How to Shop Healthy (and an Ode to Natural Grocers)

Natural Grocers by @Sprittibee

I’ve seen these articles lately popping up in my email box: “What is clean eating?”, “What Diet is Best”, “The Truth About Sugar Substitutes”. It seems that everyone WANTS to eat right, but not a lot of people know what eating right looks like. Even now, I hear people talk about avoiding meat, or eating […]

Happy Arbor Day

Mulberry Picking via Sprittibee

Happy Arbor Day! I am a huge tree hugger. Started way back when I was a tiny tot, being taken on hikes through the Washington redwood forests with my grandparents… there’s magic in those dark mysterious forests where the trees reach the sky. I had a tree I used to literally hug in my back […]

A Healthier Version of Egg Salad

Sprittibee's Egg Salad

I have always loved egg salad. I used to go in and request it at Jason’s Deli even though it wasn’t on the menu and they would sometimes make it for me, depending on the location. Eggs and I have had a rocky relationship in the past, and I realized after learning more about eating […]

The Very Best Grain-Free, Gluten-Free Paleo Brownies

Almond-Butter Brownies

If you know me, you should know that I am crazy about chocolate. In fact, I eat one of these brownies (or 2-3 of them) per day. They are HEATHER APPROVED. Not only that, but everyone we’ve shared them with asks for the recipe… which is why I’m putting it here. I can now just […]

The Heavens Declare… get Outside!

Dandy Blend via @Sprittibee

  It makes sense that God wants us to spend some time outside in nature. I mean, if the heavens are declaring something – we should be out there to listen. I have to be honest. I live in Texas, and while I love it here, I HATE the summer. I can’t stand it when […]

Dinosaur and Star Wars Themed Birthday Party Ideas

Blowing Out Their Candles by @sprittibee

My two youngest kids are one month apart for birthdays, so I always like to make it a joint party. The only problem is, they seldom agree on a theme. This year, I decided I would set up the living room for one theme and the dining room for the other, and just try to […]

First Menu of January – as sugar and wheat free as possible.

Magazine Recipe Hoarding

I’ve been “RE-ORGANIZING” and purging my filing cabinets in keeping with my prefix for 2016… ‘The Year of RE’. I started by clearing out over half of the saved magazine articles and recipe tear-outs I’ve been keeping since I first got married in 1993. I filled an entire grocery sack with paper-thin articles and emptied […]