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Sometimes it really is as simple as cake

My chocolate cake wins awards. I don’t mean to brag, that’s just the honest truth. Well, it has won one award, so I like to call it “My Award-Winning Chocolate Cake.” A number of years ago, we were members of a small town Oklahoma Baptist church, and our Sunday School class decided it would be (read more…)

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How to talk to your kids honestly about meat (giveaway!)

A friend recently emailed me about her three year old, saying, “Help! My son has just found out that we eat animals. He’s sworn off meat until I promise ‘they’ won’t kill any more animals.” I had to chuckle, but it’s a common quandary. Children tend to clue in at a certain age to the (read more…)

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#79: I felt so Canadian

In this episode I’m catching up with my friend Aimée Wimbush-Bourque of Simple Bites and the upcoming cookbook, Brown Eggs and Jam Jars. I’ve watched the progress of this little baby come to fruition, and I am so. excited. it’s finally almost here! We talk about what it’s like to create a cookbook, the beauty (read more…)

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Creating a simple life doesn’t happen overnight

You can’t de-clutter your entire house, find a perfect meal planning routine, and magically achieve family/work/life balance all in one day. Shocker, right? Simple living is a journey. As Tsh talks about in the new Upstream Field Guide, to make your life less complicated, you have to figure out who you are, what you value (read more…)

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5 ways I stay sane online

I have a love-hate relationship with the Internet. I’ve learned so much from wise people who publish online, a lot of our schooling is digital, we buy a lot of what we need via the Internet, and we keep up with friends and family through our screens as we travel. And of course, work online, (read more…)

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