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Kitchen Staples

March 18, 2015 duchessoffork 2

A few weeks back I hosted a cooking class with my mom. We had about 15 of my girlfriends over to the house and covered the basics. Pantry staples, meal planning, and easy weeknight suppers. The resounding theme from the busy ladies present was that they need help when it come …

Happy 2nd Birthday, Mac!

March 13, 2015 duchessoffork 2

My Sweet Mac, How can it be that you are two years old? You are such a huge part of this family and we have loved every minute of the past two years. You are the happiest guy. You wave to everyone you see and you’re the first to greet anyone who comes in the …

My Favorite Way to Prepare Shakeology

March 9, 2015 duchessoffork 1

I have fallen hard for Shakeology. I have a shake every single day for breakfast. It’s the perfect meal replacement shake, because it’s filled with dense nutrients and fuels me for a great day. I’m on autopilot when it comes to making my shake in the morning …

Disney Dollars

March 4, 2015 duchessoffork 2

The time has come for our family’s first Disney trip. The Carters are loading up and heading to Orlando for one day at the Magic Kingdom, followed by 4 nights on the Disney Dream. I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews of Disney cruises and I’m so excited for u …

Weekly Meal Plan {3/2-3/6}

March 2, 2015 duchessoffork 0

I blinked and it’s now March! And my baby boy will be two next week. Where on earth does the time go? Jason and I had an amazing weekend at the Sandestin Hilton, but I’ll share more on that later. For now, it’s back to reality and another round of the 21 Day …

21 Day Fix {Review}

February 26, 2015 duchessoffork 0

My 21 Days have come and gone! I’m down five pounds, feel more toned, and have a healthier outlook when it comes to my portions and the foods I put in my mouth. If you recall, the 21 Day Fix is a program that focuses on simple portion control. The package comes with sev …

Weekly Meal Plan {2/23-2/27}

February 23, 2015 duchessoffork 0

Oh goodness. We’re dealing with the dreaded stomach bug at our house. Julia was up with it all night Saturday night and now Mac has it. I’m praying it passes quickly and that Jason and I are miraculously spared. We finished our 21 Day Fix yesterday (more to come a …

What I’ve Been Eating on the 21 Day Fix

February 19, 2015 duchessoffork 2

I’m 18 days into my first 21 Day Fix and things are going really well! I convinced Jason to join me for the challenge and it’s been great for the both of us. We enjoy eating foods that fuel us properly and make us feel good, but we also enjoy beer and nachos. We n …

Bam! Taste of the Race with Chef Emeril Lagasse

February 18, 2015 duchessoffork 0

Last year I proudly ran the Seaside Half Marathon on beautiful scenic Highway 30A in just over two hours. It was a gorgeous day to run along the Gulf of Mexico. The Seaside Half Marathon and 5k benefits the Seaside School Foundation and has been a huge success since the race …

Weekly Meal Plan {2/16-2/20}

February 16, 2015 duchessoffork 3

Happy President’s Day, friends! I’m thrilled to have the day off and extra time with my little loves. Julia has her first dentist appointment today. Pray for us. Our stove was FINALLY fixed last week, so I had a bit more fun planning our menu for this week. Today …