Classic Cranberry Sauce

‘Tis the season for some traditional treats. Cranberries are one of those things that really set the holiday season in motion for me as soon as I can find them in the grocery store. The clerk cashing me out usually isn’t too impressed with my excitement, and it’s only in recent years I came to…

The Review I Wanted to Write About Ethique, But Didn’t

Shampoo bars? Conditioner bars? Even deodorant all completely in bar form. No plastic bottles. No plastic wrapping. Consider me equal parts skeptical and intrigued. Recently I have been double checking my sources when it comes to “all-natural” products to make sure that I’m not falling prey to greenwashing. Can’t trick me with leaves in your…

Introducing: Juicebox the Pig

Consider the cat out of the bag, my husband and I adopted a pig from a wonderful woman operating the Pigsburgh Squealers Rescue out of Pennsylvania. Meet Juicebox. Juicy is one of eleven little piggies whose mother (a potbelly pig) was rescued after being dropped off on a pork farm. Apparently, one of the other pigs had eyes…

Homemade Laundry Detergent

With more all-natural products coming out all the time, often with hefty price tags, it’s a clever skill to be able to craft your own cleaners and detergents that are equally as friendly for you as they are for the environment. Homemade laundry soap is one of the easiest how-to’s out there and it can save…

Fall Bucket List 2019

The most important thing in my life, over absolutely everything, is spending time with the people that we love most. When you combine that with my favorite season, which is Fall, I can hardly contain my excitement. Bucket List Items Fall 2019 Edition: Buy some new rain boots and get them all muddy. Donate extra…

Bread Maker

“Put me in a bread maker with you, we’ll rise together.”  (Poem by Mark Heathcote) If there is one thing that I am setting my sights on right now it’s become a skillful bread maker. I can make cookies of any kind without a recipe and recite the necessary ingredients and ratios on command for a number…

Vegan Rocky Road Cookies

Chocolate. Marshmallows. Peanuts. Mini-chocolate chips. It really doesn’t get any better than this. Over the weekend our family really got into the spirit of fall. We made time to visit a local sanctuary where we had the opportunity to hang out with some absolutely beautiful animals. The boys filled their lungs with fresh, crisp air…

Home Sweet Home

The last Life Update that I really left with you was when my husband and I had our fingers tightly crossed waiting to see if we were going to get the house we so desperately wanted for our family. Since then things have been an absolute whirlwind. First and foremost, I am over the moon…

Double Dog Dare

Little boys sure can be trouble. The school year has come to an end and with first grade in the rearview, it’s time to reminisce on one of my favorite moments this year. Before we dive right into the happenings of this particular day, I just want to give kudos to all of the first-grade…

Life Update

Spring. Everything becomes so fresh when the weather turns warm and sweet in preparation for Summer. The flowers are up, the night air is crisp, and if you’re reading this from a cozy seat here in New York, everything is wet because it hasn’t stopped raining for days. I’m not one for being dreary on…