My Bridal Look: Hair, Makeup, & Accessories!


September is an exciting month- it marks one year since becoming engaged to my now husband (he popped the question on my birthday!) and just over 6 months of newly-wedded bliss.

We're also getting closer & closer to baby boy's arrival in December- so it's been a whirlwind of a year, you guys!  And I am so, so thankful.

To throw it back & reflect on one of the happiest days of our lives, I thought I would do a recap that I have been promising for awhile now:  my bridal look!

I've got (lots of) pictures to share, plus all the details from hair to makeup to accessories.

Sheet Pan Marinara Meatballs & Veggies


To all my friends out there embarking on a September Whole30:  how's it going!?

I did my one-and-only "pregnant Whole30" in July, so I'm more of a spectator & cheerleader this month.  :)  

I've had questions about how I decided when to do my pregnant Whole30 and why- and for me it was when I started to feel more "myself" and less like a walking nausea pit after the first trimester!!

You can read more on my first trimester HERE.  It could have been worse, but could have been better.

I truly ate as many nutrient dense meals as I could, but there were definitely a number of nights where I really could not stomach much at all- and what I could stomach was along the lines of cheese quesadillas & gluten free pizza.  So I took it day by day, meal by meal, and forced down as many healthy options as possible before I was in the clear.

Whole30 Shopping Guide: Trader Joe's!



This post has been on my to-do list for a long time.  I love taking the guesswork out of shopping for you guys- especially during a Whole30, which is overwhelming enough!

And while it's so, so important to learn to read your labels (for Whole30 and for life), I know there are those days when you just need to get in and out of the store and on with your day!

Hope this list helps you fill your grocery list with some Whole30 compliant finds.  Whether you're completing a round, or just looking for Paleo-friendly, healthy options- these are all squeaky clean and an excellent option to toss in your cart!

Creamy Sausage, Kale, & Potato Soup | PALEO, Whole30


One question I was asked this week & didn't have an immediate answer to:  "What's the least expensive meal you make that's Whole30 compliant?"

After a little thinking- it's got to be soup!  It stretches out into so many meals, and can be done so inexpensive.  Of course you can spend more or less depending on what meat or broth you use, and how good the quality is.

Italian Style Meatloaf | PALEO, Whole30


Oh hey!  It's me, back with another recipe for this crazy week of another round of taking over the Whole30 Recipes Instagram page!  I've been guest blogging over there all week and it's been exhausting- yet sooo much fun!

I have been so grateful for the opportunity to connect with so many people, and to help fellow Whole30ers and healthy eaters along in their journey to finding what works for them.  It's a humbling experience!