Great friends are the Bees Knees

I had a GREAT first day of the year. I got to hang out with a really amazing friend when we took the kids to the park. And I’ll say, a breezy 77 isn’t too shabby! We watched our kids play on the jungle gym, and Jes is amazing, she was often up there helping…

How Much to Budget for a Chicken Coop

If you’re anything like me- you might have a brooder of chickens but no permanent coop to call home. If you are less spontaneous, you might be doing your research on how to find the right coop for you. Either way, I’m glad you’re here! The first chicken coop is always overwhelming and Mr. and…

A Florida Food Forest

I mentioned in my previous post, about a trip to the Dominican Republic. It was here in Cabarete that I first learned about permaculture and Taino farm. In my personal life I was on a journey to learn about herbalism, and this concept of an ecosystem of symbiotic relationships amongst plants and animals was incredibly…

It’s here! My Erin Condren Deluxe Monthly Planner

I am so excited! Yesterday as the family was walking out the door to meet up with some friends, I saw my package sitting on the porch. My beautiful mint green box which clearly meant my EC Monthly planner had gotten here… and it’s gorgeous! As you can clearly see, this planner is going to…

Is it morning or Moringa?

I first learned about Moringa when I went on a trip to the Dominican Republic in 2011. One of the adult sons of the owner of the hotel I was staying at was telling me of his dream to start a Moringa farm. Touting all of the amazing benefits of the plant, I didn’t believe…

Cluck, Cluck, Chicken!

We have chickens. Mr. and I had them back in 2018, but had failed to get really detailed in our research of county laws. In the major city of our area, chickens had been legalized for single family residences within city limits. This made big news a few years ago. What I failed to realize…

Blooming Dreams

My front yard has had quite the journey since I’ve moved in almost 6 years ago. When we first purchased the house it was “move in ready”, had been freshly “renovated” and the yard was so cute with its white fence around the porch. The first thing I did was plant a garden. Now, I’m…

A New Year Tirade – January 2, 2020

“Here I go again on my own…” words ingrained in my brain as I dug through my Keto cookbooks and matched up what I got in my InstaCart order with what I could cook. My Aldi haul (scroll down for list) was able to get me 4 different meals, and 9 days worth of lunches…

No Noodle Lasagna

No Noodle Lasagna is one of my Keto go-to’s… it hits the Keto trinity of meat cheese and veggies!! We can’t forget the veggies, things need to stay moving in there. If you read any of the comments on Keto pages, there’s a huge commonality in things slowing down in the BM routine. Get your…

Chicken Divan

I tried Chicken Divan out of a Keto magazine I picked up at my local Publix before the end of the year. I still don’t know how to pronounce it: It’s either “DIV-an” or “Dive-an” but it might as well be DE-Vine. This recipe is delicious – it reads as a typical Chicken/Brocolli/Cheese casserole, but…