This Week 3 Years Ago: Nice, France

the beautiful coastline of the Cรดte d’Azur May 31, 2017 Today was our first full day in Nice. We arrived by train yesterday afternoon from Milan, and by the time that we had made it to our hotel and got settled, the day was mostly behind us. So being that we were in France, and […]

Why We Buy Organic

It all began with GMO.ย  I can’t remember if I had heard something from someone, or read something somewhere. But either way, one day out of the blue I just knew that I didnโ€™t want to buy any more genetically modified foods, or foods that contained a long list of “ingredients.” Nope, no more science […]

So I Took Last Week Off

As I sat on our bed last Tuesday morning and meditated, my mind seemed to be buzzing more than usual. At first it was the same things that normally arise for me – thinking about how beautiful the cool morning air felt, remembering about something that I wanted to pencil into my planner, and thinking […]

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 […]