Quick & Easy Black Bean Soup [Vegan & Gluten Free]

easy black bean soup

We've been in house-project-mode lately. I'm not sure where this latest bout of motivation came from, but we've been tackling a lot of lingering projects. I love the feeling of the house coming together but I've definitely been spending a lot less … [Continue reading]

Work Travel & Home Updates

Sanding the thrift store bench

Alright, it's been awhile since we've caught up on life so let's chat, shall we? Grab some coffee. I spent most of this week in Las Vegas. I have to be honest, I'm not really a "Vegas" person. Everything is loud, I don't like casinos, and thanks to … [Continue reading]

What I Ate: Sunday

chipotle bowl

This past weekend was overrun with house projects. We did squeeze in a silent movie at the Byrd (Phantom of the Opera!) and our church's harvest party (so much square dancing!) but pretty much every other spare minute was spent on house related … [Continue reading]

Peanut Butter Cup Granola

granola in mason jar from above

This granola. 4 Ingredients. Minimal prep. Just a little toasting in the oven. That's it. But before I hand over this to-easy-to-be-true granola, we've gotta talk about cacao nibs for a bit. I used them in this granola but you could sub in dark … [Continue reading]

6 Easy Kitchen Hacks

6 easy kitchen hacks

I'm no professional, but I've listened to a lot of episodes of America's Test Kitchen and ruined enough recipes that I've learned a thing or two around the kitchen. I thought I'd share a few super simple kitchen hacks with you to make your life in … [Continue reading]

What I Ate: Across Virginia

salad with pumpkin seeds

This past weekend was so. much. fun. It went by way too fast, as all great weekends tend to do. Saturday morning, I woke up in Virginia Beach with my lovely friends Alexa & Holly. Holly and I were visiting Alexa for the weekend and it was so nice … [Continue reading]

Easy Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

roasted pumpkin seeds

Over the weekend I had a pretty epic salad. One of those salads that doesn't make you feel like you missed out on the main event. It was the main event. I knew I needed to create this amazing salad at home but one of the critical ingredients was … [Continue reading]

How to Shop Healthier at the Grocery Store

how to shop healthier at the grocery store

I love grocery shopping. I've loved it for as long as I can remember. I'm happy when I have time to really browse up and down each aisle, looking for new things to try. But I understand that most people aren't as smitten with this particular errand. … [Continue reading]

What I Ate: Saturday

plain salad

On Monday, I gave you guys a quick recap of our vacation in Mexico, as well as the insane travel issues we had trying to get back home. So let's pick up where we left off... The first part of Saturday morning was spent in the car, as we drove back … [Continue reading]

Vacation Fun & Rough Travels


Alex and I spent last week in Mexico, at El Dorado Royale, a gorgeous all inclusive resort in Cancun. Honestly, it was wonderful and I would definitely recommend the place if you're looking for a nice place to relax! That was the view from our … [Continue reading]