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Uncharted Land

Sometimes I have days where I don’t want to do anything remotely contributing to part of society. I want to escape. Whether it is in my car (I purposefully allow myself to get lost, sometimes) or on foot. I recently had one of those days, and it was right in my backyard. We have almost 2 acres. Beyond the ravine, we’ve never explored. I hear there were once fruit trees back there, but again, it was a mystical rumor that I had to see for myself.

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Brown-nosing Beauties

When I first started my job (almost 2 1/2 years ago), there was a very unsightly picnic table in the back of the building, underneath a tree. It was in very poor shape and the local kids had their way spray painting unmentionable things all over it (like Charlottesville unmentionable things). The damage was then covered up by purple spray paint. I am telling you, this thing was a gem… haha. My boss asked if anyone had a way to remove it. He was tired of seeing it from the conference room window. Being a new, perky, effervescent employee, I jumped the gun and said my husband had a truck and would be more than happy to remove it. My boss was ecstatic, Keith was not so much (he hates when I volunteer him for stuff– I tend to do it more than I realize).

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Fermented Fabulousness!

Beyond alcohol, there is a fermented craze happening. Everything from fermented veggies to kefir water to apple cider vinegar to kombucha. The newest ways to satisfy gut health is slowly becoming a revolution (seriously, stop eating commercial yogurt, though[there is waaay too much sugar and not enough probiotics]). You can be a part of this gut health parade or sit on the sides. But you wouldn’t be reading this if you weren’t even the slightest interested in wanting to be a part of it, right? 😉 Continue reading “Fermented Fabulousness!”

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Almond Milk – Easier To Make Than You Think!

People get weirded the eff out when I tell them that I make my own almond milk. Not sure why. They are not my people. And if you are perusing this blog, then maybe you can be my person. Welcome! We like you already! Continue reading “Almond Milk – Easier To Make Than You Think!”

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Happy Simplicity Day!!!

We’ve been MIA these last two weeks. On the go, but constantly learning! In honor of today’s “holiday” here is a picture of some beautiful West Virginian trees from a hike in the woods. I look at the trees and automatically feel more grounded.

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Ferngully’s New Toy

There is something about a hammock. It transcends any other outdoor seating/laying arrangement. A hammock is resplendent and whimsical in an outdoor space. And Ferngully just had to have one. Continue reading “Ferngully’s New Toy”

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Mother Earth News Fair

When I think of the title of this blog post, which is actually the name of an amazing magazine and an event, I think of flower crowns and the Age of Aquarius. But it’s none of those things. Continue reading “Mother Earth News Fair”