Minimalism by definition:  A style or technique that is characterized by extreme spareness and simplicity. Minimalism to me:  Choosing to be super intentional about what I allow to take up my space and therefore my time in my home, calendar and life. It’s a breath of fresh air in an otherwise cloudy world.  It is […]

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    January 9, 2018 By jessie_bouton

    I have boycotted all things pumpkin…  it’s just not my jam.  So I’m sorry to say to you PSL lovers that I will probably only be sharing on this blog, apple everything.  And I’m not really sorry… I freaking love it!  I hope you do too. All the fall feels got me wanting comfort food like […]

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    November 1, 2017 By jessie_bouton

    Mexica is my favorite.  Let me rephrase that, FAVORITE!  I could eat it every day, with a ton of guacamole, cornbread and wine.  Maybe even a shot of expensive smooth tequila (the only way I will drink tequila)…. Just keeping it real here, my ladies. Anyway, this is a great one-pan meal you will love […]

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    October 20, 2017 By jessie_bouton

    Ok, so of course you know exercise is good for you because duh, it keeps your weight in check, build muscle and gives you energy… BUT, did you know that exercise can also make you a happier person? IT’S TRUE! It’s not just coincidence that you feel less stressed and anxious when you work out […]

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    September 20, 2017 By jessie_bouton

    I found a similar recipe to this years ago and have since added to and changed it up a bit based on what my family likes and what cooks best.  My favorite thing about this dish, is I make it the night before and keep it refrigerated till the next morning when I pop it […]

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    August 30, 2017 By jessie_bouton
  • Spaghetti Squash Veggie Casserole

    I totally made this recipe up like I do with most meals I make now after 20 years of trying.  But first let me confess I used to be a horrible cook and could barely follow a recipe correctly let alone come up with an idea to throw a bunch of stuff I found in […]

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    August 16, 2017 By jessie_bouton

    So as a personal development junkie, I was easily swayed into trying all the super crazy morning power starts that included waking up at the butt crack of dawn (yes I said butt crack – I feel it makes my annoyed point better) and then doing countless things like working out, meditating, journaling, reading inspiring […]

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    August 2, 2017 By jessie_bouton
  • My Top 5 Healthy “On the Go” Kid Snacks

    Anyone who has kids knows just what I’m talking about when I say that I always, always, always am looking for good ideas for healthy “on the go” snacks for kids.   Kids always seem to want snacks and moms always want to feel they are giving them healthier options instead of sweets and treats every […]

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    July 25, 2017 By jessie_bouton
  • Stop Making Healthy So Hard – Here’s How in 8 Simple Steps!

    As a person who preaches living a healthy lifestyle because it revolutionized my mind, body and soul – I also totally get how it can feel so hard. I mean I literally loathed the thought of eating clean for 30 years of my life and therefore survived on running a million miles to maintain my […]

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    July 18, 2017 By jessie_bouton
  • How to get 10,000 Steps by doing the EXTRAS!

      Ever since I got my FitBIt I’ve been obsessed with hitting 10,000 steps daily. Did you know that 10,000 steps burns 500 calories?!  Yes PLEASE! And the truth is, it’s not really that hard if you make conscious choices and do the extras. So here are my simple suggestions to help you get 10,000 […]

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    June 28, 2017 By jessie_bouton