Time Flies

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You know how the rest of that goes, right? Time flies when you’re having fun. It’s totally true — I’ve been busy enjoying the summer weather, time with Lucas and friends and colleagues. So, here’s a quick rundown. Finishing floors: Playing with puppies: Getting gifts from my (incredibly talented baker/website maker/marathon-signer-upper/potter) baby brother: Screaming at [...]

The Seitan is in the Details (Just Call Me Mama Earth)

It’s been a week of interesting eats — including two standouts that I had to share. First, Seitan Nuggets that I swear to you — pinky swear! — taste just like those disks of crispy goodness I used to get at McDonalds. Listen, I’m a vegetarian for a myriad of reasons…but one you won’t find [...]

Look How My Garden Grows!

Technically, I don’t think I can call these organic vegetables, because the seeds I used were not organic (next year!) But I’m super excited to be getting so much good stuff growing because we started this garden three years ago on a section of land that was covered in glass, rocks, broken fence and sand. [...]

The Best $0 I Ever Spent

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When Lucas and I bought our house in 2006 — just a month before our wedding — we knew it would be a fixer-upper. The house itself is great…huge yard, pool, 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, in a great city, etc. (Google Streetview is both cool and creepy.) And since the day we signed (literally [...]

Taste of the Nation: Making a Delicious Difference

Doesn’t it taste — I mean feel — good to make a difference? As I’ve shared before, I have a real soft spot in my heart for causes that work toward ending childhood hunger, and one of my favorite events of the year is Taste of the Nation Orlando, put on by Share Our Strength. [...]

Delivering Happiness: A Book Review

I’ve been a Zappos fangirl since 2005 — first as a customer, then as a student of all things social media and marketing. In fact, I became a huge fan of Tony Hsieh, Zappos’ CEO, when he sent me a personal message on Twitter, right after I joined. A personal message, y’all! So when I [...]

Triathlon Training: Why ANYONE Can Tri and Succeed

I’m a triathlete. Do you feel the pride in those words? I earned ‘em. And I throw them around whenever possible. I mean, how many people in the world can say they’ve completed this trifecta (ha) of sports? (OK, recently? Meghann, Caitlin, Ashley, Kelly, Megan, Steve, Michelle, Shosh, Frayed Layes and a few more!) But [...]