Citrus Sugar Scrub

Body scrubs are a fun and luxurious addition to your bathing routine, but they can be so expensive! And often, they contain suspect ingredients that you really don’t want on your skin. There’s no need to buy pricey scrubs though, making your own couldn’t be faster or easier! And it only takes three ingredients. This […]

2015 Resolution #1 {Play More}

2015 Resolution #1 {Play More}

  Years ago, I stopped making “self improvement” style resolutions. You know the ones. *Lose 10 pounds! *Spend less money! *Get arrested less! (Okay, that last one isn’t serious, but you get the picture)  I stopped for one simple reason. Those resolutions were all based on GUILT.  And  I failed year in and year out. Instead […]

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Years ago in my 20s, while my teen was still an infant, a friend invited me over to dinner. She was a young mom like me, but already a fantastic cook. Looking back, I think she might have been the first “Real Foodie” I ever met! 1998 was the height of the low-fat diet rage, and […]

Reflections on the Past Year {And a Simple Carpet Freshener Recipe}


I wouldn’t say 2014 was a bad year. I’d call it brutal. Some really bad things did happen, I’m not going to lie, but then some CrazyWonderfulAmazing things happened too. Did they take the suck out of the every day Awfulness we were experiencing? No, not really. But they were certainly a welcome distraction. And […]

Roasted Beet and Feta Salad

Beet Salad

Well, you asked for more recipes (and specifically healthy ones) when I polled you by email, so here’s the first recipe of 2015! Didn’t get the poll?  Are you not on my mailing list? You should be, sign up here now! I’m a really good pie-maker. Before we got married, my husband hated pecan pie. […]

Plans for 2015, on the Blog {Thanks to You}

Looking ahead to an amazing year of blogging in 2015

  I sent all of my subscribers a survey last night. You may have gotten one. You may have filled it out. If you did, thank you. I love blogging. Since I started this blog almost two years ago now, I’ve been exposed to people, ideas and experiences that have changed who I am on […]

I’m taking a coffee vacation, plus a giveaway!

Teeccino Sampler Giveaway

  If you’re a regular reader, you know that last month I decided to do a Whole 30. I ended up losing quite a bit of weight (16 lbs to date) and feeling better than I have in a long time. I was so happy with the results in fact, I decided to continue my Whole 30 at least […]

5 Ways You Save Money on Organic Produce by Subscribing to a CSA

How to Save Money on Organic Produce by Subscribing to a CSA Box

With mounting evidence that pesticides are more harmful to our health than previously believed, it’s more desirable than ever to buy only untreated produce. But is the cost of produce that hasn’t been sprayed with glyphosate prohibitive? Actually, no. Buying produce directly from the grower can actually help you save money while keeping you and your family […]

October 2014 Stitch Fix Review

PicMonkey Collage

My October 2014 Stitch Fix Review is HERE

Depression and Suicide in Young Adults


This is a guest post of information developed and put together by Dr. Jesse Viner, the executive medical director of the Yellowbrick Treatment Program, a facility that helps young adults dealing with depression and other mental health issues.  Please share this important information with anyone you know who has young adults in their life.   Depression and Suicide […]

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