Celebrate Nature...

Just a little note to say...

Happy Earth Day, ya'll! 

On this day, like every day, we'll be over here enjoying the beautiful of the nature we are surrounded by. We'll take walks, sit outside, and keep trying to make little positive changes wherever we can: recycling, picking up trash, cutting down on our waste. We hope that you do the same, today and always. I get so overwhelmed sometimes, with the scale of what we are facing, but remember that even the little actions, the small changes, add up to make a big difference.


Some Early Bits of Color

Gardening in Colorado is a different beast for me. I've talked about this multiple times before, but each year feels like starting as a baby again. It still hasn't settled into a comfortable place the way gardening in Pennsylvania had (for example...). But each year I'm trying and adjusting and finding what works and doesn't.

This year I was super eager to get planting, but that requires some careful planning since, well Colorado weather can sometimes look like this in mid-May:

So I grabbed just a few plants, prepping all the pots, so when we do our full planting in May, they'll be ready... but planting just a little bit of hardy color to start our spring off:

 Mostly Pansies...

I can't wait to have all my containers full of plants bursting with color (begonias, mizo, coleus, and maybe some vegetables), but I love my little early bits of color that we can enjoy as the days start to warm and lengthen with Spring.

What are you planting this year?


My Girl, The Yogini

 We went on a family walk the other night, and my girl decided to throw out some yoga poses... 

She's getting so much stronger and finding her balance. I love these little opportunities to practice with her. 

 I can't wait to practice with her more this summer while we travel together. I'm so grateful for my little yogini.  💙



I've always been a big reader and magazines have always been a favorite. I love diving into novels, but there is something satisfying about the bite sized stories you encounter in magazines. That said, I long ago cancelled most of my subscriptions because I just didn't have time to read them.

Last year (wait, two years ago??) I broke out of that mold and ordered my first subscription in quite some time, to a magazine called Taproot. I'd discovered it through SouleMama, and was hooked on the previews before I'd even received my first issue. Once I got one though, I knew I wanted to write for them. Reading their pages inspired me from the first, making me want to write and create. 

Even if it was just a simple pesto, I always found myself cooking after reading those pages, and sitting down to write something on the blog.

I've submitted a few pieces, and while none have been chose yet, I'm definitely not going to stop until I get one of my articles in that magazine! Check them out!

What are your goals right now? If you're a creative of some kind, where do you find inspiration?


Friends and First Hockey Games

We had an extra ticket to a hockey game the other night, and took our friend James along. I didn't know it until we'd already invited him, but it was his first hockey game! 

I don't think hockey is going to be a passion of his, but he's one of my favorite people on the planet, so we had a good time. 

 Its also just so fun watching him and Gwen, they are so sweet together! 💗

I'm so glad we get to share one of our favorite things with so many of our favorite people!


This and That

Life feels very full lately. All the normal items, but its also getting to the time of year full of concerts, travel, and events with friends. Trav and I are in the process of training for a 5k as well, so we are running regularly. I... don't love it... but I'm getting it done, and I'm happy that I'm sticking with it. I'm preparing some workshops and special classes for the near future. I'm also in the process of renewing my CLEC (breastfeeding support certification), so I'm spending free time listening to lectures and doing homework. I'll let you guess which of those two I enjoy more. Its so good, but does make life feel a bit overwhelming sometimes.

Yesterday was beautiful, sunny and in the 60s, and best of all, for the first time in ages... I had nothing planned that had to be done at any specific time. So, I did some dog walking with Wag!

It was the perfect day to be outside, and Norman and Matrix were the sweetest boys!

That goodness for little days of calm in the midst of all the hustle and bustle. Where are you finding your moments of calm lately?


Ostara - Celebrating the Growing Light

I can't believe that its already the 1st of April. January and February seemed to last about 3 months each, but March was over in a flash. It is now officially Spring, a time of bloom and growth and lengthening days. Ostara happened while we were traveling through Texas, so we waited for our return home to have our feast and celebrate with Travis.

(Though by waited, I mean just until we got home... we literally got home and started cooking! Our feast was that very night.)

Strata with ham, spinach, and cheese; fresh, bright oranges and berries; sunflower seeds; and honey cake to finish it all off.  And of course, flowers and lit candles to celebrate.

I'm so grateful that Spring has arrived. So lifted by the growing light and the color popping out after a winter full of white and brown. I hope that you are celebrating the arrival of Spring in whatever way feels most authentic!