We've been on a "Meatless Monday" kick lately and have loved these two recipes:
Cozy Butternut, Sweet Potato, And Red Lentil Stew
Spicy Black Bean Soup (we used an immersion blender to give it a thick, hearty texture)
We're slowing dipping our toe into the Christmas spirit, and over on the Changing Seasons blog, we're sharing some of our favorite Christmas things and our go-to spot for Cyber Monday Sales!
Tired of wrestling your Christmas tree skirt year after year? Try a Tree Collar.(Thanks for the tip, Emily Ley!)
Camille Styles is sharing two delicious pumpkin recipes over on her blog. We can't wait to make her Pumpkin Chick Pea Curry and and "Healthy-ish Pumpkin Bread."
And speaking of pumpkin, we just love all these ideas for using the leftover pumpkin puree.
7 ways to cut down on sugar.
How easy is that?!? A few ideas for those of you looking to reduce the insanity that can be family mealtime.
Loving these five bright ideas from Dinner, A Love Story.
This woman didn't eat out for five weeks and here's what happened.
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Want to be happy? A new study suggests the key might be found in Ordering takeout and hiring a maid! Who are we to argue with science?!?
Quick, easy, and just ONE pot from Camille Styles--one pot summertime pasta.
Camille also shares great tips on cooking a weekend's worth of meals in a vacation rental--shopping list included!
Grab this recipe for a simple summer salad--avocado, onion, tomato, peppers, cilantro, and lime--delicious!
Throw a dinner party like a relaxed Parisian. Mais oui!
We are firm believers that Ina Garten can do no wrong, and she does not disappoint with her Szechuan noodle recipe. Here's why we love it: it's easy to make-ahead of time if you're having guests over, it can be served warm or cold, and best of all, most of the ingredients can be pulled out of your pantry, so it's a great last-minute dish! Did we mention it's delicious?!? This is the Barefoot Contessa we're talking about!
Last week, we had a broken link (gasp!) Thanks to our kind reader who pointed it out. And now, for those of you who have been waiting on pins and needles, dying to know how to make "11 Healthy Breakfasts in under 15 minutes," click here!
Virginia Beach friends, basically all pork is on sale at Harris Teeter right now. We stockpiled on Wednesday and plan to make these carnitas.
11 Healthy Breakfasts in under 15 minutes.
Some nights just call for a good, old, comfy meatloaf. This recipe is perfect with either beef or turkey, plus, it's gluten free!
Simple way to make the most of those summer veggies.
13 Genius Ways to Use Your Summer Herbs.
A fabulous list of picture books you and your children/grandchildren can enjoy again and again.
Great post from past Changing Seasons speaker, Melanie Shankle, on debunking the myth of the perfect mother.
Brighten up your home and change things up with these Five Quick & Easy Ways to "Springify" your Home.
Love this perspective on finding the right rhythm for working from home.
Great advice for moms juggling to balance motherhood and career.
Feeling inundated by your social media world? Try these six ideas for a "social media diet."
Bring order to your kitchen and regain control of your unruly pantry.
Looking to declutter and pare down? Here are five tips to help you find joy with less. Our favorite? "Less stuff, more clarity." Or as Emily Ley likes to say, "Physical clutter=mental clutter." Preach!!
Spring clean your house in 48 hours.
Planning a party? Keep everything together with these 7 things to do 24 hours before the party.
When it comes to our homes we subscribe to the "W.W.M.D." philosophy (What Would Martha Do?) Here are Martha's tips for "Dishwasher Dos and Don'ts."
Make your bedroom a haven and clear out the clutter. Here are "10 Things to Throw Out of Your Bedroom Immediately."
Who doesn't love a good thank you note?!? These tips are worth noting. (See what we did there?!?)
Welcome back to Soul Food, ladies! We apologize for disappearing without so much as even leaving a note. On October 18th, these little bundles surprised us all and joined the Changing Seasons Family early. Ladies, meet Abigail and Mary Churchill Williams:
Durable rug that withstands anything.
Great alternative to a typical diaper bag.
Moms with young children, you will appreciate this post, 6 Ways Parents Grow Up While Their Kids While Their Kids Do.
Does your front door need a fall makeover? You'll love these nine classic fall wreaths.
Work from home? You'll love these ideas on creating a stylish and functional workspace.
5 Sensory Activities for Toddlers from Emily Ley.
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How cute are these precious "pocket verses" for boys and girls?!
Nancy Meyers is pretty much our favorite director of all time. Hello, Father of the Bride, The Holiday,
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5 quick ways to dress up your dining room.
As we ease into fall, you'll love these 3 simple ways to ease your home into the new season.
A heartwarming post on keeping childhood simple.
Loving this advice from Mary Elizabeth Stone on taking your children to the doctor.
Simple guide on how to pick the perfect house plant.
Two words to never say to guests in your home.
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15 great board game ideas for toddlers.
A chilling video on the dangers of using your cellphone while driving--a great reminder for all of us, but especially for those with children on the road.
Yesterday was a huge book release day! Both Lysa Terkerust and Shauna Niequist released new books!
Watch Lysa's "Uninvited" webcast here and get your own copy of "Uninvited" here.
Hear from Shauna over on Relevant's Podcast and purchase "Present Over Perfect" here.
These slow cooker curried red lentils are a cheap and easy dinner to throw together in the middle of the day. We were SHOCKED how delicious they were! A few notes: we omitted the chiles, used coconut milk, and DID add the butter.
Looking to slow down a little? You'll love these tips on how to unplug. In the midst of the daily demands of life, it can be hard to find time to teach your children Biblical virtues.