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Almond chocolate truffles 

These are kid and husband tested and they totally taste like a treat! I’m so excited! No sugar added, just the natural sweetness from dates.
Look at these beauties ❤️ 

This is the 2nd recipe I made from my How Not To Die cookbook. The first being Black Bean Burgers that I froze for later in the week (I'll add that recipe after we try them :)

I hope you enjoy these as much as we did! XO. edc
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Friday Favorites 

We’ve had a good week, and I’m happy Friday is here! #1.)Sunday night was our monthly women’s event-- IF:table. We meet in the coziest loft above a salon downtown Hudson. We share a meal and talk for 2 hours, about our life, our goals, our faith and whatever is heavy on our hearts. It’s been such a great way to get to this community of women better. #2.)Monday we had Noah and Lilly over for the day. It was so sweet seeing Lucy and Olle with little baby Lilly. ❤️ But I will say, four kids under 4 is not for the faint of heart! #3.)I’ve been working my way up to a sub 20 min 5K and I finally got it yesterday in 19:50! Unfortunately I was on the treadmill, so I can’t really count it, bc the treadmill forces me to run faster, but I’m marking my victory down and working toward faster splits outside too. This is not a favorite, but we didn’t have the best eye appointment for Lucy this week. Her vision went down in her left eye, which we have not yet experienced. I was devastated driving hom…

5 years ago.

Remember when we were just babies, who could take off on our bikes ALL day, head into the city, and wing it? I barely remember that, but these pictures instantly transport me to this unseasonably warm day in March. Five years into marriage, two years into seminary, one and a half years pre-kids.  What were our biggest fears? What were our biggest dreams? I wish I knew! All I know was this was one of those magical days with the one I love most. My favorite person to bike with, explore with, dine with, and do life with. It's not going to be 70 degrees on St. Patrick's Day this year-- but maybe just for a little reminiscing, we'll have to hook up the bike trailer, take a spin around the neighborhood, and throw some green dye in our pancakes. XO. edc.

Right now

It’s hard to remember sometimes what our days look like. What we did, how we spent 7am- 7pm. There was something on instagram a while back where you post everyday moments of your day. I wish I would have done that so that I’d have a time capsule of a day in our life. Everyday is so different over here at 55 Robin Lane, but I’m thankful to be home today as the sun shines. We started play doh on our final rise of our weekly bread making, and here it is, one hour later, bread out of the oven and the play doh game still going strong. Not pictured: me rocking out to Hillsong on my Pandora station. 

The days are often long but the years are short.... ❤️

Grain Free Granola

This recipe is just the absolute best. We instantly fell in love and can't get enough...


I didn't change much, the first time I made it I didn't have the dried cherries or the apricots, so I used craisins and raisins, and then the second time I thought I was buying apricots and I didn't look close enough because I came home with dried mangos... super delicious each and every time. I got my cocoa nibs at the Menomonie co-op when I was there a couple weeks back, and I'm guessing a co-op is cheaper than whole foods, like she suggests in the blog.

ENJOY! xo. edc.

Friday Favorites

Happy the weekend is here and day light savings, which means we *may* luck out with the kids sleeping in later?? I know you lose an hour in the spring, but kids don’t know that! So Olles usual 5am wake up, will now be 6a! Can’t wait! :)  This week went fast. We went to our cousins on Monday for an unexpected snow day, Tuesday got to see Grandma and Great Grandma and had guests for dinner, Wednesday was a home day with a trip to Trader Joe’s and the library, and Thursday we went to see friends in Menomonie! And I got some hours to myself while Gracia came and played with the kids. Seriously, she’s the BEST! 
This girl is a favorite today. Last night she said to me (while tucking her in) “I’m glad God made me” 💕 My heart melted into a puddle on the floor. I hope she feels that way forever. That she always remembers that she’s special, that she’s perfect and that she’s worth it. In this picture she’s tucking in her stuffed animals, being just the sweetest and best little mama. 
We had som…

thoughts about a dream day.

I'm interested in a lot of things: being creative, being adventurous, having close relationships, blogging, summer, but I think top on my list is food and exercise. A dream day for me would include an early morning yoga class, then a trip to Whole Foods, where I would spend an insane amount of money on fresh, delicious food. Breakfast and coffee on the front porch in my yoga clothes, then reading a book about nutrition, or a cookbook/ cooking magazine scouring for new recipes to try. I'd go for a 3 hour run mid day, and then bike to a chocolate shop for some dark chocolate peanut butter cups. I'd shower, do a face mask, then get all ready, pour myself a glass of red wine, and cook dinner, taking my time-- letting the onions get soft, throwing in tons of spices, setting up my cheese board while I sip my wine and chat with Sten. We'd eat the best dinner and then clean up, roll ourselves to the couch to watch a cooking show and then head to bed, where I'd fall asleep …