#FlashbackFriday: DeKalb Farmers Market

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Your DeKalb Farmers Market
3000 East Ponce De Leon Avenue
Decatur, Georgia 30030
9:00am – 9:00pm Daily

If you’re from the metro Atlanta area, you’ve either heard of or have been to the DeKalb Farmers Market. Our first visit was 3 years ago when we began our healthy journey and I’ve loved going ever since.  I remember it very clearly, I went alone with my 1 year old and was so excited about what was to come.

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Farm Trip & Arden’s Garden w/ Special Guest!

Last week, we took a quick trip to The Metro Atlanta Urban Farm in College Park and this time was special because we brought someone else along…

  • Someone who encourages us to persevere through our healthy journey…
  • Someone who loads our vitamin containers up and sends us home with no excuses lol…
  • Someone who is a constant example for nourishing the temple that God blessed us with…
  • And someone who loves us enough to lace up her tennis shoes and spend the day outside with us…

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I need your help!!

It’s not everyday that you get to celebrate so many things that you’re truly passionate about!  Well tomorrow I have that opportunity and YOU get to come along too!

Join me at the 3rd annual Black Family Expo for food, family & fun. I’ll also be competing in the My Momma Can Cook Contest on the main stage at 6pm and can definitely use your support!

Guess what’s even better?

The event is completely FREE 🙂

Yep, so now you reeeaaally have to come.

BFE 2016

Some of the other sessions are:

Men Talk

Teen Summit

Save Our Sons

Single Parenting

Tracing Your Roots

Find more info at TheBlackFamilyExpo.com

Can’t wait to see you all there!

#HealthyTipTuesday: Screw Valentine’s Day

For this version of #HealthyTipTuesday I wanted to switch it up a bit from my regular posts relating to food.  And in the spirit of celebrating love, I wanted to remind us to love our spouses on purpose EVERYDAY, not just 1 day out of the year!  I know I’m a few days late with this topic but it just wouldn’t be like me to be on time 🙂

I truly have nothing against Valentine’s Day but I think it’s easy to get caught up in what super special things people should do/buy for us only on February 14th.  Honestly, I woke up to nothing.  No flowers, no card, no teddy bears, no chocolate, etc, etc.  Don’t tell him this, but I honestly don’t remember any of the material gifts that he has given me on Valentine’s Day in past years. I know that’s horrible, shame on me!

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Quick 5 minute breakfast

Are y’all’s husbands like mine? You know, hop out of the bed in the morning, throw on clothes, brush teeth, give the kids a fist bump, kiss you goodbye and walk out the door?!

This drives me nuts! Slightly because he can do all of that in 5 minutes and it takes me hours to get out the house, but moreso because he hasn’t eaten breakfast!!

Today we agreed that we would talk about his morning the night before and set a time that he needs to be gone.  Unfortunately, today I didn’t have that luxury. So while he was starting the car and gathering last minute things, I hurried and whipped something up…. In [5] minutes!!

That was a record for me.

It wasn’t fancy but it should have held him over until lunchtime. By the way, I didn’t get to send him with that either :-/

Sandwich

Camden and veggies

He insisted on helping!

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Vanilla Apple Oatmeal pancakes

Camden woke up this morning asking for pancakes and because I’m trying really hard to get back on track with healthier meals, I needed an alternative to the traditional mix.

Thankfully, I just downloaded Heather Lindsey’s app where I found tons of healthier recipes that look really tasty.  And if her hubby approves, I’m sure mine will too. They both have a thing for sugar and oatmeal raisin cookies lol.

So I especially love that she didn’t use any refined sugar in the recipe. Her pancakes were vegan and unfortunately mine were not because I cooked them in regular butter.

The original recipe was for Vanilla Banana Oatmeal pancakes but I didn’t have any banana so added 1 tsp. of baking powder, hoping that they would rise and not be super thin.  I didn’t have any syrup either 😦 but they usually eat whatever I cook so I rested in that and gave it a shot…

Here’s how it went…

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Copycat Cracker Barrel Pancakes & Home Fries

I love all of my meals but breakfast is probably my favorite! Since it’s snowing in Atlanta, I didn’t even bother asking my husband to take a trip to the local Cracker Barrel.  I just decided to make them myself!

After a quick Google search, I stumbled upon this recipe and I’m so glad I did.  Of course I was missing the buttermilk from the list of ingredients but she even had a neat substitute! Continue reading

My clutter crisis!

If you follow me on social media, you got a glimpse of this yesterday…

2pm: My husband called and asked if he could invite a friend over for a business meeting and dinner. Since I ‘like’ this friend (j/k) I quickly said “Sure!”

It was then that ‘it’ hit me! How could we have company when the house was a mess?! For the last few weeks, I have been doing a much better job with maintaining the upstairs rooms that we use daily but the basement… now that was a completely different story!

Here’s a picture for all of my visual folks!

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