Creamy tomato and basil soup

One of my favorite ways to spend 20 minutes on a Saturday morning is to cruise the book aisle of stores like TJ Maxx, Marshalls or the Goodwill. I skim titles, read the back covers and weigh if the book will add to my collection or collect dust. Usually it's the latter so I rarely … Continue reading Creamy tomato and basil soup

Raspberry Lemon Rounds

When you have a hotboxkitchen the last thing you want to do on a hot summer day is turn on the oven. I try to avoid turning on the oven during the summer at all costs. However, there are a few occasions where I break that rule. These Raspberry Lemon Rounds are one of those … Continue reading Raspberry Lemon Rounds

our top reasons for not sharing our kids photos or names online

A question I get asked quite often is why we don't share pictures of our girls online on any social media (with the exception being our private  snapchats). After our first was born, it was something I would get private messages about often and as she has grown, the question still arises, just less often. … Continue reading our top reasons for not sharing our kids photos or names online

protein hazelnut cinnamon coffee

Lately, my favorite drink in the late morning is this creamy chocolate and caramel protein coffee. Which is wild coming from me because anyone who knows me, knows I am NOT a coffee drinker. I like the taste of coffee as much as I like looking at slugs (not very much at all). However, I … Continue reading protein hazelnut cinnamon coffee

Failing in 2016 and looking forward in 2017

"New year new me." That's the common mantra every January 1st. We set these lofty resolutions (often without planning how we will make them a reality or how we will stick to them) and try to fix our entire life a the start of the year. I'm guilty of it as well. Remember when I … Continue reading Failing in 2016 and looking forward in 2017

The Christmas Story I’ll Always Carry With Me

Back in October, stores around the nation sneakily started displaying Christmas decor. By November, our ears bled with the sound of "Here comes Santa Claus" and now that it's December we all know what's right around the corner. My neighbors have a light show that includes a daily countdown down to the very last second … Continue reading The Christmas Story I’ll Always Carry With Me

December Intentions and Paleo-ish Noms

I'm less than 10 weeks until Lil' Kola makes its debute. 10 weeks! Of course that's only an estimate- really only this little spitfire knows the exact time it'll grace us with its presence. But either way, the end of pregnancy number 2  is drawing near. I'll be holding a new to the world baby … Continue reading December Intentions and Paleo-ish Noms

A Review of Meal Delivery Services

You know those ideas that are so good you wish you came up with them? Like Google, or toasted ravioli, or polarized sunglasses... all ideas I wish I had been apart of because they are brilliant. And now I have to add meal delivery services to that list. You can subscribe to monthly packages of … Continue reading A Review of Meal Delivery Services

That time I sh*t my pants

Yesterday I saw 3 shooting stars and 3 deer during my run. Today I shat on the side of the road like a deer. Life is funny that way.

Eating for 2 the Paleo(ish) way and October Intentions

Lately I've been setting intentions at the beginning of the month. These are small little goals that I hope make me a slightly better version of myself. Last month for instance it was to 1) feed myself well even if it's only me. I tend to not want to cook as much if it's just … Continue reading Eating for 2 the Paleo(ish) way and October Intentions

How I became a morning person, 4am workouts, and tips to rise before the sun

The world outside my window is pitch black as my sports watch buzzes on my wrist a silent but effective and gentle alarm. It's 4am and although groggy, I stumble out of my warm bed that still holds my husband and large comforting pregnancy pillow. I grab my phone and quietly make my way to … Continue reading How I became a morning person, 4am workouts, and tips to rise before the sun

2 years. Over 1000 smoothies and shakes and a Creamy Protein Banana Icecream recipe

Warning: this is filled with "1st world problems" 😂 I have a lot of kitchen gadgets. A well stocked kitchen is an odd thing I pride myself in. If someone, anyone, wanted to come cook in my kitchen- I like to believe they would have any tool they needed to make a great meal, to … Continue reading 2 years. Over 1000 smoothies and shakes and a Creamy Protein Banana Icecream recipe