Back to School checklist

Well....we knew that summer wouldn't last forever. And now it's back to school time. Time for the fresh hair cuts, school supply shopping (yay!), scheduling classes, and readjusting schedules. It's time for new attitudes and new goals, and new study habits. This semester, I'm going to crush it!  I'm actually will be excited to get... Continue Reading →

Basic cooking terms

I am going back to basics! So, I'm a dietitian student (#rd2b) and I want to know......pretty much everything about cooking and healthy living. And no matter what I'm starting or learning, I like to start from the very beginning. I've had the summer off, so I've been cooking and baking a lot more. Sometimes... Continue Reading →

July monthly favorites

August rain: the best of summer is gone and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time. ~Sylvia Plath: The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath   Goodbye July and hello August. I was thinking it'd be fun to do a monthly favorites for July. So let's get goin'!     Roper boots "The West... Continue Reading →

The world of Olive Oil

On my journey to creating healthier changes in my little family, I came across the world of olive oil. We were running out of olive oil at our house so I started to look at different brands and types of olive oil. Holy cow! This is a huge topic of conversation. Bigger than I or... Continue Reading →

Could you leave it all?

Could you leave it all behind given the chance? And all that you would have is the one you love and a suitcase packed full of clothes and anything else you can stick in there. Once I started to think about it enough, it really put things into perspective. Could we leave our sweet cat... Continue Reading →

Thoughts for the day

"I am (obviously) much in love with plants and above all trees, and always have been; and I find human maltreatment of them as hard to bear as some find ill-treatment of animals.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien Hello all. It's a beautiful summer day here in Ohio. With the exception of... Continue Reading →

Avocado on toast

... the avocado is a food without rival among the fruits, the veritable fruit of paradise                                                      David Fairchild I am a huge fan of avocado toast! It's simple, healthy, and fresh.  I make this all the time. Not only is it good for breakfast, but I also make it as a snack. One of... Continue Reading →


Thank goodness that it is summer!!! I'm taking a summer break from school so i can re-prioritize, relax, work a little more, and do some reading. Yay! I'm super excited to get this summer kicked off. I have a few summer goals that I'll be working on: read at least five books (I'm hoping for... Continue Reading →

update and the Equine Affair!

"Just because you couldn't do it yesterday, doesn't mean you can't do it today." Unknown   Hello all! I'm super behind on posting....It's been busy in my household. With the end of the school year almost here, a family wedding coming up, and a friend coming in from Virginia.  I can't believe it's the last... Continue Reading →

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