Welcome to the Thomson House!

Here's the master bedroom, leading into the sunroom

We've moved! Officially. We closed on Friday morning and it's been a weekend of labor every since. My feet hurt. My back hurts. My fingertips hurt. But we've loving every minute of this adventure! Apologies for the less-than-stellar photographs in … [Continue reading]

Currently: November

lowes boxes

It's closing day! We have our final walk through later this morning and then we're signing papers! This whole house buying thing is a little overwhelming but defintely exciting.  Since life is a little crazy over here so I thought I'd share what we … [Continue reading]

I Heart Vegetables Turns 4

Even this photo, which was part of a campain for Baggio, stemmed from meeting fellow bloggers Sydney & Kaytee!

It's hard to believe, but this little blog turned 4 yesterday! I originally started blogging in 2010 as I tried out veganism for 6 months. I started a (different) blog because I figured it would be a good way to capture recipes ideas and track my … [Continue reading]

Easy Lacinato Kale Salad

lactino kale salad

Ok, let's talk about kale. There are lots of different types: curly kale, baby kale... but today, I want to talk about lacinato kale, sometimes called dinosaur kale. Lacinato kale has large, flat, textured leaves. It's my favorite, because it's … [Continue reading]

5 Easy Ways to Save Money

5 easy ways to save money

We close on the house one week from today, so Alex and I have been packing things up and preparing for the move. We are so excited to get settled in the house; it's hard to believe it's almost here! Needless to say with all of the house costs (down … [Continue reading]

My New Recipe Page & Yesterday’s Meals

kale salad

I had the day off of work yesterday, thanks to Veteran’s Day! It’s always nice to have a random day off in the middle of the week, since it’s a good time to get things done. I don’t always feel like being super productive over the weekend (I … [Continue reading]

[Skinny] Spinach Dip with Greek Yogurt

spinach dip with greek yogurt

When I was a vegan, the two things I missed were Greek yogurt and cheese. I could do without milk and eggs, but those 6 months without dairy left me loving cheese even more than before. Still, I'd never been a big spinach dip person. I typically … [Continue reading]

Life Update: Paint, Lentils & Brunch

Virginia Bloggers

Life seems to be going faster and faster these days so I thought I'd give you a quick life update! Things with the house are moving along! We moved our closing date up so we'll be moving in the week of Thanksgiving. I can't believe we'll be moved … [Continue reading]

Monday’s Meals

vegetarian chili

It's been kind of weird getting back into my regular routine after being out of town all last week. I ordered groceries from Relay on Friday since the fridge was in desperate need of re-stocking and I got all the basics so I could start fresh on … [Continue reading]

5 Ingredient Baked Ziti Recipe

5 ingredient baked ziti recipe

I've had a craving for baked ziti recently, but I have no idea why. It's not something I eat often, but I just couldn't kick the craving for ricotta. When Alex and I got home from work on Friday, I really wanted to make some but I also wanted to keep … [Continue reading]