DIY 3D Chevron Christmas Tree (free download)

FREE download - DIY Chevron Christmas Tree

I was hoping to share my new wreath with you today, but I ran out of fabric, so it's not done yet. I can't wait for you to see it - it's pretty fabulous ;). In the meantime, I hope you're feeling crafty because I created a FREE download for you! You can make one or several of these cute little chevron Christmas trees to decorate your mantle, … [Read more...]

Detox Week 4 + DIY Open Pantry Shelves

Open Pantry Shelves and chalkboard paint

I made it! Well, almost. When the clock strikes midnight I will have survived a 28-day detox. I even stuck it out right through Thanksgiving. What a wonderful feeling to have no post-feast gut rot or guilt! It's a beautiful thing. I did get frustrated with eating raw at one point (my "mid-detox meltdown"), but I hung in there. I'm finishing out the … [Read more...]

Easy Snack Bites (vegan, gf, raw)

Easy Snack Bites (raw, vegan, gluten-free)

Whew... well that was a busy week. Hoping to get back on track with more frequent posts this week. We hauled out the Christmas tree and decorations today. The house is looking festive and cozy. I'll share pics soon :) So, I was thinking... while Santa may be jolly, his "husky" physique tells me he's not too healthy. It's time that he trade in … [Read more...]

5-Ingredient Raw Apple Pie (vegan, gf, raw)

5-Ingredient Raw Apple Pie

Day 21 of my 28-day detox. Still hanging in there. Thank you to so many of you who sent me tips and raw recipes to try in response to my last post (mid-detox meltdown). You guys rock! Tonight is our last detox class with instructor, Margaux Drake. After class, we're having a "rawluck" (a potluck with all raw foods). I'm excited to see what … [Read more...]

Let’s get real.

zucchini noodles with avocado sauce

So I'm having a bit of a mid-detox meltdown today. I just want real food. I know that's a horrible thing to say because raw food is as REAL as it gets. And I have to say, the raw food demo I attended last night was excellent. We tasted Green Juice, Curried Butternut Squash Soup and Pumpkin Cheesecake - all raw, all delicious. The Pumpkin Cheesecake … [Read more...]

Crunchy Walnut Coleslaw (vegan, gf, raw)

Crunchy Walnut Coleslaw Recipe (raw, vegan, gluten-free)

Brrr!!! It's so cold today. Boo. At least the sun is shining. I'm looking forward to attending a (free!) Holiday Raw Food Demo in Grand Rapids tonight, where I'll sample and learn how to make raw pumpkin pie (among other foods). Anyone is welcome! Last week, I did a trunk show for a lovely gal (hi B!) who kindly loaned me a couple of books by … [Read more...]

Taco Fiesta (vegan, gf, raw) + Detox Week 2

Sprout Jar and Ginger Root (detox week 2)

Today is day #14 of my 28-day detox. Half way there and going strong. I am learning so much, even growing my own sprouts! And I bought my very first ginger root. I had no idea what I was missing. The sprouts are so much bigger, better and cheaper than store-bought. Not to mention, they are the easiest thing ever to grow. And the ginger - well let's … [Read more...]

Beneath the Tree (7th annual home tour and art sale)

Christmas Decor Ideas from Beneath the Tree

I love this event. What's better than touring 12 homes (all decked out in amazing Christmas decor) while shopping for various items from over 100 local artists? This is my idea of a FUN day! And that is was. I tagged along with three friends, two of which have made this an annual tradition for several years. We started early, hit all 12 houses and … [Read more...]

Elephant Envy

Elephant Collection

For our tenth anniversary (in April of this year), Hubs and I took a trip to Acapulco. When we travel, I like to shop for a small piece of art (usually a watercolor or print) to bring home for a souvenir. During our trip, we hired a driver to take us on a tour of the city (which was beautiful). In the morning, we stopped to do a bit of shopping … [Read more...]

Leafy Greens with BBQ Walnut Crumble (vegan, gf, raw)

Leafy Greens with BBQ Walnut Crumble (raw, vegan, gluten free)

Last night was detox class #2 (out of 4). We talked about poop pretty much the whole time. Yeah. Poop. We were instructed, among other things, to do an enema a day. I'm scared *@!*less to do an enema (pun intended). Jury's out on that one - not sure I can do it. But apparently it makes a huge difference. And the thought of gross mucus lining my … [Read more...]