Meal Planning and Relay Foods

Remember way back when I laid out my goals for the new year and my strategies for accomplishing them? Well, if you missed it, meal planning was a big one on the list. It’s always been a stressful, frustrating chore for me each week, one that I haven’t ever quite gotten the hang of, so…

Kid-Friendly Pasta Primavera with Asparagus

While canned vegetables are cheap, quick, and convenient, they aren’t the best choice. Not only do we deprive ourselves and our kids of key nutrients lost in the preservation process, but we deprive them of the richness of that fresh, crisp taste that only comes with seasonal shopping. Don’t know what’s in season? Relay has monthly…

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{image via Smitten Kitchen} // Homemade Wheat Thins. These were incredibly easy to make and super delicious. They really did taste exactly like wheat thins, only better. We took them on an impromptu picnic this past week. // How to Free an Animal from a Glue Trap. Our mice here in the city are smart. I’m not…

Roasted Beet + Strawberry Popsicles

As seen on the Relay Foods Blog!  Aesthetic is a big factor in what we choose to eat, and it’s no different for our kids. Simply changing the way we serve a sandwich by cutting it into triangles instead of squares is sometimes the key to getting kiddos to eat what’s put in front of…

A Mother’s Day Surprise

The news surprised me at 5am sitting on a bathroom floor in South Carolina, hundreds of miles away from home, away from my husband, and 1 month in to my 3-month photography internship. I giggled. I gasped, hand cupping my mouth, head shaking in disbelief. Comparing the test to the diagram over and over, the…

Link Love: Favorite Blogs

I deleted my personal Facebook account a couple weeks ago and have been so happy with that decision ever since. Social media was becoming far too much for me, so I decided to simplify. Ever since I went through with it, I’ve been calling people more, texting people, and actually reading blogs, blog reading something…

Link Love: Pinterest Inspiration

{image via} When I first started Pinterest I scrolled with narrowed eyes and a wary mindset. I was sure it would end up carving me into a mindless materialist with an inferiority complex. But the more and more I’ve used it, the less I’ve been compelled to feel that way. Pinterest has been such a…

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// Homemade whipped detergent. I’ve been bunking at my sister-in-law’s house for the past couple months while working through a photography internship away from home. It’s been a wild ride, but she’s always made me feel welcome and wanted when I walk back through the doors at night. She’s opened up her home, fridge, pantry, and…

Link Love: Long Live the Breakfast!

Weekends are for baking. I’m not sure how I came to that conclusion, but it’s always seemed like a good idea so I’ve stuck with it. Here are a few of my favorite weekend breakfast options that I have tried personally and eaten entirely too much of: // Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pancakes. A recipe…