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Sweetgreen’s spicy cashew dressing

I’ve been trying to recreate the Sweetgreen’s spicy cashew dressing at home for a while, and I think I may have finally nailed it. I’m a huge fan of Sweetgreens, and especially the Sweetgreen’s spicy cashew dressing. I’m not much of a “fast food” girl.  I don’t even know if you could call Sweetgreens fast

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An honest look at how I’m doing these days

An honest look at how I’m doing these days Yesterday, in my stories, I shared how I was having a hard moment.   And almost immediately I was flooded with sweet messages of “me to” and support from all of you.  I was overwhelmed.  I wasn’t alone. So I thought a post was due because I

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Spring break essentials

JP and I literally just booked a trip for spring break with the kids for two weeks from now.  Who does that?  Nothing like planning your family’s spring break last minute. Gotta love living in the moment. We’re usually really big planners, and LOVE planning months (if not years) in advance.  But honestly, these days,

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Friday Favorites 2.26.21

Friday Favorites 2.26.21 I think this has been my happiest week of 2021. Is that a thing? A “happy week”. I don’t know. But this week was for me. And man did it feel good I think it’s the combination of the snow melting, the sun shining more and some really GREAT conversations with all

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42 and just getting started

Today is my 42nd birthday. I set my alarm last night so I could wake up early, come downstairs while the house was quiet, and write. Because I genuinely love writing. It’s a gift for me. On my birthday. This post is for me. I write a lot of times for a lot of other

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Picking yourself up after a setback

Picking yourself up after a setback This past Monday I found myself watching the snowfall while quietly shedding a few tears in my room. All our kids were home (as they are EVERY day) and I didn’t want them to see me upset. So I closed my door, hid on the floor next to my

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30-minute vegetarian ramen

Before we dig into this 30-minute vegetarian ramen recipe, let’s do a good check in.  How’s everyone doing?  Honestly.  What’s the story these days, friends?  How did January treat all of you? I’m personally doing really well.  So much better than I was on Jan 1.  To start with, I think I came home from

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Creating a morning routine

One of the best gifts I’ve given myself over the years is a consistent morning routine.  A way to start the day feeling GOOD.  It’s a growing and evolving process, that seems to always be changing with the seasons.  But something I do, every day, and has quickly grown to become one of my favorite

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