It’s Time! Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

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  I’ve been pondering sharing this one for a while now. My busy schedule this week didn’t allow much time for writing [or even posting on Instagram!] so when I finally had time to taste test and share this recipe with you all today, I knew I had to get it up on BITG! I am crazy about all things pumpkin and am expecting to get lots of pumpkin love up on the blog in the next few months. I’m also a PSL lover, but am not a huge Starbucks fan in the first place and…

Finding Happiness at the Farmer’s Market

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I find it’s difficult not finding happiness at the farmer’s market. There’s something about local food & goodies, something about speaking with the one who produced the food you’re about to bring home to your kitchen. I try my hardest to make it to the market each weekend – whether it’s the one down the street or a new location I haven’t checked out yet. Every Saturday or Sunday my boyfriend & I pick up some local, pasture-raised eggs, chicken, maybe some beef [if we’re feeling it], and fun produce we’ll use that week. Now, if you…

[Morning Meals] CocoNutty Granola & My 4 Fave Cookbooks

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Has anyone else noticed how chilly its been in the mornings lately? I’ve been sleeping in my fleecy pants! To be honest, I’m really looking forward to autumn – beautiful colors, new veggies in season, and back to a normal work schedule – but I can’t say I’m ready to feel chilly yet. So, to warm me up in the mornings this past week I’ve been eating foods that are a little heavier and keep me feeling cozy, like my superfood porridge, eggs with sautéed kale & avo, and this delicious homemade granola I’m sharing today. It’s also been…

[DIY] Moisturizing Hair Mask for Luscious Locks

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This summer has been crazy, but also super fun! From going to the pool, exploring hiking trails, to simply playing outside, I’ve been able to really enjoy the outdoors and the unusually mild summer here in DC this year. But between the chlorine water at the public pool and the all-day sunshine, my hair has taken a major beating. Its become a little dull, UV-damaged, and dry. So, in true BITG fashion, we’re making a yummy hair mask out of only good-for-you ingredients that are good enough to eat – literally! I truly believe in the…

Thyme-Blackberry Chia Jam

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If you didn’t know yet, I’m a huge fan of chia. The seeds are full of fiber, omega-3’s, and can be an excellent source of energy for your workout. So, when we had an overabundance of blackberries & a couple of special guests coming over for brunch, I employed the tiny powerhouse to give me a hand! Along with a peach-blackberry coffee cake and blackberry ice cubes, I made a thyme-infused blackberry jam to serve with a cheese platter. The jam was a last minute addition to the brunch and turned out really well, even though it didn’t have…

[5 Ways..] To Chill Out

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Summer is coming to a close soon. Autumn is just around the corner and school sessions are beginning once more. I don’t know about you, but all this change, plus my classes, work, and attempt at a social life, is starting to get to me. Fortunately,  I have a break from both school AND work this week! So I’m really dedicating my time off to .. you guessed it – chilling out. I’ve never been one to handle stress particularly well. I eat carbs, become snippy, and even teeter on the edge of depression when…