Light in the Darkness

“Come here…you have to see this!” 

I stepped outside into the summer night, “Look!” my husband exclaimed.  As my eyes adjusted, I could see a multitude of twinkling lights across the row of backyards.  It was dozens of fireflies, flashing on and off, sprinkling the night with magic.

You Scream, I Scream

Summer is here and it is hot! One of my favorite treats has always been ice cream. It is cold, smooth and satisfying on a hot, humid summer day (or cold winter day when I am dreaming of summer). Sadly, dairy decided it was no longer my friend. Thankfully, I found other frozen delicacies that help satisfy that craving for an icy, delicious treat. Grocery store non-dairy desserts can get spendy, so I have experimented with different homemade versions of “nice” cream. These are similar to a dessert found at a very famous mouse theme park but a lot cheaper! And it is fruit, so a healthy option.

Love

Who is your neighbor?

Mmmm…Bread!

Things have been a little crazy lately. When my world feels upside down, I long for things that are familiar and comforting. What fits the bill better than freshly baked bread? Next to the smell of coffee and fresh chocolate chip cookies, it is one of my favorite scents.

Still home…

Week two. How are you doing? My natural inclination (survival instinct) is to look for the positive. More time at home means more:

Be Still

What if? What now? How will I manage?

I Have Nothing to Wear: Update

January is my time to reflect and assess: finances, health, habits. I like to stop, take a breath and evaluate what I am doing and whether it still makes sense. Last fall I needed to clear out my closet and decided to give the capsule wardrobe a try (I Have Nothing to Wear). If you are not familiar, a capsule wardrobe is a collection of 30-40 essential, classic pieces that coordinate with each other to make a multitude of different outfits. It took me a while to whittle down my multi-size collection of clothes to decide what my capsule would contain, but once I committed it was on!

Healthy Holiday? Yes!

Whether you are trying to lose weight or just not gain, this time of year can be daunting with so many delicious treats everywhere! Even the highest level of willpower is tested by the sheer volume of seasonal delicacies. Here are a few helpful tips to help stay on track and tasty recipes that won’t leave you feeling deprived.

Love Story

Weddings make me cry.  To be fair, Hallmark commercials also make me cry. However, there is just something about a love story.  I don’t have to know the bride and groom well, or even at all!  Watching as the next chapter of a couple’s story unfolds is beautiful; sharing the moment they publicly vow to…