How to Make & Use a Simple Clay Poultice

When the spider bites. When the bee stings. When you're feeling bad ....more

How to Throw the Best-Ever Backyard Bonfire with JaM Cabernet

There's nothing quite like spending an evening just hanging out with your friends. These days, getting the chance to just kick back with a glass of wine and some adult conversation is right up there with bungee jumping as far as soul-bending thrill rides go. I love my child, of course ....more

Salmon Poke Salad

Hey, what about this. Let's make sushi into a salad. Great idea, right? ...more

Heather & Ben's Nautical Baby Shower

When I found out that my sister, Heather, would be having a baby I was thrilled. The addition of a new baby to our family is something that makes my heart feel so full - and I knew that getting to watch my little sister, one of the people I am very closest to, discover the joy of motherhood would really be something special. Of course, I was also very excited to plan her shower ....more

Cultivating Facial Flora: My Experience with Bacteria-Based Skin Care

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Mother Dirt. I used bacteria-based products to care for my skin and here's what happened. So by now we have all heard how important probiotics can be to our overall health ....more

More More More: Crafts, Cones, and Watermelon Monsters

Howdy gang. How's your summer going? I turned 35 and all I got was astigmatism ....more

My Favorite Ice Cream Cookbooks

If you've followed my blog for any length of time you have probably figured out how much I love ice cream. If we've met in person you might have even noticed the waffle cone tattooed on my arm. Ice cream is my thing ....more

Rose & Coconut Facial Masque

Coconuts are pretty marvelous. They can hydrate us with their water, nourish and balance the skin with their oil, and even feed us with their meat. If you think about it, coconuts are sort of like the buffalo of natural skin care ....more

Choosing Gratitude

Have you ever had one of those weeks where you just want to crawl under a rock and never come out again? It's been one of those weeks around here, thus the lack of delicious recipes, pretty tutorials, or pretty much any non-angsty content. I'm glad to know we're all surrounded by an abundance of such things in our online lives so that my little hiatus won't be much of a bother at all.Still, it bums me out to stare at a blank blog, and part of my rallying plan for a return to normalcy is getting my bloggy groove back ....more

Mama Diary: Bunnies and Boogeymen

My son is scared of the Easter Bunny. Terrified, to be more exact. It all started on the first day back to pre-school after CC's Spring Break ....more