorite things. I love that the little things in life can bring much joy. Sometimes, it’s just a sippy cup that doesn’t leak, or pretty elastic, or being able to wear earring without your ears falling off. Whatever it might be, live hard and happy.