“the new normal”

I cannot tell you how many times I have heard the phrase “the new normal” in the past few months. While there are quite a few things that I know will be fixtures in the future such as masks will probably be an accessory that I will get very used to wearing for a long…

july garden update – surprise sunflowers!

Guess what – our strange cucumber plants – they are not cucumbers. We had been having doubts for a little while and as the plants continued to grow taller and taller we started to look into it, and we have Russian Mammoth sunflowers. These giant beasts can grow to be 12 feet tall and have…

another collection of empties – summer 2020

I have been saving my makeup, skincare, and bodycare empties for almost two years now. While this might seem weird for some I like it for a few different ways. For one it is nice for me to see it on an environmental level. I am trying to switch to more naked products and use…

quarantine cocktails

One of the unexpected benefits of being at home more is having the time to be creative with my drinks. Before we all started staying at home the only time that I got fun with a drink is when I went out to eat. At home I mainly stuck to wine and canned mixed drinks…

halfway through 2020 – looking back and looking forward

Well it won’t sound odd to anyone, but 2020 has certainly been a year so far. While there has been a lot of horrible things it has been comforting in a way knowing that this isn’t just something going on in our home. In a short note here are some of the things that have…

crazy plant lady – growing an indoor jungle

Some people have been nurturing sourdough starters during the pandemic, others have been working on their great novel, and yet others have been working through the entirety of Netflix. If you ask me what the past 3 months have held for me however, I will describe it in one word – PLANTS. Before we were…

too much rain – june gardening update

This past month has not felt like spring at all. I feel like there have been more rainy days than not and my garden has definitely been feeling it. Especially with items such as my lettuce there has been very little growth and I have tried replanting multiple times and there has only just now…

the best books about the enneagram

For the past year or so I have been very invested in the enneagram. Much of my daily interaction with it is through Instagram accounts (both serious and more funny), but I have also spent quite a bit of time reading books through the library as well as I have had the ability to read…

creating home – kitchen

The kitchen is very important to me. With a husband who cooks for a living and me who bakes when stressed we both need a space that allows us to have room in the kitchen to do the things we love as well as be a mixture of functional and pretty. When we were house…

30 days of yoga

Last year I tried to do yoga every day for a month, which you can read about here. This didn’t work out too well for me and it definitely didn’t happen. However this year I had a lot less to distract me from this goal so once again I set out to do yoga every…