Welcome! I'm Lauren Maruki. Life has a way of throwing unusual situations my way. Join my husband and I as we work through infertility, adoption, decreasing debt and living, gluten free. I will sprinkle in some traveling too! Feel free to laugh, cry and agree to disagree!
Right before the clock struck midnight, I made a decision on December 31st to eat plant based in January.
I had a fridge and freeze full of meat and dairy products from hosting 10 people over the holiday season. I always have dairy free options because Hubby has been dairy free since about 2011. I had not planned out that week's groceries nor had I thought it through. I just took off running into veggieland.
I never knew what this transformation was going to mean to me.
First thing I took into consideration was my mornings and afternoons. It is so easy for me to fry an egg and chicken sausage and call that breakfast. I do smoothies each day, but once morning passes, I usually don't make one.
So I set out to transform the most important meals of the day. First I switched my coffee creamer. It took more than half the month to find one that I like.
Silk coffee creamer in Sweet Cream flavor did the trick. I love that it isn't too sweet and that there isn't a weird…
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Thank you for tuning into our "What We are Reading" posts each month. In the last three months of the year things got a little wacky as we welcomed our first child. I did read a book in November, but perhaps it was nothing more than colorful picture baby books.
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Now that 2018 is around the corner, I want to give a recap to what we have read through out this last year. Some books that we read are books that we have gotten from the library and others we have purchased. We get our books from Thrift Books. This site sells used books for a fraction of the cost. I usually only buy my favorites and recently, children classics.
In 2017, Hubby and I managed to read a ton of books. These books were across the spectrum. I don't think either of us have a particular taste in books. I do however, do not like romance novels, the current te…