Pretty little green beans

Our spring garden has sprung. We had only moderate success with fall so we were not too hopeful about spring , but here they are, the prettiest little pole beans I ever did see. Charlotte picked them from the vine and gobbled them up. Joys of summer are upon us.

All Grown Up With Baby-Led Weaning

Charlotte will always be my big girl. She will for the foreseeable future be bigger and stronger than her sister. Josephine, alternatively, has been the baby, my baby. She emerged into this world so small, so much smaller than Charlotte. It almost felt like she could never change, never get bigger. We spent so much of the…

Mighty Little Chia Seeds

I recently watched the documentary, “Forks over Knives” and it has me reeling. The research they present showing the ill effects of ALL animal protein is staggering, saddening and alarming. It made me start to re-evaluate the way we eat. It also had me making my way to the library for some vegan cookbooks. I…

Tropical Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

I have fond memories of the classic creamsicle, orange and vanilla ice cream were dreamy and delicious. There is also the yummy orange julius that has the same flavor profile. These days, we try to avoid processed sugars and artificial flavors so we make our own for breakfast often. This one has whole milk yogurt…

Life

“Life should be lived beautifully every single day” -Mandy Kellogg Rye

Homemade Bubbles Recipe

Charlotte and I have been enjoying the warm weather out on our porch blowing bubbles together. Simple pleasures right? We made our own bubble mix and were somewhat happy with the mix until my good friend Jackie passed along an even better recipe that saved the day and makes enough bubbles for months for about $1. We use them…

Homemade Monochromatic Crayons

Earlier this week we were hit with a freak hail storm and we were more or less trapped inside. We decided to explore within our walls and make some new crayons. Skinny stick crayons wrapped in colored paper just seem to get broken or need sharpening. I love the monochromatic look (many shades of the…

Finding a Rhythm (with Waldorf-Inspired Daily Rhythm Printable)

Charlotte has been home with me now for a few weeks and we are slowly finding a rhythm for our small family. Now that she doesn’t have anywhere to be, she wakes up slowly and takes her time helping to prepare and to eat breakfast. She helps me with almost every chore and takes time…

Homemade Brown Sugar (Using Demerara or Turbinado Sugar)

Turbinado and Demerara sugar are delicious alternatives to white table sugar. Both have larger crystals and naturally have a hint of carmel flavor.  I started using Demerara in my coffee and mmmmmmmm. They also has more trace minerals than the regular variety so if I am going to use sugar, I try to use turbinado or Demerara. Many…