Hello and thanks for stopping by! My name is Angela. I am a scientist, wife, cat-mom, and fitness enthusiast. This page is my personal blog, and you will find a range of topics, centered around healthy living. Why “The Chicken Scoop”?  Well, when I started this blog, we had just gotten a small flock of chickens and the name just stuck!  I hope you enjoy your visit!

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Getting Ready for the Holidays

This weekend was pretty much spent getting ready for the holidays. Saturday, Rob and I decided last minute to go to the Grey Sharks rugby get-together (basically, all the alumni from the program). We had a good time there, and then headed home to relax together. It was a really nice day!

Sunday, my sister came over to help us clean and decorate a bit.

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Bumming at the Beach

Is there ever a boring day around here?  It think not.  Yesterday was beach day! 

I had planned to go with a friend but she is stuck in another state.  Luckily my sister had off and we headed out to our favorite spot on the beach!

We are terrible beach-goers because we get bored.  It was a beautiful day

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Weekend Tidbits

Happy Monday!  This weekend was so nice and relaxing!  Rob and I haven’t got much time to just spend together at home and we got to do that at least a little bit this weekend.

We’ve had some projects to do around the house.  I had curtains to shorten for our back door (got them at Ikea).

We also got a new closet

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Week in Pictures & Paleo Chocolate Mug Cake

I just feel like babbling today so I’m just going to share the pictures I’ve taken all week (bonus recipe is at the bottom!)

First, our garden is doing great! Check out those squash plants!! They aren’t growing up the fence like we wanted by the watermelon are so I guess they are spacing themselves out accordingly? I am really excited how

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Love for Trails

I really need to get out of the house!  Yesterday, I had so many distractions but the biggest one was this little cutie:

She is our shyest cat but not around me!  She just constantly wants to be pet.  I guess I need to figure out a new place to work.  Getting out of the house would be great but the only real option

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Memorial Day Relaxation

So, I sort of took a mini blogging vacation last week and it was a great idea!  I didn’t realize I needed it but it was a nice break from the computer.  I spend a lot of time in front of this little blue screen between blogging and my research.  Sometimes you need to just step away.

Seeing it was a three day weekend with

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Countdown to Finals

Wow I am tired today!  So if you’ve been around for a while, you might have noticed that I’ve stopped complaining about my sleep and being tired.  That’s because I’ve been sleeping great for the past few months!  I don’t know what changed but I’m happy.  There isn’t less stress or anything and I’m working out less because of school but I’m sleeping.  I’ll take

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Weekend Tidbits

Well, my healthy weekend didn’t quiet go as planned.  I didn’t go crazy but I wasn’t good either!  First, I didn’t want to go for a run on Friday but had to do something active.  I ended up doing about 40 minutes of Zumba on our XBox Kinect and then we played some easy tennis.  Only 30 minutes in though, my ankle started to hurt,

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