The View From Here: April

I thought it would be fun to share a snapshot of what’s going on in our home each month with you. So we’ll start with April and see how it goes!

We’ve had gorgeous warm days this month but some chilly days along with it. The ups and downs with the temperature have caused some severe weather. Thankfully, though, nothing too serious in our neck of the woods has happened.

Pic 1 April


Josiah hit six months during April, so we’ve been introducing some solid foods! We’ve started really slowly with just a few tiny bites each day (and only about 5 days so far). Unfortunately, he hasn’t been too keen on any of the foods that we’ve given him—avocados, carrots, and sweet potatoes. I’m beginning to wonder if it could be an issue with textures. At any rate, try, try and try again!

Pic 2 April


Josh, (my husband), is wrapping up a class this month. He just submitted his last assignment and will be completely finished by the end of this week for the semester. It’s such a relief—even though he’s the one in school, I feel like I kind of am too….

Pic 3 April



Favorite new recipe: Okay, so I have two (and both are sweets!). These Pumpkin Chocolate Muffins are delicious and low in carbs. They make a great snack and you can’t tell that pumpkin is in them at all (for those of you who may be leery of muffins that contain pumpkin).

And these Paleo “Peanut Butter” Cups are a new favorite too. I’m a diehard fan of Reese’s Cups, but I no longer eat them since I have gone to a real-food diet. This is an excellent substitute (much more nutritious) and so easy to make. Both of these are allowed on the Paleo diet and are great options for those with food allergies/intolerances.

Frugal change: Since moving to this new area in February, I’ve been buying most of our food from the grocery store. However, I’ve been researching purchasing options for local, high-quality meats. We made our first order this month from a local farm and we are really pleased. We didn’t necessarily set out to decrease our cost—although we did have to consider cost as we looked at all of our options—but I’m happy to say that making this switch did lower it a bit!

How was your month? Anything new? Please share!


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  1. Pingback: The View From Here: May | Taste and See

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