Our Sustainable Living Inventory

It's April, aka Earth Month. This is the time of year when we see an influx of earth-friendly messages and community events, when people are (at least talking about) planting trees and everyone is just a little bit more aware of their impact on the environment. So, I figured this in celebration of Earth Day … Continue reading Our Sustainable Living Inventory

We ran out of toothpaste, so I made some!

Rather than going to the store to purchase more, I thought I'd try to make my own toothpaste. There are a few reasons I wanted to try making my own toothpaste:#1 - I feel absolutely HORRIBLE every time I throw away an empty plastic toothpaste tube. I know that plastic is going to sit in … Continue reading We ran out of toothpaste, so I made some!

A House that Love Built

We found some time this week for a fun family project (and finally got around to using a cookie house kit we purchased back in December!). Before we started, I swapped some of the candies that came in the kit with pink and purple ones from our candy jar to make it feel a little … Continue reading A House that Love Built

Our Bookworm Christmas Tree

This is our first Christmas together as a married couple, as our own family unit. For the last few years of celebrating Christmas together, we've each been joining in the other's family traditions. Whether it's cookie baking, the way we do gift exchanges, or just where and when we聽gather聽with everyone to spend time together. The … Continue reading Our Bookworm Christmas Tree

We’re Going to Turn Into Pumpkins!

It's fall...and that means it's pumpkin season! If I wasn't already aware of that fact, just a few minutes in the supermarket would be notification enough. Pumpkin spice has taken over!聽 It's just so exciting to try聽all of the聽pumpkin and pumpkin spice versions of our favorite foods. (I didn't buy聽the pumpkin pasta sauce this time, … Continue reading We’re Going to Turn Into Pumpkins!

Hot Summer Days and Silver Linings

It's been hot this summer, like really hot, like immediately-melt-the-ice-in-your-drink hot. We're talking humid, stifling, 90-degree temperatures聽for the last few days. And our air conditioner is not working. (We're in the process of fixing it. It seems like it聽is only in need of a small repair, not聽actually聽"broken." At least, we hope.) So, over the last … Continue reading Hot Summer Days and Silver Linings

Some men bring home flowers…

Some men bring home flowers; my husband brings home books. Please don't get me wrong. I really do like flowers and the way they look and smell, warming up the house,聽but my husband knows that I like books even more. He knows how much I love to read and how much I love to be … Continue reading Some men bring home flowers…