September 2012

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

September 30, 2012
Crispy Smashed Potatoes via #glutenfree

One of the questions I get from my Mamavation moms is, “Can I still eat potatoes?”. Somewhere along the way, most of you have probably been told potatoes are a “bad” food and you should stay away from them. I’m here to tell you they’re not as bad as you think. In fact, when you […]

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How to make a simple fall wreath, a repost as I head back to the mountains

September 28, 2012
How to make a simple fall wreath (no glue gun required) via

I’m headed up to the mountains today for a women’s getaway.  I can’t wait for the cool breezes and an excuse to put on my boots and a sweatshirt.  I’m also looking forward to a little “unplugged” time.  Things have been so busy behind the scenes (read: real life) that I haven’t had as much […]

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Thankful Thursdays: Week 38 – The Road Less Traveled

September 26, 2012
The Road Less Traveled via

This week I’m simply thankful for those who inspire me to live a better story, to get off the couch and do something, to press on towards something better. I think we all have something inside us that longs for adventure and romance, something epic we can be a part of.  Then routine settles in, […]

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Scenes from Yosemite

September 25, 2012
Yosemite tour with California Raisins via

This week I was lucky enough to spend a few days in Fresno with the California Raisins.  While I have loads to tell you about this incredible fruit and the people who grow it, first I wanted to give you a glimpse of Yosemite from our quick tour today.  We weren’t there long, but we […]

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Redefining “Fine”

September 24, 2012

People ask about my health a lot.  It makes sense, I write about it on a regular basis, stand out in social gatherings because of what I’m eating (or more likely not eating), and in this season of my life experience more bad days than good. As important as I believe it is to raise […]

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Saturday in the Garden

September 23, 2012
Basil in a watering can

We had planned to meet my parents at our new Agritopia Community Garden plot bright and early Saturday morning to plant the shipment of heirloom seeds that arrived earlier in the week.  The bright and early part of the plan went out the window when we had to keep the kids up extra late on […]

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September Ecocentric Mom Box Review

September 22, 2012
September Ecocentric Mom Box

This month’s Ecocentric Mom box was packed with goodies!  I am loving the natural makeup and skin care samples, and Larabars are my favorite.  I’m going to take them with me when I fly to Fresno tomorrow for the California Raisins Harvest Tour.  One of the new flavors is Chocolate Coffee.  Chocolate + Coffee?  Yes […]

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Fermented Parsnips & How to Ferment Vegetables at Home

September 20, 2012
Fermented Parsnips & How to Ferment Vegetables at Home via #reciperedux

When I saw the topic for this month’s Recipe Redux challenge, I had absolutely no idea where to start.  I have no experience making “Fermented Foods” at home, and didn’t even know it was possible.  When I started looking into the process, the food safety nerd came out in me as I worried about leaving […]

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Thankful Thursdays: Week 37 – Bubble Wrap and Crazy Hats

September 20, 2012
Crazy Hat Day via

Thankful for… monsoon sunsets books good enough to read twice bubble wrap thrift-store purses new beginnings an honored hero a friends who always has a smile on his face getting paid to do this marching to the mailbox   I’m also thankful for my first experiment of “Wednesdays Unplugged“.  It was a nice way to […]

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Wednesdays Unplugged

September 18, 2012
Wednesdays Unplugged via

I don’t know about you, but I feel so busy during the week that time just flies by.  I get so busy that my mind never stops going, even when I’m trying to sleep.  It’s usually around Wednesday or Thursday that I start to feel that familiar stress and anxiety start to creep in. This […]

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