There are times when you walk into your kitchen at 5 pm and staring aimlessly into your refrigerator, then you walk past your pantry with an empty stomach and as you hear yourself sigh a deep sigh, you know you’re in trouble. The witching hour has begun.  Your kids are whiny, and your husband just […]

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Chicken, Cooking, Family, Healthy Living, Lifestyle

The Best Easy Pasta Dish You Can Make

   My garden produced more zucchini this year than it has in the past seven years combined!  I didn’t even have my normal “to the death” fight with the arch-nemesis of all cucurbits, the ugly, mean squash bugs. I gave away zucchini, I grated and froze zucchini, I added zucchini to homemade marinara sauce, I […]

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Baked Goods, Beef, Cooking, Food, Grain Free, Healthy Living, Organic Gardening, Recipes

Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread

The weather is finally cooling off and the leaves on the trees are slowly beginning to show their vibrant reds, golds, and oranges.  This can mean only one thing:  IT’S TIME FOR SUNDAY SOUP GROUP!!! “What the heck is Sunday Soup Group”, you might be asking.  Well, let me be the one to introduce you […]

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Ancient Grains, Baked Goods, Chicken, Cooking, Family, Food, Healthy Living, Lifestyle, Soup

Do You Love Soup?

How Well Did You Sleep Last Night? Every morning my husband I greet each other with a nod or a kiss, pour a cup of coffee, and then ask, “So, how’d you sleep last night?”  I think we started this tradition because we’ve both gone through way too many sleepless nights and   And I […]

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Healthy Living, Inspiration, Life Purpose, Mid-Life, Oils

Didn’t Sleep Well Last Night? My Map To Dreamland

When The Love Is Gone – “I love you, but I’m tired of this and if you would shrivel up and die, I’d be thrilled.” Those were my thoughts this morning as I stared down at my oversized zucchini plant and picked yet another beautiful green squash from the midst of its massive leaves. You’d […]

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Healthy Living, Inspiration, Life Purpose, Lifestyle, Organic Gardening

Four Tips To Keep You From Quitting

My husband, Garry, has been in California this week, leaving Annie and me here to hold down the fort.  The first day he was gone Annie and I went shopping, watched a movie, did a bit of gardening – just everyday girl stuff.  So yesterday I decided we should take a day trip and visit […]

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Baked Goods, Blog, Food, Grain Free, Healthy Living, Organic Gardening

Extra Zucchini? Bake A Chocolate Zucchini Cake!

The weather here in Virginia is already starting to heat up and the realization that summer is right around the corner becomes more evident every day.  Early mornings are now when you’ll find me out working in my garden as I attempt to care for and water my plants before the heat becomes too unbearable.  […]

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Food, Fruit, Healthy Living, Organic Gardening, Recipes

When Your Garden Gives You Peppers, Pickle Them!

My Easter Morning Realization I woke up early on Easter morning, poured my coffee, applied my beloved Green Tea-Algae Mask, grabbed my journal and enjoyed a few minutes of peace of the holiday.   After I washed off my mask, I completed my morning facial routine,* poured a second cup of coffee and waited for […]

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Facial Products, Healthy Living, Inspiration, Mid-Life

What Your Skin Is Craving

My Interview With A Fairweather, But Happy Gardener! (For today’s blog post, I had hoped to speak with an internationally renowned gardener, but it turned out, I was put in contact with a mom who loves to try her hand at growing organic vegetables and fruits.  I know you’ll enjoy her insights!) *Good morning Jody, […]

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environment, Healthy Living, Lifestyle, Organic Gardening

Start Your Garden With What You Have

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