Saying Goodbye

This weekend was bittersweet.  We spent most of it at Farm Sanctuary, which was amazing.  More on that to come.  We came home to discover that our sweet old pug Cassidy had died.  She had been in a steady decline…

Reflections on Vegan Parenting

I’ve posted at least one other post in which I sort of rant about what it’s like to be out in the world as a vegan, interacting with other people who are definitely NOT vegan (my poor grandma almost had a…

Sickness + Parenting

Here’s how it went down: *Side note:  I am pregnant!  Yay!  Although we are very excited, unfortunately I’ve been struggling with lack of energy, morning sickness, weird food aversions, and all of that wonderful stuff that I struggled with when…

NO WAY!

FVB recently learned the phrase “NO WAY, JOSE!” This is an awesome phrase for a two year old, because they basically say no to everything, so it might as well rhyme and sound cute.  FVB, being the individual that he…

Toddler Travel!

FVB is a frequent flier, no doubt.  Having family all over the country, we need to travel often in order to see everyone!  We first flew with him when he was approximately 3 months old, and have taken him on…

DIYB

I am really into DIY-ing, especially because it helps with saving money.  I can be pretty cheap frugal, and I hate spending money on stuff that I can recreate at home.  Sometimes, this works really, really well (like making my…

No Rules-ies!

Hubs has a cousin who once enthusiastically told the family that he liked going to his grandparents house because there were “no rules-ies.”  I love this quote.  It happened long before I was in the family, but I heard the…

Vegan White Chick'n Chili

Wait….. this blog has recipes?!?  Who knew? Alright people, this stuff is super yummy and a nice change of pace from the traditional red chili.  I was inspired by this lovely YouTube video that walked you through making white chick’n…

An update and Farmbox Direct!

I missed my last self imposed posting deadline….but we will blame the holidays plus the fact that I have been out of town for a week.  Just wanted to pop in with a quick update and to tell you about…

Late night rants

“You will never influence the world by trying to be like it.” My mother-in-law recently visited and gave me a beautiful print with this quote written on it.  I love it, not only because it perfectly matches my peacock inspired craft…