Get Prepared ~ Facing Food Allergy Fears

By Danielle Copeman In stressful situations many people can loose their focus, myself included. My all-time biggest fear as an allergy parent is not being prepared to handle an allergic reaction to an egg exposure. It is something that worries me ALL the time. So, each day I make sure we have what is needed to help protect our daughter. We never leave home without a fully stocked allergy prep kit. And it is ready to hand off to anyone watching her at any time. Here is what we stock: 1. Clear makeup bag: A good Read More →

Sunday Thoughts on Magic v. Fear

By Katie Mattern “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are almost always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”  –Roald Dahl Early Friday morning so many lives were inexplicably taken in Colorado and my heart breaks for all of those who experienced the terrifying event and those who lost loved ones.I am trying to remind myself that there is much more beauty in this world than ugliness. More kindness than hate. And much more magic than fear. Read More →

Grounded in Henry Miller

By Estelle Hayes This quote, spotted at the Henry Miller library in Big Sur last weekend, grounds me every single time I read it. I’ll be printing my own copy to tape up in my office for daily encouragement and inspiration. Do you have a favorite quote that helps you through the day? I’d love to start a collection. “Forget yourself.” That is just so good. Photo credit: Estelle Hayes

My Journey to Clean Living

By Estelle Hayes While pregnant, I became hyper aware, as many women do, of everything I was putting into my body. Whether it was choosing organic apples I craved so intensely or creams free from parabens, I was starting a journey that would impact my lifestyle and my role as a consumer forever. I didn’t realize that those small steps to protect myself and my growing baby would ignite a passion so strong I would launch a blog devoted to finding clean alternatives to virtually every conventional product I use daily. But here I am. Read More →

In the Garden ~ Pruning Tomatoes

By Ryan Sessions It’s mid-July, and our Early Girl tomato vines have been producing for about a month. We’re picking about a pint of Sweet Millions a week and the heirlooms are coming along slowly but surely. With all these tomatoes coming in, we’re tempted to fill our basket and head into the house to dice em’ up, drizzle a little olive oil on top, along with a sprinkling of salt, pepper, and basil for a quick bruschetta. Not so fast. There is still work to be done. If you want your tomato vines to Read More →

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