Taking a Day vs. Not Recognizing the Need for Downtime

We all have them. The pity parties. The days where that pint of ice cream just whispers to you “Yessssssssssss, you’re an adult. ICE CREAM FOR BREAKFASSSSSSSSTTTT”. The days when the world knocks you back a bit and you say the phrase WTF more than you’d like as a desperate question to the Gods rather…

Ready for Spring: 2021 edition

OK. I’m over ‘winter’ now. It’s March. I just bought two peach trees, it’s going to be 60 degrees for more than one day in a row this week and the snow should be gone in the next 5-10 days (we do have a small amount in the forecast, though…) With my newfound SAHM-hood, I…

Macaron Challenge: Wedding Cake and Lavender FAILS!

Well, sometimes things work and sometimes they don’t. Truth. Fact. And in the kitchen, as in life, the better you are at handling those fails…. the healthier your state of mind. This is a quick post on reflection, growth mindset and mindfulness specifically when things do not go right. Apply it to your kitchen adventures…

Garden Prep: February Starts

As someone who lives solidly in zone 5 (5b to be exact), I feel like I NEVER get my seed starting done early enough. Which means I often would start TOO early without a proper plan. Part of this was definitely due to my previous career. I would work like a madwoman from October through…