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 ConferenceĀ this 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,…

Friday Fun

Happy Good Friday everyone! It’s a weekend to spend thanking God for the many blessings he bestows on us. It’s a beautiful and sunny day today, and it sounds like the weather will be lovely for the Easter weekend. For some Friday fun, I wanted to share this hilarious video that’s started popping up from…

Thriftin’ in Manhappiness

I haveĀ  been majorly missing in action when it comes to my blog. Happy to say I am finished with my master’s degree program and now have a lot more time to devote to fun stuff. I was fortunate to take some time off this week and browse our unique thrift stores. I’m happy Manhattan…

It’s Friday! Woo Hoo!

It’s Friday! What makes this day even better? I have the whole day off PLUS Monday. WOO HOO! You know what makes it even better? The house got cleaned yesterday so me and Mr. Fry are enjoying the day in a spotless house. Can I say WOO HOO again!? I started the day working on…