Cookies, cookies everywhere!

So it’s that time of year…I’m talking holiday baking. I can get through the majority of the calendar year without too many dietary no-nos or glitches…until that dangerous period of time that starts on Thanksgiving and lasts up until my vehement New Year’s resolution to do better… I really enjoy baking in general, but never…

A Handy-Dandy Kitchen Cheat Sheet!

If you’d like to find a printable version of this cheat sheet, visit the Everest kitchens page.     I found the above cheat-sheet and was so excited to include it! Lately I have really been broadening my foodie horizons in my efforts to eat a healthier, more plant-based cuisine, so I am often trying…

Volunteering…

I have to say that I am blessed to live in a community that really does go above and beyond most of the time in the area of volunteering. Having six children, there is no shortage of activities on my schedule — activities where parents are asked to step up and give of their time…

Don’t delay, start today…

I’m back, after kicking myself for getting discouraged and eating a food I KNOW makes me sick, then being sick all yesterday. But today is a new day. I don’t know what it is about Mondays — most people hate them, but some use them as a starting point for a new goal. Like, for…

Living without much structure…

I don’t know what possesses me to blog about my failures — maybe I just need to reassure myself that they are not as major as I think. Maybe it just encourages me to pick up and keep going? I don’t know — I’m still pondering that question — along with things like world peace…

Living Passionately!

Sometimes the best of intentions crumble because of other commitments, life-altering circumstances or emergencies…Not so in this case. I just plain forgot! Not that I didn’t want to keep the momentum going — for myself or for anyone else who deigns to read my humble blog — but life just was stressful and hectic, and…

A peaceful moment

I was just reflecting on some of the items I have in my home that are not the normal clutter, but that conjure up feelings of peace and relaxation. The scent of cinnamon reminds me of the cinnamon toast I indulged in as a young adult for many breakfasts or even snacks. I recall simple…

Ah water…!!!

After I sent in my last post, I thought I probably should have included a picture of how I tend to enjoy my water. Please forgive the fact that I am a very novice photographer — hopefully that will improve! I inherited this lovely glass pitcher from my mother, I think. She’s moving and cleaning…

Forgiving yourself…

  In the process of journeying toward “the extraordinary”, I tried to set a realistic and attainable first goal — drink water for 90% of my beverage intake. Water is an amazing no-calorie beverage that is integral to good health. Every single cell in our wonderfully orchestrated bodies needs water to stay hydrated. In fact,…

Step One…

Now that I’ve gotten my resources together, I have a better idea of what I want to do. So…where to start? Well, good question. I was trying to think of the one area that is bothering me the most.┬áLately my┬ápanic has been my eyesight — or rather lack thereof. It’s not that I cannot see…

Undertaking the Journey

I am ready. It is time to metamorphose. I have been stagnant way too long, and now I am ready for change. I have reasons for feeling the need to undergo a transformation — but it is time. After years of feeling complacent and frustrated, lonely in my busy-ness and annoyed at my lack of…