Homemade soap stacked three tall on a blue cloth.

Homemade Soap is Self Care

There is something luxurious about a homemade bar of soap. It has only the ingredients you choose, it smells the way you want, and best of all, you made it! Besides, people will think you are crafty when you present them with a gift of homemade soap. Due to my love of the process, and […]

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Sleep Goals

Sorry friends, I kind of left you hanging after my sleep study post, not having followed up for a WHILE. I was unsure exactly how to address the results that I got. Ultimately, I decided just to word vomit about it, like you do. The Results After all that rigmarole I am happy(ish) to report […]

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Me ready for my sleep study, hooked up to a lot of wires with straps around my chest and diaphragm

Sleep Study Experience

No one WANTS to be watched while they sleep. I certainly did and do not. It turns out that sometimes it might be worth dealing with that experience anyway. In case you are now very concerned for my well being, this is all part of the experience of getting a sleep study. Curious why I […]

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A blue shirt with pictures of two monsters. One says to the other "you don't scare me"

Anxiety – The Confidence Killer

Anxiety used to rule my life. The panic attacks were unpredictable, yet reliably present throughout my day. I continuously adjusted my life to avoid triggers of any kind. It was hard to pull myself out of survival mode. Living with high anxiety feels scary, it feels hopeless, and it feels lonely, even when you have […]

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Insomnia, It’s What Keeps Me up at Night

Sleep is one of the best ways to keep your body running properly. Our bodies don’t always like to cooperate. This is my sleep journey.

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Addicted to House Plants

Plants! Need I say more? Well, I guess I should since this is a blog and all. One of the things that keeps me sane during the winter months is watching my house plants grow and flourish. It is so odd to think that just a couple of years ago I had zero house plants, […]

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My husband standing at the edge of a lake as the sun sets

Chasing Away the Winter Blues & Other Woefully Inadequate Euphemisms

It has been a hard year in one way or another for everyone. Mental health has taken a dive and many of our usual coping activities have become less accessible. I am no exception. On the bright side (?), I now have a third flavor of depression to add to my menu. In the summer, […]

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A zoomed in image of one ripe and one unripened blueberry on a plant.

Garden Roundup

When we bought our house I was so excited about the prospect of finally having my own garden. I went into that year with garden optimism, a gleam of fresh tomatoes twinkling in my eye, but it turns out house ownership keeps you and your wallet busy. The plants would have to wait. Until this […]

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Welcome – Won’t you Stay a While

Hey friends, I have long desired to start a blog to connect with people about one of my favorite topics – food. I am truly enthralled with the whole process, from germinating seed to preservation. My hope is to share that love with you and build an open-hearted, supportive, and of course, food-obsessed community. Although […]

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