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Sweet potato & mushroom tacos

No joke, we have tacos at least once a week in our house.  I think “tacos” actually make up one of the four food groups for our kids.  We try and mix up “taco night”, but my kid’s favorite is for sure the old school beef, cheese, and of course the crunchy shells.  The tacos I grew up eating.  While my favorite are these sweet potato & mushroom tacos.

I’m trying, and I mean really trying, to convince my kids to sprinkle in a few veggies into their crunchy shells, and every now and then go completely vegetarian.  We’re getting closer.  The older kids are a little more “open” than the younger two.  But we’re getting there.

So when I was trying to come up with a “veggie” taco we’d all love (and that I’d feel good about)I tried using ingredients we all loved.  My kids are crazy about sweet potatoes and I’m personally obsessed with mushrooms, so I was hoping it would be a hit.

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Caprese pasta salad

The past few weeks have been really heavy, for a lot of us.  I don’t know if there seems to be more heartache in our world right now, or if we’ve all just slowed down enough to finally see and feel it all.  But either way, I know this time is hard for a lot

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Our patio makeover

You guys, I am so excited about this post. We have been waiting to give our patio (and really our whole yard) a makeover since we moved into this house a year ago, and it feels so good to finally have it done. We have been talking about, and working on, this for months.  So

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One-pot lemon pasta

It’s been a strange few weeks for all of us, and lately, it’s been getting the best of me.  I usually consider myself to be a really happy go lucky kind of girl.  I can usually see the “good” in just about any situation.  But lately, I haven’t been feeling myself.  I can’t quite put

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How to “paint” your own wallpaper

I tend to be a pretty all or nothing kind of a girl. When I set my mind to something, I’m gonna do it — no matter what. So when I had a vision for how I wanted to decorate Frankie’s bedroom, nothing was going to stop me.  Not even back-ordered wallpaper. When I originally

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Frankie’s “big kid” bedroom makeover

Being the “littlest” of a family of six isn’t always easy.  Coming up last on all the family bike rides, being left behind as the big kid’s run off to play, and the never-ending hand me downs.  Being the youngest isn’t always the greatest. So to treat our littlest of the crew, Frankie, and make

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Friday Favorites 3.27.20

Friends, what a few weeks.  I don’t even know where to begin or what to say.   I didn’t know it was possible to have my heart feel so heavy, and yet at the same time filled with so much hope.  Anyone else?   It’s just a mix of a lot.  A lot of emotions, a lot

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How I’m handling our “new normal”

This past Thursday JonPaul and I made the decision to start “social distancing” ourselves and our kids. Not necessarily out of fear of the virus itself, but rather out of greater concern for all those around us. Recognizing that our small part of this story is to stay home. Understanding that if as many of

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