{Our First Thanksgiving}

We did it!
Our very first Thanksgiving has officially been hosted!  What an amazing and stressful experience and we’re oh so thankful for it.

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{Stuffed Acorn Squash}

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Fall is here.  Officially!
In Texas we’re having a rare late-September chill in the morning.  It’s perfect for hot coffee in the morning and daydreaming about scarves.  I also discovered that if I go outside early (when it’s in the low 60s) and then lock myself in the house the rest of the day, I can trick myself into thinking it’s still chilly outside.  Feel free to try it, and you’re welcome.

You may remember me mentioning our local {co-op} a while back.  Well, with fall upon us, we’ve been inundated with squash and pumpkins!  They look beautiful sitting in the basket on our counter, but they were piling up, so it was time to figure out how to cook my pretty fall decor. Continue reading

{Urban Acres: A Local Co-op}

Ahhhhh…who doesn’t love some fresh fruits and veggies during the summer?

Pete and I began our relationship with healthier living and eating in January when we did our first stint on Whole30 (more to come).  Loving the way I was feeling and being a declared documentary addict, I happened to stumble upon {Ingredients} on Netflix and fell in love!  This little gem of a doc introduced me to the concept of CSA farms.

[Wikipedia defines CSA as the following: Community-supported agriculture (CSA; sometimes known as community-shared agriculture) is an alternative, locally-based economic model of agriculture and food distribution. A CSA also refers to a particular network or association of individuals who have pledged to support one or more local farms, with growers and consumers sharing the risks and benefits of food production.]

We knew we were going to continue to eat good foods and our eyes were opened to the impact of government farming, so joining a CSA seemed to be a no-brainer.  We did and we were TOTALLY disappointed. Continue reading

{Date Day}

Before I started traveling, Pete and I used to have weekly date nights.

The control freak in me thought it was more important to have the house in order and laundry done before I left again on Monday.
-127 wife points for Devin.

So, after a lot of discussion, dates were re-instated!

Once a month = Date Day
Every week = Date

Cue curtain…Saturday Date Day!

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