Weekly Recipe Roundup – Week of January 4, 2015

Good morning my lovely readers.  I have 5 recipes for you in this week’s roundup.  And quite a variety too: only one meat dish, a couple of vegan options, and a paleo slow cooker “oatmeal.”  I am surprising myself with the vegetarian kick I have been on.  I guess I am feeling like I need more veggies after the holidays.  Luckily there are lots of yummy options available.  Let me know if try any of these and how they work out for you.  Happy eating! Continue reading Weekly Recipe Roundup – Week of January 4, 2015

Blogging101 – My first Assignment for Blogging U.

Hello my lovely readers!  Have I mentioned how much I appreciate you recently?  Well let me take a minute to say thank you for being here.  I really do appreciate it.  I am just starting my fourth week as a blogger, but I am really liking it.  It is a fun way to connect – both with people to whom I am already close but don’t get to see everyday and with people who I have never met but come form all sorts of interesting places and backgrounds.

Today I am starting a 30-day Blogging101 course that is a part of WordPress’s Blogging U.  I will have daily assignments, but not all of them will be to publish posts.  The assignments that are published posts will be tagged Blogging101 and I will post them in my Foundations category. Continue reading Blogging101 – My first Assignment for Blogging U.

New Year’s Resolutions 2015

I have to be honest and admit that I am publishing this post reluctantly. This is for two main reasons. First, because I feel a little self-conscious about it. I was the kid who couldn’t keep a diary for very long because when I would go back and read the entries I was embarrassed by them. And no one but me was even reading them! So here I am twenty-some-odd years later writing a post that I am afraid will make me feel silly in a few weeks. Second, because my life is about to change in a big way. Tomorrow marks 37 weeks for our pregnancy. I know that when my daughter arrives my life will change forever, and so I am a little hesitant to make resolutions when I have no idea how or if they will fit into my new life.

However, I think there is something sacred about reflection and setting an intention. So, I am going to risk sharing a few resolutions for 2015 with you. Hopefully, this will keep me as accountable as is reasonable, and might give someone else out there an idea for setting his or her own intention. Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions 2015

Recipe Roundup – New Year’s Edition

Happy New Year Everyone! So last Dec 31, Will and I got married in the Florida Keys.  We had a huge party at a resort with about 100 guests and we were all fancy and stuff.  This year, we stayed at home in our PJs and hung out with our pups on the couch.  Couldn’t have been more different, but we still managed to have a good time.  I hope you have someone in your life with whom you can fully enjoy all kinds of moments.

But just because we stayed home, doesn’t mean we didn’t have our own little party.  I love little appetizers.  Wine and cheese nights at home can be one of my favorite date night activities.  Of course, being 8 months pregnant means no wine for me.  Don’t worry, the red wine in the picture is really 100% cranberry juice.  It also means that I was looking for fast and easy recipes this year.  All of these were super simple and relatively quick.  The links to the original recipes are below each picture, so try them out for yourself and let me know what you think in the comments. Continue reading Recipe Roundup – New Year’s Edition