Three things I love about this summer and practicing gratitude

Summer time, sweet summer time. It is my favorite season. Maybe it's because I am a summer baby or the fact that summer, like most amazing things, is short-lived. There is a small window of warm weather, fireflies, no school schedules, and peepers that serenade us through the night. The first stage is green and … Continue reading Three things I love about this summer and practicing gratitude

One of my favorite hikes

This past weekend, the weather was near perfect! It was a slightly humid, sun filled, July afternoon. We drove to our favorite nature preserve with one of the few local waterfalls; Rennsealearville Falls. This is the cute little town where Andy Rooney grew up (remember him from CBS 60 minutes?). The preserve is also a research … Continue reading One of my favorite hikes

Basil: The proper way to store it

I love fresh basil. The fragrant aroma tickles of senses and makes nearly any dish test exquisite! Have you ever bought fresh basil from the store, wrapped it in a paper towel or tea cloth only to find it wilted or with brown spots over the next day or two? Well, that has been my experience … Continue reading Basil: The proper way to store it

Making the most of early summer greens

We are long-time members of a local CSA. My husband and I stared our CSA journey early in our dating/cohabiting days. Six years later we opted out for two seasons due to tight financial times and the busyness of life with a toddler. After a season or two without our weekly produce pick-up, we discovered … Continue reading Making the most of early summer greens

Here comes the sun

After six looong months of one of the coldest winters on record, this 'heatwave' we have been experiencing is a slice of summer heaven. Anyone who complains it's too hot and says "I'm melting", has surly forgotten the mid-April snow storm and the soul crushing dreary gray and cold that followed us well into spring. … Continue reading Here comes the sun

His. Mine. Or ours? Sharing money part II

I never intended to make a second post about this, but I got some strong feedback and thought this topic needs to be hashed through a bit more. I also realize, that the topic of money is different for women than men for several different reasons, most of all because we often lack access to, … Continue reading His. Mine. Or ours? Sharing money part II