Video: Morning routines that work.

Here are three oh-so-simple habits you can form or reinforce for yourself and your family that help you start living well from the moment you rise—and help carry you successfully through the day. 1. Make your bed first thing in the morning—no excuses. Insist your children do the same. 2. Savor your hot coffee (or…

Video: Making a vision board

As I have mentioned, our family has a tradition of making dream or vision boards every new year. These contain our hopes, dreams, and motivation for the year ahead. A few of you have messaged me to ask me how you can make one yourself. Here, I talk about the process and why it works…

Video: On anger and authenticity

Happy New Year! In the spirit of one of my main New Year’s resolutions to open my doors and welcome you (with the lights on) into my work-in-progress home and life, I welcome you to join me in a discussion about anger and authenticity. Does any of this resonate? Do the competing themes of kindness…

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, friends! Wishing you all good things and new friendships and connections in the next iteration of the Roaring Twenties! Let’s come ALIVE and tackle our dreams, let’s be who we were meant to be, let’s support and love each other and arrive to each day with a sense of wonder and curiosity….

Savory Zucchini Soup

This has become my favorite way to enjoy the zucchini harvest we look forward to all year. It is a rich and savory soup base that can be frozen and thawed to bring back a taste of sunshine anytime of year. We serve it with a variety of toppings—roasted rosemary pine nuts, chopped tomatoes and…

Spring Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

I love food that is bursting with flavor. And I like lots of all the things–lots of flavor, lots of food, lots of laughter and chatter while eating. I don’t like sitting in a restaurant waiting for my meal only to be delivered a “just what you need but not more than that” serving of…

Look, Ma, I Got a Medal!

I’m so grateful to announce that Eating Buckets just won a Top 50 Farmhouse Blog award out of thousands of blogs through FeedSpot’s comprehensive list of the Top 50 Farmhouse Blogs on the Internet. It was an absolutely lovely surprise and boost yesterday, especially because it was our 15th wedding anniversary and I read the email…

Wild Food: Spring Foraged Herb Pho Noodle Bowl

I feel a bit embarrassed about this post because I know it is one of those entries that a lot of you will enjoy reading, but you’ll have moments of eye rolling and sighing and chuckling, thinking “What’s this lady talkin’ about over there on her little island with her easy-peasy lemon-squeazy talk of foraging…

Food for a Happy Heart: A Story of Surprise and Legacy on Mother’s Day

I have an amazing story to share with you today. Do you remember when I posted a Farmhouse Contest Giveaway a few weeks ago? It was a joy to watch people participate and it was super fun to select the winners of a variety of useful gifts representing the various parts of building a home…