Life

Family Across the US and Visiting

My sister and I weren't always friends. There was a point in my life when my young, cheery, bright attitude, didn't mesh well with her well organized teenage certainty. Okay I'm lying. I was five…


Gratitude

Today I'm grateful for Indy pup and her constant ability to love me. House projects that are almost done.  And endless opportunities that lay ahead. -Tomato.


Gratitude

Today I'm grateful for a dog that is big enough to snuggle and squeeze. I'm grateful for the amount of laughter he has brought to my life. I'm grateful for a partner who can laugh during house…


Throwback Thursday

Last week was homecoming. We had a throwback Thursday theme. I wore this letter sweater from high school. Some people asked if it was from the 50s. Some people joked Indiana is still living in the…


Yoga at Work

  I'm a teacher. My name has this tone when you drag out the "i". It sounds like a hopeless kitten. My students nailed it. If you drag out the "i" in my name I'll probably move you to the top…


It's Been Too Long

    I'm not quite sure where to start.


This Winter Has Been Hard on Everyone

  Just remember that the green has to come back. -Tomato


I've Been Busy

  I've been job searching. I've been girls on the run coaching. I've been trying to get my shit together in more ways than one. I've been snuggling, cooking, meeting, and over all being busy.…


Christmas Party

Handsome and I have our own Christmas outside of the crazy family Christmas. We do our own thing days before most people have even purchased all of their gifts.   It's nice because we wear…


We Expanded Our Fambily

We recently adopted another puppy. It's the worst time to adopt a dog because the holidays are quick approaching. It's like life though, there's really never a good time for anything, marriage,…


Seeing Someone You Love in the Hospital

Is gut wrenching. It's impossibly hard. The minute I saw handsome I burst into tears. It feels like having your heart in pieces in front of you. Unable to help them. It feels like picking up the…


Making Something Out of Everyday

What I love most about handsome is his ability to make something out of everyday. We set up in our own backyard with a board game and a blanket. It's days like this that make me want to do it all…


Apple Crisp

  I had a lot of left over apples from the market one week. I refused to can them because Handsome's grandma literally has a basement full of canned apples. So what do you do with a bushel of…


Farming, Farmers, and Love

  I've got an amazing farmer over at Embarras Valley Farm. She knows her tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, and peppers. I use to have a CSA through her but this year she decided not to do shares…


Canning

  I like to can for many reasons. One I love the products I make. I think that fresh salsa is the cats pajamas. It tastes like summer in the middle of winter. It tastes like summer in the…


The Great Union of Natalie and Ken

One of my own beautiful bridesmaids tied the knot recently. It was awesome to be a part of her wedding and pay back some of my dues from my own wedding chaos. The morning started early and…


Monopoly

  Dear Nate, I don't particularly like that you have kicked my butt in Monopoly the three times we have played. And every time I've been the banker so I know you're not cheating. It's just not…


Organizing

Sometimes you have to clean the pantry. - Tomato Cleans  


Relaxing

  Our garden has since taken off. The chair hasn't since moved. It's nice to be able to sit in the shade. It's nice to be able to sit. - Tomato


Celebrating Birthdays

  I've got an awesome friend who has a great amazing 9 year old daughter and we were able to celebrate her birthday with her recently. What do you get a 9 year old? The list could go on…