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Fall Baking Favorites

Hello, all!! I hope you are well. Fall is my absolute favorite season. I love the cool air, the activities, and best of all…the baking!! I have been doing a lot of baking lately…with a little help stirring from my sweet girl! I just wanted to share some favorites so far.

Almond flour apple muffins. I used the apples we picked from Lynd Fruit farm! They were so yummy!
This apple crisp was a traditional one because my husband didn’t want my healthy version haha. He devoured it!
Roasted pumpkin seeds! These have olive oil, salt, pepper, and a little seasoning salt.
Almond flour pumpkin muffins with dark chocolate chips! These are my favorite!!
This is a healthy apple crisp made with almond flour! It was so delicious, I ate half of it for lunch the day I made it!

Most of these recipes I found on Pinterest! I also made pumpkin pancakes and plan on making some pumpkin pie overnight oats next!

If you have any fall recipes please share!! Have a wonderful rest of the week.

With love,

Carly

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Whole30 Update And Life Lately

Hello, everyone! My goodness, I haven’t updated in a while. We have been incredibly busy, as we move next Wednesday into an apartment while our home is being built.

Anyway…I am close to the end of Whole30 and wanted to updated you all.

I feel SO good. I hit a slump about halfway through and almost quit, but that quickly changed.

WHY I HAVE LOVED IT:

*I have more energy throughout the day.

*I don’t miss sugar or bread at all.

*I am in love with bulletproof coffee, and will keep having it in the mornings.

*My skin feels awesome.

*I have fallen back in love with cooking.

*I am not bloated.

*Cauliflower rice is my new favorite addition to my meals.

Here are a few yummy meals I have made.

Overall, I have loved the experience and am so glad I started and pushed through!

OKAY, moving on…

LIFE LATELY:

As I said at the beginning, moving has kept us busy, but my excitement is building so much as we get to watch our home go up. I also am excited to live with my mom for a couple months while we are in limbo until the house is ready!

K and I have been having so much fun meeting friends at the park, going to gymnastics, taking walks, and reading all of the books. Her language is increasing, and I am trying to encourage more words throughout the day.

I am so excited for fall! Picking apples and pumpkins, cool weather, and and Halloween (which will be our 5 year wedding anniversary)!

We are traveling this year for weddings and vacation. I am pumped!!

Anyway, that is all for my update. I can’t wait to catch up with all of your posts tonight!

Have a wonderful rest of the week.

With love,

Carly

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Weekend Wrap-Up And My First Week Of Whole30

Hello! Happy Monday, all. I hope you had a great weekend. We sure did!

SATURDAY:

The day started with coffee, a strength and jog workout, then doing some shopping with my sister-in-law. K spent time with daddy while I was busy!

The afternoon was full of stroller walks and playtime with my girl.

Once she went to bed, we finished house work and cleaned before a quick (late) dinner and some Mindhunter.

SUNDAY:

My sister-in-law and I separated and planted herbs! K had fun playing in the leaves while we worked.

My mom came into town and we took K to the sunflower field! The season is about over so the blooms were dying, but we still had so much fun!

That evening, I went to dinner with a girlfriend of mine! We had fun catching up, and I had a yummy Whole30 approved dinner. Northstar Cafe is the best!

Speaking of Whole30, I have officially finished my first week! Here are my thoughts so far:

The first couple of days were the hardest, as I had some headaches and cravings, but I pushed through and things are getting SO much better.

I am WAY less bloated than typical, and have found myself enjoying prepping and cooking. I miss my easy snacks, but have been enjoying fresh fruit, nuts, and vegetables.

Dates and almond butter have been a lifesaver when I need some quick, healthy energy!

So far I am loving it, and am excited to see how I feel as I continue!

I will keep updating each week.

Well, that’s about all for today. Have a great week!

With love,

Carly

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Fit Friday-Stroller Jog, Hill, And Strength Workout

Hello, and happy Friday! I wanted to share a quick workout that I did with K this week. She is a great buddy, and stays busy playing with sticks and leaves. I do have to stop occasionally to give her some attention!

Anyway….let’s get to it.

STROLLER WORKOUT:

*5 min jog around the block

*10 step ups on wall or bench (each side), 10 lunges each side, 10 full squats, 10 squat pulses

Repeat × 3

*1 hill jog

*10/10 side leg raises + pulses, 15 calf raises

Repeat × 3

*1 hill jog

*10 incline push-ups, 10 chest pulses, 10 tricep dips

Repeat × 3

*1 hill jog

*Curls with weights to failure, shoulder press to failure

Repeat × 3

*Cool down

It was a nice sweaty workout with my girl!

Disclaimer: This is just what works for me and my body. Please do what is best for you!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

With love,

Carly

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Weekend Wrap-Up And My Health Journey

Hello, all!! I hope you had a great weekend…and Monday, as I didn’t get around to this post yesterday.

Our weekend was fun, and full of family time.

SATURDAY:

We had a relaxing morning, followed by a fun afternoon at the park. K is getting so brave and has a blast at the park! My husband got tired chasing her around haha.

The rest of the day was spent reading, and more playing outside.

Once K went to bed, we made dinner, played a game of Clue, then started the show Mindhunter. We have enjoyed it so much!

SUNDAY:

We got up, had coffee, then headed to the zoo. We had such a good time together! My husband rarely gets to come with us because we usually go during the week when he works. We loved having him there!

That afternoon was full of more playing with our energetic toddler.

For dinner, we made a sausage skillet! It was so tasty!!

That was our lovely weekend! Now moving on…

MY HEALTH JOURNEY:

I have had some stomach issues and exhaustion for a long time. I decided to try to take control of my health a few ways.

1) I started taking all natural oils for gut health, and another for fertility. This brand is wonderful and describes every ingredient.

2) I started Whole 30! It is only day 2, but I have heard great things about the results. I am hoping to find out a little more about potential foods that make me feel bad. Once I get a little further along in the process I will update!

That’s about all for today! I would love to hear if any of you have tried Whole 30, and what your results were.

Have a wonderful week,

With love,

Carly