My Week: Healthy Eats & A New Coffee Lifestyle

Good Morning & Happy Monday! Hope you all had a fabulous Veteran’s Day Weekend! Thank you to all of the brave serviceman and women!

My recap post is much shorter than what you’re used to but still filled with a lot of yummy eats. I had a very self-productive weekend, but low-key when it came to activities. I learned the importance of schedules, grounding myself, and lists this week. Having tasks written in front of you makes all the difference.
I set up all the photos for this blog post last night and had every intention of getting it done, but by the time 8:30 pm rolled around, my eyes were getting heavy. I decided to call it quits, get some sleep, and finish it in the morning. I woke about 6:00 am this morning very well-rested. I took the dogs out for a four-mile walk around the block (We like to walk until the sun comes up), made coffee, and headed up to the office to write. I am not a night person, though, I wish I could be.
After my morning dog walks on Monday morning, I sat down to work on a post. The time went by so fast that I didn’t realize it was 1 pm. I was so focused on a project that I hadn’t had breakfast or lunch. I decided to make a large salad. I was running on three hours of sleep Monday morning, so I had a feeling I’d be falling asleep super early.

My salad had spring mix lettuce, sweet salad peppers, strawberries, blueberries, honey mustard chicken (I prepped last Sunday), pears, macadamia nuts, tomatoes, cucumber, and a honey mustard balsamic vinaigrette dressing
The dogs keep me company up in the office during the day (When I have food.)
One thing I’m not a fan of is the darker evenings. As soon as it gets dark, I am ready for bed! I know I’ll eventually adapt to the change. I closed up my laptop at 6:30 pm and I took the boys out for a long evening walk. We went about three miles to tire them out. I also needed to get up and to move since I locked myself in on a project all day.

As soon as we came inside, I washed my face, brushed my teeth, threw on my pajamas and fell asleep by 8 p.m. It made up for my lack of sleep on Sunday night.
I was so refreshed and motivated on Tuesday morning. I took the boys for a walk, made a roasted vegetable & egg white scramble, and got to work. I love making giant batches of roasted vegetables on Sunday night to eat throughout the week. I add them to my omelets, stir-fry, use them as sides, and as salad toppers. 
I made a giant plate of food for dinner after our final dog walk. My plate had a side salad that consisted of spring mix lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, peppers, and a honey mustard balsamic vinaigrette dressing. I also heated up some roasted vegetables and honey mustard chicken. (details in my last recap post)
Wednesday came around fast. I’ve been loving the cold mornings! We bundle up for our walks and warm up by the fireplace when we get back in. I have a serious throw blanket problem.
Roasted vegetables were making breakfast easy again. I just throw them into a pan with eggwhites. I made another batch last night, so I’ll probably do the same all week long. I worked all day on a photo shoot for some food and product for a post that’ll be live Wednesday 🙂 I’m excited about it. It was raining all day on Wednesday! I don’t mind rainy days; I like them, the only problem is walking the dogs in the rain. 
The trees on my front lawn have hit their fall limit. There are only a couple leaves still hanging on. I’m sad when fall ends, but the optimistic side of me is screaming “CHRISTMAS” inside.

I headed to my parent’s house to see them on Wednesday night. My mom and I wrapped up in our raincoats and took the boys out for a walk. I don’t let the dogs run around the backyard in the rain because they get very muddy. I’m sure they enjoy it, but giving them baths at night isn’t that fun.

We decided on breakfast for dinner. My mom made me (four egg-white + 1 egg) omelet, bacon, and avocado. It hit the spot before bed.
I woke up around 5:45 am and had coffee with my parents before heading back to my house to get started on some more work. I had some fun projects to work on this week (ones you’ll be seeing soon.) Of course, a breakfast of roasted vegetables and scrambled egg whites made an appearance. When I do these scrambles, I just pour organic liquid egg whites on top. I don’t waste whole eggs on these types of meals. 
Around two, I ate some of my food props from the upcoming posts as running fuel. Meighan came over so we could run three miles in my neighborhood. At first, I didn’t think I was going to be able to hang. I haven’t been running as consistently as I should be. I also don’t adapt well to running in the cold weather right off the bat. I usually ease myself into it. My neighborhood isn’t the flattest either… 
Hope you enjoy this fantastic high-quality photo of us running. Apparently, I’m out of practice.

Surprisingly, I made it the whole three miles without stopping or feeling like I was going to die. When you don’t use it, you lose it. Conquering this run motivated me to do it more. Sometimes I’m scared of what I can’t do if I keep putting it off. I don’t always like to face the facts or fail. And “not doing it” prevents that. It’s an awful mindset, but I’m determined to change it. I will be running again today, so I’ll keep you posted.

After our run, we grabbed the dogs and headed out for a walk with them and just caught up on everything. We never shut up when we are together. My brother said he had never witnessed anything like it when he was here visiting.We call it “babble-mode.” 
For dinner, I had 1/3 cup liquid organic egg whites + 1 egg, ground turkey with spicy Szechuan sauce, and sauteed my roasted vegetables with spicy Szechuan sauce. I could barely finish this meal with the amount of water I downed after the run, so I saved half of it for Friday’s lunch. I did somehow manage to save room for Justin’s dark chocolate peanut butter cup. 
After my Friday morning walk with the dogs, I made coffee and went over blog comments and emails by the fireplace. It was so chilly. I spent all day Friday finishing up my Jackson County Recap! I loved reliving those moments! 
For breakfast, I had a protein shake with hemp seeds, vegan/plant based vanilla protein powder, frozen banana, ice, wheat grass powder, spirulina, and unsweetened cashew milk.
Around five, I headed to Legal Remedy Brewing to meet my parents for dinner. I wanted to treat them to Veteran’s day dinner! My mom and I weren’t super hungry, so we split a steak salad. They top their steak salads with french fries! I love that 🙂
I also had a glass of cabernet. Treat yourself Friday!

My parents followed me back to my house, and my mom and I headed out for a long dog walk to end Friday night. We love walking around the neighborhood talking and spending time together. We especially enjoy it during the holidays when everyone has their house lit up. 
I was up bright and early on Saturday morning! Kyle took the dogs out, which was nice 🙂 I made coffee, waffle, and some eggs before heading out with my mom for some morning shopping.

We grabbed a holiday drink after we finished up shopping later in the afternoon. I wanted to find a rug, a chair, a lamp, and some decor, but the day was a fail. I will head out some other time. I don’t want to rush into things I don’t love just to finish up the office. I’ll eventually find the perfect pieces when I’m not searching so hard.
When I got back, Kyle and I headed out to run errands with the boys, and then out for a walk! 
Those two <3
We stopped at the grocery store on the way home to pick up meal-prep ingredients for our Sunday food prep session. I tried the chameleon brew again (after three years), but still not a fan. Has anyone else tried this brand? Does it have a sour taste to it? 
Kyle and I had Blue Apron meals all weekend long for dinner and lunch. I’ll blog all about that soon! 🙂 The meals were on point this week. It’s funny because there has never been a blue Apron meal I didn’t love. I’ll look at a recipe and be like “nope,” but then I try it, and it’s incredible! Every single time! Kyle says the same, too.
I was in the baking mood Sunday morning while Kyle meal-prepped for the week. I made healthy white chocolate & toasted macadamia nut muffins. They are healthy, too! I’m excited to share this recipe soon. Kyle took almost all of them home because he was obsessed. 
I also made another batch of roasted vegetables for the week, cut up and froze fruit for smoothies, and roasted chicken. It makes eating healthier easy when everything is already made. Taking the thought and process out of your day is key. 
My life was changed on Sunday afternoon when I decided to try out the Chemex. I will no longer be making coffee the same. I used one of my favorite roasts (The World Market Sumatran) for my coffee. Grinding your own coffee beans also makes a world of difference. I’m obsessed with my coffee grinder, and it stores my beans. You just press start and your beans grind.
A lot of you were asking about this mug on my Instagram story. I literally cannot find it online, but I bought it at Blackhawk Hardware in Charlotte. The next time I’m in the area, I’ll go look at the tag to see if it had more info about the brand.

Let’s just talk about this coffee for a moment. I’ve never been able to down black coffee so fast, but the Chemex makes coffee so smooth, creamy, and dessert-like. I was so excited to make my coffee again this morning. I’m going to have to take this little magic pot everywhere with me. Coffee will forever be different now. I can’t believe it took me so long. I almost wish I had never done this…

Oh, and I have been rinsing off the filter and drying it out on a cookie rack to reuse it a couple times. 
On Sunday afternoon, I received a package from one of my favorite brands! I am obsessed with the “no cow” bars. They are like the plant-based version of quest bars, but so much better! I take them on all of my trips with me. They are high in protein, high fiber, and low carb. They sent me a package of their new (not even in stores yet) flavors to try! The no cow protein double chocolate cookie was really good. I had Kyle try them too, and he agreed.
But my ultimate favorite, the carrot cake! You can’t go wrong with a carrot cake flavor 🙂 It had 22g of protein packed into that flavorful thing. Winner for sure! I’ll let you guys know when they are in stores! Maybe we can do a little giveaway!
After meal prepping and relaxing a bit, Kyle headed to the gym, and I headed to walk at the Riverwalk. It was so cold, so I bundled up. There wasn’t a single person on the trail. It was peaceful. 
When Kyle headed out, I mixed some roasted vegetables and a leftover blue apron meal in a bowl for dinner.  It was actually really really good! 
I really tried to finish the post, but my early bedtime was calling! <3 I have a couple of blogs to write today, but then I’m heading to my parents to grill out tonight.

Hope you all have a great week!

Questions for you!

  1. Have you ever used a Chemex?
  2. Did you get the chance to read my Jackson County Trip recap yet?
  3. Do you ever fear trying something again after a hiatus?

 

Comments

  • Anonymous

    Missed your recap so much that i had to re-read this one

    Reply to Anonymous
  • Anete Baltiņa

    Hello!

    What kind of camera are you using? I have been eager to ask this question for so long!

    Reply to Anete Baltiņa
  • Ann

    Looks like a great week!

    Reply to Ann
  • Hanna

    Nice job on your run!

    Will you do any halfs soon?

    Reply to Hanna
  • Jan

    Welcome to the Chemex family! It is the best coffee ever!

    Reply to Jan
  • Jay

    Where is your favorite place to buy sweaters?

    Reply to Jay
  • Ann

    Where do you get your mugs?

    Reply to Ann
  • Shannen

    So glad to hear your review of the Chemex. I’ve wanted to try one for a while, just haven’t wanted to buy one without knowing what I’m getting!

    Reply to Shannen
  • Tammy

    The Chemex is what made me love black coffee! It’s hard to drink any other type of coffee now.

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  • Lindsey St. Onge

    I have never heard of Chemex, but have used a french press occasionally, so I think that is something I would love! I also read the Jackson County post and it looked so much fun! I would love to plan a trip there one day. I also have taken a break from running ever since the Summer ended am I am SUPER worried about it being too long and my body malfunctioning or something haha. I wanted to ask where you got your sectional from in your living room. It is so cute and I am in the market for one!

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  • amy

    That mug is also at Paper Skyscraper in Charlotte

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  • Kyla Woelfle

    *Yay!! I have been needing a new coffee grinder! I have never used a Chemex, but that sounds awesome!

    *Loved your recap post on Jackson County!

    *Glad you are running again! I actually just began writing again after a hiatus this past year, I wasn’t sure if I would or could get back into it but it feels good to be back to writing! 🙂

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  • Rachel

    I also tend to go to sleep early when it gets dark outside! I hate that it makes me so sleepy, but I do love the extra zz’s.

    Also, those muffins look amazing! And you’ve inspired me to buy and roast a ton of veggies tonight so I have them for meal prep.

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  • Ray

    What have you been watching lately?

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  • Anonymous

    Please post that white chocolate / macadamia muffin recipe soon. They look so good!!!

    Reply to Anonymous
  • Alex

    I have wait impatiently for your blogs during the week! Never stop.

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  • Becky

    We love our Chemex! But on to more important things 🙂 What brand of harness are you using on your pups? I notice there are places to hook up to the leash in two places? I’ve not seen one like this!

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  • nicole @ bento momentos

    Love the idea of prepping roasted vegetables to last all week. When I get munchy at night, I try to reach for the veggies first. 🙂 What type of vegetables are your favorite to roast?

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  • Danielle

    I love how organized you are with your recaps! Thank you for keeping my week bright! I’m excited for your Christmas posts.

    Reply to Danielle
  • Nenethzy

    I read your Jackson County recap and I enjoyed it! Especially with all of those photographs, I was definitely getting those fall vibes. After reading that I’m definitely putting Jackson County on my bucket list! You should visit Woodstock, Vermont, it looks picturesque like Jackson County.
    To answer your 3rd question, I can totally relate with you. I have stopped working out for the last 3 weeks which is annoying considering I have a weight loss goal. But this week will definitely be getting back. Have a great week!

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi, Nenethzy!

      Thanks so much 🙂 I would LOVE to visit Vermont one day. I think I’m going to plan a fall road trip from Charlotte to Upstate NY!

      Breaks are good for the body 🙂 Be optimistic about it! xo

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  • Gina

    You seem like a great dog mom! Will you have kids?

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  • marti @fitwithheart

    i’ve never even heard of a chemex..uh oh..i may have to try it! LOVE coffee anything-

    love how much you make egg whites – i eat them a LOT and buy the case of cartons from costco! and what a great idea of meal prepping a big batch of roasted veggies..yum! do you have a favorite seasoning?

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi, Marti!

      OMG…be prepared to fall in love!

      I love them and it’s so great for quick lean/healthy/high protein!!

      GARLIC and OREGANO! 😀

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  • Susie @ Mile High Dreamers

    So many delicious eats! I can’t wait for you to post the recipe for those muffins, they look INCREDIBLE! I’m also jealous of your ability to eat so many veggies. I need to take your approach and roast up a bunch of them and throw them in everything.

    I’ve never used a Chemex, but we did use and aeropress and it was incredible. My dad has always been hardcore about grinding his own beans and doing drip coffee. He refuses to give in to a machine haha. But I think it’s better dripped!

    Loved the Jackson County post. I’m honestly having vacation envy because of it. I think it’s time for us to book a trip!

    And I ALWAYS get anxiety about working out again after a hiatus. It’s happened twice recently due to being sick and/or injured and it genuinely stresses me out. I think I get frustrated because I immediately want to be back where I was when I was on top of my game. But patience is key! So happy to see you running again!

    Reply to Susie @ Mile High Dreamers
    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi, Susie!

      Thanks so much!:) My parents make fun of me and say I eat too many! hahaha Makes me laugh because they used to try to force me to eat them as a kid. Roasting them makes it so so so so so easy!!!

      Now I have to go get an Aeropress hahaha Your dad sounds like my type of person!

      It was a very affordable and FUN/ADVENTUROUS trip! ALready having withdrawals.

      Yes, you’re so right! Patience is key. & being kind and understanding to your body!

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  • Cidnee

    What type of coffee bean grinder do you have?? I’m on the hunt for a good one!

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  • Brooklyn

    Have you ever feared something after a hiatus? Yup, running! I used to run every day and then I moved to the city and have nowhere to run outside (I’m around a billion stop lights, so I wouldn’t get much running done, more waiting) so I stopped. But now I want to get into running again. I have asthma so building back up my lungs after not running for so long will be a bit scary.
    Also, I’ll have to use a treadmill (ew).

    But hopefully once I get started I’ll be okay. I just have to force myself to start.

    http://www.justbeingbrooklyn.com

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  • Maximiliane

    Have you ever used a Chemex?
    Did you get the chance to read my Jackson County Trip recap yet?
    Do you ever fear trying something again after a hiatus?

    1. Nope, I haven’t ever used a Chemex! I’m not a huge coffee drinker, so I’ve never tried it.
    2. I absolutely LOVED your recap of your trip! So beautiful and awe-inducing
    3. I think it’s completely natural to fear trying something again after a hiatus! For me it’s sometimes martial arts or even blogging!

    Reply to Maximiliane
    • Taralynn McNitt

      Don’t start now lol. I started drinking coffee in high school ( when I worked at a coffee shop) and I’ve been hooked ever since.

      Thanks so much. It really was a great time!

      Yes, that goes for everything for sure!

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  • Elizabeth Jansen

    Hi Taralynn, I’m wondering if you’ve ever had an interest in starting a bullet journal? It’s something I’m thinking about starting next month, and since you’re so artistic and creative, I thought of you!
    xo,
    Elizabeth

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Thanks, Elizabeth!

      I’ve seen it around, but I’m not too familiar with what it is exactly.

      Would love to hear what you think of it!

      Taralynn

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  • amanda june

    Tara you should really get an Aeropress, for travel at least. I think taking a Chemex everywhere might be a little difficult 😉 but actually I prefer the taste of Aeropress coffee! They’re only about $30 and you can get one on amazon or at Target. I began using one over five years ago and though I’ve tried other methods it’s my absolute favorite. The coffee you get with an aeropress is not bitter at all, so smooth yet strong…uh oh, I think I need to go make another cup 😄 I know you’ll love it!

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi, Amanda!

      Yes, now I’ll have to look into an Aeropress! Think they have a travel bag for the Chemex? haha kidding…(but seriously)

      I’ll def look into the Aeropress now! Thanks for the suggestion!!

      xo xo xo

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  • Siobhan

    I loved your Jackson County Trip recap post! It all looked so fun and I am always jealous of all the awesome restaurants you get to visit. I hope you keep getting to have adventures like that.

    Also, you take the coolest pictures.

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  • Vanessa

    Have you ever used a Chemex?
    No, but it looks great! I really need to amp up my coffee game (currently I just put ground coffe beans in a mug, add hot water and wait for the coffee powder to sink to the bottom) so that might be worth looking into!

    Did you get the chance to read my Jackson County Trip recap yet?
    I really just looked at all the pictures! Soooo gorgeous!

    Do you ever fear trying something again after a hiatus?
    Yeah, it is always a bit scary. But what usually helps me is to set my expectations very low and just be proud of myself for doing it at all. That really helps 🙂

    Reply to Vanessa
    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi, Vanessa!

      …you may want to look into a Chemex lol I’ve never heard of coffee being made that way.

      Yes, JC was so so so pretty!!

      I love your positive outlook! 🙂

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  • Jessie @ The Acquired Sass

    1. I’ve never even HEARD of a Chemex – so first I’m going to Google that…

    2. NOT YET! I went to THREE Friendsgivings this weekend – so I was just cooking and baking and rolling around like a butterball all weekend. Haha.

    3. Running for me is definitely one of those things I dread going back to. I usually don’t take super long breaks from it, but after a long trip it’s always so hard to jump back on the running train. I swear, whoever said you don’t lose much fitness in 2 weeks clearly was never a runner. At least not in my mind. Haha.

    I would say 97% of salads you order in the city of Pittsburgh come topped with french fries. It’s just kind of our “thing” – we have a famous sandwich that comes topped with fries too. A great tradition in my mind. 🙂

    Reply to Jessie @ The Acquired Sass
    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi, Jessie!

      Girl, the CHEMEX is literally so YOU!!!

      three friendsgivings?!?!?!? dang, girl!

      Hahahaha I feel ya. It’s definitely hard mentally.

      Well, I need to come to Pittsburgh! It’s a perfect balance when you want to eat healthy, but also want fries lol

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  • Sara

    I absolutely LOVE your blog posts!!! I’ve been catching up ALL DAY LOL. I love Chemex. It’s so amazing. The only way I drink coffee. Everything else is nasty to me now lol. What kind of grinder do you have? I need a new one. I ground up spices in mine so everything tastes like cumin now 🤣. Love ya xoxoxo

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  • Chelsea @ Just Me Chelsea B.

    I haven’t ever used a Chemex before but it sounds amazing!!

    Loved your recap post from your trip! What a gorgeous place to stay for a weekend! I can see how you fell in love with everything there!

    YAY for getting back to running! I love it just to get outside and clear my mind with each run, no matter the distance or my pace! 🙂

    Have a happy Monday!!

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  • debbie in alaska

    Love, love, love my Chemex. Been using it for years and it makes the best coffee, hands down.

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  • Sofia

    I can’t wait for your muffins’ recipe, they look amazing!

    Have you ever used a Chemex?
    I’ve never used one, but I like the design!

    Did you get the chance to read my Jackson County Trip recap yet?
    Yes! Looks like it was really fun! I think my favourite part is the beer tasting (and I really like your coat!)

    Do you ever fear trying something again after a hiatus?
    Always! It’s hard for me to get back in a routine after a long break but after a few times, I feel good again (I need habits to help me dealing with my stress).

    Reply to Sofia
    • Taralynn McNitt

      Thanks, Sofia! If I stay on track this week, they’ll be up next week for sure 🙂

      MMM so good.

      lol, the beer tasting was way more fun than I anticipated!

      Yes stress can do that to us!!

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  • Sarisha

    Okay, this seems silly but I have to ask.. Your roasted veggies always look sooo GOOD, I remember you posting about how you make them, but I can’t find where… Could you redirect me to your recipe for them and how you roast them?

    Reply to Sarisha
    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hey!

      I just chop them all up, toss them in a little olive oil, add any seasonings (your choice), and bake 20 minutes at 375 and then mix them again, and bake another 20 minutes!

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  • Will

    I love the videos on your Instagram stories.

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  • Melissa Sutton

    Could you do a post on meal prepping? I am a full time working mom so time is crunched but I think meal prepping would make my life easier for dinner time!

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  • jordan @ dancing for donuts

    i know you said all the leaves are almost gone, but man am i jealous of that fall foliage! nothing is more beautiful than autumn colors 🙂 and i always love seeing your eats – don’t know why i haven’t been doing that whole roast-a-bunch-of-veggies at once trick, it’d make prepping my lunches for the week sooooo much easier! cannot wait for that muffin recipe, too!

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  • Jocelyn

    *I haven’t used Chemex but after your thoughts I’m worried coffee WON’T ever be the same lol

    *Your Jackson County trip was jam packed with activities! It sounds amazing and a trip worth taking 🙂

    *I can’t wait to read about your Blue Apron meals, I’ve been meaning to try Blue Apron for months!

    Jocelyn | JocelynLately.com

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    • Linda @ the Fitty

      Blue apron would be so lovely if they came to Canada! And ive never tried Chemex( dont think i will either).

      Sounds like you needed that sleep earlier on in the week, Tara! For your macadamia nuts, do you like them roasted or raw?

      Also, how do you motivate yourself to meet deadlines since you’re working and blogging for yourself; there’s no boss or educational system checking in and making the standards? This is a question I ask all entrepreneurs as I’m curious as to how their mind works. 🙂

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      • Taralynn McNitt

        I like them both ways!

        Paying your bill is a great motivation. I think making list, grounding myself in my office, saying “no” more, and staying on schedule helps.

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi, Jocelyn!

      Well, that is a serious concern. It most likely won’t. Talk to others who have used the Chemex…they’ll say the same. 😉 I wouldn’t shut up about it for hours. lol

      Definitely a trip worth taking!

      OMG. It’s the best. LITERALLY THE BEST!!! We like to treat ourselves to a box every month.

      XO

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  • Katie

    Girl you look so gorg in that seflie with the pups! Great recap post.. those roasted veggies dishes you always make look so tasty I need to try and make it asap! I did have a chance to read your Jackson County Trip recap and it is great. So much awesome packed into one trip!! Have a great week!!

    Katie | http://www.meshkomoments.com

    Reply to Katie
    • Taralynn McNitt

      Lol, thank you! I was out taking photos for tomorrows post so makeup! 🙂

      The veggies really get me through the week!

      & thank you so much for reading and the sweet comment!

      oh & congrats on your new home!
      xo xo

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  • Jessica Brown

    My husband and I are addicted to the Chemex! You are so right, coffee will never be the same for you. It’s also funny that we grind our own beans at home too and when you go to the store people get so freaked out. “You know this isn’t ground right?!” Soooo much better that way!

    And yes, I’ve tried the Cameleon brand a couple of times now and I’m with you, I cannot get on board.

    Reply to Jessica Brown
    • Taralynn McNitt

      You and I are on the same page!

      HAHAHA People say the same for me too! The other day I bought local coffee beans and the lady was like “let me grind this for you” and was like no no no no hahahahaha I got it:) Gotta keep them fresh!

      Ok..glad I’m not the only one! We seem to have the same coffee snob tastebuds!

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  • Erin

    Been using the chemex for years 🙂 it’s my fave. Plus you don’t get all the nasty chemicals from plastic coffee makers!

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    What a fruitful week you had, Taralynn! 🙂

    Yes for question 3. I find it especially hard to get back into a routine or meal prepping or exercise if I’ve had a long break. It’s the worst!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

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