6 Things I Learned as a Chaperone

Yesterday, I chaperoned the Lancaster Elementary field trip to Epcot. The field trip...more

How Traffic Affects Your Stress Levels

When I was a student at Bastyr, I had the privilege of taking counseling classes with Dr. Brad Lichtenstein. We started most (okay, every) class with a meditative exercise ....more

Costco Shopping Guide: Part Three

To say life has been busy would be an understatement. Since I got back from Denver a few weeks ago, life has been nonstop. This past weekend we finally had the chance to make a much needed Costco run and we came back with a few goodies. 1 ....more

Secret Tomato Sauce

Matt and I have been working our way through Rich Roll and Julie Piatt’s new book, The Plantpower Way....more

Workout for your Mood

Sometimes I feel like hitting the gym. And sometimes I don’t. I never, ever regret going but there are those moments when it doesn’t sound like the exact thing that I want to be doing ....more

Infused Water and Simple Hydration

Depending on where you are in the country, you might be in the throes of Spring. Florida, as expected, has skipped right over Spring and into Summer. It’s gotten really warm, really fast: When I found Meyer’s lemons at the supermarket a few weeks ago, I had to make lemonade ....more

3 Herbs you Should Grow this Summer

As a self-proclaimed herb nerd, I have plants all over my patio. This combined with my #tinylittlegarden is my little slice of paradise. While growing a full blown garden isn’t for everyone, a small patio or window garden is one that most people can handle ....more

4 Guilt Free, Healthy Desserts

Dessert. It used to be one of those things that popped into my mind at the end of dinner. “Just a little something sweet,” I’d tell myself ....more

Is Fruit Sugar Healthy?

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” How many times have we heard that phrase? Personally, I love fruits and veggies; even more as an adult than I did as a kid. Since giving up sugar earlier this year, I’ve replaced “dessert” with fruit....more

How To: Build a Portable Food Photography Studio

One of my favorite parts of blogging is photography. There are so many blogs out there and the ones that really stand out to me always have killer photos. I won’t say that I’m quite there yet, but in the last few years, I’ve definitely improved ....more