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the grand finale (at least for now!)

I have been blogging now at The.Refurbished.Life for SEVEN MONTHS! Seems like much longer on some days, and like I just started yesterday on other days. When I began, I had absolutely NO idea how much work it is to maintain a successful blog. The hours of writing content that is hopefully captivating enough to… Continue reading the grand finale (at least for now!)

be healthy · be healthy: dessert

happy 4th with baked apples

Happy 4th of July, everyone! What a festive holiday our Independence Day has become. I’m so glad that this year the rain has subsided so we’ll get to watch fireworks out on the lake. Woot! I’m grateful for our freedom in this country, but even more grateful for our freedom in Christ. Praise God for… Continue reading happy 4th with baked apples

be healthy · be healthy: main street

“Lalu Chicken” (a.k.a., parmesan encrusted chicken)

Each month we invite our spiritual kids over for a family dinner to catch up and stay in touch with each other. My parents, affectionately named Papa and Lalu by my nephews, join us each month as well. There’s always great food, tons of laughs, and usually some mildly and unintentionally inappropriate comments made by… Continue reading “Lalu Chicken” (a.k.a., parmesan encrusted chicken)

be healthy · be healthy: sides & snacks

casa de aguas guacamole

The hubs and I were blessed to get to go to Puerta Vallarta for our honeymoon two years ago when we got married. It was UH-MAY-ZEENG! All inclusive, y’all. That’s where it’s at. Since our last name is Waters, the employees there kept calling us Senor or Senora Aguas. We loved it. Upon moving into… Continue reading casa de aguas guacamole

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oat-less oatmeal + vibey vacation

The hubs and I, along with my parents, are on vacation this week. Woo to the hoo! I’ve been so looking forward to some rest and relaxation for quite some time, and so far this week has been just that. No schedule. Awesome weather. Scrumptious eats. I love times like this! As we’ve been enjoying… Continue reading oat-less oatmeal + vibey vacation

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paleo carbonara

Happy Saturday! This recipe for a paleo carbonara is just what the doctor ordered for the perfect summertime meal. Sit on the deck, watch the fireflies and enjoy this delicious dinner! xo Ronda

be healthy · be healthy: dessert

crazy good blueberry cobbler

I almost called this post “slap yo’ mama good blueberry cobbler,” but I love my mama too much to call it that! :) I have to confess, I am not the world’s biggest fan of blueberries, but seriously this recipe is CRAZY GOOD! And, guess what? It’s paleo, too! To make this delectable dessert, here’s… Continue reading crazy good blueberry cobbler

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coffee rubbed skirt steak + pineapple chutney

It’s June, and that means lots of grilling will be in my future! We’re hosting several outdoor parties this summer so I’m stocking up on my recipes for the grill. Today’s specialty came from my mom. She’s a master chef (okay, not officially, but definitely in our family!). Get ready for coffee rubbed skirt steak… Continue reading coffee rubbed skirt steak + pineapple chutney

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grilled peaches & ice cream

I realize Memorial Day has passed, but I just want to take a moment to acknowledge and thank all of the brave men and women who have served, currently serve, and will continue to serve our country faithfully. May the Lord’s protection and grace be upon them. For our Memorial Day celebration we headed over… Continue reading grilled peaches & ice cream

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paleo chicken salad {plus “baconaise”}

With summer upon us soon, I’ve been craving some summertime favorites like homemade ice cream, grilled zucchini, cole slaw and of course, chicken salad. Many of these favs have definitely transformed in our home since eating paleo, but it’s so awesome that the new-and-improved versions are still yummy and summer-satisfying! We recently busted out the… Continue reading paleo chicken salad {plus “baconaise”}