COOK  |  creamy spinach spaghetti with roasted tomatoes

 It’s not every day that I stick to a recipe, and it’s not every day that my version actually looks like the Pinterest picture. Also, one. pound. of. spinach!!! 🌱🌱🌱💪🏼  //  #eatclean #sodelicious creamy spinach spaghetti with roasted tomatoes > eats well with others RECIPE + these aidell’s chicken meatballs  Decadent, fresh, and filling. Add it … More COOK  |  creamy spinach spaghetti with roasted tomatoes

COOK  |  Sweet Potato Hash with Sausage & Eggs

  Gotta love it when your leftovers were even better than the first go round! A wonderful way to greet this cooler fall weather – sweet potato hash with sausage and eggs. Make it this weekend!  //  chopping these + browning sausage with herbs de provence + roasting garlic rosemary sweet potatoes 🍴 the best … More COOK  |  Sweet Potato Hash with Sausage & Eggs

DESIGN | Hygge & West Daydream Nursery Inspiration

After finding out that we were expecting our first baby, I couldn’t wait to begin putting together the nursery! I wanted to wait an appropriate amount of time before making final decisions and purchasing items, so I bided my excitement with room mood boards and pinterest boards. While neither of these designspiration boards {did I … More DESIGN | Hygge & West Daydream Nursery Inspiration

COOK | Pasta with Peas, Basil, and Broccoli 

a reallyyyy really green version of broccoli, shells and cheese 🌱🌱🌱 // #onepotpasta #quinoanoodles Pasta with Peas, Basil, and Broccoli > adapted from this Martha Stewart RECIPE but… I subbed snap peas for frozen peas and spinach for broccoli. I would suggest adding in more aromatics – maybe a diced onion or shallot at the same … More COOK | Pasta with Peas, Basil, and Broccoli 

COOK | Red Lentil Dhal

@pinchofyum for the win, as always! My first try at both lentils and curry and it turned out sweet, spicy, warm and delicious! Red lentil dhal served over steamed brown rice and spinach with curry coconut milk baked chicken 🍴🍴🍴 // #highlyrecommend #evendadenjoyed #leftoversfordays Easy Red Lentil Dhal > Pinch of Yum RECIPE // amanda … More COOK | Red Lentil Dhal

COOK | Pan-Seared Grouper with Balsamic Brown Butter Sauce

Sad because this picture is terrible, horrible, very bad. Happy because this recipe was sooo super delicious! Seared tilapia (fresh grouper wasn’t available) over sautéed kale with a balsamic brown butter shallot sauce. Thankful I never throw away my old @southernlivingmag issues!  //  #happytohavehomemadefood #nourish Pan-Seared Grouper with Balsamic Brown Butter Sauce > Southern Living Magazine … More COOK | Pan-Seared Grouper with Balsamic Brown Butter Sauce

CREATE | coffee & coconut oil scrub

CREATE  |  SWEET COFFEE SCRUB   Prepare yourself for some skin tightening & smoothing! This coffee scrub smells amazing and will leave your skin silky soft. The caffeine increases blood flow to your skin, helping it appear smoother and even a little tighter, while the sugar exfoliates to get rid of dry winter skin! Ingredients 1/2 cup ground … More CREATE | coffee & coconut oil scrub

COOK: rosemary mushroom quinoa ‘risotto’ with kale, chicken meatballs, dried cranberries and golden raisins

COOK: rosemary mushroom quinoa ‘risotto’ with kale, chicken meatballs, dried cranberries and golden raisins After over-using salmon as the main protein in our weeknight meals, I believe even my friends on Instagram were relieved when I found Aidells ready-to-go meatballs! Their chicken meatballs are all-natural and antibiotic-free, plus they come in many different flavors from Spicy … More COOK: rosemary mushroom quinoa ‘risotto’ with kale, chicken meatballs, dried cranberries and golden raisins

COOK: amazing grass smoothie // my breakfast every single day

  Green breakfast smoothies {M1 if you follow a 5-6 meal nutrition plan} have been a part of my routine for over 3 years – they taste great, are easy to digest in the morning, simple to create and easy to drink in the car on my way to work. I’ve been through many different recipes {see … More COOK: amazing grass smoothie // my breakfast every single day

COOK: spaghetti aglio e olio with zucchini noodles recipe

cook: spaghetti aglio e olio with zucchini noodles recipe INGREDIENTS: 1 Zucchini per person 1.5 tablespoons Coconut Oil 1 tablespoon Almond Meal or Flaxseed Meal 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2+ teaspoons Red Pepper Flakes {Josh adds even more later} 2 large Garlic Cloves, minced DIRECTIONS: SPIRAL SLICE zucchini through a veggie spiral slicer like … More COOK: spaghetti aglio e olio with zucchini noodles recipe

guilt-free sweet treat | Mexican Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

Lately I have had my fill of failed healthy recipes found on Pinterest. Bland, mushy sweet potato fries followed by utterly disgusting buffalo cauliflower. Both promised to be life-changing and both proved to be just plain bad.  Third time must be a charm because the popularly pinned ‘Mexican Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding‘ actually tastes quite … More guilt-free sweet treat | Mexican Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

I Am Enough

  These words jump off the page with such strength for me. These are words that I know I will come back to time and again… for reassurance, for motivation, for comfort, for hope. I hope you enjoy this little bit of Monday inspiration, as well Quote by Wm. Sparks Smith, shared with me by … More I Am Enough

#powersheets

  hello, 2014! I just finished the Lara Casey 2014 Exclusive #PowerSheets Webinar and {typical after reading/listening to Lara} I am energized for the new year! If you’ve poked around this blog a bit you probably know that 2013 wasn’t my very favorite year… but there is no use in looking back. I am feeling … More #powersheets

oh, it makes me uncomfortable, but I am oh so excited!

happy {belated} thanksgiving! I loooove this season of being thankful but really it should last throughout the year like this verse says. {love this verse like crazy!} Though not over yet, this year has been so fun and exciting {thank you!!!} And an extra thank you to everyone that has supported my little handmade jewelry … More oh, it makes me uncomfortable, but I am oh so excited!

Shop Local | Shop Handmade | Support Small Businesses

  We are gearing up for the season of giving and with the “launch” of my little Etsy.com shop, A. Macy Hall, now more than ever I believe in shopping local and shopping handmade. Atlanta is full of local artists and their designs are nothing short of treasures! I love to hear the stories of … More Shop Local | Shop Handmade | Support Small Businesses

because “thanksgiving dinner” should happen more often

It’s Thanksgiving week and I’m clearly obsessing over it {diy decor post here, food post number one here}. Yes, it’s about the giving of thanks, yes, it’s about the quality time spent with friends and family and yes, oh yes, it’s about the food. Thing is, I can’t keep “thanksgiving food” -as they call it- … More because “thanksgiving dinner” should happen more often

a friendsgiving recap

Oh wow it feels like the holiday season! Parking lots are jam-packed, the grocery store is a disaster zone and any spare time you thought you once had has suddenly evaporated into thin icy cold air. Oh but isn’t it just the BEST time of year!!! 🙂 This past weekend we hosted the third annual … More a friendsgiving recap

DESIGN | Fall Garland Mantel + DIY Tassel Garland

My Christmas decorations are securely collecting dust in the attic until November 29 when they are allowed to see daylight. Until that moment- we are celebrating Thanksgiving at The Hall’s! I LOVE the colors of fall- so warm and cozy and golden. This is the season that brings me the most joy – the air is … More DESIGN | Fall Garland Mantel + DIY Tassel Garland

welcome

welcome to the new home of my blog and welcome to fall. Oh it’s just so cliché to talk about a new season and a new outlook on life and new this and new that and yada yada yada. But…it’s just too hard to sit here watching the trees change colors as my sweet and … More welcome

more fully myself

  I must have read this post from Jesus Calling a dozen times before writing it out to lock into my mind.  “I designed you to live in union with Me. This union does not negate who you are; it actually makes you more fully yourself.” 

guilt-free, man-friendly snack recipe: Buffalo Brussel Sprout Bites

{posted September 10, 2013 to Hopes & Dreams} Buffalo Brussel Sprout Bites   Buffalo chicken wings, blue cheese for dipping and a draught beer are probably the more enjoyable way to enjoy a football game… For a lighter snack that’s still ‘sporty’, shake up the expected with this brussel sprout recipe that drastically cuts the calories and … More guilt-free, man-friendly snack recipe: Buffalo Brussel Sprout Bites