Monday Musings 3.12.18

So, I was lying in bed one night last week, overwhelmed with thoughts and ideas…and would like to try something new here. A new series, so to speak. A space for me share some things on my mind (aka rambles), answer questions that people email me, or maybe even present some questions to YOU –…

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DIY Chai Spice + A Quick Recipe

It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with chai. Whether it’s in the form of a tea latte, a dessert, or even beauty products…I’m addicted. The spices that almost embrace you in a warm hug and the flavors that dance around on your tongue, it’s very comforting to me. Any trip to a local coffee or…

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Our (Vegan) Kitchen Staples

Hello, friends! The most visited post here on my little blog is one I published four years ago and in it I shared my top must haves. Things have changed a little since then and since I’ve also been asked about some of my kitchen staples, I thought I’d share a peek into what our…

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February 2018 Favorites

Hello, friends! And happy March…MARCH!!! I don’t know about you, but I feel like this year is already flying by WAY TOO FAST! February, despite being a shorter month, was filled with a lot of events and quite a few new finds! Definitely more to talk about than my previous post! I’m really excited to…

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January 2018 Favorites

Hello! Happy February! I hope you all had a great January and that you’re staying warm. We’ve had a really strange winter so far…no snow and mild temps 40’s and 50’s…even a day near 70 earlier this week! I’m not complaining, but we’d really love for Willow to be able to enjoy her new snow…

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The Gift of Time

I told myself that I wasn’t going to write about this publicly…That I wasn’t going to spill a bunch of emotions again because my last two posts were rather long and personal (and somewhat heavy). But as the days went by and I found myself struggling to write up simple recipe posts, I realized that…

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A Year in Gratitude (part II)

Hello, friends! And Happy New Year! This post is a continuation from my previous one…although, it’s not entirely necessary to read that one to know what’s going on here. But if you did read the last post, you know that gratitude was the key word from 2017 and that there were a few important factors…

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A Year in Gratitude (part I)

I dedicate this post to my soul sister “weirdo” – may we always live a life filled with gratitude and find joy in the simple things. Thank you for waking me up, Karina. xo I’m also dedicating this post to Tonya – you taught me about the beauty of unlikely friendships and to have faith.…

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Peppermint Mocha Cookies

Where are my crispy cookie fans at??? Willow won’t be joining us at this cookie party because she claims these are too crispy for her…yet she will plow through those Simple Mills cookies like nothing, which are waaay crispier than these. Life with a five year old (insert the eye rolling emoji). She will, however,…

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Pumpkin Cheesecake with Pecan Cookie Crust

Hi, my name is Mandy and I’m REALLY late to the pumpkin game. I had to squeeze it in before Thanksgiving was over because pumpkin will then be a thing of the past and we’ll be bombarded with all things Christmas and minty. Truth is, I’ve actually created a handful of pumpkin goodies this season,…

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