9 months + winner

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I started thinking about the last 9 months and realized how it seems like such a long time and yet no time at all. I’m sure to anyone who is engaged, 9 months seems like an eternity and the couples that have been married 30 years, 9 months almost makes them laugh. Either way, it’s safe to say that the last 9 months have been the best. We have grown individually and as a couple and have learned how that works in a marriage. I’m so thankful for all of the lows that make us grow and for all of the highs that make the hard work worth it. Here’s to dancing through life for another 9 months (and more!) hand in hand!
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Friday Favorites

Oh hey Friday! There were a lot of favorites this week! The weather was gorgeous, we went to dinner with friends, and we have such a fun weekend planned!

One.stephanie-spring.comCOOLA Sunscreen, Lancer Sun Shield, Arcona Sunscreen, Raw Elements Sunscreen, MDSolarSciences.

You guys totally blew me away with your suggestions and input on sunscreen after this post! I love a good sunscreen!

Two.Summer Quinoa Salad Recipe at: stephanie-spring.comMy Summer Quinoa Salad is a favorite. I made it this week and fell in love all over again. 🙂

Three.I’m teaming up with Lily and Val for a giveaway that ends tonight! Follow me here and enter here!

Four.stephanie-spring.comOn Tuesday, Eric and I decided to get up a little early and go out to breakfast before work. I have no idea why we don’t do this more often?! I was so giddy all day after having a date before the work day even started! 🙂

Five.FullSizeRender (13)Organic vegetables from a local farm?! Favorite, favorite, favorite!

Happy Friday friends! Enjoy your weekend! xo

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The Toasted Pine Nut

Caramelized Onion, Bacon, and Gruyere QuicheRoasted Red Pepper Walnut DipCoconut Crusted Green Beans and Cashew DipPepper Shell TacosI’d say my passion for food has multiplied over the last year or two. Being balanced in every area of life is so ridiculously hard but so important and something I strive for. Food is no exception when it comes to balance. I love chatting with people about flavors, smells, textures, and health benefits of food. I love the memories surrounding food and the people who gather for it. I’m teaming up with The Toasted Pine Nut to share a few recipes that not only look delicious, but are delicious! She’s sweet as a button and her recipes will make you feel fit and fab with every bite! Take a look for yourself! 🙂 Mustard and Herb ShrimpLemon Chia Seed MuffinsChocolate Peanut Butter CupsHomemade Pecan Milk

 


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Deserted Island + Medicine Cabinet Items

Island-finalIt would be a TON of fun to be stranded on a deserted island with Erika and Shay! I feel like we would never tire of things to chat about! There are definitely some things I would like to bring along though. If I could plan ahead, of course. 😉  This week, we’re talking all about medicine cabinet items! What are my go-to’s and my can’t live withouts?!

One. I’m obsessed with this stuff. I put it on my lips so many times throughout the day. I have it in my purse, on my desk at school, and on my nightstand. It would be along for the ride!

Two. I’m not sure if moisturizer technically counts as a medicine cabinet item so I decided two and three were a tie. 😉 (This is also another great moisturizer that I use every day. It never fails!)

Three. My allergies are insane! If I’m stranded, the least I can do is not be sneezing the entire time.

Four. I love, love, love this sunscreen and it would definitely make it on the list of things I would bring on an island. But ladies, I need your help!2016-04-10_0001

I’m trying to find a sunscreen with less toxins. I’ve heard great things about COOLA sunscreen, Lancer Sun ShieldArcona Sunscreen, Raw Elements Sunscreen, and MDSolarSciences.

Has anyone tried these? I’m up for any recommendations! 🙂

Don’t forget to enter this fun giveaway!

Have a great Wednesday!