sizzling spaghetti squash

My mom has always been against eating hot food in the summer. She avoids making casseroles or soup while the temperature is above 90. But me? I have no bias. So Thursday night, I made one of my favorite meals, and in the pictures at the end of this post, you can even see the […]

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my next fixer-upper

New Year’s Eve 2008 marked my first day working at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (great anniversary, right?!) In my tenure here, I’ve managed to decorate my cube with only one personal item–a UGA cup that I use daily, so I’m thinking it might be more functional than decorative. Across the cube street, I admit I’m a […]

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good morning sunshine

In addition to running a CrossFit gym, my husband runs a bootcamp for women three mornings a week at 6 a.m. On these mornings, he wakes up at 4:45 a.m. to get ready (read: prepare breakfast) before he leaves the house at 5:30 a.m. I get up before he leaves, and am often hit in […]

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summer sunday

I really wanted to go on a hike, so we met some of our gym-goers (plus kids) at Sope Creek trail for an early afternoon hike. It never rained, as was forecast, but you couldn’t tell that by the way we looked. The humidity was as close as it could be to 100% without producing rain, and […]

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green drink

To his credit, James eats more for fuel than taste, and I could definitely use a few pointers. He’s in tune to his body, knowing when he needs more vegetables or fat in his diet. These manifest themselves in the form of the ‘green drink’ or him taking shots of olive oil (yes, straight from the […]

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bargain buffet…table, that is

Last week, I went home to my parent’s house in Gainesville for a night since my brother was home from Georgia Southern. Since he sleeps in until noon (given a choice), my mom and I decided to go garage sale (s)hopping. We hit two sales, but didn’t find much. But we ended the morning with […]

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swelling with pride…chicken delight

Ever since she was little, I can remember my sister Ellen being patriotic. She always loved the Armed Forces service at our church every July, and little tears welled up in her hazel eyes when they asked all veterans in attendance to come down front to be recognized. Back in the day, (before CDs or MP3s) […]

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