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15 Reasons I’ll Be Drinking On Thanksgiving

15 Reasons I’ll Be Drinking On Thanksgiving

1. Have you SEEN my Pinterest board on Thanksgiving cocktails?  A woman can’t pin that many fall drinks and NOT try them! 2. It’s the only way I find Uncle Ralph’s stories funny. 3. It’s the only way Uncle Ralph finds my stories funny. 4. Because I’m a mom – and moms need to be a good example by eating ...

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100 Days of Real Food: Book Review and Giveaway

100 Days of Real Food: Book Review and Giveaway

I’ve been following 100 Days of Real Food on Facebook for quite a while, and have been slowly trying to transition my family to more “real” (less highly-processed) foods. So when I heard that Lisa Leake was coming out with a cookbook, I was simultaneously filled with excitement and dread. I love cookbooks – enjoy reading them, and trying new ...

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No A/C But The Kids Are Out Cold

No A/C But The Kids Are Out Cold

My husband and I are waaay too cheap to have air conditioning. But, since it is so hot, we’ve been feeling guilty sending the kids to bed. So in addition to fans blowing on them, we offered up cool washcloths for them to put over their eyes. Which causes them to hold still AND close their eyes. At the same ...

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Eat Local, Eat Healthy, and Support Vermont Farms with Intervale Food Hub

Eat Local, Eat Healthy, and Support Vermont Farms with Intervale Food Hub

I have a great affection for the Intervale Food Hub – so this sponsored post this was an easy one to write. If you aren’t familiar with Intervale Food Hub, let me enlighten you. The Food Hub is a program of Intervale Center. Intervale Center is a non-profit whose mission is to strengthen community food systems. The Food Hub accomplishes ...

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Perfect Pasta Sauces Class Was a Hit … Despite the Fire I Started

Perfect Pasta Sauces Class Was a Hit … Despite the Fire I Started

I almost burned down Healthy Living today. Okay – that might be an exaggeration.  But I did start a fire in their Learning Center.  About 3 minutes into the Perfect Pasta Sauces class I was taking – I used a towel to move the pot I was starting my Classic Bolognaise in … .and lit it on fire. NOT a ...

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We’re Definitely Feeling Bleu, VT’s New Seafood Restaurant

We’re Definitely Feeling Bleu, VT’s New Seafood Restaurant

So I don’t get out much… Which isn’t really surprising, given that I have two young children and a husband I enjoy spending time with.  My “day job” is working as a Recruiter for a local company. As part of this job I bring people into town to interview, utilizing local hotels. A perk of this – I am sometimes ...

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The Grossest Recipe I’ve Ever Loved

The Grossest Recipe I’ve Ever Loved

I’m almost a little embarrassed to share this recipe with you – both that I made it, and that I ate it AND that I liked it! But we are all friends here, right – you won’t judge me too harshly, right? RIGHT!?!?!? To give you a little of the back story – my husband was recently diagnosed with LADA ...

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Samples, Demos, Classes and Fun at the Healthy Living Wellness Fair

Samples, Demos, Classes and Fun at the Healthy Living Wellness Fair

As one of my New Year’s Resolutions was to “be healthier,” I was certainly intrigued by the flyer from Healthy Living promoting their “Wellness Weekend Fair: Fostering Connections in 2014.”  With activities and demos all weekend, it looked like there would be something for everyone. I enlisted the help of Melissa, so we could share information and be healthier together! ...

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