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Warm Quinoa & Chickpea Salad.

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Even though it’s almost always summer in south Florida, sometimes I crave big bowls of warm comfort food. ¬†And lately I’ve been feeling super fatigued – a few nights ago, Bryan said to me, “Mandy, you need to stop working so much.” And today when he left for work he said, “please do something fun today.”¬†

He’s right (shhhhhhh don’t tell him I said that).

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Animals · Photos · Things I'm Lovin'

Just Some Things I’m Lovin’ Lately.

Wowza. How is it already June 8th?

Time flies…

And speaking of time, it’s time again for another round up of things I’m lovin’ lately. ¬†Why? Because it’s been 3 months since my last one¬†¬†and because I’m feeling all sorts of love today. ¬†AND because I’m lovin’ uhhhh lot of things lately. ¬†AND¬†because I have been sick, busy and too tired to cook any extravagant meals, so if y’all want to hear from me, this is pretty much all I got right now. Capiche?

Oh, and…¬†

I kid. I kid. ¬†That’s all I got.

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Comfort Food · Quick Meals · Recipes · Vegetarian

Vegetable Fried Rice

Well….the plague is finally starting to subside. ¬†And by subside I mean I am slowly starting to get my energy back, the coughing has decreased, and I’m only down to about 5 cough drops a day (as opposed to an entire bag).

Hey, I’ll take that as a win.¬†

I can honestly say that I haven’t been this sick in a very long time. ¬†Which had me thinking…perhaps my body is trying to tell me something. ¬†Like I’m overdoing it. ¬†I’ve been going through some emotional stress (something I’ll eventually share) and working 3 physically demanding jobs, all while trying to spend time with Bryan and the pups, as well as by myself.

Ya know, me time they call it.

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Animals · Dogs · Photos

Oatmeal Homemade Dog Treats & Pictures from West Virginia

Hello. Sorry I’ve been M.I.A. lately. If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you already know that I was in West Virginia over the holiday¬†weekend, and then I was¬†hit by the plague as soon as we arrived home early Tuesday morning (early as in 1:00am) – not even joking…

Oh, and if you don’t follow me on Twitter and Facebook, what the heck¬†are ya waiting for?! ūüėČ Get. On. It.¬†

Anywaaaays, today is Day 3 of what I’ve deemed Mandy’s Solitary Confinement and the good news is, I am finally starting to feel like a human being again. ¬†The bad news is, it took 1.5 boxes of Kleenex, 1 bag of Ricola cough drops, 1 carton of Florida’s finest orange juice, 2 liters of Gatorade, a few Green Smoothies, lots of T.L.C. from Bryan (along with avoidance), and close to 40 hours of sleep to get there. ¬†Hey, I don’t fall often, but when I fall, I fall hard.¬†

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