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Southern Holiday Life Magazine

This is my fourth year being a contributor for Southern Holiday Life Magazine. It’s been such a fun partnership and I am super pumped about this year’s Christmas issue. In addition to my article, there is a write-up about my local state park, Frank Jackson State Park, and how each year, they have something called

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Keto Butterbeer Recipe

This time of year always feels particularly great for re-watching the Harry Potter series. Or maybe even re-reading the books. Can you believe that this year is the 20th anniversary since the first book came out? Wow! If you’re familiar with the series, you know that in the world of Harry Potter, there are certain

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Hocus Pocus Halloween Party

    About three years ago, I had to set up a Halloween party and pretend like it was October….in late July! It was all for an article in Southern Holiday Life magazine about kid and family friendly Halloween party tips. You can read that article HERE on page 57.     Today, however, I

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A Day in the Life

Since I get so many questions about what exactly I eat in a day and my exercising routine, I thought I’d share what that looks like. This day was pretty busy, but it’ll give you an idea of how things go as a blogger, wife, and mom. I will give running totals of carb count

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Low Carb Pumpkin Caramel Cheesecake

It’s October, therefore I’m further embracing all things pumpkin! Who cares if it’s still ninety degrees outside and the mosquitoes are still at it with a vengeance. This decadent, low carb, sugar free desert is definitely a crowd pleaser! I made it for a fall party last year and some couldn’t even believe that is

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Fall Dining Room Decor 3 Ways

Last week, I gave myself a challenge. Using only the items I already had on hand, I wanted to try to come up with three different looks for fall for my dining room. You know I love to “shop my house” so this was a fun challenge! And it also let me take stock of

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Three Ways To Avoid Temptation During Weight Loss

There was once a time when I bemoaned the thought of “not being able to eat like everyone else.” In my mind, I was all alone on Diet Island with only guilt and shame as my companions. And over on the “mainland” everyone else was eating and drinking and being merry and never gaining a

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Low Carb Tailgating Food Round-Up

Football season is in full swing! It’s time for cookouts, Friday night lights, and those Saturday tailgate parties to watch the big game. Gosh, don’t you just LOVE this time of year? But, I feel like this is the time of year when temptation rears its ugly head, and increasingly so as we coast into

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