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TBP Friday Faves: Canadian Thanksgiving Recipes

Source: Cara’s Cravings

This weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving, one of my favorite family holidays.  We’re usually blessed with beautiful Fall weather, delicious root vegetables, and heavenly pies for dessert.

What’s not to love?

Since I’ve been doing some of my own Thanksgiving menu planning, I thought it might be nice to share some of my finds with you.
Keep reading for some fabulous Thanksgiving recipe inspiration

Friday Faves: YumUniverse (and a giveaway)

This is a guest post written by Heather Crosby.

Most people hear the words “vegan” “gluten-free” or “plant-based” and think “flavorless,” “where would I start,” “where will I get my protein” or “what on earth will I eat?”

I too, used to have these responses, but like most folks, I grew up eating the Standard American Diet (S.A.D.). And in turn, spent my 20s in and out of medical offices, having myriad scary tests performed for illnesses that doctors claimed “had no real cure.”

Not satisfied with the answers I was getting, I took matters into my own hands, and started researching about how to heal without meds. I was interested in getting well, not masking symptoms. Prescriptions weren’t a good answer for why I was ill.

After years of researching, using myself as a guinea pig, and ultimately returning to a natural, clean, plant-based diet, I have found complete relief from the symptoms doctors told me would “never go away”. And throughout this journey I have discovered an infinite universe of ingredients and delicious recipe possibilities. This is why in 2009, I started developing the website YumUniverse.com—what I was learning would help others, and let’s face it, a journey is always better shared with friends.
Click through to enter the Yum Universe giveaway!

TBP Friday Faves: August Loves

I am holding onto Summer as long as I can. Both of my babes will be in school in a few weeks, and I’m not quite ready to let them go!

We’re making the most of August, and there’s lots to love about August.
Click through for more Friday Faves…

TBP Friday Faves: Pampering in Minutes on a Budget

‘Me time’ is a luxury.

It wasn’t before Nate was born – I had all the time in the world. But, now my time is ‘Nate Time.’ I’ve learned to steal moments where I can.

As a very new momma, I felt guilty about this. But, I’ve accepted that taking time for me is a necessity. It keeps me balanced and helps me to be a better momma and wife.

Here are a few of my favorite ways to pamper myself without taking tons of time.

Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dry Nail Polish

All my nail polish used to come from the beauty store. When I realized I’d have to get Nate in and out of the car seat for one stinkin’ bottle of polish I started picking it up at Wal-Mart or CVS. I tried a few different brands before my little sis told me she used Sally Hansen Insta-Dry. I bought a bottle not believing that it dried in 60 seconds or that it covers in one coat.

Oh, but it does!

I painted my nails and 60 seconds later I made a grilled portabello mushroom salad. No nicks. No smears.


Here’s a pic of my nails after 4 days of wear with just one coat. No top coat. I know – almost too good to be true. And for somewhere between $3.50 – $5.50 a bottle you can’t go wrong. Watch CVS for Sally Hansen ExtraBuck offers.
Find out some other ways I take care of me

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