Back to School!

For the first time in over 12 years I'm headed back to school! I'm tempted to buy a new Jansport just to celebrate the occasion. (I actually still have my original high school Jansport from the late 90's! ...more

Frugal Five - Homemade Repairs and Returned Ice-Cream

From Katy's wonderful website:...more

Review: Sprouted for Life Gluten-Free Vegan Flax Bread

Sprouted for Life: Gluten-Free Flax Bread Food for Life graciously sent me two loaves of their newest breads to try. I don't accept many pitches for food reviews these days, as I've become rather picky. I want foods that really nourish my body in additional to being gluten-free and soy-free ....more

The Year of Reading -- Books Read in February

February has come and gone (where did it go?)... ...more

Cooking fresh collard greens (vegetarian, vegan)

photo from Collards (also called collard greens) get a bad rap. They're green and kinda stinky (really only during a long cooking period)... but they are absurdly cheap, incredibly healthy, and super tasty ....more

2015: The Year of Reading...

A 2015 reading challenge shared by Anne of

Book Review: YumUniverse by Heather Crosby

Benbella Publishing contacted me several weeks ago with an offer to share 3 of the their newest publications with me. I was excited because I started a whole-foods, plant-based, vegan-ish dietary change several months ago and let me tell you, it's been a challenge. I think in some ways it's been much harder than going gluten-free was for me ....more

Day 80) Building Trust in your own Body

Trust is a funny thing. It can take years to truly build it up. Just a moment to destroy it ....more

Celebrating Veteran's Day 2014 - Operation Bold Alligator Overview

Bold Alligator 2014 Today's post is written by Michael Forbes, November 11, 2014. Michael and I (Carrie) participated in a media day with the US Marines & Naval Forces during their yearly Operation Bold Alligator Exercise. I'm very thankful that Michael was able to go with me, as I knew he would have the wonderful ability to retain much of what we experienced that day, and would be able to write a thorough and thoughtful essay of the day's events ....more

An October Food & Exercise Update & Kittehs

October has been a busy month! We participated in another 5K, this was focused on Autism Awareness in Greenville, NC. We participated with a BUNCH of kids who were part of a running club (I had no idea such a thing existed for kids!) and it was so inspiring to see these kids take part of a 5K (and completely kick our butts along the way! ...more