This Week Two Years Ago: Lucca + Florence

the view of Lucca from the Torre Guinigi May 16, 2018 / inspired by my time in Lucca: La Vita Lucchese Life in Lucca has been pretty magical. This is my first time visiting this small Tuscan town, and the best way that I can describe it, is that it feels like a tinier and […]

Daily Gratitude, Shakshuka, Travel + More

If you run a Google search for the terms “daily gratitude,” you will find yourself with a plethora of articles from news sources, famous thinkers, innovators, inventors, speakers, excerpts from books, and from people just like me. And we are all basically sharing the same idea – expressing gratitude on a daily basis is insanely […]

This Week 3 Years Ago: Florence, Italy

Since our lives have been substantially more low-key lately, and our days have been filled with the same activities of mostly staying home, I thought that it would be fun to start sharing some of our “this week’s highlights” from years past. May and June are typically European travel months for us, but since we […]

Cocokind

While on our quest to transition our lives to be filled with only green, clean and organic basically everything, we found ourselves with an ever-growing list of things that we wanted to replace.  Our goal was simple, but the tasks seemed to be endless.  Especially when we started working on our health and beauty products. […]

“Normal”

I’ve recently spent some time thinking about these past few months – the highs and the lows, the successes, the missteps, the longing, and of course all of the challenges and changes. And throughout it all, my thoughts kept circling back to the word “normal.” Normal. I’ve written about it (nine times in fact) (1, […]

The Mr.’s Birthday, Long Walks + Longing for Italy

the perfect gloomy backdrop for a morning spent in the kitchen Saturday / Today was a big kitchen day. Tomorrow is Ryan’s birthday, and so I wanted to make sure to get as much of the cooking done today so that tomorrow we could just relax and celebrate together. It’s a little bit harder to […]

That Quarantine Life

Unlike most people in quarantine, we don’t have any streaming service subscriptions. Nope, no Netflix or Disney+ for us. We have had Netflix on and off over the years, but we never seemed to regularly watch it. So just as we have tried to streamline and minimize the physical items in our lives, we’ve also […]

Easy Peasy Chicken Soup

If you’ve already whipped up a batch of my Homemade Chicken Stock, then making this Chicken Soup is so easy that you could practically do it in your sleep. Or with one arm tied behind your back. (Neither of which I recommend of course!) But you get the idea, it’s easy. In fact, it’s kind […]

Same Same, Different Week

dave’s killer bread + all of the toppings Saturday / I call this the “Everything But the Kitchen Sink Avocado Toast.” What originally started out as just a basic avocado toast (with some cream cheese and a big slice of tomato), really turned into something much, much different. Just as I was finishing making us […]

Coronavirus Health + Wellness Resources

1. Coronavirus + How We Can Help How we are trying to help fight Coronavirus, what we do, and the why behind it all. You’ll find tips on what we do to keep our home clean and ourselves safe, as well as ideas to keep a sound mind during the ongoing stay-at-home orders. Tip: Sign […]