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Friday Favorites: 10 of My Favorite Fall Sweaters from Amazon

 As I have slowly started pulling out more fall clothing and packing my summer stuff away, I was struck by how many of my favorite sweaters were found on Amazon.  Almost all of them are 2 years old and still holding up so well.  I thought I'd take this Friday to share them with you.  Unless specified I bought them all in a medium; which is my normal size. I also tried to find a photo of me wearing each of the sweaters but wasn't successful with every single one.   1. This sweater is probably my absolute favorite and after 2 years and countless washings it has held up really well too.  I've actually been debating about buying it in another color as well.  I just wore this one a few weeks ago! 2. I just bought this sweater a year ago and I love the thick warm turtleneck 3. Speaking of thick turtlenecks, this shorter sweater is so fun-- it's not so short that my back or stomach show but I does just meet the waistband of my jeans.   4. I loved the tighter sleeves of this

Encouraging Hearts and Home: First Day of Fall

Today marks the official first day of fall here in the Northern hemisphere and with highs not even reaching 60 tomorrow; it definitely feels like fall.  And Now, It's Time for This Week's Encouraging Hearts & Home Blog Hop!     Join your Encouraging Hearts & Home Co-Hosts each week for encouragement and support for your heart & your home . We hope to provide a space that builds each other up and lends a helping hand along the way. With all the negativity in the world, let's shine a positive light! Most viewed from last week: Visit to Glacier National Park by Comfort Spring Station Some of my Favorites From Last Week: The Ultimate Checklist for the Entire Holiday Season (Start of Fall to New Year's Eve) by Lindsay's Sweet World Farmhouse Fall Apple Decor on the Front Porch by Penny's Vintage Home DIY Knit Toronto Toque by Kiku Corner Use the form below to share your family-friendly posts this week, and please consider these nice things you

Weigh- in Wednesdays: My Favorite HEALTHY Foods I've been eating all summer

 In all honesty I ate a lot of junk this summer. Between what felt like weekly ice cream treats and all the summer cookouts, parties, and vacations where I ate burgers and fries and other not healthy foods there were many times when I just craved healthy eating.   I made sure that after each of our vacations I buckled down and ate lots of fruits, veggies, zero point meals and cut sugar back out of my diet.  I must have done pretty good because in June when summer started I weighed in at 164.2 and by the time we arrived home from Disney at the end of August I weighed in at 162.8!   My favorite healthy eating meals/snacks include: fresh fruit, non-fat Greek yogurt, and 1/4 cup granola -- 3 point meal or snack Lots of fresh veggies, my 2-ingredient bagels and a smear of fat free cottage cheese- Just 3 total points fresh veggies, sliced fruit and rolled deli meat (usually turkey or chicken but ham works in a pinch) One of my favorite breakfasts is my crustless quiche with lots of cooked ve

Recipes We've Been Making

  It's been nearly a year  since I have shared a round up of the new and different recipes we've found around the web that looked too good to pass up.  I like to keep a record of what we've made and make note of any of the changes I might have made while trying out the recipe just to keep for my own personal reference.  Thus my new "Recipes We've Been Making" posts have become a way for me to keep track.   We often find that some of the "new" recipes we try become tried and true family favorites in no time.   1. I served this lightened up chicken marsala by Sweet Savory & Steph with some weight watchers mashed potatoes and 2 side veggies.  I liked it a LOT but my boys were not fans; too many mushrooms and onions for them. I knew that would probably be the case for them but I just LOVE chicken marsala.  2. My family loved this chicken tetrazzini in the crock pot that Momfessionals showed on her blog. I subbed out Laughing Cow wedges for the cream