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What’s For Dinner {January 2019 Menu Planner}

After nine months and 36 pounds down, I took a break from the Keto diet for two months to enjoy the holidays.  Five pounds later and all the carbs and sugary foods I had missed, it’s time to start back up again.  I’m kicking it back into high gear with dinners planned for the month of January.

While my dinner menu is Keto friendly, I do adapt some of what I’m cooking for the rest of the family.  So even if you’re not on the Keto diet, you can simply use the dinner ideas below and create your own regular/lower fat versions.  The items with a * in the meal calendar below include links that you click on for the recipe.

I received a new cookbook for Christmas so some of this month’s dinner recipes come from the book below.  Other recipes are found on the internet.

(click image to go to shopping link)

Here is what we are having for dinner this month.  Directions on how to use this meal calendar below.

A FEW NOTES:

NOTE 1:  The calendar below will change as the month change.  If you are viewing this post after July, just use the < > buttons to click back to July 2018.

NOTE 2:  Items marked with an (*) asterisk on the calendar below have recipe links you can refer to.  Simply click the item and a recipe link will pop up.

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November Musings

…and the holiday season is just starting.  Time for stretchy pants!

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Lauren Alexandra Holiday Photos Recap {2018}

FIVE YEARS!  This is the fifth year I’ve been lucky enough to partner up with Lauren Alexandra, a children’s boutique in Kansas City, for holiday photos of their sweet clients.  This is just a sampling for the photos we captured this year.  It’s always such an honor to meet everyone, play fun games with the kiddos and create sweet images that they can share with their family & friends this holiday season.  #blessed

 
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Not-So-Haunted Studio + Halloween Minis {2018}

This year we will be offering Halloween mini sessions on Saturday, October 27th from 10:00am – 2:00pm.  These will be quick 15-minute shoots in the studio.  $25 session fee.  Reduced a la carte print & digitals pricing (shown below).  Pets, kids & families welcome.  Kids can enjoy walking through our “Not-So-Haunted” studio during their session.


Also, don’t forget to come see us on Halloween for the citywide Safe Trick-or-Treat from 4:00pm – 6:00pm.

125 Veterans Parkway, Pleasant Hill (downtown across from the Post Office)

Halloween Minis Product Pricing:

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Fall Porch Decor {2018}

Happy fall, ya’ll.  I’m having so much fun decorating our newly remodeled outdoor space for each season/holiday.  Today I’m sharing a peek at our front porch.  I think this is the first year ever that I’ve not used mums in my fall/halloween decor.  The ferns have done so well on the front porch, I wasn’t ready to move them indoors yet.  This year I opted for simple fall with a touch of Halloween with our house guest, Mr. Bones.  He’s camped out and ready to greet the trick-or-treaters in a few weeks.

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HOLIDAY PET PHOTOS {2018}

It’s time for the 8th annual Holiday Pet Photos with Christy B Photography at the Pleasant Hill Animal Clinic.  Spots fill up each year so get your preferred 15-minute time slot while you can.  8:00am – 12:00pm, Saturday, November 17.  Appointments have no wait.  Walk-ins are welcome.

Appointments can be made through the Pleasant Hill Animal Clinic at 816-540-3545

or

Christy B Photography at christyBphotography@comcast.net or 816-935-4961

The $25 fee includes a 5×7 print.  Personalized holiday cards, additional prints and products are also available for purchase.

This year’s set backdrop will be “holiday red” with various holiday touches.

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HOLIDAY MINI SESSIONS {2018}

Each year around August or September, I have the challenge of creating unique holiday set designs for my clients.  (Take a peek at a few previous years’ sets HERE, HERE and HERE.)  We have had some fun sets in the past but I think this year’s might be among my favorites.

There are two set options to choose from this year.  I hope you love them as much as I do.

*NOW BOOKING HOLIDAY MINIS APPOINTMENTS*

NORTH POLE STABLES

Families and kids will have a magical time at North Pole Stables while we capture lifelong holiday memories.  The kids can climb on straw bales, sit on the big, green tractor and sprinkle reindeer feed in hopes of calling Rudolph in from the field.  Families also have the option of using the back side of the barn for simple, classic red barn photos.  Our mini sessions are just long enough to keep little one’s attention while getting an average of 15 to 25 great final images to choose from.


HOLIDAY ARCH

For families that prefer a classic holiday design with a touch of trendy buffalo check.  Add in our various stools and seating for a variety of special holiday photos.


MINI SESSION PRICING


*NOW BOOKING HOLIDAY MINIS APPOINTMENTS*

To schedule a your mini holiday photo session CONTACT CHRISTY B at christyBphotography@comcast.net or 816.935.4961.

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WHAT’S FOR DINNER {OCTOBER MENU PLANNER}

Yes, I’m still following the Keto diet though I would call it more “lazy Keto”.  I haven’t been strictly tracking my macros but all of my meals are Keto friendly and I haven’t cheated.  I’m down 26 pounds total from when I started in March.  Ideally I would like to lose 7 more pounds but am happy with where I am at.  I plan to just keep chugging along and eventually I’ll hit my goal.

Again, this month’s dinner menu is Keto friendly.  For those that are not following the Keto diet, you can simply use the dinner ideas below and create your own regular/lower fat versions.  The items with a * in the meal calendar below include recipe links if you click on it.

I received two new cookbooks for my birthday a few days ago so most of my dinner recipes come from these books this month:

(click image to go to shopping link)

  

Here is what we are having for dinner this month.  Directions on how to use this meal planner calendar below.

A FEW NOTES:

NOTE 1:  The calendar below will change as the month change.  If you are viewing this post after July, just use the < > buttons to click back to July 2018.

NOTE 2:  Items marked with an (*) asterisk on the calendar below have recipe links you can refer to.  Simply click the item and a recipe link will pop up.

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