Gwyneth Made Me Do It

21 Day Cleanse

I woke up last Tuesday and decided to start a cleanse, and that was that. While the decision came easily and my mind was made up with absolute certainty, I didn’t really just wake up out of the clear blue sky and decide to do this. 2013 was in many ways a great year for me. Family […]

Clean Eating Swapping Guide

The shift in my kitchen pantry and fridge from conventional products to more nutrient dense, “real” foods took some time. This did not happen overnight, I want to make sure I reiterate to you guys over and over again, because unless your personality can handle it, the “balls to the wall” approach when trying to […]

The Day I Met Gwyneth

I realize it’s been weeks since I’ve written a proper post over here. I’ve been in a post-spring break haze, fumbling around, still trying to get back into the swing of things. It’s getting warmer, the sun is out longer, and I’ve been doing yoga every day, so in other words, there have been so […]

For The Love Of A Holiday Party

This past Friday, we hosted close to 50 people for our first holiday party here at our “new” house, which we’ve lived at for 4 years now. It’s what consumed me all of last week, along with a major house organization project, and kept me away from this space. I’m happy to be back this […]

Picky Eaters & Kid’s Menus – Weekend Wrap Up

It was a good week around here.  I’ve started to feel a surge of creativity again, which feels wonderful, and am anxious to get some projects completed around the house, for myself and to show you all.  I feel like it’s been so long since I’ve completed a proper DIY.  I’m playing with my camera […]

Weekly Clean Eating Meal Plan 2

It’s not in my nature to cook vegetarian dishes. Or rather, it’s not in my level of comfort. Growing up eating an animal protein of some kind for most meals has always left me feeling like it’s the only way to cook, so when I do my weekly meal plans, it takes some concentration and […]

31 Days – The Language & Ethics & Blah Blah Blah of Clean Eating

I eat clean and I eat dirty Happy Sunday friends. The hardest thing about 31 Days has been writing everyday, particularly on the weekends. I make it a habit of never posting here on the weekend because a) I’m usually too busy with the family and b) If I do have some down time to […]

Weekly Clean Eating Meal Plan

As we head into the weekend, I wanted to get up a clean eating sample meal plan, for those of you that do meal plans and grocery shopping over the weekend. Please keep in mind that I don’t cook every single day and I am a creature of habit, so many mornings I have the […]

31 Days Of Clean Eating Made Approachable and Affordable

My first post in my first attempt at the 31 Days series, and I’ve already made a blunder, or two.  I’m starting this a day late, and I’m making the promise to make the series affordable.  Let me see if I can correct and clarify myself. I’ve been writing for someone else, and receiving compensation […]

Welcome Fall Pizza Night

It’s often said that we don’t experience seasons here in Southern California, and while we definitely don’t usher in winter with a blanket of snow, or fall with a spectacular parade of changing colors, we do notice slight and subtle shifts in the air. In case you didn’t already know, yesterday was the first official […]