Thank goodness for short weeks! What did you all do with your Labor Day? We spent the early morning at the gym, a few hours at the pool (the last day. *insert sad face.) and then ran errands. It wasn’t a trip to some amazing destination, but it was well balanced.

There is something about obtaining balance in your life, even if just for a short moment in time. It’s full of peace and contentment. Everything feels right with the world. That was our Labor Day Monday.

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While we were out and about, I found a beautiful wool throw rug for my living room. I have wanted one for the three years we have been living in our Southern Home. We popped into Home Goods and it was there. The colors and texture match perfectly.


As the rest of the week is my normal gym and cooking routine, I won’t bore you with those details. However, I will give you my gluten free meal prep schedule and recipes for the week. Once you take a look at the week, you’ll notice a theme. For some reason my brain was on a Mexican food kick!


gluten free creamy tortilla soup with avocados shine with jennifer leigh
creamy tortilla soup (gf)


guac chips and limes
Ground beef over late july chips with toppings


table with fruits and vegetables
sweet potato Shepherd’s Pie (GF)


fajita meal prep recipe idea shine with jennifer leigh
fajita bowl with cauliflower rice (gf)


one pan chicken and asparagus meal prep recipe
One Pan Garlic Herb Chicken & Asparagus (GF)


ground turkey pumpkin chili autumn soup recipe
spicy pumpkin turkey chili (gf)


omelet with breakfast sausage and sliced strawberries
gluten free pumpkin bread loaf with walnuts on serving tray


vegan gluten free dairy free blueberry strawberry cheesecake recipe
gluten free dairy free chocolate chip pumpkin brownie recipe

What We’re brewing

Every week, it’s my goal to try a new coffee. This week we are brewing Cameron’s Coffee Organic Rainforest Blend. Just in case you needed to know, we drip brew our coffee in our glass Chemex. We find this coffee brewing method to give us the best flavor and coffee temperature.

Cameron’s Rainforest Blend is a mild, light to medium roast. We love Blue Mountain Coffee, but it’s quite expensive. This is a nice alternative that doesn’t hurt our wallets or pallets. ha ha! 🙂

camerons organic coffee beans rainforest blend

That’s about it for the week. Friends, I apologize for the lack of exciting news, but sometimes it’s nice to have a normal week. Thank you for the soup suggestions on my Instagram account. I’ll be sure to find new recipes for the fall and add them to the website. Happy Monday, Y’all!



Diagnosed with Celiac Disease eleven years ago, I've been on a journey discovering what it means to be truly healthy. Join me as I share my personal fitness goals, gluten free recipes I've tried, travel tips, curly hair product reviews and all things creative.

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