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    My top Keto friendly foods and why I chose low carb

    Never have I ever talked about my diet, or what I eat on here, but I recently found something that I love and so I want to share! I mean we talk about ALL THE THINGS here right???
    At the beginning of December my husband and I decided we needed to try something together to help us not gain any weight during Christmas time. I had been reading the book “better then before” by Gretchen Ruben and was learning a lot about how I form habits and what kind of personality type I am. I highly recommend this book and found it from yet another amazing The Alison Show referral. I learned that unlike most people I am a person who thrives in absolutes rather then moderation. Gretchen was the same and recommend another book “why we get fat and what to do about it” by Gary Taubes. Before I even started reading this book a friend in my neighborhood told me about the “Keto” diet or ketosis diet and she made it sound simple enough, that Ty and I decided to try it. Meanwhile I am starting to read this why we get fat book and am learning all about how (to sum it up) carbs are the devil Ha! He uses words like “hormones” and “diabetes” and “cancer” that trigger me to keep listening and read more.
    As you may very well know at this point, I struggled with infertility between my first and second kids for five years. We are trying for our fourth baby now and the scares the crap out of me for more then one reason. One, I have no idea why I was infertile in the first place and two FOUR KIDS IS SO MANY! So when the book taught me that the foods we eat, ie sugar and carbs, can have negative effects on our hormones I knew as a questioner, that I was going to try it!
    I am not going to lie, I ate a cookie from the soda shop everyday for a year, so I was scared and sad to let that go! The adjustment has been way easier then I thought and that is impart to finding “hacks” to get a sweet treat and a carb like meal into my daily routine. I have noticed my skin is better and my energy is high and sustained! As for my fertility, you will just have to follow along and see!
    Pinterest is not just good for home decor it is the mecca for recipes and all the life things!! So I am sharing on here links to some of my most favorite Keto friendly and low carb meals I have been making on a daily basis. When I am out to dinner, I just stick to meat and cheese and salads! Fajitas minus all the rice and bean are a go to for me at lots of my fave restaurants. I swear if I can do this, you really can to! That being said, diet is SO PERSONAL so do not think because something works for me, it has to work for you. I will test it out a little while longer and let you know how it goes! Even if you aren’t low carb these recipes are worth giving a try and let me know what you think!
    Love you friends. cheese chips

    cheesecake bites

     loaded cauliflower

     easy low carb meal

    monterey chicken

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    Shiplap inspiration and how to help define your style with Pinterest

    Today is basically my favorite day of the week (lets just pretend it is SATURDAY ok??)!!! I started a fun hashtag based off of my deep LOVE of all things shiplap! #FKShiplapSaturday if you haven’t seen it yet, you can check it out on Instagram! I thought I would do a round up post with some of my most shiplap inspiring Pinterest photos! I find so much inspiration on Pinterest! If you are having a hard time defining your own style, I highly suggest creating a board called “my style” and keep it to only inspirational pics that you could REALLY imagine living in (linked mine HERE). As you do this you will be able to reference back to it when you are at target wanting to buy (insert thing you HAVE TO HAVE) and make sure you are staying true to the style you pinned and really love. Boho is beautiful but if your board is full of farmhouse you might want to put it back and head to the Hearth and Hand section instead! Ha Please PLEASE follow along with this hashtag every week and tag me in your fave shiplap photos. We have a super easy shiplap tutorial HERE if you missed it! Love you friends and happy Shiplap (everyday) Saturday!!! Follow me on Pinterest HERE
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    Big girl room reveal

    This may very well be my favorite present I have ever given anyone. I wrote all about my favorite gift ever HERE.
    I knew I wanted this space to transition from 8 to 18 if it needed to. So no themes, which I am not a big fan of anyway, and good mature colors. I knew I wanted a shiplap or wood detail 3/4 of the way up but wasn’t sold on my exact plan. That’s where Ty came in with this idea to router his own shiplap look into 1/4” mdf and then frame it out with a thick wainscoting. I made him add the shelf around the top so I could easily lean as many Finders Keepers Floral prints as I wanted! Ha


    We had that beautiful vintage bed and I decided that is where I would add one of Peight’s favorite colors, it is a spray paint I found at Home Depot called, MINT.

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