I thought, in order to keep my focus on moving forward and sticking to my New Years Resolutions, I would try to recap what actions I’ve taken towards my goals each week. My hope is that it helps to keep me accountable and who knows what other fun things may come out of all this….… Continue reading Resolutions Recap, Week 1
Our week is trudging along quite nicely. Boys got home late yesterday and we had just enough time to talk to them for a few minutes and then get them showered and to bed. My morning routine (waking up at 5am, journaling/meditating) is going so well – I am intensely enjoying that sacred time I… Continue reading A clean fridge is a happy fridge.
My resolutions are off to a good start so far. If you read my last post, one of my first goals this year was to improve both my morning and evening routines and so that’s where I’ve started. I thought I would share some free phone apps that I’m using to help towards my goal of… Continue reading On Meditation (and a few apps to help you on your way, too!)
Of course, the last few days of any year are an invitation for reflection, an opportunity to dream and to imagine what life would be like if we somehow managed to finagle the dedication and excitement we felt on the first of the year to the very end of that same year. How could things be… Continue reading The Next Year.
Remember that just the other day I mentioned I had been on an unexplained baking frenzy the last few weeks? Here is some small proof of my efforts – homemade peppermint bark. I’m addicted to the Williams Sonoma peppermint bark but luckily now, I can make it at home all the time and no longer… Continue reading Homemade Peppermint Bark
I was very recently tasked with baking a tourtiere, a French-Canadian meat pie. (And by very recently, I mean like, it’s in the oven as I am typing.) It’s been 20 years since I’ve tasted meat and cooking it always involves a lesson in trust. Because it’s been so long since I’ve eaten meat, I’ve… Continue reading The tourtiere.
For the first time in perhaps my entire life, I am embracing the idea of holiday baking. I’ve always said that I’m a better cook than a baker (and it’s true – I lack that certain je n’ais se quoi that most bakers seem to instinctively have) but for some unknown reason (I’ll blame Christmas), I’ve… Continue reading Holiday Baking.
I don’t know about you, but all the candy surrounding holidays like Halloween makes me want to try even harder to find fun, healthy ways we can celebrate holidays like this one with less refined sugar. (Plus, did anyone see the recent study about the connection between sugar and cancer?) Technically, Halloween isn’t a “recognized”… Continue reading Healthy Halloween Class Treats
Our school hosted its annual Trunk or Treat this past week and I was in charge of one of the grade’s trunks. The ToT coincides with the school’s book fair, so I piggybacked off their theme (fairy tales) to create this unusual, fairy-tale inspired trunk. It’s based off the Grimm’s tale, The Star Money, about… Continue reading The Star Money Fairy Tale Trunk or Treat
Yes, I am still busy over here meal planning! I haven’t shared lately because by the time I get my meals laid out, groceries ordered and picked up and back home, I’m wiped. And let’s be honest, too. Infant twins are a lot to handle. I wouldn’t trade them for the world, but there… Continue reading Meal Plan October Week 3 (Behind the Scenes!)