Yearly Archives: 2017

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My New Favorite Cleaner (Also Don’t Judge Me)

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This post is very firmly categorized as a random thought, but I’m just so impressed with the results that I had to share.

We have a ceramic sink. With ceramic sinks come stains. It’s remarkable how quickly our sink collects stains and scuff marks. I’ve always had stainless steel sinks before this, so—surprise—I didn’t know how […]

Yeast Confections: Sourdough Starter

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In our quest to eat more healthily, I’ve decided to try making—and sustaining—sourdough starter. Again. This time, hopefully successfully. We’ve found that Jon’s stomach seems to be able to handle some homemade glutenous goodies, such as his tomato-basil bread. So we thought sourdough might also work because it’s fermented, and that’s supposed to be good […]

We Finished the Whole30.

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Exciting news! We jumped on the bandwagon and did the Whole30! Aaaand we didn’t hate it . . . at least not the entire time. What started as a way for Jon and I to fit better into a kilt and a bridesmaid dress, respectively, turned into a pretty habit-changing experience.

I borrowed the Whole30 book […]

Eating Is a Social Activity, and It Can Suck Sometimes

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Anyone who has tried to eat healthily knows how hard it is to stay on track when going out, celebrating holidays or special events, and even just trying to be social at work. This past week, I faced all of those things. AND I DID NOT GIVE IN! Just to toot my own horn, I […]

Flagstaff is wonderful, we are moving.

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This is part 2 in our southwest vacation recap!

Ellie and I travelled to the southwest a couple of weeks ago for a much needed vacation. I recapped the first few days of the trip in last weeks post (found here!), and today I wanted to follow up and tell the rest of our story!

Once leaving […]

Hiking around the Grand Canyon South Rim!

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Don’t worry, we are not falling into a period of inactivity again! Ellie and I took a week vacation to the beautiful southwest, for a week in Arizona. We flew into Vegas, spent time at the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff, Sedona and Phoenix! It was an awesome trip, and I wanted to share a few photos!

On […]

What We’re Eating: Flourless Zucchini Banana Muffins

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We went grocery shopping last week with the intention of making zoodles at some point. We have yet to make said zoodles, and the zucchini we got is heading toward inedible but not there yet! Because of this, we decided to make zucchini muffins at midnight!

Knowing that we run a blog focused on healthy living, I looked […]

What We’re Trying: Bees Wrap

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Since we’ve been together, Jon and I have been at least somewhat conscious of our overall impact on the planet. We try to do our part when it comes to recycling—in fact, Tonawanda just upgraded our little recycling bins to big, brand-spanking-new totes last week, and we are pretty excited to cram ours full each […]

Et tu, Ice Cream?

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I like ice cream, as most people I assume do. It doesn’t like me, or at least not the lactose in its delicious, creamy molecules. I’ve gotten better at saying no, or find alternatives. And no, sorbet is not an alternative.

Ellie and I recently celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary (woo!) with a lovely Italian dinner […]

Yeast Confections: Brewing an Oktoberfest Märzen

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This is the first post in a new series we have lovingly titled Yeast Confections! We are going to document our brewing, baking, kombucha-making, and microbial explorations semiregularly!

The cycle of beer continues with the successful depletion of our Scotch Ale (a.k.a. Girvan Bevy). With that, I called up the crew to make a new batch […]