February 3, 2017 Sarah 0Comment

I made it about ten days doing everything right. I was feeling good and doing well, although day 9 and 10 I had to walk away from the kitchen. I wasn’t hungry, just trying to avoid old after kids bedtime snacking habits. I even made it through my birthday without eating cake, and opted for a fruit salad instead. But then, I got strep throat. The first day, I didn’t eat much at all, and the second day, all I wanted and could eat was ice cream. So I broke the Whole30 rules and had some. That took me down…

January 30, 2017 Evie 1Comment

My home is my sanctuary. Is that cheesy? Yeah, but I don’t care because it’s true. I spend so much of my day at home with young kids that I need it to be a place that makes me feel happy, productive, and inspired. So I give a lot of thought to how the space looks. I also just love interior design. I could spend hours perusing Pinterest for inspiration. The only problem is I’m a little lazy. I’m great with the big stuff: picking out a new couch, selecting an accent wall color. I’m decisive and confident—no wavering here. It’s just that when…

January 19, 2017 Evie 0Comment

Are you someone who makes New Year’s resolutions? I love the chance to think through what worked for me in a year, and what aspects of my life I’d like to adjust. It seems like each year, without fail, I promise myself more time for creativity. For me, being able to sit down with a paintbrush, or with the goal of creative writing, or a list of new ingredients I’ve never tried makes me feel whole. Creativity = self-care To that end, I bought myself a year-long membership to Skillshare in January 2016. If you’re not familiar with Skillshare, here’s how the community…

January 8, 2017 Sarah 0Comment

Ok, so I’m eight days into the Whole30. And it has been a very difficult, but rewarding week. This is really hard. There have been some expected results of week one, and unexpected results of week one. Here it goes: 1. Headaches the first few days. Whew, the withdrawal. I think I went to bed at 7 on the second night because I had a pounding headache. I didn’t realize how much my body craved the sugar. 2. My Sink Is Full Every Night This lifestyle commitment requires some serious cooking. Nothing is processed, so every meal is created from…

January 1, 2017 Sarah 0Comment

As I write this, I’m enjoying my lunch, which consists of steamed broccoli, raw carrots, two hard boiled eggs and a tall glass of water. I’m slightly missing the hunk of parmesan cheese  I usually eat and the handful of bagel chips. And I’m definitely missing the Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper I usually enjoy. But, with no carbs or dairy in sight, I’m pretending those crunchy carrots are bagel chips. It’s not bad so far, but this is my easy time of day. Tonight will be a different story, especially with that yummy cake I made last night staring at…

December 13, 2016 Evie 1Comment

I was never going to be one of those parents with a “picky eater.” I hate picky eaters, especially adult picky eaters—the type who ask for substitutions at restaurants for no legitimate reason whatsoever. As someone who grew up eating fresh octopus and whole lambs roasted in my backyard, I admire adventurous eaters, and I intended to raise them. My first kid came along and proved my assumption that picky eaters were coddled by well meaning parents. I offered her everything we ate, and she was mostly a willing participant. I mean, the child would eat! Clearly, I was to be congratulated. So…