The ol’ GWL did it again! We have an annual tradition where shortly before Christmas we pack up the family and hit the road for the Great Wolf Lodge. There are so many activities for us to enjoy together as a family, including the waterpark, MagiQuest, indoor snow, and a real life-size gingerbread house that you can go inside; our 2014 trip did not disappoint and it was the perfect way to unwind!
We have shared on our Great Wolf Lodge trips many times, and you can use all our same tactics for how we keep this trip Paleo and affordable in your own travels (amusement parks, road trips, flights, etc.).
As usual, we arrived back home Christmas Eve just in time to prep Monkey Bread for the morning, and to prep the boys for bed with new jammies and books.
Making these memories and carrying on these family traditions is so special, and the boys have come to expect and look forward to them as well!
Our Holiday Brunch Menu:
Holiday Bundt Cake (from our blog)
Pumpkin Roll (courtesy of Stacy’s mom)
Hot Cider and Mimosas
Slow Cooker Mocha-Rubbed Pot Roast from Stupid Easy Paleo
Guacamole with Crudités and Plantain Chips (pre-bought)
Eggs in a Nest (from Real Life Paleo)
Sweet Potato Casserole with Honey Marshmallows from Urban Poser
Ambrosia Salad (from our blog)
We must have been on the nice list this year because Santa brought us an InstaPot! And let’s just stay we fell in InstaLove. This thing is legit! For its maiden voyage we prepared Stupid Easy Paleo’s Slow Cooker Mocha-Rubbed Pot Roast, and this kitchen gadget certainly lived up to its hype – a huge roast was SUPER tender in only 3 hours! There will be a lot of bone broth in our future with much less of Matt’s time spent in the kitchen!
And even though it was a holiday, we still spent time in the House of Gainz (as a family) because Smolov doesn’t care what day it is!
Before the holidays arrived, Stacy shared that she had been struggling, but was completely lifted up by your encouragement and feedback on Facebook. This inspired her to finish an epic post she’d been working on for 6+ months about self-respect and taking care of herself NOW, instead of waiting till after the holidays.
As Stacy shared on her plans, all of you shared stories of struggle and triumph as well, which made us all the more excited to announce the launch of an INCREDIBLE resource we pulled together and WHY.
There once was a time in our lives where we too fell into the bucket of New Year’s Resolutions gone wrong. However, when we began our transition into a healthier approach to life, we armed ourselves with the tools that would bring those goals to life – one step at a time – to what has now become a sustainable lifestyle for us.
We wanted to put together one resource for you that has it all. Everything you need to make a healthy transition and STICK WITH IT! One resources that combines what it took us YEARS to learn. Get all the details here!
The Family Resolution Revolution e-bundle is only $39 and complete with 40 resources and TONS of discounts valued at over $800. It will be available for 10 days only, so now is the time to pick up your bundle to make 2015 one amazing year!
Sarah and Stacy would LOVE LOVE LOVE to meet you! Please RSVP to these free events if you can make it, so the venues are prepared!
January 2nd, at 7pm: Nashville
NASHVILLE RSVP HERE!
January 3rd, at 2pm: Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS RSVP HERE!
January 4th, at 2pm: Toronto
TORONTO RSVP HERE!
We’re excited to announce that The Paleo View podcast was named by Podbean as one of the 10 Most Popular Podcasts in our category! You can see our podcast featured, along with the other winners at Health. Thank you for all your support and for tuning in the past 123 weeks!
A huge THANKS to ALL OF YOU for supporting us and spreading the word about Real Life Paleo. We were thrilled to hear that it just went back to reprint, and will also be featured in Barnes and Noble stores across the nation as a recommended cookbook for the New Year. Just think of all the people who may choose Real Life Paleo over the low-fat vegan book sitting right next to it! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
And on a related note, the Real Life Paleo ebook version (ibook and kindle) has been updated to be MUCH MORE USER-FRIENDLY! If you already downloaded, you can update and get the new version for FREE!
Where to Find Our New Book
Book Depository (17% OFF)
Whole Foods Markets
(ask if your location doesn’t have it)
All Costco Canada Locations
Recipes to Promote Healing in the New Year
The Paleo View Book Signing Tour
We love hearing your stories and seeing your smiling faces! Meeting the people who are cooking our recipes and transforming their health is our great joy! Please RSVP to the FREE book tour events so we can ensure enough seats and books for everyone!
1/2/15 Nashville, TN
1/3/15 Minneapolis, MN (rescheduled from Nov 2014)
1/4/15 Toronto, Canada (event confirmed for 2PM!)
Please let us know if there are any great gluten-free/paleo-friendly restaurants in the cities we will be going to and don’t forget to tag #TPVBookTour and #RealLifePaleo when you share photos from the events!!
Stacy will also be attending Paleo FX in both Austin, TX and Denver, CO in 2015! Hope to see you there!
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