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5 Tips For Spontaneous Gatherings

5 Tips For Spontaneous Gatherings

by Natalie Bardwell  Our family is spontaneous. And by spontaneous, I mean, we get out of a meeting at 3, invite our friends for dinner without checking the fridge, discover there isn’t enough for everyone, come up with a plan and run to the grocery store with kids in tow. This probably happens twice a […]

The Beauty of Fitness: A Six Week Series

The Beauty of Fitness: A Six Week Series

As we head into the summer we are continuing our ‘Healthy Living’ theme with a 6 weeks series on fitness by my dear friend Lu Crenshaw. Fitness is key to living long and healthy, and Lu is absolutely the best person to share with you, our dear readers, on this subject.  Lu and I have […]

  12 Unprocessed, Nutrient-rich Snacks for kids and busy people!

12 Unprocessed, Nutrient-rich Snacks for kids and busy people!

Our theme these two weeks is ‘Transitioning to REAL FOOD’. These weeks were actually inspired by a chat I had with a dear friend who’s young son has sensory issues that can make meal-times very challenging. Like many of us, my friend’s primary concern in just getting her son to eat SOMETHING! Little children often […]

simples steps to maximize discipleship around YOUR table!

simples steps to maximize discipleship around YOUR table!

Guys! I wanted to share this video with you! Simple steps for how to maximize the discipleship at your table! My friend Shannon truly lives out this message she is sharing. I love how the video captures moments around her table, kiddos playing as she shares with young women.  xo Bethany   “Community transformation is […]

Book Review: Jeremy's Quest to be the Best

Book Review: Jeremy’s Quest to be the Best

by Bethany Reid My friend John Mark Dyer wrote a book. Pretty amazing to have friends who just wake up in the morning and decide to write a book… and this is a  really GOOD book too!  Check out this great video all about it! John Mark wrote AND Illustrated this book himself! He shared […]

My New Favorite Spice

My New Favorite Spice

    We had a little get-together the other night and after running out of garlic powder, I asked my friend to pick some up on her way to Trader Joe’s.  She brought back this little grinder of Garlic Salt and it has officially changed my foodie life.  Ingredients: Sea Salt, Roasted Garlic, Onion and […]

So everybody, what was YOUR highlight of the day?

So everybody, what was YOUR highlight of the day?

Our 7-year-old dings his fork against a glass every night, to catch the table’s attention. And then he asks the question, “So everybody, what was YOUR highlight of the day?” We then go around the table and EVERYONE has to share something. Even if their day sucked, we challenge each person to find something that […]

Interview with Melody Haldeman - Toddler Food Allergies, Brave:Love Lived Out and High Intensity Workouts.

Interview with Melody Haldeman – Toddler Food Allergies, Brave:Love Lived Out and High Intensity Workouts.

For today’s post, I am honored to interview my friend Melody Haldeman.  She is a wife and mother of two boys.  She is such a beautiful, godly woman and loves people so well.  When I read her answers to my questions, I pretty much teared up a few times, she’s so genuine and tender.  I […]

Choosing to Celebrate - My Story of Waiting for My Children. by Jenni Gillespie

Choosing to Celebrate – My Story of Waiting for My Children. by Jenni Gillespie

It’s a joy to have my sweet sister-in-law Jenni share her story on Community Eats. Jenni is one of my very dearest of dears and watching her celebrate life as she waited for her babies to arrive, well, it was truly beautiful. I hope many of you will find hope as you read, and in […]

Recipe Round-up: 'cleanse-worthy' food for the whole family.

Recipe Round-up: ‘cleanse-worthy’ food for the whole family.

Once a year I love to do a 30 day cleanse. I love the feeling of starting fresh and getting my eating habits and digestion back to their best. Shedding a few unwanted lbs sometimes comes as a side-note to the rest of the package… peaceful sleep, a clear head and focus when I train. […]

21 days of Sugar Free...Bethany Gillespie's doing it!

21 days of Sugar Free…Bethany Gillespie’s doing it!

by Beth Reid January is the month of Cleansing. I love that. Everyone takes stock of their diet, their life rhythms, attempting to shed their bad habits and accentuate the good. My sister-in- law Bethany Gillespie is in the middle of eliminating sugar, and she’s doing it in a wild way. 21 days with zero […]

Healthy Made Simple

Healthy Made Simple

Welcome to the New Year! I love how January pushes us all to look for ways to ‘better’ ourselves. It’s tempting to jump onto extreme diets and cleanses, a band-wagon so easily fallen off of! I wanted to share some steps towards health that you might make with your family or housemates this year. Go […]

 the crafting table: bring your work, your craft, lets do it together...

the crafting table: bring your work, your craft, lets do it together…

This week between Christmas and New Years is the ultimate Christmas season for me… All the joy of Christmas everything, with none of that ‘get stuff done’ pressure. Its a great time to have casual dinner parties and little coffee mornings with your nearest and dearest.       all photos by 10baretoes.com This Christmas is […]

Thanksgiving through Trials - featuring Abi Galatia

Thanksgiving through Trials – featuring Abi Galatia

Thanksgiving… when we list all we are thankful for. But what about when times are really rough and we don’t feel thankful? We asked our readers to reply on Facebook with how they stay thankful through trail. Abi Galatia shared thoughts that need to be broadcast to the world. Abi knows suffering. After loosing her […]

'Opening your Small Home in a Big Way' guest post Part 1

‘Opening your Small Home in a Big Way’ guest post Part 1

Nicole Gilmore is a dear friend of mine, and my does she have great insight on hospitality and opening your home, no matter how simple or small! She is an artist, activist, and businesswoman. Nicole is married with two children ( who are artists too!) and just oozes creativity and beauty in everything that comes […]

The Importance of Thanking Others

The Importance of Thanking Others

Gratitude. It is such a small action that can produce an exponential result. Haven’t we all had that moment? The one where, after days, weeks or even years of our work going unnoticed, someone speaks up. Perhaps it’s recognition at a staff meeting, a thank you card in the mail or even a personal verbalized […]

The Benefits of Routine

The Benefits of Routine

Our lovely friend Emily Lewis shares with us today about the benefits of maintaining a consistent routine.  Read on to learn more… By Emily Lewis The lifestyle of routine will impact every area, every detail and every activity of your life. Having a routine allows more time to be conscious of what you’re eating, amount […]

How We Gather: Friday Night Celebration

How We Gather: Friday Night Celebration

It has been a very productive work week here in Huntington Beach.  We all needed to stop and celebrate!  What better way to do so then have friends over for dinner?  We set the table and lit some candles.  Wiped down counters and swept the floor.  Tonight, we fired up the BBQ and combined some Community […]

Gratitude Unlocks the Fullness of Life...

Gratitude Unlocks the Fullness of Life…

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.” ~Melody Beattie, The Language Of Letting Go   

Essential Oils For Beginners

Essential Oils For Beginners

You may have noticed that essential oils are a hot topic these days.  I knew of them in my hippie days (oh yes, I had hippie days), but they were never a common topic that I can remember.  But now, most homes I enter have a bottle or two here, a diffuser and kit there […]

3 Ways to Defend Against Colds and Flus this Winter

3 Ways to Defend Against Colds and Flus this Winter

  By Melody Haldman It’s that season again…here come the sniffles, fever, flu and chills! While I’m not a doctor, I am passionate about keeping my family healthy. We don’t have time to be sick. Who does? I’ve learned much about effective natural remedies from other moms, herbal experts and my own fantastic doctor. God […]

Benefits of: Going Gluten-Free

Benefits of: Going Gluten-Free

(Note: I’m not a health professional. I’m simply sharing what has worked for us.) GLUTEN is a mixture of two proteins; present in all wheat-based products, many other grain products and countless processed foods and sauces etc. You will find it in most processed foods, and of course all breads, pastas, cookies etc. I’ve been toying with […]

How Working In Fashion Taught Me To Love My body.

How Working In Fashion Taught Me To Love My body.

Written and Illustrated by Bethany Reid. You can see more of her work at  bethanyreidillustration.tumblr.com I came across this fascinating picture last week. It’s a photo of Rihanna, with three striking illustrations next to it. And it got me thinking: I don’t know about  you but I’ve spent LOTS of minutes of my life analyzing […]