England, Scotland, Ireland, Oh My!

Corey and I returned last Thursday night from an 11-day trip to England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. It was our first experience traveling outside of the States, Mexico or Canada, and it was pretty amazing. I participated as a staff member for Kansas Farm Bureau and Corey joined me as a…

Giving (Your Body) Thanks

Do you ever take a second and think about the million things our body does for us EVERY. SINGLE. DAY? Let’s move past the every-single-day part. How about every single minute? According to this article from HuffPost and CVS, our heart beats around 66 beats per minute 600 million bits of visual data are interpreted…

21 Day Fix Pizza

If your family is anything like ours, they LOVE pizza. This pizza recipe is perfect for a variety of reasons including: It’s easy to make at home It’s healthy and yummy Each family member can decide what they want on their pizza and customize it It can be on the table in 20 minutes Our…

Three secrets for easy to peel hard boiled eggs

If you’re a fan of hard boiled eggs like we are, I have three tips you need to know. This will save you from losing half the egg (and your patience) when it sticks to the shell. Since my hubby and I started our quest to eat better and exercise daily, we’ve been eating two…

(Re)starting a blog in 2018

I returned from the Everything Food Conference┬áthis Sunday (happy Mother’s Day to me!) and I learned so much! Although I was attending for my day job, I was inspired to dust off this ol’ blog (my last post was three years ago). It was so fun to be around people who were overflowing with knowledge,…

A piece of coal in a glittery sea of diamonds

This weekend I spent time at a blogger conference to network and learn. I went with lots of excitement. I was looking forward to connecting with folks who blog and want to blog. I wanted to pick their brains about everything–why they blog, how can I work with them on connecting folks with farming, what…

Talking about ‘Sticky Situations’

I posted this Instagram on my Facebook page and it seemed to connect with folks. It’s a book I found on Amazon that provides a “sticky situation” for every day of the year. The girls really enjoy doing this–so much in fact they will remind us to do it and have actually said, “I like…

Useful, Nourishing and Needed

I shared this infograph on my Facebook wall a few weeks back. There was no attribution, no link back, no nothin’. One of my friends said, “That’s from Jen Hatmaker’s book ‘Interrupted’.” I’m so thankful she shared that info. I’ve been sucked into reading Interrupted and 7 by Mrs. Hatmaker, and each have been profound…

Let’s do this!

I have conned convinced some co-workers to tackle a new project with me. We’re going to read and study together Lysa Terkeurst’s book “Made to Crave.” I’ve already started reading, and it’s quite a different way to think about dieting. In fact, it’s not really about dieting. It’s about filling your craving for food (alcohol,…