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Weekend: All Is Calm, All is Bright

My weekend was…really good. I took three (much needed) days off of teaching and focused on chilling out (slept 10+ hours Saturday night…yes, yes and yes), spending time with people I care about and working on my book. I’m 15 days away from my deadline, 15,000+ words in and there many more still to be written. It’s a labor of love.

Here are some scenes from the weekend…

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Backyard photo shoot with the girls.

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She’s getting so big and her legs are long. I think she’s going to be taller than Sullie.

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Christmas cookie baking. Flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies and cranberry orange biscotti.

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Crockpot chicken tortilla soup. I didn’t make this batch but here is my recipe. So easy, so good, so satisfying!

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Bacon bowl! Is this awesome or what?

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The best kale salad I have ever had! Believe it or not, it was a Publix recipe. All you need is sweet potatoes, olive oil, salt and the Publix Sweet Kale Salad Kit. Here’s the recipe. It was AMAZING!

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The puppy life is so hard.

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I received a really special gift from a really special friend. This bracelet couldn’t be more perfect for me right now. (And goes perfectly with one of my favorite posts from Danielle LaPorte ever.)

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All is calm. All is bright. I feel happy. <3

What was the best part of your weekend? 

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  • 1
    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine December 22, 2014, 8:39 am

    Such a beautiful bracelet!
    The best part of my weekend was that I ran my first ever 5K! It has been my goal all year and I finally did it! I am on cloud nine right now!

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    Nicole @ Runs & WODs December 22, 2014, 8:52 am

    The dogs are adorable!! The best part of my weekend was celebrating the holidays with my CrossFit fam and doing our first white elephant. So much fun!

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    Tara | Treble in the Kitchen December 22, 2014, 9:27 am

    We are home in Indiana for the holidays and it feels SO good!! We have been baking, laughing, card playing, and doing all things fun 🙂 10 hours of sleep….sounds wonderful!!! 🙂 Hope you have a Merry Christmas!!

  • 4
    Kari December 22, 2014, 10:50 am

    Where is the bracelet from?

    • 5
      Jen December 22, 2014, 11:10 am

      i’m not sure!

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