Friday Faves: Lärabars

Food & Pregnancy – Before I got pregnant, I never really thought about what my relationship with food would be like during pregnancy. If I thought about it at all, it was fleeting and with the impression that I’d just be having cravings and eating more. So far, at 16 weeks pregnant, I’ve deemed that… Read more ›

A Lifelong Love of Butterflies

A Hidden Delight – I love butterflies. I remember chasing them as a child, making arts and crafts to resemble them during grade school and high school, and working hands-on with them at a nonprofit university research facility called Monarch Watch. So, you can imagine my delight when I saw a big butterfly on our… Read more ›

Shifting Directions

A Time to Reflect – The past week marked Damon & I’s 5th Wedding Anniversary. To celebrate, we vacationed for a week in Park City, Utah. We’d never been to Utah before, but had heard good things, so we decided it sounded like a fun adventure. And looking back, it was everything we’d hoped for… Read more ›

The Best Chocolate Cake Ever

A Special Occasion Dessert – Sometimes there’s just not much to say about a recipe other than, “you have to try it—it’s so good!” Well, this is one of those recipes! I found it flipping through an old Kraft: Food & Family magazine. It was about 10 years ago, when Damon and I were still… Read more ›

The Art of Doodling

Lost Somewhere Along the Way – When I was little, like most kids, I doodled A LOT. From preschool to 6th grade, I remember doodling lots of cats, butterflies, and big eyed characters. I even enjoyed coming up with storylines and expanding a few doodles into short storybooks. But sometime after 6th grade I just… Read more ›

Anything Worth Doing Is Worth Doing Badly

It Doesn’t Have To Be Perfect – I’ve talked about my perfectionist tendencies a few times on the blog, but talking about them doesn’t help me get over them. Doing something about them, on the other hand, does help. So, this week I knew I wanted to paint something. But I just kept thinking, and… Read more ›

Cultivating Good Habits

Habits: The Good & The Bad – I’ve been thinking about doing this topic for a while now. But haven’t gotten around to it, because…well, bad habits got in the way. Actually, it might be more accurate to say the lack of any habits contributed to the delay. It’s been five months since I’ve made… Read more ›