The bees love my lavender.

Garden Adventures 2016

I absolutely love gardening! I never thought these words would come out of my mouth when I was growing up. Last year was the first time I planted my own garden, and it was such a success that I know I’ll always have one. Flower Bed Setup Happily, my peppermint, spearmint, lavender, oregano, and chives…

Books2015

Favorite Books of 2015

I managed to read 56 books in 2015, and goodreads put together this nice little overview of my reading. That is the most books I have read in a year since I signed up for Goodreads in 2012. I didn’t set out to read that many and a couple series I picked up definitely helped…

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Snail Mail My Email V

  Snail Mail My Email V kicks off today and this year will be my second year as a volunteer letter writer. Last year, I had a lot of fun creating letters as requested in the submissions that were sent my way, and I tried to fulfill each request as best as I could. Submit…

chocolate muffins

Triple Chocolate Oat Muffins

Yes, triple chocolate and healthy! Ever sinceย my Road to Inches coach, Amber shared the original version of this recipe with me, I have made these every time I’ve finished a batch. They are perfect for snacks between meals and fit perfectly in my lunch box. What I love the most is that are very quick…

eggs with vegetables

In love with Breakfast

I love breakfast. I never thought I would ever feel that way. Sure, I’ve always loved breakfast foods, but actually making myself breakfast every morning was not something I ever made an effort to do. My excuses were always along the lines of “I don’t have time”, “I’m not awake enough before I leave the…

Plant assortment

First Time Garden Adventures

Growing up, my mom always had a garden of some type, but I was never really interested in them and somehow managed to kill some of my indoor plants (horrible, I know). My thoughts on gardens have changed quite a bit and since we moved into a place that actually gives me the option to…

Astro Ice Cream

Astronaut Ice Cream

For the past four weeks, I have had the joy of receiving the LWA RSVPย Space themed mailings as curated by the truly awesome Donovan. In one of the mailings, I was dared to either eat or slap on a label and mail some astronaut ice cream. It was very tempting to try it myself (I’ve…