Sara is her name; I remember her face. And her children’s faces. Her words. Her photographs. Her dreams.
Her blog, Farmama, was deeply inspiring. She and I shared so many common interests- but she was living the life I only dreamed about. Her world fascinated me. Just by her nature, she attracted a community who fed a part of their souls by reading the posts she shared. She was honest, vulnerable, creative. Read more
Wasn’t I just writing about that?! Apparently, I’m not a quick learner. Don’t get me wrong; I’m really happy with my project. It looks just the way I envisioned it… minus a few cracks. It’s beautiful, bright, and functional. Mostly. Mostly functional. ( * sigh * )
You’ve seen the cool address signs on Pinterest, right? The ones that use tons of nails or screws? Like this one: Read more
They can look pretty weird; I’m not going to lie. Weird and fascinating. I know they sure caught my eye the first time I noticed the curly cue tendrils of wild onions jutting out of the ground.
As I write, I’ve already made my first “shopping trip” through my yard snipping wild onion stalks and dandelion leaves. Soon my wild violets will be blooming. As I roam around, filling my colander, I can’t help but think that these edibles are some sort of peace offering for enduring the cold dormancy of winter. Read more
If you're a maker, you know there are two ways to take this question: compliment or condescending.
We have a burning need to create written into our DNA. We can’t NOT be creating. Creatives yearn to make beauty, to make a point, express what we struggle to articulate, or, just fill a need. We toil away to bring our ideas into reality. And oftentimes, we collide with the reality that our skills aren’t up to par. But we carry on. Because making is what we do.
According to Prevention.com, it can take autoimmune disease sufferers 5 to 10 years to be diagnosed. Here in the US, there are nearly 24 million autoimmune disease patients, as estimated by the NIH. However, if you’re asking the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc., that number jumps to 50 million. In contrast, cancer affects about 9 million, and heart disease 22 million.
There’s no question that the rate of increase for autoimmune diseases is out of control. Once considered a western world problem, it’s now a pandemic crisis. And medicine is nowhere near understanding – much less treating – these complex conditions. Read more
On the heels of dishing out my favorite coffee hacks, today I’m sharing my sleepy tea blend. (If you’ve tried all eight coffee hacks in one day, no tea is going to help you sleep, my friend. You’ll just have to wait it out.)
Like so many with autoimmune disease, my sleep needs are like a yo-yo. There are those times when I cannot sleep more than 4 hours. Then there are other times when I’m out for 12 hours, and need several naps during the day. If this describes you, you know how beat-your-head-against-the-wall frustrating it is.Read more
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I’m a coffee snob and I am not ashamed. I love a smooth shot of espresso, full bodied with a thick layer of crema on top. Dark roasts, light roasts, medium roasts, and city roasts all have a place in my heart. Lattes are nice. Cappuccinos are lovely. And breves? Divine.
My love for the bean runs deep; taking root long before I worked as a barista. Even after working with expensive equipment, some of my favorite coffees are the simple drinks that can be made at home. The following coffee hacks require equipment you likely already have: a drip-style coffee maker, a blender, and a citrus zester, or grater.Read more
Sometimes, it’s the little things that really nail you. Know what I mean? Those easily missed details that, once you see them, change your perception. Discoveries like that are so much fun. And sometimes very personal. Read more