Category Archives: Lifestyle

A Slice of Organic Life – A Is For April…And Asparagus

Longer daylight hours, warm rainy days, bits of green poking out of the hard ground…it’s finally Springtime, yo. With Spring comes all sorts of in-season produce. Off the top of your head, do you know what produce is fresh and available each month? Some of us have a slight idea: berries in the summer and…

20 Must Have Items for Every Cook, Newbie or Not

In recent conversation, a friend (who considers herself a “newbie cook”), shared a kitchen frustration with me. “I always want to try new recipes, but it seems I never have the right ingredients on hand! I hate going into the store and searching for products which I may never use again. I wish someone would…

Foodie Pen Pal: November Reveal

Foodie Pen Pals is a fun program started by Lindsey at The Lean Green Bean. Basically, it’s a “snail mail” program where you get to send a complete stranger a box of fun food goodies. All the while, another person is sending you one! Of course, there are some other rules so be sure to…

It’s Your Thing, Do What You Wanna Do

How often do you get to do what you want to do? I don’t mean spending time with the kids or cleaning out the closet mess you’ve been looking at for years days, I’m talking about what you REALLY WANT to do. It seems like everyone is so caught up in “getting stuff done” or…

Take Your Kids Around the World: Culinary Passport

When friends realize we are an “organic living” family, they tend to have a lot of questions and concerns. Them: “Where do you buy food?” Me: “At many of the same stores in which you already shop.” Them: “How do you NOT eat fast food?” Me: “I just don’t go there. To be honest, I…

Join Me For The Best Hors and Cocks

…That would be hors d’oeuvres and cocktails for all of my non-gutter minded friends. Hey, do you expect anything less of me? Even though it’s been gorgeous here in the Midwest, the official first day of summer happens in less than two weeks…June 20th to be exact. In celebration of the “longest day of the…

I’m A Yo-Getter, Yo!

Being an “organic family,” I can’t even begin to guess how much Stonyfield yogurt and milk we have purchased over the years. Therefore, you can imagine my excitement when I first got to meet the great folks from Stonyfield and then be invited to become one of their “Yo-Getter” ambassadors! Yay me! Since the program…

Food Is My Love Language

Are you familiar with love languages? It’s this idea that everyone fits into different styles of loving. By knowing and understanding how you and your family “love”, it can lead to better communication and stronger relationships. For instance, some people need words of affirmation; they need to hear that they are loved and appreciated. Others…

Brands & Bloggers Radio (#bbradio)

How humbling! This week, I was asked by Social RevUp to participate in their weekly Blog Talk Radio program, Brands & Bloggers Radio. It’s a live internet radio broadcast that features three bloggers, from across the country, discussing their personal experiences with blogging and what they recommend when working with brands. Last night, our broadcast…

We’ve Reached a Million!

Together, we did it! Together, we set a record for comments on a food petition submitted to the FDA…one MILLION! Together, we CAN make a difference! If you have not yet signed the Just Label It petition, I encourage you to do so today. If you are not aware, the Just Label It campaign is…