Making Our Own Entertainment: How to Escape Netflix and Create Real Fun With Your Family and Friends

Making Our Own Entertainment: How to Escape Netflix and Create Real Fun With Your Family and Friends

This post contains affiliate links. For more info see here. Making your own entertainment…do boardgames instantly come to mind? I like the occasional rousing game of Taboo, and recently played a super fun game called Codenames with my brother and his family. But on the whole, my husband and I are not drawn to boardgames. So … Read More

Why We Buy Seasonal and Local Food (link to guide)

Why We Buy Seasonal and Local Food (link to guide)

We once lived in a land where finding seasonal, local food was as easy as walking down the street and handing a few bucks to the guy running the fruit stand. The farmers market was big and lively and operated year round. We completely took this for granted. Then we moved away and realized how … Read More

In the Library Lately | My Recommendations for Two Reads and a Listen #2

In the Library Lately | My Recommendations for Two Reads and a Listen #2

This post contains affiliate links. For more info, see here. Aaaaand welcome back to Part 2 of my monthly (almost) recommendations for two reads and a listen.  (You can check out Part 1 here.) Just to catch you up if you are new around here, I recently challenged myself to read more, and as part … Read More

How to Wrap Christmas Presents and Save the Planet at the Same Time

How to Wrap Christmas Presents and Save the Planet at the Same Time

Wrapping Christmas presents is one of the most delightful Advent activities. Personally, I have such a hard time finding gifts for people that, when I do find something that I think they will like, I get really excited and feel very proud as I wrap the gift and make the package beautiful. And the hippie/spend-thrift … Read More

In the Library Lately | My Recommendations for Two Reads and a Listen #1

In the Library Lately | My Recommendations for Two Reads and a Listen #1

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” – Cicero My family celebrates the Feast of the Three Kings with books.  As children, we would wake up on the 12th Day of Christmas to find book-shaped packages under the tree, with tags that read, “from Gaspar, Melchior and Balthasar.”  Movie … Read More