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Orange-Spice Pumpkin Waffles. Vegan. Gluten-Free.

Yesterday I made Homemade Pumpkin and Oatmeal Dog Treats for the pups…

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Don’t they look excited?  They loved them! 

The recipe I used made a huge batch of treats and I didn’t want to make that many because I have little pups, so I only made half, leaving me with a lot of leftover pumpkin.

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Costa Rica Part II.


After bidding farewell to Drake Bay, we took a boat, then a bus to Uvita. It was hot and I was miserable.  But I was still on cloud 9 thinking about how excited I was to be engaged to such an incredible man.

The hotel we planned on staying at was closed, but we ended up finding a very eco-friendly and quant hippie hostel which was inundated with young, hippie (American) travelers.  I fit right in. 🙂

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Pineapple Smoothie Bowl.

Hola!  We are back from Costa Rica and I hope y’all haven’t forgotten about me because I haven’t forgotten about you!  In fact, I thought about you a lot during my time in Central America – when I was eating incredible food and when I was hiking through the cloud forest, I thought about how much I couldn’t wait to share my experiences with y’all! So, on that note, it’s good to be back. 🙂  I can’t wait to share some of our pictures – which I promise to soon!

But first, I want to share with you some wonderful news…

Drum roll please…

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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?! 😉 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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What I Ate: Day 1

Happy Sunday.  Boy does it feel good to talk to you.  This may sound silly but I miss y’all when I go a few days without talking to you.  It also doesn’t help that Bryan is still gone…

Perhaps I’m going a little cuckoo?

Don’t worry, he gets back in 8 days.  But until then…you’re stuck with me. Mwhahahahha.

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Simple Stuffed Pepper


My quinoa kick continues…

It’s been a very busy week for me – I’ve been trying to stay busy while Bryan is gone (this is my solution for making the time go by faster).  And yes, y’all will be happy to know that I have accomplished four out of five things on my Things I want to Accomplish list:

Reading: I’m currently reading Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.  Sadly, I started this book awhile ago and never have finished it, so I made it a point to finish it a.s.a.p!

Has anybody else read this book? Thoughts???

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Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats

It’s been a “ruff” week in our household…

It started Tuesday night when Buddy began projectile vomiting…

(If you hate vomit stories, now is the time to stop reading…but don’t worry…the story has a happy ending.  And who doesn’t love a good happy ending?) 


Bryan came home Tuesday night to a large pile of vomit on the couch – he was kind enough to send me a picture.

Thanks Bryan. 


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