marvelous monday

3 Things I’ve Learned About Feeling Overwhelmed

November 24, 2014

Well, it’s here. Holiday season! Last I checked most people don’t just CHILL during the Holidays. Although that should be the concept, right? Instead, we get busier and more overwhelmed. And if you’re like me, you need someone to hold you accountable for saying NO and staying sane. This is where my fellow Sherpa Wife […]

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Gluten Free Food Must Haves {Grain Free Too}

October 20, 2014

Seven years ago I told to start a gluten free diet. Back then, gluten free food was really not that great. In fact, it was basically card board and sugar. Yep. And whenever we’d go down to New Zealand, I’d stock up on all their gluten free foods because they had better quality and there were more […]

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Three New Natural Supplements and How We Use Them

October 13, 2014

Supplements…. they can be tricky. What works for one person might not work for another. It definitely depends on what that person CURRENTLY  needs, physically and mentally. Not to mention how their body reacts to certain homeopathic ingredients, ya know? That being said, the Kiwi has to be EXTRA careful with taking certain supplements due […]

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3 Quick and Healthy Gluten Free Recipes Made from Leftovers

October 6, 2014

We don’t waste anything in our house, food in particular. I think it’s because food is literally FUEL for our jobs. But we’re also always on a budget, yes, tis life. With those two things in mind, I find myself getting more thrifty in kitchen, recreating meals from leftovers, and making do with the GOOD […]

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How to Embrace Mental and Physical Rest

September 15, 2014

You know that saying…. “Do as I say, not as I do?” Well, that just about sums up our Colorado trip. I had full intention on taking time off from work projects to focus on getting a little rest and being a good Sherpa wife to the Kiwi. But what I realized is that I […]

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How To Grill Sweet Potato Chips

September 8, 2014

Have you ever attempted to make your own potato chips but failed miserably? Um yes, that would be me. For some reason, I can’t get them crispy enough. That’s probably why I just stick my old resistant starch with nut butter tactics. Haha! Well, today you are in luck! I just so happened to convince […]

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Build a Better Breakfast in a Bowl – Grain Free Sesame Squash Porridge

September 1, 2014

Happy Labor Day Folks! Today I have one of my favorite Canadian friends (Blends) sharing an amazing recipe and her health journey here today. Christa (from edible balance) and I met at Blend 2013 but had been blog friends long before that. Christa is one heck of a chef in the kitchen and a beautiful […]

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5 Food and Fitness Tips and Tricks

August 11, 2014

When it comes to food and fitness, I’m all about making things more simple, do-able, and effective. Aren’t we all? And these days, simple and effective are my life motto.  I just want to get THINGS done and make them count. I don’t need a 10 step process, I need 2 or 3 max. I […]

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Living Out Life’s Bucket List

July 28, 2014

A funny thing happened this weekend. I was cleaning out the garage and found a box full of old books, notes, etc. It must have been from about 15 years ago. That would make me in high school then. Anyway, I opened up the box and there it it was, my life bucket list, or […]

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Do You Need a Digital Detox?

July 14, 2014

I often reminisce about our time in New Zealand back in 2011-2012. You see, those were the days when all we had was a local Nokia phone with no extra features, our car had no radio, and the only access to internet we has was when we were at the house connected to wi-fi. That […]

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