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February 2012

Last Friday Chris and I did something we never had before - we hired a maid service to clean our house! With Chris working 6 - 7 days per week I feel that more of the housework has fallen on me. Most weeks I really don't mind this - I want to be supportive of Chris as he works two jobs and builds a successful small business. Plus he still does a lot around the house when he's not working - but he works a lot! When Chris gets home from being at the farmers' markets with Chow Locally he's... Read more →


If I told you that vegan macaroni and cheese is not only possible but delicious, would you believe me? It's OK, I wouldn't have believed me a week ago either. But it's true! In the midst of all the busyness lately I was able to fit in two new recipes last weekend: creamy mac and cheese from 30-Day Vegan Challenge and this toasted kale and coconut salad over quinoa. I'm so glad I did! This might have been the best meal I've ever cooked. (Whoa!) Sorry I didn't invite you over for dinner; Chris will just have to back me... Read more →


{spotted on Cup of Jo awhile back via Pleated Jeans} Oh my, lifehasbeensobusyandgoingsofastIalmostcan’thandleit! For the past couple of weeks we've been so busy I haven't felt very balanced. For me, I think that roughly translates to needing about a one-to-one ratio of social activity away from the house to time spent at the house, doing my own thing or just relaxing with Chris. It’s been an interesting discovery over the years because for so long I thought I was a hard core introvert. But then I realized that I actually love being social but I just have to balance that... Read more →


Since I have a *slight* obsession with healthy hair lately I've been browsing blogs and websites for home remedies for healthy hair (like these at The Beauty Department). I kept seeing avocado pop up in hair mask recipes. Then, while I was at Whole Foods getting new shampoo I even noticed an avocado hair mask...for a mere $23. I was pretty sure I could mash up an avocado for less than $23. So I decided to try out my first homemade hair mask. So, after reading a few recipes for avocado hair masks I just decided to wing it. I... Read more →


{Boyce Thompson Arboretum via Instagram} We're one month in so 2012 is officially underway. Chris and I are back to our usual routine for the most part after the relaxing holidays, which means being pretty busy. Chris has been especially busy with Chow Locally since they've started a CSA box subscription service. Hopefully his schedule will calm down in the next few months! Here's an update of my January goals: + Get materials for my cubicle makeover! I ordered these folders and I bought a happy aloe plant at Trader Joes. It's not everything I'll need but it's a start!... Read more →