As you may have gathered, traveling is my number one hobby. And some thing I (and everyone) am unable to do for the foreseeable future. One of my favorite parts of traveling is THE FOOD. So how can I bring a little bit of my travel + food love inside the home? By traveling with my cookbooks. While attempting to make some delicious and different recipes from some favorite places around the world might not be quite the same as experiencing the cuisine in person… it’s the best I have at the moment! So without further ado… here are my favorite “travel” cookbooks.… // Continue reading.
Although it may seem like life is at a standstill, the seasons still change and nature continues its cycle. This May, connect with nature… feel the cool breeze in the mornings, dine al fresco, tend to your gardens and plants, take walks and notice the birds, open the curtains every morning…
“April is the cruelest month, breeding
lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
memory and desire, stirring
dull roots with spring rain.”
― T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land
It’s been some week, huh? I’m sure you are consuming enough news at this point to know the facts about coronavirus and how best to keep immune compromised populations healthy. And, yes, that means “social distance”. My husband and I have both worked from home for many years now so we haven’t taken a huge hit to our day to day activities… but I admit, it’s tough to not go stir crazy. Right now, we’ve been hanging at home except for grocery or takeout pick ups and the occasional quick errand. So what are we to do in our non-working hours?… // Continue reading.
Last year, I focused on greatly minimizing my skincare routine (see my morning routine here and nighttime routine here). My skin was a dry mess due to some health issues at the time so my focus was solely on healing. Fast forward to 2020 and my skin is so much better and I seem to have found a system that works. However, on my ongoing quest to make small changes that support a healthier planet, I’ve decided to focus on spending my money on more cruelty free products. (FYI: Cruelty Free Kitty is my go to site on finding brands that that are cruelty free.)… // Continue reading.