Journey into Minimalism: Living Room Makeover.

I randomly decided to rearrange and declutter the living room a few weeks ago. We have been loving it ever since! It feels so big and open now. I don’t have a before picture, but it was pretty closed-in feeling before.


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Journey into Minimalism: Living Room Makeover.

Whole30, Attempt #2

I swear I can hardly make it past 10 days on this! You might remember my posts from back in November when I did my first attempt at this food program. I made it 10 days before I gave in to the cravings. According to the Timeline, which I didn’t discover until I had went off plan -thank you sister who sent it to me- this lines up with some of the hardest days on the program.

Food addiction is *hard* and it is a REAL thing! Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise! Being dairy free isn’t a new thing for me. I conquered my battles with cheese a long time ago. But breads, pastas and anything with sugar… Those are still big battles for me.

If I look at how my diet has changed over the last 4 years I can see drastic improvement in my eating style. We used to be mainly boxed foods and *no* real nutrition, whole foods or raw – or even cooked – veggies at all. It was bad. I have been working towards a better lifestyle diet for almost 2 years, maybe a little more. But there were some areas that were not being addressed by my previous plant based diet: empty carbs and overloading the sweets.

This round of Whole30 started the day after I decided to quit coffee – a struggle all on its own! I probably tried to quit too many things at once. I made it to 13 days this round. I probably would have stayed strong if I had been able to resist the urge to eat fresh baked Lactation Cookies (recipe coming soon!), which were absolutely not compliant. I knew what I was doing, but I had no desire to make myself not eat them – p.s. I wasn’t baking them for me.

A malachite wrapped stone & essential oil sample came in the gift package.

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Whole30, Attempt #2

BBQ Pulled Chicken. (Crock-Pot or Oven.)

This is a simple recipe I worked on a few times. For the longest time I couldn’t figure out how to make pulled chicken, but I think the key ingredient is the apple cider vinegar. We have made this both in the oven and in the Crock-Pot. Obviously, it is much better in the Crock-Pot, but if you need a quicker dinner you can certainly make it in the oven and it’s still quite tasty.


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BBQ Pulled Chicken. (Crock-Pot or Oven.)