Green Beans with Tangy Vinaigrette // One Lovely Life

Green Beans with Tangy Vinaigrette (gf, df, v, paleo, whole30)

Ohhhh, I love summer produce season! Nectarines, peaches, cherries, red ripe tomatoes, green beans, and more. When I saw that green beans were on sale this week, I couldn’t help but snatch them up. Green beans are one of my favorite simple sides. These are delicious. The sweetness of the caramelized onions combined with the… 

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Five Fact Friday // One Lovely Life

Five Fact Friday

1. I rotate our toys to keep things interesting around here. With more than a dozen hours of our weekly therapy being in-home, I need to keep the toys/puzzles/books interesting enough that Sophie will engage with them during therapy too. We moved a few sets of blocks downstairs to our living room, and one day… 

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Daniel Tiger's Veggie Spaghetti // One Lovely Life

Daniel Tiger’s Veggie Spaghetti (gf, df, vegan)

In Autism therapy, we use a lot of what’s called social stories. Going to the doctor? Let’s read books, tell stories, and watch shows that feature going to the doctor. Learning about potty training? Having a babysitter over? Learning to share toys? Same story. It’s a great strategy for almost all children, whether they’re typical… 

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Pineapple Ginger Smoothie // One Lovely Life

pineapple ginger smoothie (gf, df, v, paleo)

Monsoon season is here, and the air is thick and steamy. I leave the house at early o’clock for a run/walk/movething, and it just takes ages too cool back down, even after I’ve showered and gotten dressed for the day. I drink loads of cold water, but there are some mornings I just need a… 

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Five Face Friday // One Lovely Life

five fact friday

1. Jordan left yesterday. Sigh…. I’m doing my best not to sink into lonely despair. It was just so very fun to have her here! I’m a rather terrible hostess, but we did have loads of fun together watching movies, taking pictures, playing Just Dance, and going jogging/walking in the mornings. 2. Did you have a… 

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Old Bay Roasted Veggies // One Lovely Life

Old Bay Roasted Veggies (gf, df, v, Paleo, Whole30)

One of the best things I do for myself each week is to cook a few batches of veggies. Twice a week or so, I cut up a big pan of vegetables, roast them, and then I can do whatever I want with them. Most days, that means eating them with breakfast with an egg… 

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Five Fact Friday // One Lovely Life

five fact friday

1. As much as I lament not living closer to ALL of our family, it does make visits from family much more sweet. We’ve had my sister here with us this week, and it’s been SO FUN. She’s been a blessed good sport at enduring our therapy schedule and general lack of doing anything fun or… 

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30+ Recipes for Summer BBQs and Potlucks! // One Lovely Life

Summer Recipes for your next Barbecue or Potluck

Somehow, I’m having a really hard time accepting that the 4th of July is THIS week. To me, that means summer is half over (we start school the first week in August!). Before I know it Sophie will be starting preschool, my little brother is getting married, then Michael will be back in school, and then… 

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