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Good afternoon.  (Pssssst!  There’s still time to enter the Three Years of Beautiful Giveaway.)


It’s a beautiful afternoon over here.  MomHTP, Henry, and I are all alone today, which nice because my mom and I haven’t gotten to spend any one-on-one time together so far. 


Fun fact: When my mom was a newborn, in lieu of a car seat, she rode in a shoebox strapped in the back of her parents’ convertible (this was the 1940s).  Safety first!


Morning snack was one of the new Larabars, the Uber bars (good name, huh?).  I was excited to try this sample bar because, while I like the Larabar ingredient list, I’m not crazy about their texture – you know how they are all just tasty piles of mushed ingredients? This Uber bar has big chunks of fruits and nuts, so there was more of a crunch to it. 




I haven’t had this combo in a long time!


Sweet potato and baked beans.  Try it.  I know it sounds a bit strange, but I swear it’s amazing.


Thought of the Day:


Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, ’cause hate in your heart will consume you too. – Will Smith (<— Oh yeah. I went there.)



  • Sana June 21, 2012, 2:23 pm

    Hahah the bar looks as long as the baby 🙂

  • Lindsay June 21, 2012, 2:25 pm

    … Always tell the truth, say your prayers, hold doors, pull out chairs, easy on the swears… 🙂

    Will Smith quote just made my day! Glad y’all are doing well.

  • Claire @ Live and Love to Eat June 21, 2012, 2:32 pm

    I need to find some good vegetarian baked beans that aren’t loaded with sugar.

    • Sarah June 21, 2012, 2:50 pm

      I am pretty sure Trader Joe’s baked beans fit the bill. I know their ingredient list is MUCH less processed than other grocery store varieties.

  • Maryz June 21, 2012, 2:41 pm

    I love this combo. I also do black beans and sweet potatoes….so yummy!

  • Kattrina June 21, 2012, 2:42 pm

    I can’t wait for my mom to come and visit after my baby is born. It’ll great to have her to myself (well, actually, I’m sure the baby will have her to himself).

    I have never had sweet potatoes and baked beans, I’ll have to try it. I love both foods. I LOVE baked beans mixed with Velveeta Mac and Cheese. Not sure why, but it’s amazing (although not really amazing for my health).

  • Brit June 21, 2012, 3:00 pm

    Yum! I’m so horrible at food pairings that I generally stick to what I know, but sweet potato + beans? I can get behind that 🙂

  • Melissa Q June 21, 2012, 3:03 pm

    Oh man, you’ve got that song stuck in my head now.

    “Took an hour just get the carseat in right…people drivin’ all fast got me kinda’ upset…” Don’t think you’re grandparents were thinking about this with the shoebox rigged up! 🙂 Cool story.

  • Amy June 21, 2012, 3:04 pm

    I’ll have to try those uber bars. I want to like larabars but the texture makes me gag!

  • Alex June 21, 2012, 3:08 pm

    Ha, the name always makes me smile 🙂 Now, I am curious how Americans say it though… My Fiance is desperately trying to say that Umlaut letter right (it’s in my last name “Führ”)since 3.5 years…

  • Kim L. June 21, 2012, 3:17 pm

    The Uber Larabar and Henry are the same size : )

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats June 21, 2012, 3:46 pm

    oh gosh, you should have seen my facial reaction to that sweet potato. It looks AMAZING with baked beans! How have I never thought of this before!?!?

  • Anne @ strawberryjampackedlife June 21, 2012, 3:46 pm

    I love the sweet potato / beans combo! I have a leftover can of baked beans that I’ve been meaning to eat. I should stop and get a sweet potato on the way home.

  • Socal Rachel June 21, 2012, 3:49 pm

    Baked beans and sweet potato sounds awesome. I love both of those foods. I use to add baked beans to my hamburgers, way better than ketchup or mayo. I will need to remember this combo next time I shop.

  • Kendra @ My Full-Thyme Life June 21, 2012, 3:56 pm

    There’s no shame in “gettin’ jiggy” with a Will Smith quote! 😉

  • Hollie June 21, 2012, 4:04 pm

    Wow! MomHTP looks awesome for being in her 70’s?!?! (If she was born in the 40’s?) or was that a sleep deprived typo by chance? 😉 Love those newborn naps on the chest! They are the best!!

    • Alex June 21, 2012, 5:47 pm

      Wouldn’t she be in her 60’s?. If she was born maybe 1948 she’d be 64 now. Sounds about right…
      But your Mom still looks great of course 🙂

  • Sara June 21, 2012, 4:11 pm

    It is a great combo. We eat it for dinner a lot 🙂 (sweet potato + baked beans)

  • allie June 21, 2012, 4:18 pm

    love the thought of the day!!

  • zaini June 21, 2012, 4:23 pm

    after pregnancy , women lose their body shape and gain weight.and for maintaining fitness ,they do more efforts .for losing weight ,if you eat healthy food and do exercises regular you see best results. vegetables are best for maintaining your and your baby health.

  • Kelly June 21, 2012, 4:35 pm

    I love sweet potato and black beans so I can only imagine that this would be good too!! Because baked beans are probably my favorite!!

  • Whitney @ Whit Likes Fit June 21, 2012, 5:10 pm

    I’m going camping this weekend and was going to bring both sweet potatoes and baked beans. Looks like I’m going to have to try your combo.

  • Elle June 21, 2012, 5:34 pm

    Henry has grown up so much in so few days!! :-O

  • Helene @healthyfrenchie June 21, 2012, 6:00 pm

    I love baked sweet potatoes with black beans and some Greek yoghurt.. I should try with baked beans too 🙂
    Henry is such a sweetheart, I love the pic with the labrabar lol

  • hilary June 21, 2012, 7:24 pm

    ha love the quote at the end!!

  • Ann June 21, 2012, 8:35 pm

    Ha. Initially when I saw “MomHTP,” i thought you were referring to yourself! Henry’s adorable. Congrats!

  • BroccoliHut June 21, 2012, 8:40 pm

    I love baked beans + sweet potato! It’s a great way to use up the leftover beans.
    I also really love leftover chili poured over my sweet potato 🙂

  • Jolene (Homespun Heritage) June 21, 2012, 9:29 pm

    The sweet tator sounds SO good! Going to be trying that!

  • Lea June 21, 2012, 10:02 pm

    I love black beans and sweet potatoes together! I haven’t tried any other sweet potato/bean combos yet, but the salty/sweet combination is yummy.

  • Elisabeth June 22, 2012, 12:35 am

    I love baked beans on a sweet potato! Another good combo (if you eat meat) – make sloppy joes & serve on a sweet potato. Actually, I’ve made sloppy joes with faux meat, so you could do it that way, too!

  • Amber K June 22, 2012, 2:17 pm

    I really hate the new Larabars (I hate how they fall apart like crazy!), so I’ll be sticking to the awesome originals.

    But I have to say I’m totally with you on baked beans, although I prefer regular potatoes. I hate the orange-flesh sweet potatoes. I don’t mind the ones that are milder with more of a yellow flesh. Yam, sweet potato? I don’t know, but orange = ewww 😉

  • Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See June 24, 2012, 7:48 pm

    I love roasted sweet potatoes and put walnut butter on top of them. I’m with you–it sounds weird but tastes SOOOOO good 🙂

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