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this week in our kitchen: tahini noodles with roasted chickpeas and carrots

What did we love about this recipe? EVERYTHING. And, while I’ll give the most credit to the recipe itself, I believe the use of fresh, local peanut butter and honey made it that much better (not to mention carrots, cucumbers and radishes from the farmers market). Also, the roasting of the carrots and chickpeas added

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where has all the free time gone + week(s) reflection

Just when you think you’ve made it through the busiest point of the year (and, likely, one of the busiest of your life), you decide to throw in a few more significant life changes — just for good measure. Welcome to our life right now. Because planning + hosting a wedding and taking on new

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mid-year reading goals check

Can you believe we’re already half-way through 2018? Or, to put it another way, only 171 days until Christmas! Thankfully, despite having just a few things going on this year, I’ve managed to find time here and there to turn some pages which has resulted in my being ahead overall in my reading goals this year. However,

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week(s) reflection

Each week, for the past three weeks, I’ve started this blog post. And each week, for the past three weeks, something else has stolen my attention — wedding planning, running errands, you name it — and the post sits unfinished and eventually gets trashed. Same can be said for my reading time. And, basically, everything

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the journey

One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice — though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. “Mend my life!” each voice cried. But you didn’t stop. You knew what you had to

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