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January 2017

Easy Ramen Soup

I'm kinda obsessed with this easy ramen recipe I stumbled upon...and modified due to the lack of ingredients around the house. What you need: 1 pound shrimp (I used pre-cooked and frozen - defrost in cold water) 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp Sriracha 1/2 onion, diced 2 carrots, sliced 3 cloves garlic 1/2 tsp [...]

December Self Portrait

While last month I gave a word that summed up my feels at the time, this month I am picking a word for all of 2017. I first heard about this project on this podcast. Ali Edwards began the tradition of choosing one little word to focus on, to live with, to investigate, to write [...]

December 2016

Room with a view

For our second anniversary, which falls just a few days after Christmas and a couple weeks before my birthday, we decided not to do presents. Instead, we gave our guest room a makeover! We gave the room a fresh coat of yellow paint when we moved in and I bought furniture that met all my [...]

November Self Portrait

This morning I was listening to my new favorite podcast. This week's topic: the value of reflection and finding one word to describe 2016. My mind started to wander. Not so much for a word to explain all of 2016 because this year has been such a whirlwind, but a word that describes November. Maybe [...]

November 2016

Green Thumb

Hard at work keeping the succulents alive and well for the holiday season. I used to sell these in five or seven packs, but it seems selling them individually works out even better. Find them at Kitsch for just $3 a piece!

October 2016

Fall Veggie Soup

Tis the season of soups and crockpots. First new recipe, here we go. What you need:1/2 onion, diced2 celery stalks, chopped3 cloves garlic, chopped1 tsp olive oil1 large parsnip, chopped2 carrots, chopped1 medium sweet potato, choppedthyme, salt and pepper to taste4 cups water What you do: Place everything in the crockpot for 5 hours on low...or until all the veggies are soft.

October Self Portrait

For the last month I've been on what some call a "health kick." I've been waking up about a half hour earlier and going to the gym or working out from home, about five to seven days a week. I've been shopping weekly for fresh ingredients for my lunches and prepping them on Sundays (mostly [...]

My new favorite snack

I'm currently obsessed with this tapenade recipe I altered from the Tone It Up recipe book. As a dip, sandwich spread, or just to eat by the spoonful - it's so delicious and good for you too! What you need: 1 cup kalamata olives 1 cup green olives 1 cup artichokes 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes [...]

September 2016

Pretty new products!

New flower crowns and unicorn headbands heading to Kitsch this week!

It’s been fun. 92 Days of Summer.

1. Bachelorette Party 2. Dance 3. Mid-west wedding 4. Ohio 5. Road Trip 6. Rent a Car 7. Big Sur 8. Monterey 9. Redwoods 10. San Francisco  11. Golden Gate Bridge 12. airB&B 13. PCH 14. Los Angeles  15. Visit Aunt Eileen 16. Meet a Baby 17. DT100 Chair 18. Live Music 19. West-coast Wedding 20. Cocktail Dress 21. OBX Weekend 22. Publish Vow Magazine 23. Write Article 24. #100bysummer 25. Farm Wayfinding 26. Wedding Planning 27. Honeymoon [...]