Hello June // Hello Whole30

Yes, it's true. I've jumped on the bandwagon sweeping social media ... The funny thing is, I learned about Whole30 back in February from a friend and the wheels started turning. I started reading the website and I knew I wanted to give it a try ... and then I saw it popping up everywhere. It seems like every other day someone new was starting. I also knew I would need to properly plan and try to pick the best 30 day time frame to give me the best chance at success. For various reasons, I decided to start after my birthday (late May) and June conveniently has 30 days making it easy peasy to keep track of where I'm at ... and so the planning started. I recruited my niece {and my nephew} and ... Keep Reading

Homemade Granola {and other food musings}

One of my favorite "meals" is a bowl full of berries, a big scoop of Greek yogurt {honey, please} and if I'm in luck, a healthy sprinkling of granola. I say "in luck" because up until about 6 months ago, I used to buy granola ... and because I'm picky and only liked "good granola" (you know, like Ina would approve of) I didn't buy it that much because good = expensive. Spurred on by the idea to gift granola for Christmas and I tried making my own. Hello. Easy Peasy. Why have I not done this before?! Move over Bear Naked or KIND, there's a new granola in town ... My take on Two Peas & Their Pod's "Maple Almond Granola" recipe. There are many great granola recipes on their site ... Keep Reading

Hey Mom! What’s for Lunch?

I know, this is probably one of those phrases you hate to hear during the day ... but wait, this post isn't about the kiddos, it's about YOU MOM! We moms work hard and deserve just as good of a lunch as those kiddos of ours. My Little isn't at home for lunch any more {whaaaaaaaa}, but even when he was teeny tiny I tried to make lunch time a special little time out for me ... even if it meant waiting until 2 or 3 in the afternoon to eat said meal alone in the quiet. When you work from home I think it's easy to choose to check off one more to-do rather than allow yourself a lunch break. That's silly though ... a good meal will strengthen your body {and mind}, give you more energy and ... Keep Reading

Bread & Wine // Blueberries & Yogurt

How's that for a post title? I started reading Bread & Wine a little over a week ago and I'm almost half way through it. Record breaking reading for me these days {and ... this will make book #4 of summer reads}!! With all the buzz and "hype" around the web, I'll be honest, I was skeptical ... I figured at best I'd get a few good recipes justifying my $2.99 download.Well, this is one of those times when it's so wonderful to be wrong about something. I judged the book by its cover {I mean, I don't even like wine} and couldn't have been further off from what is was about or what it would do to my heart.Let's start with the fact that Shauna, the author, loves food. Not just loves to cook or ... Keep Reading