Introducing Our Little Green Bean ?>

Introducing Our Little Green Bean

With overwhelming joy, Josh and I announce the birth of our daughter, Ari, via adoption! She was born perfect and healthy on August 21 at 5:29pm weighing 7 pounds 11 ounces and 21.5 inches long. We are so grateful to her first mama, “Mama T”, who so selflessly chose us to be her parents. We have waited a long time for the title of mom and dad and we have been soaking in all of her sweetness for the past month. It…

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Front Yard Makeover: Phase 1 ?>

Front Yard Makeover: Phase 1

March of this year marked four years in our home. As I have documented here and here (oops, missed the third year), we have been busy updating and upgrading the inside and back yard. But we left our front yard relatively untouched. We kept the weeds at bay (mostly), the grass mowed, and bushes trimmed, with plans to eventually update it. In June, Josh had two weeks of vacation to use or lose (I know, what a rough life). I, however, did…

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My Favorite Sauce Recipes ?>

My Favorite Sauce Recipes

When I was learning to cook for myself in college I mostly ate prepackaged food and simple meals my mom used to cook when I was a kid. I ate vegetables but they were mostly baked into dishes like chicken and Stovetop stuffing, or chili.  A few years after college I developed some health problems and had to overhaul my diet. That meant incorporating a lot more vegetables and a lot less processed food. At first I hated it. Most of my meals were…

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