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We made it to Friday! As always, I’m linking up with Erika, Narci, and Andrea.


One.stephanie-spring.comOn Sunday we had a surprise baby shower for Sheri. I loved celebrating Baby Long! 🙂

Two.stephanie-spring.comEric, Gilmore Girls, and little bit of Talenti was a successful and favorite Saturday night.

Three.1200.2x1Getting together with a group of friends to watch hometowns this week was obviously a favorite.

Four.41wSnt4wywLLara bars are one of my favorite snacks and I think I decided lemon is officially my favorite kind. Amen.

Five.stephanie-spring.comOur flights are officially booked and we are going to Colorado! How could this not be a favorite?!?! Eric has always wanted to go, and after living there for a summer, I am so excited to show him places I’ve been and explore new ones with him. It is absolutely beautiful and we are so ready for a vacation!

Happy Friday, ladies!

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Valentine’s Getaway

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What’s Up Wednesday

whatsupwed1WUWquestions editWe made it to the middle of the (work) week! Praise Jesus! Today, I’m linking up with Mel, Shay, and Sheaffer for What’s Up Wednesday.

1. What we’re eating this week:http://foodbabe.com/2013/05/08/melt-in-your-mouth-kale-salad/Food Babe’s Kale Salad. I talked about it here and here and it’s on the menu this week!


2. What I’m reminiscing about:stephanie-spring.comIt has been almost five years since I left for Greece and called it my (temporary) home. I’m feeling super nostalgic and reminiscent lately about all the memories that trip holds.

3. What I’m loving:http://www.sephora.com/ultra-repair-face-moisturizer-P375534?keyword=FIRST%20AID%20BEAUTY%20Ultra%20Repair%20Face%20Moisturizer%20P375534&skuId=1459221&_requestid=249506This face moisturizer makes my face feel like silk! I’m loving it!

4. What we’ve been up to:stephanie-spring.comCooking, snuggling, and staying cozy.

5. What I’m dreading:

PSSA crunch time/prep/remember everything we taught you. Can I get an amen? 

6. What I’m working on:stephanie-spring.comPlanning a vacation. 🙂

7. What I’m excited about:stephanie-spring.comSummer. 🙂

8. What I’m watching/reading:I am so close to finishing all 7 seasons of Gilmore girls. No shame. #lukeandlorelaiforever

I love this author and book. 🙂

9. What I’m listening to:stephanie-spring.comEd Sheeran radio and everything it has to offer. Please and thank you.

10. What I’m wearing:stephanie-spring.comThese two pieces of jewelry. So simple and meaningful. I love them.

11. What I’m doing this weekend:
stephanie-spring.comSpending as much time as possible with this guy. 🙂

12. What I’m looking forward to next month:

Showering one of my sweet friends with some wedding things. 😉

13. What else is new.

Our schedule has been jam-packed with great things but I am so ready for a slower summer pace!

Bonus Question: What is your favorite Easter tradition?

Although I love traditions, we don’t really have any Easter traditions other than being with family. I am perfectly fine with that after how busy this season of life has felt. 🙂 Although I wouldn’t mind if this became a tradition. 😉 What are some of your fav Easter traditions?

Have a great Wednesday, ladies!

My Go-To Recipes

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One of my favorite parts about the week is planning our meals for the following week. We really try to switch it up throughout the week and from week to week.


Other than the recipes of my own that I post, here are some of my favorite go-to recipes that I make time and time again. I mentioned a few in my favorite Pinterest pins, here. Although I do love Pinterest, I equally love a good cookbook. Some of my favorites are found from both places and I am so glad I found them! 🙂

http://www.amazon.com/Endless-Summer-Cookbook-Katie-Lee/dp/1617691445

Katie Lee’s, Farro, Butternut Squash, and Arugula Salad. A crowd pleaser and a must throughout the entire year!

http://foodbabe.com/2013/05/08/melt-in-your-mouth-kale-salad/Melt In Your Mouth Kale Salad from The Food Babe. So healthy. So simple. So filling.

http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/paderno-spiralizer-4-blade-spiralizer-cookbook/?pkey=e%7Cspiral%7C70%7Cbest%7C4294967249%7C1%7C24%7C%252Fspiral%252Fcooks-tools%7C2&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCHWe use our spiralizer all the time! They have a ton of great recipes in their cookbook but one that we always go back to is their Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese. SO GOOD!

http://cookiesandcups.com/sesame-zoodles/

Zoodles! I just love saying the word in itself. I was a little skeptical of these Sesame Zoodles at first but now I make them all the time. It is such a great recipe to mix and match or to have by itself.

http://www.thecookierookie.com/salmon-with-avocado/

Salmon is by far one of my favorite foods. This recipe from, The Cookie Rookie is amazing! I’m so glad we tried it because the avocado salsa is a game changer!

http://bydawnnicole.com/2014/05/slow-cooker-chipotle-chocolate-sweet-potato-chili-whole-30-compliant.htmlAnything that you can put in the crock-pot and is healthy is a win in my book. I found this recipe in September and I’ve lost track of how many times we have made it. It is delicious!

http://www.jaysbakingmecrazy.com/2015/04/07/paleo-whole30-ketchup/Ah homemade ketchup! Best idea! Ever since I found this recipe, I’ve stopped buying ketchup. You basically want to lick it right off the spoon! Best of all, I know all the ingredients that are included.

http://www.amazon.com/Bread-Wine-Letter-Around-Recipes/dp/0310328179/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1456083566&sr=8-1&keywords=bread+and+wineI’ve talked about my love for Shauna’s books here and here. The best news is that her recipes are equally as brilliant! Seriously. One of my favorite go-to’s is her Blueberry Crisp from Bread and Wine. It’s so simple, healthy, and versatile. I made a massive batch with peaches instead of blueberries and it was love at first taste. It without a doubt, belongs on my go-to favorites!

Ladies, I’m always looking for simple, healthy recipes anywhere and everywhere. What are some of your favorites?!

Friday Favorites

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It’s Friday which means I’m linking up with these lovely ladies, Erika, Narci, and Andrea for our Friday Favorites!


One.I love the Today Show. As in, I’m kind of obsessed with it. We didn’t have school on Monday for President’s Day, had a delay on Tuesday, and I had a math conference that was close by our house on Thursday. That being said…I got to watch the Today Show three times this week! That my friends, is a favorite of the week!

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On Wednesday, I came home to find this note at the top of the steps and bottle of wine after an already extremely busy week. I love him.

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Ladies! Jessica N Designs recently moved into a new office which means she has more room to customize even more gifts just for you! Best of all, she is incredibly sweet and wants to extend my 15% off discount code to all of you until the end of February! Now is the time to stock up and show her some love! 🙂 You can find my favorites, here.

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Our sweet friends had a baby a few weeks ago. Yesterday, I got to see baby Micah and his amazing parents for the first time! BUT as I was oohing and ahhing over how precious he was, I forgot to take a picture! Trust me, he is adorable and it was one of my favorite parts to this week! 🙂

Five.stephanie-spring.comOne of my favorite snacks is energy bites. I came up with my own recipe months ago and they will be gracing the blog so soon! I made them on Monday and have been snacking on them all week long!

Enjoy your Friday, ladies! xo

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