That ball came flying into the stands. There was a collective gasp. Heads ducked and little Ezzie scrambled to victory. Something just as rare as a foul ball landing at one’s feet happened to me today. I crawled into cool sheets in the middle of the afternoon and slept. Not once did my phone ring [...]

The Only Exercise Apps I use.

I have tried many. But because I prefer the technology in my life to be as minimal and simple as possible, I have pared down to only two, easy-to-use apps. I truly believe that the only reason I consistently use these apps (indeed the only reason I intentionally exercise at all) is because they are so straightforward, [...]

Thunderbird Bars

The shelves are lined with every kind of bar one could possibly dream into existence. Vegan, paleo, gluten free, whole 30, keto… there’s a bar for you. Fruits, nuts, seeds, soy, vitamins, fillers, protein… what’s in your bar of choice? Thunderbird bars are the only kind I purchase now. They are a beautiful blend of [...]

October Grocery List + Meal Suggestions

October Grocery List + Meal Suggestions

This isn't intended to be enough for an entire month, but titling it "Grocery List and Meal Suggestions for two weeks of October" seemed awkward. My hope is that if you're feeling a bit stuck in your routine or overwhelmed with this season, a straightforward shopping list and a few ways to use the ingredients, [...]

CoCoLavish Natural Deodorant

I started hunting for a natural deodorant a few years ago after reading about the damaging toxins in most major deodorant brands. Though I, admittedly, do not use "clean" or "natural" versions of everything (we are more of a 80/20 household). When it comes to a product that I apply to my body daily, I think it [...]

Burlap + Barrel

"Burlap & Barrel is rethinking international spice supply chains to make them direct, transparent and traceable. We connect­ smallholder spice farmers to high-value markets, we educate consumers about the impact of product traceability on human rights, and we emphasize unique products with terroir that are grown biodynamically using traditional techniques. We work to end inequality and [...]

Ponzu Ginger Vinaigrette

Ingredients: olive oil rice vinegar sea salt garlic powder black pepper fresh ginger dry mustard organic ponzu Method: The ratio for this dressing is two parts oil to one part vinegar. Then you use the same amount of ponzu and fresh ginger purée as you did vinegar. In other words, if you used two tablespoons [...]