Hello Friends! I have a confession: as I sit here writing to you about this healthy dinner I came up with while clearing out my produce bin for another week, I am snacking on my son's leftover birthday cake from his party yesterday. It's all about balance, right?! It was a fantastic weekend inside and … Continue reading A Healthy Roasted Dinner from Leftover Produce — Mediterranean Monday Bonus
Dear Friends, I've come across several blog posts and YouTube vlogs recently with a common theme: morning routines. Mornings are a very important time, and if you jump out of bed in the morning and straight into chaos, it of course is going to set a bad precedent for the rest of the day. I am … Continue reading Morning Routines: How I Manage Mine as a Working Single Mom
Dear Friends, The weekend is over, but remnants of garden soil cling magnetically to the crevices in my fingernails. The rain has been falling since Sunday morning, but Saturday was a warm, sunny, perfect day to be outdoors. After weeks upon weeks of cold and rainy weekends, I was beyond grateful for this beautiful Saturday...and … Continue reading DIY Strawberry Beds + My Love Affair with the Outdoors
Hi Friends! Good news -- my carrots didn't die! I went to turn the soil to sow my lettuce, spinach, kale, beets and radishes, and I almost turned the carrots under! I noticed at the last second that there were little sprouts of green all lined up in a row! I had given up on … Continue reading Planting Spring Vegetables, Landscaping, and Working on a Strawberry Bed
Dear Friends, This hasn't just been a Monday, it's been "one of those days." It started this morning when I was in the bathroom curling my hair before work, and I heard the sound of metal crashing into the wood floor in Hunter's room. I knew without looking what it was. Hunter is the king of the teenage … Continue reading A Healthy Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe for When I’m Losing my S***!
Hi Friends! Here we are in the middle of April in Southeast Missouri, and it’s high time to get my potatoes planted and start the first row of green beans. But guess what? After a few days in the 60’s and even low 70’s…today’s high is supposed to be 47 degrees again!! Which means overnight … Continue reading Container Gardening How-To: Potatoes and Green Beans
Dear Friends, What a super sleepy day! I obeyed my bedtime alarm last night and was in bed at 9:30, but I woke up so many times that it feels like I didn’t sleep at all. I never wake up at night once I’m out, so I have no idea what was going on -- … Continue reading Cooking with Fresh Produce: Fridge to Table in 20 Minutes!