April 2021 in Review

Happy May, my friends! I hope this post finds you in good spirits ❤️ Spring is well under way here with trees in bloom, an abundance of dandelion puffballs for Willow to disperse, and a rare appearance of rain. April brought many outdoor adventures for us so we could revisit some of our favorite places:…

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One-Pot Hearty Vegetable Soup

If you’re more of a minimal ingredients kind of person, you’ll probably be fairly intimidated by the list below. BUT if you’re a fan of a good clean out the fridge/pantry type of recipe, then I think this is right up your alley. Especially if you’re looking for a way to add a bunch of…

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February 2021 in Review

Hello, my friends! Happy March and last few weeks of winter. I hope this post finds you well, in both health and spirits. It seems like last month was a rough one for many weather wise between the snow and frigid temps, but I hope things are looking up and spring comes early. I wanted…

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An Apology and Message to Myself…And You

If there’s anything you read here on this blog, please let it be this. If you’re new to this space of mine, I hope you start here…If you’ve been following along and have shared in my struggles, I hope this message shines a light. I know 2020 left us facing many difficult, challenging times, and…

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June 2020 in Review

Happy Summer and happy July, my friends! How are you? How are you holding up? I don’t know about you, but June felt both long and short. It flew by in some ways and stood still in others. Maybe it’s because of the lack of normalcy and heavier emotions, but I’m ready to start a…

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RECIPE: Baked “Breaded” Zucchini Sticks

This recipe is a LONG time coming. If you’ve been a reader here for a while, you might remember a recipe of mine from four years ago for Raw “Breaded” Italian Zucchini Chips. While I seriously adore that recipe and the bite size crispiness, not everyone has a dehydrator. And quite honestly, sometimes most times…

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May 2020 in Review

Hello, my friends and happy JUNE! As I’m sure many of you can relate, I’ve been losing track of days. Birthdays, holidays, and deadlines (such as this very blog post) have been sneaking up on me! I guess that’s bound to happen during times like these. How have you been? How are you holding up?…

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April 2020 in Review

Hello, my friends, and happy May! How is everyone holding up?? I hope you’ve been able find some happiness, humor, and light through these times ❤ Each and every one of us is missing something…whether it’s seeing extended family and/or friends, sitting down at a favorite coffee shop or restaurant, visiting the library, or maybe…

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March 2020 in Review

Hello, my friends! Happy Spring and happy April! I hope this post finds you in good spirits and health. If you saw my previous post from a last week, you already know some of the ways I’ve been spending my time – ways to help keep my anxiety and depression at bay. It’s definitely a…

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RECIPE: Roasted Onion White Bean Dip

Our Instant Pot® has received a lot more love over these last few months with making a couple batches of beans each week. We usually cook up a big batch of chickpeas for hummus and save some to roast up to top our salads with. A couple of months ago, we ran out of dried…

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