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November Is Better With All Things Pumpkin

November Is Better With All Things Pumpkin

November Is My Favorite Month! How's it going? I hope the crisp cooler air has found its way to your area and that warm soup is on the menu soon! Today is also a day to share everything I love about November with you. It can be summed up in two words -- pumpkin everything.  First up is pumpkin empanadas! Have you had one? As a kid, I remember every Halloween, we would carve our pumpkin (it was always a huge one), add a tea light and put it out on a table on our porch to wait for the trick-or-treaters. As soon as the...

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Hitting The Reset Button

Hitting The Reset Button

      Hi there! How are you?It’s raining here again and it has been for the last several weeks. Clouds and rain tend to keep most of us indoors to avoid getting drenched. And figuratively, there are seasons in life that sometimes feel like the biggest rainstorm ever has blown in. I’ve been thinking a lot about that lately. How do we react when the rain comes?  For me, when things don’t go as planned, I have always looked for the positive takeaways. But several months ago when I found myself in a funk, I was presented with what I...

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Good Morning September!

Good Morning September!

Hi there! How are you? Are you laboring this long holiday weekend? First of all, I want to thank each of you for all the support and love you sent our way during our 6th Birthday last month -- You are the BEST!Now back to reality. Where has our summer gone? The calendar today says fall (hello September), the TV says fall (hello college football), but the weather still says SUMMER here in Texas. I'm totally jealous of anyone out there that's already experiencing cool mornings and mild evenings in terms of temperature. Please send all of it our way!Speaking of weather, as...

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Thank You

Thank You

  August 2012: RPB LaunchedAugust 2018: We're still here all because of you!Even though I've not "met" most of you, I've gotten to know so many of you through your notes, emails, messages and posts over the years. Thank you for making space for RPB in your social media feeds. We appreciate you and hope you'll stick around to see what's coming next!Six years ago this month, I was nervous and excited as I pushed the "go live" button on my website. Today I'm excited to celebrate six years and say THANK YOU for everything! Stay in touch on social media for our special birthday...

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Ingredients Matter

Ingredients Matter

Today I'm popping in to talk about one ingredient that's been on my mind lately – coconut oil. Over the next few months, I'll be sharing more about how certain ingredients can commingle in a well-crafted formulation and be ok for one person, but not the next person. 

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