Dinner happens.

Autumn is a season of work, preparation, beauty and change. You may already be following my Autumn series, but for many, Autumn’s a fresh way of living, as we hunker down into our schedules, warm blankets, fires, and comfort foods. To some it even brings a sense of loneliness (hand in the air! as I (read more…)

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Baby steps to cooking from scratch

Why do we as women carry around an all-or-nothing mentality? It’s the one that says, “If I can’t do this perfectly, there’s no point in trying” or “This is all too overwhelming; I’m just going to stick with the status quo.” I know this mentality well because it’s one I struggle against myself. It’s often (read more…)

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Three ideas for the bagged lunch (that they will love)

It’s nearly that time of year again, when we round up the water bottles, inspect the thermoses, and sniff the lunch boxes to see if they are deadly or not. Yep, lazy summer lunching on the back patio is giving way to bagged lunches for school days. Whether you pack a meal for your work (read more…)

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7 ways to practice imperfect hospitality

“Do what you’re good at and everything else will fall into place.” -Willnett Crockett You don’t have to do something perfectly just because someone you know does it perfectly. My friend, Krissy, is an amazing designer. Everything she touches with design turns to gold. My other friend, Michelle, knows how to throw a party. She (read more…)

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How to avoid the after school slump (and grump) with these fruit and veggie snacks

There is just something about that after school hour that can get dicey. It’s a natural lull in the day, and this low energy often means a mood crash.  And if you have kids in school, the transition home from school just adds to the perfect storm. I’ve come to know the 3 o’clock hour as (read more…)

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