Life Made Easier- A Little Help from Zaarly

As I swept up crushed graham cracker from the kitchen floor for the forty billionth time one day, I began calculating how much time I spend cleaning. Let's see, there are 24 hours in a day-carry the one, divide by 3 and subtract 5...yeah, approximately 23 hours spent making things pretty, watching it get destroyed and repeating the process....more

CopyCat Panera Potato Soup & Buttery Rosemary Rolls

Cold weather calls for heartier meals. My friend passed along a potato soup recipe that tastes just like Panera's version! Add some of my favorite rosemary rolls and you've got yourself a delicious meal ....more

Long Time, No Talk

As I type this, snow has begun to fall for the second time today. Fat snowflakes float down from the clouds and occasionally land gently against the windowpane, allowing me a quick glance of their intricate designs before melting. I love and hate Winter in equal measure ....more

New Year, New Goals?

"I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something." - Neil Gaiman ----------------------------- The first few weeks of this New Year ...more

Round These Parts

I intended to do the usual Christmas Recap and Year in Review Round-Up posts in a timely manner, but it never felt like a good time to do it. Now, we have reached the second week of the new year and I'm thinking it's now or never. So how about now? ...more

Post-Workout Protein Smoothie with Maple Water

Over the years, as I've begun to fine tune the art of properly nourishing my body, I've realized that fitness is just one half of the healthy whole. If I'm not eating enough or eating right, I feel it. I notice it in my overall running times, my endurance, how many reps I can do in targeted exercises, how much weight I can lift when I'm toning ....more

... {Vol 1}

You are exactly as much as you need to be right now....more

Currently {Vol 3}

Well hello and happy Monday to ya! It's been a whirlwind of activity round these parts, hence the blog silence. This holiday season has so far been equal parts festive and sad, if I'm being honest ....more

My Hope For You

I hope you find peace....more

Why Parks Matter: #OurLand

The colder months can be tough when it comes to planning ways to help little ones expend all of that pent up energy. The truth is, we just love being outdoors. There are infinite adventures to be had and it costs little or nothing to do it ....more