Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie - using Blue Diamond Almond Milk! |

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

One major perk of the fiancé's new job is that we both get memberships to the athletic club in town. I attempted to get into running a few summer's ago, when Kelly and I did the San Francisco Half Marathon, buuuuttt after we ran that race I kind of got out of my work out routine. I think part of me died on the Golden Gate Bridge that morning and I never fully recovered. Now that we're … [Read More...]

Sriracaha Ramen Noodle Salad |

Sriracha Ramen Noodle Salad

You all know what salad I'm talking about. The one that has been served at every potluck and BBQ in the history of ever? Well I have a confession: I've never made it before. My family has never made it either. It's always been a mystery of sorts to me. I was often intrigued by it at the church potlucks, but was tentative to try it (picky child over here). Then I saw it popping up more … [Read More...]


Haystack Energy Bites

Two posts in a row that involve peanut butter... yep, I'm on a PB kick. But then again, when am I not? My cousin is getting married in less than two weeks. We just celebrated her bachelorette party in Vegas at the end of May and let me tell you, nothing will encourage you to get in shape faster than being at a Vegas pool party. So in an effort to look a little more fit and toned for her wedding, … [Read More...]

Whole Wheat Honey Oat Bread |

Whole Wheat Honey Oat Bread

It has been a wet, wet spring and early summer here. I've seen the most intense rain, loudest thunder and crazy lightning since moving to Louisiana! Unfortunately the storms don't do anything to cool off the temperature though, so we've been … [Read More...]


Peanut Butter Pickle Crackers

What?! I know... just go with me on this. We LOVE peanut butter here on LDB. Whereas my love for Nutella is reserved solely for desserts (for fear I will eat the entire container if I have it around), peanut butter is a staple in my diet. Even now … [Read More...]

Sisters. #MakeYourBreak Chobani |

Chobani’s #BreakYouMake 2

If you read Kelly's post on Friday, you'll have heard about Chobani's #BreakYouMake campaign. It should come as no surprise that we as Americans have a "go go go" mentality and tend to forget to take some time for ourselves to step back and take a … [Read More...]


Chobani’s #BreakYouMake

Have you heard of Chobani's #BreakYouMake campaign? Turns out we Americans do not take daily breaks, breaks we need to refuel and recharge. Think about it, when was the last time you really stepped away from your desk, turned off your phone, ignored … [Read More...]

Arches National Park |

Cross Country Road Trip: Idaho to Louisiana

Originally I had a road trip planned this spring to travel from Boise to Phoenix for a friend's wedding, stopping at places like Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon and Sedona along the way. Well...then my boyfriend (at the time) got a new job, we got … [Read More...]


Skillet Cornbread

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. Every year my family (my big family of aunts, uncles, and cousins) rents a beach house for a week in Aptos, CA. It's amazing and wonderful and fun! Some of my favorite childhood memories are from the … [Read More...]