Corn and Tomato Pizza Bagels

As seen on the Relay Foods Blog The number one key to getting kids to eat their vegetables is interest. If you can find a way to catch their interest, you’re well on your way to hearing your child request a second helping of brussels sprouts at dinner. Seriously, dreams do come true. But it…

Link Love: Vegetarian Ventures

During the month of June, my husband and I decided to experiment with exclusive vegetarian cuisine. Ok, full disclosure, I used pepperonis on pizza once and some chicken broth to cook rice since it was on hand, but other than that, we’re just a few days away from meeting our goal. The whole process definitely…

Thoughtful Thursday: Eleanor Roosevelt

“Courage is more exhilarating than fear, and in the long run, it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight, just a step at a time, meeting each thing as it comes, seeing it’s not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt  It took me almost…

Sparkling Watermelon Lemonade Popsicles

As seen on the Relay Foods blog Like pumpkins in October, there’s something thrilling about spotting watermelons in June. It’s a sign of things to come, of pool parties, road trips, beach picnics, cookouts, and lazy mornings. Just cutting in to one has the sound of summer to it. And children with watermelon or popsicles…

Link Love

// White Bean Hummus. This is a protein-rich dip that I came up with for the Kids and Produce series I’m doing for Relay Foods. The creamy dip is great for fresh veggie sticks of all kinds. I recommend keeping a steady supply of veggies ready-to-eat in the fridge alongside a tub of this dip for a…

Thoughtful Thursday: a house of my dreams

Sometimes I find myself utterly convinced that a new couch, statement rug, or an extra bedroom will make me happy. That my house would be more “instagramable” if it were dotted with planted greens and my kitchen had open shelving. That the good life is made up of only beautiful things and that messes and…

Reconciliation in Marriage

We all dream of it, that marriage of bliss, the one played out on screens and polished for show. A marriage where understanding and patience is in abundant supply and spite and resentment is never in stock. We say “I do” and promise the world, walk the aisle, exchange the rings, share bodies, uncover souls….

Link Love

Heeeey. Good to have you here. Got some of my favorite resources that I thought I’d pass along. Happy Weekend friends! // Pinterest Quote. The above quote needs to be my mantra right now because overthinking things has always been my downfall, even more so when I’m pregnant. The other day it took me an hour, an hour,…

Link Love: Current Media Choices

// Blessed to Bless. This sermon met me in a dark and lonely place this week and completely turned my spirit around. I highly recommend it if you’re feeling weighed down with guilt or fear. Peter Hubbard does an excellent job of pointing the listener back to the well-spring of the Christian life, the Source of…

5 Kid-Friendly Dinners that Include Vegetables

We’ve all been there, pulling our hair out trying to be the parent that provides healthy home-cooked meals to our kids, meals that they will actually eat. It’s tough. And there’s no super easy way to do it. But I’m here to tell you that the work you put in, whether they love the meal,…