Pursuing Master Gardener Certification

So you all know how much I like talking about my garden, right? Well earlier this summer I decided to try taking it to another level. Back in June I applied to become a Master Gardener for Cuyahoga County ....more

Tips for Writing Pet Sitter Instructions

Usually when we go on a short trip we take Lulu to the kennel. This works well for anywhere from one to three nights away from home. While we believe she is under responsible care at the kennel (which is under our veterinarian service), we know she doesn’t receive much one-on-one attention, does not receive walks and spends most of her days in a crate ....more

The Time I Shot a Gun

Sometimes I write posts based on experiences in my pre-blog life. This is one of them. Depending on where you grow up, shooting guns may be normal for hunting, clay pigeon shooting or target practice ....more

In Defense of Pumpkin Spice Latte

A post by a food blogger went viral earlier this week, and conveniently, at the same time Starbucks started selling their seasonal drink – the Pumpkin Spice Latte. Friends of mine who do not even read healthy living blogs were commenting about it and asking for my thoughts. The blogger’s post was reported on by USA Today and other media outlets ....more

An August Update on My Garden

Where did summer go?! Honestly I’ve been working on my garden a lot. It doesn’t look like much but weeding, pruning, watering and tending to plants is an ongoing chore ....more

What Makes You Feel Truly Radiant?

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant. All opinions are 100% mine. ra·di·ant (adjective) – sending out light; shining or glowing brightly ....more

My Love Affair With Yoga

Longtime readers know this used to be a “running blog.” For three years my tagline and blog name were all about running. I ran a lot. Forty-some races over the last four years ....more

Books I’ve Read Lately: August

Each month I’m sharing the books I’ve read recently. These three reads the past month. Six-Figure Freelancing, by Kelly James-Enger: Want to make the big bucks? ...more

The Holy Grail of Beach Glass

Only 1 in every 10,000 pieces of beach glass is typically orange in color. Tuesday night, during an impromptu beach stop, I found a piece of orange beach glass. I didn’t even think it was real at first ....more

Whatever I’m Doing Seems to be Working

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was reading a book that was really inspiring me to make some changes in my diet. I will recap the book more in a later post, but I wanted to share a bit today what I’ve changed...more