Showing posts from February, 2018

My Plant Based Month - I Failed!!

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…

What we are Reading- February 2018

I was so excited because Mr. Mind was home most of January on Paternity/Adoption Leave. We got to sleep in, sort of and have slow lazy days together. January is a super cold month and we began the month with -14 degrees. It's certainly a tell-tell sign of what is to come this winter.

I feel bad for the visitors as the Super Bowl is around the corner.

Years ago, while I was planning my wedding, I learned about the updated version of homeschooling. I knew a couple homeschooled children in my life including some distant cousins. I thought that it was a very isolated way of learning. But as I shuffled dress colors and cake tastings, I was also shuffling the idea of teaching my future children.

Fast forward two years and I was happily married talking about children with my husband. I so eager to begint he process that I imbedded him with my 18 year plan for the children. It included tons and tons of books and field trips and us as their teacher. My husband laughed and said "yeah ri…