Category Archives: Family


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Life Gifts

When I was in the imagining phase of expanding Gluten Free Sage and—at the same time—creating Sage Words as a book, over and over again I would think about how was I going to make this happen?! This big idea of a website and a poetry book had me on the edge of my chair.… Read More



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Your Home

Writing my poem Your Home was probably one of the most profound, yet most delightful things I could possibly write about. An exception would be when I write about the beautiful people in my life, but then again, it’s the people that make a home and the peacefulness it brings you. Your home is a… Read More


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Friends Make Me Happy

When I think about October, November and December, the first thing that comes to mind are the mega holidays… and the reminders are already everywhere. I went to Costco to pick up Ribeyes for dinner and the store was full of lights, trees and reindeer. The three summer holidays are my favorite. Light and breezy,… Read More


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World Obesity Day

I thought after a while it would just go away. That I wouldn’t think about it anymore. Out of sight out of mind, right? It doesn’t always work that way. I have memories of waking up as a child to the scent of toasted English Muffins wafting into my bedroom as my mom made breakfast.… Read More


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Keep It Stocked & Simple

I like to follow the KISS rule for the kitchen: Keep It Stocked & Simple. The goal isn’t to be the best cook, but instead to be smart, mindful and passionate in the kitchen and really, in everything I do. I’ve learned that simplicity and smarts make for fantastic, easy and healthful meals! The more… Read More


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Attitude and Effort

Last week when I was on one of my afternoon walks, I saw a peacock. For real. I never see peacocks! Peacocks are so majestic and colorful and will stop you in your tracks with their amazing hues. In many cultures they symbolize renewal, benevolence, immortality, royalty and luck. Peacocks are a symbol of integrity… Read More


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Caesar Salad With Meatballs, No Croutons

You can’t eat meatballs without a salad. It’s just not right! And in the summertime, how ’bout meatballs on TOP of your romaine lettuce, instead of croutons? Add sauteed asparagus and portobello mushrooms with melted provolone for a unique, delicious, gluten-free Caesar salad! We don’t want to overload simple meals with too many things, but… Read More


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Tree Houses and Rose Gardens

Kristen and I are constantly wanting to slow down Summer since we absolutely love this precious time of year. Lately during our weekly website meetings, the first topic has consistently been Summer! And could it just please last forever… ?  Less paperwork, more family days  Less jackets, more sunshine’s rays  Less full swing  More ice… Read More