Roots N Blues N BBQ Half-Marathon/10k Recap

Yay finally our weekend race recap! This was our first year running the annual half-marathon and 10k at the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival. In years past we always shied away from the running events because a) some of us were intimidated (me) and b) we always wanted to enjoy the festival with Neil’s […]



Clive’s done it again

So I still owe you a race recap. I had hoped to finish and publish it last night, but we had a little emergency with Clive. Neil was making dinner (Fajita bowls – amazing, will share) and lost grip on an avocado pit and it fell on the floor, where of course Clive proceeded to […]



Dinner Last Night: Paleo Sticky Baked Chicken

This weekend = amazing. A perfectly unplugged three-days with my brothers and Neil’s parents at the annual Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival. I can’t believe this was our fourth year attending! I think that’s long enough to call this a tradition right? This year, we challenged ourselves by signing up for the festival 10k […]



African Beef and Peanut Stew (Mafé)

It’s really starting to feel like fall this week. The crisp air feels so good after this summer’s wrath. Neil picked up mums from the hardware store for me to plant, and I am ready to welcome fleece jackets, jeans and slippers at night back into my life. And most of all, I’m excited for […]



Not according to plan…

I can’t believe it’s Monday already. This weekend flew by, and it was nothing like we thought it’d be. As such, I didn’t have my camera with me at any point. We entered Friday night ready for a laid-back night at home, but got a call and ended up staying out late and hanging out […]



Taming the terror.

My mom is currently in New Ulm visiting my aunt and uncle, and she asked if I would take a few pictures of the furniture we received from my grandparents estate as it looks in our house. Even though it’s forever a work in progress, things are shaping up quite nicely over here, so I […]



Competing in CrossFit

Over the weekend, we participated in a  contest at our gym to determine who our representative competition team will be this year. It was our first time doing any sort of competitive WODs and we had a blast — though it definitely wasn’t a walk in the park. The schedule for the day included 3 […]



A goodbye tribute…

Neil, the dogs and I would like to take a few moments and remember our fridge, Ms. Superba KitchenAid, circa 1994… Oh Superba, you’ve served us well… Okay — Who we are kidding. She was a complete pain in the ass. Despite cleaning this fridge from top to bottom countless times since we moved in, […]



Too many tomatoes = Paleo Chunky Tomato Basil Sauce

We’re fortunate to come to a point every summer, sometimes more than once, when we have too many tomatoes to consume in a reasonably short amount of time. It’s a little sad, because we love them fresh, but you can only eat so many, and we refuse to let them go to waste.  So we […]



Things we’re loving…

It’s Labor Day weekend! I hope you all have awesome plans for this last weekend of summer — we’re just hanging out indoors enjoying the much-needed rain. Since we’re just hanging around the house, we thought we’d share a few things we’re currently loving around here… Fire Tees: Neil surprised me with a Fire Tee […]