Bearded Brothers Go BOLD #Giveaway

I first saw Bearded Brothers bars on a trip to Austin, TX a few years ago. They looked awesome – simple ingredients and packed with nutrients. I tried samples from Yumvelope ....more

A mistake doesn’t cancel everything else out.

Yesterday, I cleaned out my fridge. I knew I was going to find some doozies because it had been a pretty busy week, and I am never as good about not wasting food when I’m busier. This hasn’t happened in a long, long time, but I had to throw out a completely unused chicken ....more

The green, green grass … and hay … and weeds

Side-of-the-road weeds, walking back home. Oh, my, are the weeds ever, um, weedy.I'm at a loss. Seriously ....more

A Radish Inspired Meal

After the glorious bounty of pretty radishes I grew last month, I planted a new kind called "white icicle"....more

Weekend Photo Dump

Well.. its still raining. ...more

black & white

top: banana republic (sold out online but I found it in-store, dress version here) pants: nordstrom // shoes: zara (old, similar) // clutch: lookbook store (love this one for under $30) sunglasses: ray-ban // lipstick: mac in snob When in outfit doubt....choose black and white. A classic pairing no matter what print it is in. I love this graphic brushstroke top, and gravitated towards it in the store! ...more

Blueberry Lemon Donut Muffins

After a weekend of sickness, I’m ready for a new week to begin. But it’s not your typical Monday morning. This Monday morning is made better thanks to a celebration ....more

The art of frugal gardening

Growing the garden of your dreams on a budget takes creativity, resourcefulness, and patience, and that’s why the art of frugal gardening is all about starting small, dividing, sharing, seeding, and searching. When I worked at the garden center it was really hard for me not to take home armfuls of gorgeous plants, I’d watch rather enviously as other’s got to load up their carts with full-grown plants, flats of colorful bedding plants, basket stuffers, potted shrubs, and trees. But I knew if I was going to be able to fill out the garden of my dreams I’d have to start smaller, and be patient ....more

Recycled flower vases

I’m always amazed at how flowers can brighten up a room. We did a photo shoot in here the other day and had to buy flowers, and I was thinking, “why don’t we buy flowers and have them in here every day?” But I’m going to be honest, I don’t want to have a bunch of... Read the whole entry......more

Chicago Spring Half Marathon Race Recap

Are you ready for this… I didn’t PR. WHEW now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s talk about why this race was still an absolutely awesome day. Friends ....more