First Bakes: Yellow Zucchini Bread

How did I manage to go this long without baking zucchini bread? It’s not like I didn’t see the thousands of pins exulting in praise for the beloved loaf. Maybe, deep down I thought it would be the bread form of the pumpkin spice latte (aka overhyped and underwhelming). I don’t know, but when my…

Adventures in Micro Homesteading

Confession: I’m secretly obsessed with watching homestead videos on YouTube. There’s something about watching people grow their own produce and raise their own animals that really inspires me. It also makes me feel completely useless, but let’s not digress. Last year, I started growing food. My peppers and tomatoes turned out pretty good. The basil…

Reasons Why I HATE Gardening

For the record, I DO NOT have a green thumb. In fact, I only took up gardening out of sheer vanity. Flowers are pretty and I wanted my house to look pretty. It was supposed to be easy…lies. I thought it would be cheap, again, LIES. I was promised it would be soothing! Well, I…

Blue for You: Guest Room Redo

If you’re anything like me, picking a paint color can takes days, heck even weeks! When I decided it was time to redo our guest room, I knew I wanted to go dark. Initially, I thought about painting the room black. I thought, won’t it look nice with all the white crown molding and trim?…

Bathroom Refresh

Hey y’all. It’s been a while, how have you been? Anything noteworthy happening in your neck of the woods? I’ve still been slugging away, trying to keep up with the Kondo craze currently sweeping through the nation. I took a break to the redo our main floor bathroom. That much folding and sparking joy left…

Digital Claustrophobia

Dear Blogosphere, WTF? What’s with all the mixed messages? One minute I’m being told to choose a specific audience and cater my content to them, don’t stray from your niche…OR ELSE! The next minute I’m being told to write what I please and the followers will…you know, follow. Well, I’m digitally claustrophobic. I love writing…

Love Letter to Aloe Vera

My Dearest Aloe Vera, Thank you for the years of enduring commitment to growth. You’ve taught me so many vital lessons. Through you, I learned the importance of loving yourself even when no one waters loves you and to grow in the face of adversity (aka neglect). You showed me the importance of moderation. The…

Pesto Please

During the week, I prefer easy meals. Who doesn’t? I never want to sacrifice flavor for efficiency and with this Pesto, I don’t have to. Pull out your timers because this recipe comes together in 10 mins or less! What I love: Besides the quick prep, I also love how few items are used to…

Kondo Krazy

Am I the only one that thinks the universe is constantly trying to communicate with me? It really is! I’ve spent the last two weeks whipping my house into shape so I can live my best life all 2019. I’ve organized the master bath and kitchen, gave the guest bath a refresh, put Christmas away…

Kitchen Feng Shui

Hey Guys! Welcome back, I hope your week is going well. As promised, I’m going to be discussing changes I’ve made around the house to help me keep my new year’s resolutions. As I was thinking about organizing my kitchen, the Feng Shui concept came to mind. When I decorated my living room, I was…

World’s Easiest Salmon

If so, you can totally make this delicious salmon dish! There is 0 prep time, only one ingredient and it’s nearly impossible to mess up! The best part is you can prep the rest of your dinner while the salmon cooks so it’s also a major time saver! You’re welcome. Before we get to the…