Lemon Cream Strawberry Tart

A creamy, slightly tart lemon filling fills a rich coconut crust, all topped off with fresh sweet berries! This is most definitely going to be my dessert of the summer for pinics, potlucks, and any other sort of occasion for that matter! It’s extremely easy to make, and on top of that it’s a no-bake dessert which is always a bonus in my book! ...more

Easy Buttercream Lotion

This is my favorite all-purpose lotion! It’s a mid-weight lotion that works well throughout the seasons, and it really moisturizes my skin without being greasy! I’ve been using it for many years (at least 10!) since I first discovered that my skin hates almost any product I’ve ever purchased ....more

Sweet Chili Chicken Stir Fry

Sweet Chili Sauce makes pretty much everything delicious, the only problem being it’s made up almost entirely of white sugar… so...more

Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies

The minute I heard about hazelnut flour, I knew exactly what I was going to make! It’s predictable and not at all unexpected, but chocolate chip cookies have just been begging for this Nutella like upgrade! And… since chocolate and sea salt is absolutely unbeatable, I sprinkled the cookie tops with a little salty goodness as well! ...more

Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

‘We began with the best of intentions.’ I’ve seen this sentence used several times in literature, and it always gets me – don’t we all begin with the best of intentions only to discover the process is much more than we thought? So often a good idea fails to reach the level of reality because the original intention was flawed in it’s conception (i.e. unreal expectations)! If one sentence could describe my life that would probably be it, but it’s really not as negative as it might initially sound! ...more

Vietnamese Saté Chicken Noodle Bowls

My husband and I fall into 2 different categories when it comes to eating out. He has his order picked out before we even go because it’s always his favorite item on the menu. On the other hand, I’m always vying that we should try something new – I mean… there’s whole world of flavor out there just waiting to be explored! ...more

Grand Prismatic Geyser in Yellowstone

Grand Prismatic Geyser is perhaps the most well known geyser in Yellowstone, (besides Old Faithful I suppose)! And… why wouldn’t it be, the colors are so unreal you feel like you may just be on another planet! We went midday and the light was very harsh, so I’d recommend morning or early evening for the best photography opportunity ....more

Chipotle Rubbed Shrimp Tacos

One of my friends messaged me a few weeks back asking if I happened to have a recipe for shrimp tacos! I make fish tacos at home all the time, but up until now I’ve never made shrimp tacos at home. Maybe it’s because I almost always eat seafood tacos when I’m out that I’ve never put together a recipe before, but these are simple enough that you’re going to want to make them often! ...more

Grapefruit Ginger Body Wash

Do you ever look at the label on the back of your bathroom products? I feel like my strategy has been mostly along the lines of ‘if is says natural or organic, I’m probably alright’! I mean… when it says 99.3% natural – how bad can it be? ...more

Acai Berry Bliss Bowls

I’m so hooked on smoothie bowls that we have every kind of color/flavor variation for breakfast several times a week! In the past I’ve always been more of a baked goods kind of person in the morning, preferring to save the heavier bacon and eggs for brunch time, but these smoothie bowls fill all the morning requirements I could possibly want! They’re light but filling enough to keep you going for a while, and they have a certain amount of decadence to them that speaks to my inherent need for all things buttery deliciousness! ...more