Simple food, present mind, and passionate heart

Simple food, present mind, and passionate heart

Tag: Family

Grocery planning tips for a pallet divided household – Save money and have less waste

Grocery planning tips for a pallet divided household – Save money and have less waste

I wanted to start this series of posts because I feel like delicious food, food beliefs, budget, and health are important to all but it seems we have to give up one or more in the name of time or money. I know it has […]

Easy burrito bowls and wine pairing

Easy burrito bowls and wine pairing

I resisted the instant pod fad for so long and now I’ve been wishing I hadn’t!  This baby has saved my grain game.  It used to be hit or miss whether or not my rice came out right, and the pans never stood a chance […]

How to do Thanksgiving table decor on a budget & my favorite red and white wines to add to any holiday feast <3

How to do Thanksgiving table decor on a budget & my favorite red and white wines to add to any holiday feast <3

I was just on the phone with my good friend Courtney and realized that I better get this blog out because Thanksgiving is next week already! I was sure that it was still two weeks out. That means that I need to get my butt […]

Nisswa Getaway and Wedding Planning at Grandview Lodge

Nisswa Getaway and Wedding Planning at Grandview Lodge

This past weekend we took a trip up north to visit all the spots for our wedding and also to celebrate Joe’s 34th birthday. We gained a ton of insight into what we have left to plan and also found that time spent away from […]

Ole’ St. Nic

Ole’ St. Nic

**DISCLAIMER**  I am not implying that many or all of you do not already give so much at the holiday season.  I haven’t had time this year to volunteer my time so writing this blog has pushed me to find something I can do.  Maybe […]

Inspiration – Thank you

Inspiration – Thank you

Sometimes the blog topics are hard to think of because unless it’s something I am genuinely feeling at the moment, I have a hard time writing.  Maybe it’s the time of year but I’ve been feeling overwhelmed with thankfulness for the people in my life […]

Happiness; it’s complicated

Happiness; it’s complicated

Happiness = B : you B : healthy B : passionate B : philanthropic B : positive   I really enjoy this blog because it allows me to talk about stuff that I think about ALL of the time.  For me, writing is an outlet […]

Thanksgiving Hosting Checklist

Thanksgiving Hosting Checklist

Have you ever hosted Thanksgiving and had it stress you out?  Are you thinking about hosting Thanksgiving but don’t know where to start?  This checklist will help you get started on a low stress, hosting experience.  I just started hosting Thanksgiving 4 years ago, and […]