A Natural High

Natural High

Sometimes a beautiful day happens. And when it does, I’m left in awe at the raw happiness I’m still capable of. Lately, I’ve been feeling overwhelmed with work and life. Working part-time out of the home and part-time from home sounds nice, in theory, but it’s a lot to manage mentally. Further, I never really […]

Stream of Consciousness #soc #linkup

I’m back for the weekly SOC link-up with Jaime at Love, Jaime. Folks can link-up and free write for 5-7 minutes, so here goes! Lately, I’ve been hearing or reading a lot about how busy Americans are and how we overstimulate our children. Further, the column I wrote yesterday for our local paper was about […]

Free Greeting Card from Treat by Shutterfly #grandparentsday

Super cute, free greeting card, anyone? Um, yes, please! I just learned about a quick promotion that Treat by Shutterfly is offering. From now through September 2, you can order one free greeting card. Grandparent’s Day is on Sunday, September 7, so if you order quickly, you can receive your card just in time for […]

Quick & Easy Chicken Stir-Fry #WORLDFOODS #momsmeet #glutenfree

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Throughout my life, I’ve acquired and polished a number of interesting skills  (baton twirling, playing the flute, driving, waiting tables, snowboarding, changing diapers, nursing, running long distances, blogging, etc.). One skill, however, that was learned but not in the least polished, was cooking. I can follow a recipe, and I love well-prepared food, but I’ve […]

Buy Haywood’s Uniquely Local Food Crawl #golocal

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When my grandparents and parents were young, “farm-to-table” wasn’t a way to describe establishments that used locally-produced, farm-based foods; it was the way of life for most families. Somewhere along the way, from then to now, we got lost. Mass production became alluring, preservatives and additives extended the shelf-life of foods, technology and speedy transportation […]

Stream of Consciousness #SOCSaturday #linkup

I’m back for the weekly SOC link-up with Jaime at Love, Jaime. Folks can link-up and free write for 5-7 minutes, so here goes. I don’t know if I would love living in any ol’ small town, but I love living in my small town. We’re one of those small towns that’s featured in regional, […]

Thank God for Superhero Grandmas

Superhero grandmas

This week has been utterly overwhelming and exhausting for our family. Back-to-school for the big people, lack of routine for the little people, crazy schedules, little sleep, no exercise (ugh), fast food (even more ugh), etc. etc. There is absolutely, positively no way any of us could have survived without the grandmas. Our school system […]

Ode to Summer

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Ode to Summer by Susanna Barbee As the last weeks of summer debut I’m drawn to intricate scenes, cucumber buds and drops of dew Not long ago, these dog days awaited For sunny adventures we’d all anticipated Once an unknown, a blank slate, so to speak Now full of memories, a week at the beach, […]