12 Easy Ways to Increase Sustainability

Many of these habits bring more joy to my life than the convenience that they may take away. That said, taking care of the environment is worth effort and dedication, because it’s our home and the home for future generations. Sustainability can seem overwhelming and impossible to do perfectly, but I hope you can see by this post that every little bit counts and that it can be a journey of education and gradual progress. 

How to Not Have a Microwave

I’m honestly thankful that our microwave started sounding like it was gearing up to explode, because it made me try something I had never even considered beforehand. The amount of processed food, especially frozen processed food, that we eat has not only decreased, but we enjoy the products that we do have more because of how and how often we prepare them.

Easy Sourdough Loaf and Routine

I can’t believe this is my first post dedicated to sourdough, as it is a big part of my weekly routine. Let me preface this post by saying I am by no means a sourdough expert. Everything that I know about sourdough has been from quick, online searches and learning what works for me. I’ve… Continue reading Easy Sourdough Loaf and Routine

Cooking for Seasonal Allergies

What a weird week it’s been for my family. Between my husband being personally victimized by seasonal allergies and my son deciding to both skip naps and rapidly develop into a full-blown toddler right before my eyes, I have been running around trying to hold my household together. I can’t rid allergies with a magic… Continue reading Cooking for Seasonal Allergies

Starting Seeds Inside Zone 6: 2022 Gardening Kickoff

Welcome to the 2022 Gardening Series Kickoff! Let me be clear before I start, I am not a gardening expert. My experience with droopy aloe plants and wimpy carrots is testament to that; however, growing your own food and surrounding yourself with plants that you care for is incredibly rewarding both mentally and physically. Historically,… Continue reading Starting Seeds Inside Zone 6: 2022 Gardening Kickoff

Which Vegan Butter is Best: Baked and Melted

After writing my last blog post on dairy-free alternatives, I got inspired to do more product tests and reviews. To start off this experimental series, I put four of the major plant-based butters through both a sweet and savory test: Earth Balance, Miyoko’s Creamery, Country Crock, and Flora. For the first round, I baked four… Continue reading Which Vegan Butter is Best: Baked and Melted