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Life Lately Artwork Edition

Life Lately Artwork Edition

It is snowing today. Five days before Halloween. Which is totally normal for up here, unfortunately. I am not a lover of cold. Today’s Life Lately is a bit different. Usually, I post a few kid and food pics and a short recap. This time I want to share something else I’ve been up to. I’ve been painting a lot lately. I needed to de-stress and get back to my ….

My Experience and Recovery Timeline with PRK - Photorefractive Keratectomy

My Experience and Recovery Timeline with PRK – Photorefractive Keratectomy

PRK What? PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) is a laser eye surgery to fix nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. It was basically the only vision correction surgery around before they figured out how to cut open a flap and perform regular lasik. I have worn glasses for many years. and even though specs have become rather trendy in recent years, I absolutely hated wearing them. I am a very active person. I like ….

Pumpkin Recipes: Seven Ways to Enjoy Pumpkin This Fall

Pumpkin Recipes: Seven Ways to Enjoy Pumpkin This Fall

Sure, decorate your home and stoop with everyone’s favorite orange squash. Enjoy a pumpkin latte too. But, none of it compares to making some pumpkin-y treats that will win over family and friends. Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie     Soft & Chewy Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies     Dark & Chewy Pumpkin Molasses Cookies     Chocolate Chocolate Pumpkin Brownie Cookies with Cinnamon & Sprinkles     Gluten Free Pumpkin ….

Soft & Chewy Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies

Soft & Chewy Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies

IT IS PUMPKIN SEASON. Yeah, that needed all caps. Pumpkin spice everything!!! I am actually not an all-the-pumpkin-spice kinda person. I do like pumpkin though. I made up some gluten free pumpkin cookies this week and made some into ice cream sandwiches, which are pretty damn fine. Give em’ a try! Soft & Chewy Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies Preheat oven to 375°F Ingredients 2½ cups gluten free flour 1 /2 ….

Sprout Change Cloth Training Pants

Sprout Change Cloth Training Pants

Sprout Change is a diaper line from The Willow Store, an eco brand that makes sustainable family products like wool dryer balls, cloth diapers, wipes, nursing pads, menstrual pads, and more. All of their products are always made in the U.S.A.   The Sprout Change training pants are one size with an interior sizing system made with adjustable elastic. The outer layer is water proof polyurethane laminate and the inner ….

Easy Halloween Themed Bat Cookies with Gluten Free Immaculate Baking

Easy Halloween Themed Bat Cookies with Gluten Free Immaculate Baking

  Aaaannnnd it is October! How did that happen? Everything flies by as soon as school starts, doesn’t it? Now its time to start decorating our stoops with pumpkins and laughing skeletons, not to mention everything on earth is suddenly pumpkin spice flavored. last year, I went shopping the day after Halloween to buy the marked down decor, so this year I can actually decorate for October. We have no ….

Dining Room Makeover: Before & After

Dining Room Makeover: Before & After

We finally have an actual dining room. like real grown ups. With a place to sit and everything. It only took until I was pushing 40 to achieve it! Haha. Some of us are late bloomers I guess. Since our house is cut up into a ton of really tiny rooms, it is kind of difficult to photograph. The dining room has a built-in hutch. I left the original oak, ….

Up On a Soapbox with Something To Talk About

Up On a Soapbox with Something To Talk About

*Items shown c/o Soapbox Soaps. If you read here much, you likely know I’m a bit granola when it comes to body products. It began nearly 20 years ago when I started making my own soap in large batches, right in my own kitchen. My roommates and friends gave me a bit of side-eye as I mixed my lye solutions, read up on adding oats and essential oils, and jabbered ….

A Giant Pot of Zucchini Turkey Black Bean Chili

A Giant Pot of Zucchini Turkey Black Bean Chili

Why a GIANT pot? Well, summer squash and zucchini season is the only time I cook with these vegetables.  And when it is zucchini season, we are FLUSH. Plus, it is hot and humid during zucchini season, so I like to cook a huge pot of dinner one day and then eat leftovers for three days. If you hate leftovers,  you might want to cut the recipe in half and ….