Current obsession: Cabbage cups.

Here’s one of the easiest do-it-now recipes you might ever stumble upon for your winter lunch or dinner: Cabbage cups. Cabbage is at its peak this time of year and is a winter staple that is incredibly delicious and versatile. Cabbage cups are so easy and so tasty. They offer a totally over-the-top crunch and…

Happy New Year!

“‘Dear old world,’ she murmured, ‘you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.’” —L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables. Wishing 2019 brings you everything bright & fresh, new & shiny, delightful & joyful, dreamy & fantastic, adventurous & playful, simple & sweet, lovely & loving, colorful & tasty & sumptuous,…

Top ten Thanksgiving tips.

First of all, before we dive into tips & tricks, isn’t this photo so cool?! It’s a naturally made wormhole “tattoo” in a piece of firewood. Like Brian said when he chopped the wood and somehow sliced it precisely enough to expose this little bit of magic, “It’s a perfect tree within a tree.”Second of…

Live only as you can.

I’m browsing through a favorite design book, City Farmhouse Style, by Kim Leggett, and came upon this favorite photo in the photo spread on page 11. This quote is fabulous. Happy Sunday! May Monday morning be easy, and the day ahead bring joy. 

Enough food: Helping others this holiday season.

Did you know that Thanksgiving is next week? No, really. It’s next week. That’s right. NEXT WEEK. Doesn’t it feel early this year? Somehow everything just feels so busy this year that I feel surprised that our 4-day weekend and our big feast is next week. Luckily we’ve adopted sort of a “tried and true” approach…

A heartfelt thank you.

Thank you for reading and supporting me! I am so grateful, my heart just might burst with all the good feels you have given me! Thank you for reading, thank you for commenting, thank you for sharing, thank you for inspiring me and all of us to live a good life and follow our best…

Writing through it.

I’ve mentioned in various ways and at various times that this blog began at the beginning of the year following a period of time in my life that was what one can only describe as living through difficulty. I basically opened up a page on this blog, posted a picture, and wrote things down. It’s…

Taco secret: Mexican mashed potatoes.

Our family takes tacos seriously. This baby is a fish taco: grilled cod with fresh dill, green cabbage, & cucumber-onion pickle slaw, chili pepper Mexican mashed potatoes, and hearty squeeze o’ lime. So darn good I AM EATING THE LEFTOVERS FOR BREAKFAST. To make Mexican Mashed Potatoes: Wash, peel, and quarter 5 lbs of russet…

Writing a “Best Self” mantra

Once I was asked, “When are you your best self?” I was told to write it down and put it in a place where I could see it daily. One example I was given of how to see your own “best self” is to look through the eyes of your dog. If you’re having a…