Kitchen clean up – Part of the decide to thrive movement



Could anyone else’s cupboards use a good cleaning out after all the holiday cooking and baking?
Mine are looking a little cray cray right about now. With visitors (including the hubs) very kindly putting things away in all the wrong spots and lots of little hands getting into places they shouldn’t be; my kitchen needs some serious decluttering!

I’ll be hosting a FREE 5 day kitchen decluttering group on Facebook starting this Monday (12/1).
Shoot me an email at or drop your email address below to do it with me.
It’s so much more fun to declutter with friends, so bring some along with you.

I can’t wait to get this kitchen back into order with you! ❤️
I’ll go over the top 5 kitchen clutter zones. We’ll attack one a day and post photos of our success and hold each other accountable for getting the work done. Who’s with me?

Drop a comment below with your email address, or shoot me an email at to be added to the group.
And make sure we’re Facebook friends too. :)

just love


Cranberry Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie

Cranberry Apple Butter Pie | Westover Manor

Pies are not my thing. I would choose a nice flakey brownie or creme brûlée over pie any day of the week. But when your family asks you specifically to bring a pie to the great Thankful family gathering of 2014, you step up to the plate and  learn how to bake a pie. And since I wasn’t the only one asked to bring pie, I didn’t want to fall into the ‘plain pumpkin’ category, so off to the inter webs I went. And wouldn’t you know there are a TON of alternate recipes to the plain old pumpkin pie that I was simply unaware of. And then, in the midst of all my google searing, it came to me… Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie.

So off to my local Trader Joes I went, in search of the very few, but very tasty ingredients to make this amazing sounding Pumpkin Pie. But wouldn’t you know it, Trader Joes doesn’t carry plain Apple Butter this time of year?!? But the heavens were smiling as they delivered to my Cranberry Apple Butter instead. And holy moly, as a girl who loves a little punch of tart in her sweet this was just what my taste buds wanted. No extra sugar added, or needed, and should you so desire a paleo crust could be used, making this pie 100% paleo. Yup, natural and tasty. [Read more…]