Kite Festival

Welcome to the many new followers! Sorry for a brief absence over the past month or so as I’ve pretty much completely changed my life. More on that to come. It’s a busy time of year with school wrapping up soon. But I will take a few minutes to share about the kite festival we…

Fighting for Debt Freedom

I’m part of the millions of Americans buried in student loan debt. It is the only debt I carry and I’ve been desperate to break free from it. I started at twice the national average with about $50,000 in loans, which baffles me considering I had scholarships and graduated with a Bachelor’s in only 3…

Luck of the Irish-Series Completed!

The day of the final race in the Winter Run Series finally arrived. I originally signed up when I received an email about it (due to racing with the same event company in the summer) with a coupon for 15% off. I saw it was one race a month through the winter, a total of…

I’m Resigning…

I will be a full-time classroom teacher for a couple more months before I finally hang up my hat and move on… I took a chance moving to a new state for a new job, having no idea how it would go. I really love where I’m living now and am so happy for the…

Honk, Honk! Choo, Choo! Oliver is 2!

Last weekend we celebrated Oliver turning two! Every night before bed, he asks for a story. Without fail, every night he wants his story to be about cars and trains. So I used that love of cars and trains to come up with a theme for his party. We created a delicious spread of plant-based…

What a Plant-Based Toddler Eats #2

I posted a couple weeks ago about what Oliver ate one week at daycare. Now I have some more lunches from the past few weeks because it can always be a struggle to find things toddlers will eat. Though I think my child is odd, because he eats pretty much anything. There was a time…

The Cupid Shuffle & Goals

The morning started with oatmeal that cooked overnight in the crockpot. I woke up early to roll out my legs and make sure everything was ready to go. The drive felt surprisingly short for 27 minutes. I guess I’ve gotten used to driving further distances once again. I was unsure with how I’d do with…

Gorgeous Food Haul+Trying Zero Waste

Look at all the food! Isn’t it beautiful? This was our food haul last weekend for the start of a new month which means a fresh budget! I was so excited looking at all the food we got because I finally sat down and planned the list and meals again which makes the job much…

Plant-Based Toddler Lunches

What does one feed an almost 2 year old with a voracious appetite while sticking with a plant-based diet? I’ve also had to be conscious of what is easy for Oliver to eat on his own because he has now started daycare. I remember when I worked at preschool and I thought, “Why, parents, do…

Pumpkin Runs, Farms, Paintings, and Carvings

The last Sunday in October turned out to be a nice day with the sun shining and a temperature that wasn’t unbearably cold. We have wanted to visit a pumpkin farm for awhile, but never found the time. We ended up squeezing in all our fall activities into a weekend. It began bright and early…