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Breakfast for Dinner

Cold weather came to us early here in Florida.  I'm very much enjoying windows open, chili recipes, and scarves on my daily walk.  I got a hankering for hearty and homey and this hit the spot.  Once I got my pic out of the way, I merged this baby and enjoyed all the deliciousness bestowed upon my taste buds.

We're still adjusting to life without Pep and it's been difficult.  We're trying to equally remember and grieve but also trying to move forward gradually.  I washed her blankets yesterday and it's the things like that, her smell hitting me in full force, that knock me right off my horse.  So many people have said it doesn't get easier and at this time, I wholeheartedly agree.  Miss our girl real bad.

Hoping you all are enjoying the start of a new month with so much possibility.

mkh
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Spaghetti Squash and Kale Chips

Making healthy substitutions is one of my favorite things.  This beauty right here is spaghetti squash, topped with clean marinara sauce, grassfed beef bites, and kale chips was pure bliss.  It was hearty, homey, and healthy and to me that's a win.

Always impressed with the angel hair like texture of spaghetti squash, which happens to be my top two favorite type of pasta.  Penne is the other, naturally.

Have you tried this delicious substitution?

mkh

Halloween, my queen

My most favorite holiday hands down is today.  Freaking LOVE this holiday so much, in fact, I mentioned it in my wedding vows.  True story.  I decorate as early as first week of September and I don't care who judges that.  I know I sound like a lunatic and it's fine.

I guess it's my favorite holiday because I have awesome Halloween memories as long as I can remember.  I've always had super fun costumes since this holiday speaks to my creative spirit.  Could be my fave holiday because I enjoy spooky/scary movies and stories year round anyways.  Lastly, of course, the snacks ain't half bad.  #AlmondJoyFTW

This picture grabs my heart.  We are missing our Pepper girl so hard and one of the biggest reasons we are functioning even at all is because of that little gal right there.  She is adjusting for sure but she has not let her love us hard nature waiver one bit.  We're in this together that's for sure.

Happy Halloween to all and to all a safe, spooky, fun hol…

Healthy Crockpot Chicken Chili

You say cornbread, I say don’t forget the tortilla chips.  Made this healthy crockpot chicken chili the minute the weather hit below 75.  Judging by the numerous chili dishes popping up on all social media feeds, I'm not the only one inspired and to all I say: kudos.  Celebrate this glorious weather and get down with your wonderfully excited for fall self!

For this recipe, I altered the spices slightly and garnished with fresh spinach and cheese.  Excellent way to enjoy fresh greens in their most nutritious state 🍲😍🙌!

Pepper Ann Roberts

Last Wednesday we said “see you again” to our sweet, brilliant, beautiful dogter Pepper. We’re hurting and immensely sad but we are grateful for the 14+ years she gave us.


When Hunter chose her from her litter, it was a bit of a Marley and Me situation; he said “I’ll take the quiet, easy going one in the corner with the white on her tippy toes”. It was quickly discovered the true PEP in her step and the amazing and often rambunctious character she possessed.

Pepper has been the absolute ideal blend of loyal and spunky while full of mischief and comfort. She has stolen many a sandwiches and ate far too many socks with little to no remorse. To even out her chaos, she cemented herself as a fierce protector and the sincerest friend one could ever hope for. Truly, there isn’t a person in our household who Pepper wasn’t the best friend of.


Pepper Ann Roberts, the greatest good bad dog there ever was. We love you and will continue to adore you and celebrate you. Rest in para…

Holiday Celebrations

The always fabulous and wonderfully creative Kelle Hampton, blogger of Enjoying the Small Things, shared this super fun holiday bucket list on her Insta stories and you bet your hot cocoa I snagged a screen shot!  She's shared others before and I always appreciate her way of celebrating the heck out of all the things.  She is truly #goals when it comes to loving her tribe and embracing life daily.  I promptly sent this to my girlfriends with a "want to give it a go as best we can???" message and each committed at least partially.

As I'm finding out more each day, I am interested in what I've come to think of as elaborate simplicity.  It's insanely not complex; I like to celebrate every day stuff with little extras people often reduce to only "special occasions".  I'm a strong believer in wearing the good shoes, using the nice dishware, and throwing down some confetti if it means you're enjoying the now while appreciating all that's brou…

What I do for a living

I'm feeling the love for my work a tad extra these days.  Truly, I'm grateful to say I am happy 90% of the time when it comes to my profession.  10% spared of course for just plain shitty moments inevitable to occur.  These times are typically reserved for technical issues out of a normal human's control.  #notbitterpartyofone

In short, I appreciate getting to do what I love for a living, what I earned my education in, which in today's world isn't all that common BTdubs, and because it affords me the chance to be a creative professional.  I love nothing more than getting creative and letting that flow.  I love applying said free flow to churn said creativity into efficiency.  That part reallly makes me happy.

I saw the photo in this post on Uncommon James's Instagram account and had an epiphany; I see each client as one of these beautiful bouquets full of color and design, ready to be neatly organized and designed to meet a vision, a goal, a deadline.  There&#…