May 2013

Second Annual Low Country Boil

May 21, 2013

A year ago we decided to live up the summer and invite all of our friends to a big backyard party. The mosquitoes thought that meant them too, so this year we held the event in May in hopes of a picture-perfect day. While we did not get the weather we had hoped for (Mother […]

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May 20, 2013

When KERF reader and UVA grad Molly emailed me about her company, NatureBox, this spring, she opened the door (box?) to all kinds of new snack flavors. NatureBox is a subscription service that offers the ability to discover and enjoy healthy snacks on a monthly basis. Their products are made from wholesome ingredients and abide […]

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Lately In Photos

May 18, 2013

This week Grammie Buzz and Pea visited! A quick mid-week trip before we meet again for my sister’s wedding in a few weeks. We had a delicious dinner of slow-cooked short ribs with salad and sweet potatoes and blackberry pie made by Karen. Mom and Dad loved the smoked trout salads I made them! And […]

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Garden Part Two: 2013 Planting

May 17, 2013

From Matt: [Read part one here!] I think I say some version of this in every conversation I have about gardening: I’m not a great gardener… yet!  It has always bothered me that gardening takes so long to learn – you basically only get one chance a year.  But reassuringly, all the old timers at […]

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Thought Collection: Does Variety Impact Weight Management?

May 16, 2013

Another debate on this lovely morning… My aunt once told me that her mother ate the exact same breakfast and lunch every single day of her life. I can’t remember the exact meals, but I think breakfast was something simple like an egg with toast and lunch was a scoop of tuna over a tomato. […]

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May 15, 2013

Exclamation point because it was a great one! Great weather and Mother’s Day fun! We kicked things off with a hot & sweaty run. Warm weather = exercise motivator! Then we packed up a picnic and headed down to Fridays After Five. It’s family central – kiddos everywhere! I recently bought this blanket for all […]

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Garden Part One: Plants In A Box

May 13, 2013

I am so lucky to be married to a man who loves to experiment – with beer, with bread and with plants. Here’s the first of several posts this summer on our backyard garden from Matt! When the temperature starts getting warmer, you can only stare at the weedy garden for so long until you […]

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