Category Archives: Lifestyle

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The Vintage Spatula

When traveling and I tell people that I’m searching for the perfect vintage spatula, they look at me a little funny. It’s a great topic. You’re only as good as your bow and arrow, right? That’s why I like a classic cast iron skillet (or wok) and a spatula that can stand the test of… Read More


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Leisure Time & Sunshine Feelin’ Fine

Every time Kristen and I catch up we are like two little kids. “Let me tell you how much I love Summer,” is what we say… (squeal)! Summer is slow food and BBQ’s, dangling feet over docks and gazing into the night sky. It’s leisure time and sunshine feelin’ fine. I really enjoy the beauty… Read More


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Happy-Go-Lucky Charms

I love recording and catching Jeopardy! when I can. I take the question answering pretty seriously. I’m competitive with myself. Many times a category can be above my head. I might ace three categories and then miss a bunch of questions in another. If I can get the Final Jeopardy! right, then shoot that’s exciting.… Read More


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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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Disconnect to Reconnect

I just returned from a weeklong trip through the country of Cuba. Living off the grid has taken on an entirely new meaning to me. Take a moment and think— What does it mean To have fresh water to drink? To splash on your face, brush your teeth And hydrate your body with its exquisite… Read More


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Nature’s Apothecary

So happy to share that I received a lovely assortment of essential oils from Aroma Foundry! Essential oils are nature’s apothecary. Like a misty morning, a warm towel from the dryer, the best cup of coffee or the way the sun feels on your face, essential oils make life feel a lil’ bit more special.… Read More


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It’s the Little Things

Sometimes the tiniest of wonders make our days beautiful. A sunset walk. Bluetooth stereo in the truck. Puppy kisses. Cardinals. A rose from a neighbor they picked fresh from their garden. When the Collins Foundation comes to town with their vintage aircraft, and I can hear them rumble overhead. Or I reach down to tie… Read More


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New Year Fresh Start

This time of year it gets crazy busy where I live. It’s South Florida, so there are LOTS of holiday visitors and many snow birds. Restaurants are packed and there are wait lines for tables. Today didn’t feel like the right day to go anywhere but straight in the midst of nature, so I decided… Read More



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Choose Your Own Adventure

Did you see the moon the weekend of November 13-14?! It was a larger than average “supermoon” and the closest full moon in 68 years, as well as the largest full moon in 86 years. Complete goose bumps! There will be another supermoon again on December 14, but not as large as the one a… Read More