Thanksgiving for Two – “Dates-giving!”

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Thanksgiving for Two.

It's the time of the year that we reflect on all that we're thankful for, and my heart is so full.

This time of year deserves a little time to slow down, reflect and share. And the other night, my dreamy guy and I created a mini Thanksgiving for just the two of us. {Menu included below} It was a moment to pause and share our thanks with one another, and enjoy a festive meal… talk about pre-gaming! Haha. I'm already full heading into tomorrow.

I thought I'd share a few items from our menu from the other night and also share a few things I'm thankful for, because my heart is truly overflowing with gladness.

This Guy. My Love, My Best Pal.
Ohh man. Now I'm all teary eyed trying to find words to share my thankfulness for this sweet answer to prayer in my life. haha. I'm such a sap. For those of you who have followed my journey for a long while, you know that this area of my heart was one of great prayer… and I think patience! Almost going on two years, our love and friendship has grown in the best ways. I'm grateful for a man that wants to hear me, chase my heart, encourage and challenge me, and sit down and pray with me. I don't want to get too gushy here, and as much as I could keep going on and on, I'll pause here for now.  But I will add, every adventure is better with him.

My Family.
Not only am I thankful for my family. But God's goodness and faithfulness multiplied in this area in several ways. This year, my sister had a baby! A sweet baby girl, Shay Noelle. Born August 12th. I recently got to spend a few days of pure quality time with this little, and she is full of joy. Only 3 months old and giggles and smiles. She's a great eater (her mama is amazing!) and she's even rolling over. It has also been a great joy to watch my sister and brother in law thrive in their new roles of mom and dad. Speaking of babies… one more is expected soon on Taylor's side! His sister is having baby #2 any day now! So much goodness! But not only am I thankful for these tiny additions, but I'm thankful to be loved so good by my own family, and by Taylor's too. And family isn't just those that I'm related to, but my friends as well. I have some of the greatest friends that feel like family, and they're an answer to many prayers too.

My Work.
Getting to live my life daily sharing with others what I'm so passionate about it such a gift, and I'm so grateful. Many of you know that I'm a Holistic Nutritionist & Health Coach {I'm taking new clients!!}, I see individual clients daily and get to be a part of their very special journeys. I'm also the co-founder of the DIY Cleanse, "A Cleanse for People that Hate Cleansing!" P.S. Be sure to be following our DIY Cleanse instagram for REALLY awesome stuff coming up of the next few weeks… like Cyber Monday and 12 Days of Giving… hint, hint! I also have the honor of working with my business partner, Emily that I get to learn from and create with. In the new year, we're bringing back our Group Program, Food Freedom! If you're interested, make sure you're on our list, learn more HERE!! I would be so honored to meet you, and see how I can help support you in your Wellness/Health Journey, and as I mentioned above, I'm taking new clients, and happy to get you on the calendar before or after the new year! Inquire HERE!

My Health. Travels. Where I live. 
I'm so grateful to to be thriving in my own health. To get to travel, and see and visit places I dream of. To be able to stand at the edge of the ocean on a daily basis living in this sweet beach town in San Diego I have landed in.

This reflection of thankfulness could have been a lot longer had I shared all that I shared with Taylor the other night at our "Dates-giving"/Thanksgiving for Two, but I figured this was a good little view into my world.

As promised, our menu from the other night from our "Dates-giving"! You can use these recipes at any time, they're not just for Thanksgiving. 

  • Roasted Rosemary Butternut Squash & Sweet Potatoes- Recipe
  • Maple Brussel Sprouts- Recipe HERE
  • Arugula Harvest Salad - Recipe coming Soon
  • Lemon Rosemary Garlic Chicken (Recipe to come!) - We figured we'd be eating enough turkey this week, chicken was a good team player for our evening.

By the way, the Roasted Rosemary Butternut Squash, Sweet Potatoes, and Maple Brussel Sprouts make for GREAT leftovers, especially for a Breakfast Bowl the next morning. Just place in a bowl with arugula, add Bacon, Sausage, or an egg, and add avocado, sprinkle with Himalayan Pink Salt, and Voila! I keep all of these ingredients on hand weekly!

And of course, Dessert! Grain Free Pumpkin Bars! - Recipe HERE
These are a low-glycemic and super clean Pumpkin treat!

I hope you have the best Thanksgiving. I know it's busy and chaotic, but take a moment to pause, take note of at least 5 things to be grateful for! Even the sound of the birds outside can count. Surely we have plenty to be thankful for. And today my heart is especially full!

Thank you for being a part of my community and my life.
I'm Grateful for YOU and the support and love you continue to show me!






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