Thoughts

Fixer-Upper Friday

Before and After

Family Room Before & After

For my first Before & After post showcasing my new/old house, I chose our Family Room! Our Family Room is in the original part of the house (not the addition).  As I mentioned before, this original part of the house dates back to either the 1700s or 1800s (depends on which local amateur historian I’ve
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Before and After

Great Room Before and After

For this week’s edition of Fixer-Upper Friday I’m going to share with you the transformation of our Great Room! Our Great Room is in the back of the house, in the addition.  It features exposed beam ceilings like the Family Room does.  It’s a long rectangular room with a gigantic bay window on one end,
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Off-Topic Tuesday

Goodbye Summer… Welcome Fall

It’s autumn!  My most favorite time of year ever. I have been way out of touch and it’s not even my fault.  While I was on vacation in August I was up early one morning and decided to draft up a bunch of blog entries and queue them up for publishing.  Well I did just
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Violence Begets Violence

Calling all parents :: how many of you out there are constantly terrified in the back of your mind that everything you do and say is laying a brick to the foundation of fucking up your kid? I know.  It’s a terrible thought to have.  But we’ve all thought it at least once, right? I
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New Year, Better Me

Not a “new” me, a better me. Who’s got new year’s resolutions?  I don’t normally do them.  For those of you that do know me, you may remember that I used to have another blog where, a few years ago, I documented my journey through a year of 12 mini resolutions.  I picked one resolution each
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Updates From In Between

Well howdy there, partner. You know I get to talk like that all the time now, you know why, right? CUZ I FINALLY BOUGHT ME A FARMHOUSE!! I may or may not also be watching Toy Story 2 right now and Jessie is rubbing off on me. But seriously, YEAH, we made it.  We bought
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Country roads, take me home….

It is almost time!! We settle on our farmhouse in just a few days.  And oh my gosh I don’t think I could be more excited.  There have literally been times in the past several weeks where I’ve had to stop and think wait, did I really just buy a farmhouse with 3 acres and
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….To the place I belong….

Hello, hello, hello everyone! I know it has been like FORRREEEVVVVERRRRRR and I am so, so sorry.  Bad food blogger! It’s just that I’ve been soo busy with life, man.  Just, LIFE.  I am exhausted.  Can I just take a second and remind you… In January of this year, I began clearing out my old
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Yay for 2017

I don’t know about you all, but I am welcoming 2017 with open arms. 2016 was one hell of a year.  On so many levels.  I mean for Pete’s sake, the amount of drama I had in my life in 2016 was just astronomical.  I’m over it.  This year I am ready to welcome lots
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Minimalism in May

“Clutter has a way of sucking the energy right out of you and replacing it with feelings of chaos.  Clutter is an often-unrecognized source of stress that prompts feelings of anxiety, frustration, distraction, and even guilt, so give your home and office a clutter makeover, purging it of the excess papers, files, knick knacks and
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Minimalism / Vegetarianism May Update

“Minimalism is the intentional promotion of what we most value and the removal of anything that distracts from it.” –Joshua Becker So we are halfway through the month of May and my twin journeys of minimalism and vegetarianism are going rather well! To help me through Minimalism May, I found a 30-day minimalism task calendar
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(Not So) Final Thoughts on Minimalism/Vegetarian May

It’s almost June! This means that my month of vegetarianism is almost over! But ironically enough, I am not exactly dying to gorge myself with all the meats. I literally did not eat a single bite of meat in the last 31 days, and I didn’t miss it with the ferocity I’d expected.  I knew
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Project Potluck

Project Potluck – “Women and Magic”

//Project Potluck// was a beautiful idea born in my food blogging group on Facebook in response to the horrific events that unfolded in Charlottesville, VA, the weekend of August 11-13.  The idea was to bring people together out of love and not hate; to gather together and share some food, share a meal; to invite
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Minimalist Christmas

A Very Minimalist Christmas

If there’s one thing that I can look back on 2017 and be super jazzed about, it’s having been inspired by minimalism. As some of my favorite ladies, The Practical Minimalists, say, minimalism isn’t just about clean lines and teak furniture and a single chair in a living room.  It’s about living more intentionally, spending
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New Year

Yay for 2018

In January of 2017, I was so burned out from 2016 that I was not even able to think about resolutions for the year.  Instead, I had some loose ideas that I kept in the back of my mind throughout the year, and after re-reading that blog post, I was surprised to see that I
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Minimalism

Minimalism in May

“Clutter has a way of sucking the energy right out of you and replacing it with feelings of chaos.  Clutter is an often-unrecognized source of stress that prompts feelings of anxiety, frustration, distraction, and even guilt, so give your home and office a clutter makeover, purging it of the excess papers, files, knick knacks and
Read more

Minimalism / Vegetarianism May Update

“Minimalism is the intentional promotion of what we most value and the removal of anything that distracts from it.” –Joshua Becker So we are halfway through the month of May and my twin journeys of minimalism and vegetarianism are going rather well! To help me through Minimalism May, I found a 30-day minimalism task calendar
Read more

(Not So) Final Thoughts on Minimalism/Vegetarian May

It’s almost June! This means that my month of vegetarianism is almost over! But ironically enough, I am not exactly dying to gorge myself with all the meats. I literally did not eat a single bite of meat in the last 31 days, and I didn’t miss it with the ferocity I’d expected.  I knew
Read more
Minimalism

The Minimalism Game

So I haven’t talked much about minimalism this month but trust me when I say I am still full speed ahead going at it! This month, my BFF Jackie and I decided to play the “minimalism game”, where, for every day of the month, you get rid of that number of things.  On day 1
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Vegan Strawberry Cream Cheez Rolls

Vegan Strawberry Cream Cheez Rolls

Hey y’all!  I am SO EXCITED to share this recipe with you today because it’s part of a little collaboration I did with two of my favoritest ladies on the planet, Heather and Eryn at //The Practical Minimalists//.  I have been listening to their podcast since earlier this year and as you know, as I’ve
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Minimalist Christmas

A Very Minimalist Christmas

If there’s one thing that I can look back on 2017 and be super jazzed about, it’s having been inspired by minimalism. As some of my favorite ladies, The Practical Minimalists, say, minimalism isn’t just about clean lines and teak furniture and a single chair in a living room.  It’s about living more intentionally, spending
Read more

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