December 11, 2017

Crockpot Vegan Chili Recipe

Lately, Sundays have been “crockpot” days in our house. With cooler weather, football on ALL day, and a bunch of last minute errands/projects/etc., it’s been really nice to spend only a few minutes prepping dinner – and just let it sit. Yesterday, I made a vegan, gluten free, crockpot chili – so many of you asked me for the recipe, so I thought I’d share it here! We had a few random cans of tomatoes, beans, and peppers in our pantry plus some carrots and sweet potatoes, so I thought it would be delicious all mixed together, and it was! […]
December 6, 2017

Stocking Stuffers for Guys

Happy St. Nick’s Day! What is St. Nick’s Day, you ask? There is definitely a religious aspect to today’s holiday, but I am going to touch on the cultural elements of it that make today one of my favorite holiday traditions. Growing up in southeastern Wisconsin, it was like Christmas part one. St. Nick comes on the night of December 5th, filling shoes or stockings with small goodies – traditionally oranges, pomegranates, cookies, candy, or fruits. I remember going to bed really early in hopes of waking up really early to dig into my stocking. In my family, St. Nick […]
December 5, 2017

Our Home for the Holidays

Hey, y’all! How was your weekend? Did you do lots of Christmas-y things where you live? We did… all while enjoying the almost 60 degree weather in December. WHAT! We also decked the halls – preparing our home for the holiday will always be one of my favorite things to do. It brings back such happy memories of decorating with my mom and helping my dad chop down the tree every year. I was a little nervous/anxious going into this holiday season because we don’t have much space. I don’t want our home to ever feel too “full” or crammed […]
November 26, 2017

Grocery 101

Yep, we’re talking grocery lists today! I’m sure you’re really looking forward to this one. 🙂 So many of you have asked questions about what we eat on a regular basis, how we shop for groceries, and what’s on our grocery list. I thought it might be helpful to share a little bit (a lot a bit, sorry for rambling) about our process and how we handle food in our family. My goal is to inspire routine and ease, lessening the burden of “what’s for dinner?” every night. As background… when we lived in Nashville, we shopped a few times […]
November 24, 2017

Five Friday Finds

Hey y’all! Happy Friday! Are you stuffed to the brim after yesterday’s good eats? I hope your holiday was filled with happiness, joy, laughter, and love. I hope you find ways to be grateful every single day, because we are so very fortunate to live in this wonderful world. Changing topics, it’s been really fun to put together five of my faves each week. It makes me really think about what I use on a daily basis and what I recommend to you all. So, here are my 5 Friday finds this week! 1. Expensify – I use Expensify to […]
November 17, 2017

Five Friday Finds

Happy Friday! Can you believe Thanksgiving is NEXT week?! So, how was your week? Mine was slow. In the past, I’ve noticed the week before any holiday crawls by… but then the week of the actual holiday flies! Same is true this year so far. What gives? Tell me, what are your Thanksgiving plans? Are you cooking? Making pies? I hope the weekend ahead is fun, festive, and relaxing! I thought it would be fun to start sharing five of my favorite “things” on Fridays again. These can be actual products, ideas, tips, tricks, organization hacks, recipes travel adventures, and more! […]