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Wasn’t Sure I was Ready for Fall…

But I am! When the weather first started seeming a bit chilly last week, I lamented our too-short summer and the rarity of temperatures above 90. As we plunge, truly, into what feels and looks like fall – cold night-time temperatures, leaves dropping to the ground, my need to actually wear a hat yesterday morning … Continue reading

I’m a Tea & Scones Kinda Girl

I’m a Tea & Scones Kinda Girl

Apparently. Tea & scones just make my day. Despite the fact I had a friend reschedule her visit, I’m sitting here enjoying this moment by myself. Baby is napping. Husband out. Quiet bliss…for a moment. 🙂 Three delicious Young Living Orange & cranberry scones later (ahem), I am taking a moment in my bliss to … Continue reading

Just the Thing.

Today started a little bit off. I was tired, and so was Ronan, which made for a cranky morning. I knew I could turn it around, and that the worst thing I could do is to focus on any negativity. Negative thoughts beget more negative thoughts…and things. So to stop this negative train, and salvage … Continue reading

Nothing Says Fall Like Apples

One of my food projects this week was this easy apple sauce. I say ‘easy’ because it is a no-cook no-peel version made in my vitamix! I pour a little water (1/2 cup?) and cinnamon in the bottom of the vitamix, add chopped pieces of apple and simply blend away. Because it isn’t cooked, or … Continue reading

Fall Fever

Fall Fever

I may get spring fever…I can’t really recall. But, I do know that fall motivates me like no other time of the year. I’m cleaning, organizing, taking walks outside and happily back in my kitchen. Busy, busy, busy. I feel pretty good about yesterday’s accomplishment of baking cookies, bread AND scones. We’re set for the … Continue reading

Enjoying the Past in my Future

Connected with, and independent, of my post from Monday, I find myself drawn more and more to the traditions of the past. And it’s not just me. Is this what 30-year-olds do? Is this particular to my generation looking for deeper meaning than we’ve been accustomed to on TV? Knitting, canning, growing our own food, … Continue reading

Squash Overflow

Squash Overflow

I’m a novice gardener (“let’s plant it and see what happens…even if the envelope says to plant it two months ago”) and and exploring cook. I stick mostly with vegetables, sides and baked things. Joe handles most protein. As I learn more and more about food, and healthy choices for my family, I have two … Continue reading

Lots and Lots

It has been a while since I’ve written – we received some news regarding the health of a close family member, and it threw me a bit. But here I am with lots of things to talk about. Ronan is crawling. Oh boy…just started today and now I know I’m in for it! The garden … Continue reading

CSA Day #1

CSA Day #1

Right now, with a steady rain falling, is a perfect afternoon for tea, candles & reading Taproot. I am thoroughly enjoying this day today – perhaps I am enjoying it extra due to the Gratitude blend essential oil I put on this morning? I believe so. So much to be grateful for! I spent midday … Continue reading