Diane’s First Visit

ryan diane

Ryan’s mom came in town this weekend! We were so, so happy to have her here in North Carolina for her very first visit to our new house! Truthfully, I ended up completely neglecting my camera for most of the weekend in favor of simply soaking up time with Ryan and my mother-in-law, but I… 

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Easy BBQ Meatloaf

Easy BBQ Meatloaf Recipe

We are big-time meatloaf fans in our house. No, not Meat Loaf the “I’d Do Anything For Love” singer, though you know I can’t resist belting out that song whenever I hear it on the radio. I’m talking about comforting, home cooked meatloaf that makes the whole house smell fantastic. When I was a little… 

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A Few Fun Weekend Happenings

ashley and julie

A bubbly visitor added an element of fun to our weekend! My friend Ashley arrived in town on Saturday! Ryan and I spent as much time as we could with one of my very best friends from college and were thrilled to have her back in Charlotte! Ashley has now been here three times since… 

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Easy Lemon Dill Salmon

Easy Lemon Dill Salmon Recipe

This recipe for Easy Lemon Dill Salmon is coming your way today, but first we must back up a bit… My morning didn’t go quite as planned. After I taught my spin class, I checked my phone and had a message. Ryan had an appointment scheduled for this morning that was about 40 minutes away… 

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Ridiculously Simple Weeknight Dinner

black beans grains veggies and cheese

We’re halfway through the week! Woop! I felt like I was running around like a crazy lady yesterday – lots of trips to and from the gym for work, my 20-week prenatal appointment (everything went well and baby’s heartbeat sounded amazing – 146 bpm!), Girls On The Run, etc. Ryan and I both made it… 

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Corned Beef & Cabbage Creamy Potato Leek Soup

corned beef and cabbage soup

Even though no one in my family is Irish, my mom always took full advantage of St. Patrick’s Day and prepared the traditional St. Paddy’s Day corned beef and cabbage meal for our family for dinner every year. As a young girl, it was one of my favorite meals and now as an adult, it’s… 

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