Hi everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful week and enjoyed some time off with family and friends. We went on a little family vacation before Christmas with all the kids to Mexico for some much needed relaxation and family time. We came back just in time for holiday baking, time with family, and of course to open presents with the kids.

This is my favorite time of the year and watching the excitement in my kids eyes is priceless! I hope you all had a great Christmas and enjoy bringing in the new year with your loved ones! For those of you who are starting a January Whole30 to reset for the new year make sure to check out my Facebook and Instagram posts for compliant recipes or recipes that can be easily modified to accommodate your Whole30. I also have a section dedicated to Whole30 on the blog and a Meal Plan for Whole30 in my book Meals Made Simple!

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It was a Christmas Fudge making day. It makes the best gifts!! This recipe is on page 312 of Celebrations

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F a m i l y  t i m e

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I loved seeing all of your treats from Celebrations!

Check out my step-by-step video for my thumbprint cookies and you can find the full recipe on the blog.

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Rough life

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A bunch of you asked where we vacationed last week – we were in Punta Mita! We love this vacation spot, and even more so because it’s a quick trip from California. Most of the places on the resort are super accommodating to gluten-free and even grain-free diets. ?
We visited both the Four Seasons and the St. Regis, but stayed in a home nearby.

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I forgot to print my cards and send them out, and Easton refused to look at the camera in every single photo. But hey at least I had my act together enough to schedule family photos and design a card!!
?Merry Christmas everyone! ?

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“Is now a good time to get up?” – Asher | 4:40am at our bedside.
We sent him back to bed and made it 2 more hours.

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♥️ Cousin love ♥️

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The best gift I get every year is getting to be a part of your holiday celebrations and help maintain your family traditions, reimagined to be Grain/dairy-free. It was so fun seeing my books under your trees, and my recipes in your kitchens!! 

This retro classic is straight from my grandma’s recipe book, with just a couple of modifications to make it paleo and Whole30 friendly. You can find the full recipe on the blog

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I’ve been getting so many DMs from nervous people starting the January Whole 30 in a few days! The Whole 30 team has tons of amazing resources and books, but if you have my Meals Made Simple book and want the 4 weeks planned for you, I’ve given you meal plans to use! I also have a huge W30 category on my site.