Shine On Beautiful

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 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

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

Rainbow Restaurant in Fort Collins, CO

We are home! And boy am I happy to be back to my beautiful humid Wilmington, North Carolina. While we were in Colorado, Colin and I saw a lot, did … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

S’mores Cupcakes with Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting

I have a slight HUGE obsession with s’mores. I’ve already dove into the s’mores craze by making S’mores Cookies. I’ve attempted a s’mores smoothie (in progress) and now I am … Continue reading

May 12, 2014 · 8 Comments

A Supporter’s Story

Being a support for someone struggling with an eating disorder (or any other addiction for that matter) is a rewarding, yet a difficult journey. As the struggler, we often don’t … Continue reading

May 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

Recovery is Possible: I’m living proof.

As the days go by, I find myself loving life more and more. I do what makes ME, Amy, happy. I don’t focus on the bad; I look for the … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · 21 Comments

Nourished Wilmington Interview with Project HEAL Wilmington

I just wanted to share the interview that we, Project HEAL Wilmington, did with Nourished Wilmington 🙂

April 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Anamia versus Reality

I throw a pebble into the sky and watch the shards fall. About six months back (sometime during September 2013) Colin had a dream that I got a tattoo (haha … Continue reading

March 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Project HEAL: Recovery Is

So I have some really exciting news…I am the new chapter leader for the Wilmington, NC chapter of Project HEAL! I am so incredibly thrilled, I can’t contain myself!!!!!!!!!!!! AH! … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · 4 Comments

Green Tropical Coconut Smoothie

I love having this smoothie on a nice summer day when it’s hot outside and the ocean is calling my name. However, it’s the end of January in Wilmington, North … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · 2 Comments

Things I Did to Help Amy

I wanted to share some of my coping skills and ideas that I used to support Amy (myself) through this journey to recovery! 1. Told Colin and established my support … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

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