After a long week and lots of dinners out, I was really longing for some home cooking. I tuned in to one of my favorite cooking shows for inspiration, Barefoot Contessa. Who doesn't love Ina? In my house she is overly admired, particularly by Mike. She can do no wrong. Yesterday morning she was cooking … Continue reading In the Kitchen: Lemon Chicken
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Starting in April and going through the end of June, I was swamped with a big project at work. I'm the kind of person who can only have so many things going on at once before everything else slips. I make sacrifices to keep my sanity. During this time I stopped cleaning the house, I … Continue reading Reset, Routine, and Inspiration
"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants," is Michael Pollan's very simple but rather remarkable and challenging philosophy about eating in America. Pollan, author of several books and articles on the matter of food philosophy and politics, cuts right to the point. He argues that the western diet is ruining our health, particularly all the … Continue reading Food
So with all the stocking up I've been doing by way of shopping with coupons, I'm already finding the need to be much more organized in the kitchen. If you don't stay on top of it, you can have a real cluttered mess on your hands. I'd read on a few coupon blogs that over … Continue reading Pantry Organization
Barely one week ago I saw a deal floating around for free glasses from Coastal Contacts. A lot of the coupon blogs I read were calling it "hot" and all that, but I basically dismissed it. My friend Ivy saw the deal too and went for it. She told me about it right after she … Continue reading (Mostly) Free Glasses
This weekend, Marissa and I were able to spend some awesome sister time together and our goal was to have really good yummy food. One of the things that she wanted to have was Nutella and Banana French Toast. She saw a picture of it somewhere couldn't get it out of her mind. The taste … Continue reading Nutella & Banana French Toast
Did you catch TLC's show "Extreme Couponing"? I did and I was kind of blown away and frightened at the same time. I had mixed feelings to say the least. Part of me felt stupid for not looking for coupons on products that I buy regularly, and not stocking up when I see a good … Continue reading Reasonable Coupon Clipping
Someone I know, made a comment after health care reform passed. He said something along the lines of, health care does not mean wellness. Good point. While there is reason to rejoice about the reform, there's still so much to consider and practice when it comes to good health. I do not embrace wellness like … Continue reading Wellness
Well I did my part to have a little less clutter hanging around the house, and with only a few minutes to spare. My goal was to get rid of 100 things in the month of February, and I did just that (even more) by February 28. First, I got rid of things from my … Continue reading De-clutter challenge finale!