Warrior Dash New England

There were 6 of us and we were ready to unleash our inner warrior. We were ready to jump over fire, crawl through mud, over junk cars & under barbed wire…this was an extreme 3 mile run through tough terrain. We drove to Amesbury, MA and arrived 1.5 hours prior to our start time.We were redirected to another … [Read more…]

And the Winner Is…

Thank you to all of the people who took my whole foods recipe challenge. I received a variety of scrumptous-looking recipes, all of which I would love to try. One of my favorites included a vegetable that’s in season now – roasted radishes. I got another recipe for stuffed grape leaves – I liked this … [Read more…]

Recipe Contest

Okay, friends. I am three weeks into my detox diet with one week left to go. I’m in the final stretch and I’m walking around 4 pounds lighter and “whole foods” smarter. Along the way, I have gained nuggets of wisdom from my readers, so thank you for your comments. Over the past few weeks, … [Read more…]


Last week we went with some friends to pick strawberries. While we were there we bought a flat of “jam berries” for ten bucks. We call these the rejects, but they are perfect for making jam. There are no pictures of us actually making it, because frankly, jammin’ ain’t pretty. I mean, we’re not dressed … [Read more…]


I’m a bad mommy. I have my moments with my own children, but I’m really speaking in regards to our 11-year-old “son” from Brazil. His name is Adriano. For the past 5 years, we have sponsored Adriano through Compassion International. This doesn’t make us heroes. As Christians, we are called to serve the poor. But, … [Read more…]

Angels Do Exist

Angels do exist. I know this because she came to me. With goat cheese….that she made from her own goats. And her name is Susan. Her daughter goes to school with Logan. She has been reading my blog and really sensed my desire to have spinach pie. So, like the wonderful person & friend she … [Read more…]

Total Concentration

Here is our studio. It’s separate from the house and behind it are hundreds of acres of state forest. This is where I teach flute lessons & Earl writes his music. Here is Earl. He’s working on a new arrangement and he’s VERY focused. I needed to ask him something, so I walked out back … [Read more…]

Detox Diet: DAYS 2-5

Here’s an update up until this point. If you haven’t read about the detox diet I’m on, click here. DAY 2:   I had a headache in the afternoon. I attribute this to my lack of caffeine. Remedy? Power nap and some fresh air, running with a friend. DAY 3:  I experienced some anxiety throughout the … [Read more…]

Detox Diet: DAY ONE

This might be a little trickier than I originally anticipated. This week I received a beautiful bag of fresh spinach from the CSA. I had planned to make a spinach pie, so I went to the market, armed with my list. I headed to the dairy aisle, looking for ricotta cheese. I checked the label. … [Read more…]

Eat This

  Okay, friends. I thought you should all be made aware that I put myself on a whole foods detox diet for one month. I’m on day 3 and so far, so good. Since January, my body has been falling apart. This has been the year for me to have all non-essential body parts removed. People … [Read more…]