• Life After PreTerm Delivery

    August 7, 2021 by

    To read about My Birth Journey visit my blog post here. After delivering my daughter at only 32 weeks, I experienced a huge range of emotions. Of course after any birth experience there are bound to be feelings caused by not only the act of giving birth but all of the hormones surging through our… Read more

  • My Birth Journey

    July 27, 2021 by

    When you see the title – My Birth Journey – what do you imagine? For me, it’s a story of waking up in the middle of the night to your water breaking, telling your husband to grab your bags, rushing to the hospital and laboring through the night all to welcome a tiny baby into… Read more

  • 5 Maternity Must Haves and What Not to Waste Your Money On

    May 4, 2021 by

    The maternity industry, like many others, is a cash cow (no pun intended). Slap a maternity label on something and you can be sure you’ll get an ad for it during your 9 months of pregnancy. Everything from maternity tees to maternity underwear to maternity shoes – if you use it pre-pregnancy, someone somewhere has… Read more

  • Emotional Symptoms are the Hardest Part

    March 30, 2021 by

    I’m almost six months pregnant and I can hardly believe it. The time has gone by so quickly so far and I never expected that it would feel this fast. Pregnancy has brought on many things I haven’t expected and luckily has also left some things out that I fully expected to happen. I didn’t… Read more

  • I’m a Pregnancy Imposter

    January 19, 2021 by

    I can’t be pregnant. I mean, I know both pregnancy tests said I was, but that’s impossible. My doctor could be mistaken – right? I know that he said I was pregnant, but what if it’s gone now? What if I go into my next appointment and suddenly it’s not there anymore? What if I… Read more

  • I thought I never wanted to get pregnant…

    January 12, 2021 by

    I never thought I wanted kids. To be honest, the thought has always kind of terrified me, and it took me getting pregnant to finally understand why… I’ve always said that I would never have children. I didn’t want the responsibility, the burden, the change. I was adamant. Fast forward to the year of my… Read more

  • New Years Resolution 2021 + 2020 Resolution Recap

    January 4, 2021 by

    2020 was a wild ride. Between the pandemic, the social unrest, and the overall uncertainty of life, I can’t say I did much to focus on my resolutions. Rather, I just tried to live life to the best of my ability without going insane. I will say however, I think that overall I did end… Read more

  • How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

    November 3, 2020 by

    Fall is pumpkin season! Pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice lattes – everyone is going crazy for pumpkins! But let’s not forget the rest of the pumpkin – let’s remember to roast the seeds. Letting food go to waste is not the business, especially when that food can be a bit pricey when purchased in… Read more

  • 5 Ways to Stay Focused When Working From Home

    September 9, 2020 by

    Life has been a little crazy lately. Well, maybe it’s not lately, to be honest it’s starting to feel like it’s been this way forever. Currently, we’re on our sixth month of COVID fun-times, and it doesn’t look like things are going back to normal anytime soon (efffffff). But things aren’t all bad, at least… Read more

  • DIY Dried Herbs

    August 7, 2020 by

    Having a garden can be so fulfilling. From picking to preserving the process can be as long or as short as you want it to be and you can reap the benefits of your hard work for longer than your gardening season if you plan it. When I first started gardening, I started out small… Read more

  • 5 Tips for Camping with Dogs

    July 8, 2020 by

    Camping is the perfect dog-friendly vacation. Most times that my husband and I camp we bring our three dogs with us – two weiner dog mixes and a German Shepherd – and each time we feel like we figure out something new that makes us and them more comfortable. It’s nice to be able to… Read more

  • Weekend Camping Menu For Two

    July 2, 2020 by

    This weekend was absolutely perfect! The hubby and I packed up our three dogs and our pop-up camper and headed out of town for a quick Friday night through Sunday afternoon trip. We went to one of our favorite places, called Collins Lake. It’s one of our favorites for a few reasons – one, it’s… Read more

  • Vegan Sautéed Veggies

    June 12, 2020 by

    I was perusing Instagram the other day when I ran across a post of a fellow gardener pulling baby carrots from one of their garden beds. And I don’t mean baby carrots like the ones you buy in the store that look like toe-nubs (sorry, but they do). The carrots they pulled out of the… Read more

  • Vegan Potato Salad

    June 8, 2020 by

    Spring transitioning into summer months is probably my favorite time of the year. The days aren’t too hot yet and the evenings still cool down enough to wear a sweatshirt. It’s the perfect weather for barbecuing. Cooking and eating outside is a warm weather activity that I wait for all year, and luckily, living in… Read more

  • Vegan Zucchini Fritters

    June 3, 2020 by

    Summer is just about here and at my house that means it’s time for all things zucchini! My garden has only two zucchini plants this year, but already I’ve harvested two and have 3 more growing. Because of this influx of all green goodness, I’m looking into new and delicious ways to prepare this versatile… Read more

  • I Stand With You

    June 3, 2020 by

    The world has been crazy lately. This craziness has manifested itself in many different ways it seems, whether it be the pandemic, the stay-at-home orders, the George Floyd movement happening across the country, or just daily life in general. It’s been difficult to want to come on here and write about anything with so much… Read more

  • Vegan Butternut Squash Soup with Sage Croutons

    March 20, 2020 by

    During times like these, it’s comforting to have food that has a long shelf life. Butternut squash, along with most other winter squashes, will last 1-2 months if stored in a cool, dark place like a pantry. This makes it a great pantry stocking option that is nutritious as well as tasty. Another great reason… Read more

  • Vegan Buffalo Sweet Potatoes

    March 18, 2020 by

    Things are getting crazy here in California amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. I won’t get too much into it in this post (might do another one later), but what I will say is there are some silver linings mixed in with the chaos. One of those silver linings is having the time at home to prepare… Read more

  • Vegan Teriyaki Tofu Bowls

    March 8, 2020 by

    Tofu is not something we eat very often in our house, but when I do make it, I want it to be as flavorful and least tofu-like as possible. This teriyaki bowl recipe is a great vegan substitute for a typical chicken teriyaki bowl with vegetables and rice. If you prefer to not include tofu,… Read more

  • Quick & Easy Vegan Enchiladas

    February 24, 2020 by

    I could probably eat Mexican-style food every day for a year and not grow tired of it. Even eating as a vegan without real cheese, Mexican food is hands down some of the tastiest and satisfying type of food out there. I love this recipe in particular because it’s packed with veggies, it’s quick and… Read more

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