22 things I learned in Year 22

Today is my 23rd birthday! To celebrate, I decided that I would get my booty into gear and WRITE… something that I haven’t done in quite a while! In a series of rather unfortunate events, both Cody and my cars were broken into and had thousands of dollars worth of items stolen (on separate occasions,…

Keepin’ it Cool in the Kitchen

Today is Portland’s second day in a row above 97 degrees… Holy guacamole! In my book, that makes it officially summer. Cody and I have very few “rules” with each other, but we have one that we’re both strict on! If it’s predicted to reach 90 or above, we don’t cook inside. No exceptions. I…

‘A’ is for Attitude, ‘P’ is for Perspective…

I woke up yesterday morning with an awesome realization. It was morning. To put it bluntly, the day before had been terrible. Now, when I say “terrible,” I don’t mean it was kind of “a rough day.” I mean that it was the worst day I’ve had in a long time. I’ll be the first…

Penne Pasta Bake + Spicy Broccoli

For about the last year and a half, Cody and I have both been dairy-free, for a variety of health reasons. The transition wasn’t too hard for me, especially with all of the great dairy substitutes that are out there now. Oatly oat milk, Forager yogurt, and coconut oil (as a swap for butter) were…

Vegan Pesto

This pesto is super, super easy, and complements more dishes than I can count. It’s delicious on pizza, a sandwich, or as a yummy spread with crackers. Ingredients: 1 t minced garlic 3 cups kale (I use curly and haven’t tried others, but they could probably work) 2 t freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/3 cup…