For everyone whose plate is a little too full

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I'm Laura, and I try to do it all. Sometimes I even succeed. Learn more about me here.
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A website for everyone trying to do it all. I share my story to let you know you are not alone. Even if your plate is full, together we'll find ways to live our crazy lives, somehow stay sane, and even put together a healthy meal at dinner time (most nights).

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 What a mess folks. I tried making our morning coffee protein smoothie (cold brewed coffee, frozen banana, 100% cocoa powder, almond butter and ice) in our old @cuisinart 9 cup food processor and it was terrible. Once you go @vitamix, you never go back. The cuisinart barely chopped the ice and frozen banana. It also made a mess because I put too much liquid in it and it was leaking out everywhere. In all fairness, it wasn't a blender. Hope to get a replacement Vitamix STAT. #paleoproblems #vitamix #loyalty #quality #paleo #needmorecoffeeSTAT #fitfluential #ourfullplate
 So good news or bad news? Bad news: my @vitamix broke. Good news: It broke AFTER I made @paleomg double chocolate chip Paleo cookies. So now I'm eating my sorrows away with cookies. Any tips on vitamix warranties? We use ours daily! I'm planning on calling first thing tomorrow because I am already having the shakes thinking about how the morning is going to go without my extra frothy bulletproof coffee. :/ #paleoproblems #paleo #vitamix #paleomg #fitfluential #ourfullplate
 When life gives you lemons (or limes in this case) and you're forced to work all weekend and have no time to meal prep, you throw in a 9lb pork shoulder in the @cuisinart crockpot to get you through the week. Recipe is on the blog for my crockpot pork shoulder Pernil carnitas style. #caseofthemondays #behindonlife #mealprep #crockpottotherescue #slowcooker #paleo #jerf #fitfluential #ourfullplate
 A perfect ending to a long, stressful weekend at work. @wholeme saves the day yet again. My favorite way to eat it is with 100% cocoa nibs and almond milk in my @lunchbots. It's THAT good that it feels like I am cheating, but I'm not :) #paleo #myfavoritedessert #paleotreat #wholeme #fitfluential #ourfullplate
 I had to work all day today which meant I barely had any time to play with these cute, crazy monkeys. As soon as I got home, we went to the park to play outside and get a quick workout in. My goal for 2014 is to get a muscle up before the end of the year. Clock is ticking so I'm working on my weakness as much as possible, which means lots of weighted dips. How cute is my extra 25 lbs? #workingmama #crossfit #crossfitmama #goals #mustgetamuscleup #pushyourselfpastyourcomfortzone #fitfluential #ourfullplate
 No filter needed for this bad boy. Sautéed kale with bacon and sweet potato. Yum, hits the shoot every time. It should be a crime to not post this recipe immediately for you all to enjoy too!!! Best part is leftovers make a great hash for the following morning's breakfast with an oozing sunny side up egg on top of it. #TGIF #paleo #jerf #eattherainbow #kale #fitfluential #ourfullplate
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