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Family. Food. Beautiful Spaces. Healing. Travel. Living Free.

Rutherfordton, NC & Carolina Renaissance Festival

This past weekend Colin and I took a trip to Rutherfordton, NC and stayed in a tiny, quaint cabin with our three pups. It was so magical. Sometimes living in … Continue reading

November 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Our Hobby: Elderhaus Wand Shop

Colin and I have a hobby. We like to make wands. && we call it Elderhaus. Yes, real, wooden wands. Like Harry Potter wands! He does all the wood working … Continue reading

October 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Life After Recovery

It’s been a very long time since my eating disorder was active. I am not going to go much into the details of my actual disorder, as you can read … Continue reading

October 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

Our Pinterest Pumpkin Carvings

This last weekend we had some pumpkin carving fun! Sunday is typically our “fun” day. We sleep a little late, take our time getting up, and bring ourselves back down … Continue reading

October 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Always.

“After all this time? Always.” -Severus Snape, JK Rowlings Ask me the most important thing in my life. My reason for living, breathing, doing. My family. My husband, Colin, and … Continue reading

October 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beautiful Spaces

We love our home! && we enjoy DIY’s (slight Pinterest addict…). Here are a few of our beautiful spaces that I can’t help but fall in love with.

October 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

It’s my favorite season: Fall!

I cannot believe how fast this year has flown by! 2016 has been a huge year for growth here at the DiPaola household. As I reflect upon last year around … Continue reading

October 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Wow, it’s been a while.

Wow, it’s been a while. I recently decided I wanted to blog again, for┬áreasons that I am not ready to discuss. Either way, I was unsure if I should start … Continue reading

October 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

The 31 Days of July

Colin and I marked our 4-year marriage anniversary yesterday, July 30th, 2014. Time flies. We’ve been together for almost six years now, and it only seems like yesterday we were … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · 7 Comments

Wilmington NC NEDA Walk

As everyone knows, I recently took over as Chapter Leader/President for the NC Chapter of Project HEAL! It is a nonprofit organization that raises funds for people to receive eating … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Strawberry Banana Overnight Oats

Strawberries and bananas go so well together. They are like peanut butter and jelly. Blue and the sky. Vegan cheese to my vegan macaroni. They are just made for each … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 · 3 Comments

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Overnight Oats

Oatmeal raisin cookie. My new obsession. And to be honest, I am not a huge fan of just regular oatmeal raisin cookies. They’ve never been in my top favorite cookies. … Continue reading

June 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes, Doggy version

As most of my readers know, we have vegan dogs. My goal is to come up with more amazing doggy recipes that are healthy for your and my pups. Recently, … Continue reading

June 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Smoothie

Ok, so I literally just created the next most amazing thing ever. Oatmeal + raisin + cookie + smoothie = OMG yes PLEASE! This smoothie is by far in my … Continue reading

June 13, 2014 · 6 Comments

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