Friends and Flowers…


Our little chicken Hildi was making a ton of noise the other day.  I thought that maybe she was mad at Pippa or it turns out, she was trying to alert the world that a deer had ventured into her yard!  As the chickens fled to the other side of the house, we gathered up some apples, carrots, and my camera...  Here are a few flowers from our last ... [ Read More ]

The art of infusing water…


I use to be a huge water drinker several years ago.  Then, out of the clear blue sky, I stopped liking plain water!  I'm not too sure why this happened, but I have found some creative ways to liven up the regular H2O to make life peachy again!  Let's start with the basics... Ideally you will want to purchase a pitcher or a large container and use this as a vessel to let the water ... [ Read More ]

Strawberry Guacamole…move over tomato!

freshly picked strawberries

Last summer I had the BEST ever guacamole!  A friend invited us to spend some time in Lake Geneva and that is where the magical moment occurred...Strawberry Guacamole!  I had heard of this urban legend, but it wasn't until I tried it that I discovered the world on the other side.  It seems that strawberries offer just enough sweet and tanginess to the mix, and it really was no big ... [ Read More ]

Signs of Candida…

Mind Body Green

Here is a great article about the signs and symptoms of Candida overgrowth.  Although being on an elimination diet can be trying, I can tell you first hand that there is nothing like feeling 100% healthy.  Thank you Mind Body Green for this article...   You might be wondering, What on earth is candida? Candida is a fungus, which is a form of yeast, and a very small ... [ Read More ]

Weekly Goal Sheet plus Free Printable

Weekly Goal Floral

Last week I had the great privilege of spending time with a "goals coach".  I wasn't sure what to expect; I thought that I had pretty clear goals; I felt like I usually achieved my goals.  I went into this thinking that maybe I would gain a little nugget of information that would make me feel like I was doing everything just right!  As we started the session, the group of gals and I ... [ Read More ]

Taco Emergency…

In the jar ready to be shaken...not stirred!

I was prepared as ever to make a taco salad for lunch. I had the meat thawed, veggie purchased, and then...the unthinkable...I had no more taco seasoning!!! I don't know what it was, but I was determined to eat a taco salad for lunch {not a salad with ground beef}. I pulled together a few spices and voila, the taco seasoning {made from scratch} recipe was born!  I use to always buy the little ... [ Read More ]