Recipe: Green Detox Drink

This is the ultimate juice blend & St. Patty’s Day Remedy. Balance out the pregames & parades with something a little healing.  Get right & start with a hearty pour of this before you dive into the Irish Coffees to stay authentically energized. Why you ask? Cucumber‘s will provide magnesium & Potassium which effectively “pretox”…

Midnight Drive

We were hurtling through stretches of southern interstate, but there was stillness. The wind that gushed through the sunroof  was near-deafening, but our world was silent. When my man and I used to embark on long drives, we would fixate on the destination & the serenity that was guaranteed to greet us when we arrived.  For 6 years we’ve…

DIY Decor: Fairy GardenTerrarium

Here’s What You’ll Need: Glass Vessel Vinegar for Cleaning Decorations Cacti or Succulents Mini LED Light Strand (here) Polished Stones or Sea Glass Choose a handful of succulents and decorations.  Gemstones, feathers, skulls, preserved wings, figurines are great options. Lay them out together so you can see what fits/compliments the plants best. Wash your polished…

Travel Diary: Allegheny National Forrest in the Fall

A Weekend Stay in Venango County, Pennsylvania.  My man & I come back each year.  Life would feel incomplete without time spent admiring the simplicity of life, as we do in the country.  Here, the eggshells are the color of rich caramel and the yolks are 24k gold. We live, blissfully unaware of a headline or hashtag….

Cattle & Swine

We snuck away for a weekend in the country. It was quiet in the mornings, and gave us the rare opportunity to start slow.  My man & I walked from barn to barn greeting the cattle and swine.  I wore layers of alabaster and blue. The tones mimicked that familiar, vintage, country cookware– that we…

Cinnamon-Apple Crisp with Honey Almond Crumble

Here’s What you’ll need: For the Cake 2 tbsp all-purpose flour 2 tbsp ground grahm crackers ¼ tsp baking powder 1 tbsp dark brown sugar 3 tbsp milk ½ tbsp vegetable oil ¼ tsp ground ginger ⅛ tsp ground cinnamon ½ tbsp honey Pinch of salt For the Apples: 2 cups of largely diced apples 2…

Travel Diary: Presque Isle State Park

The shores of  The Shores of Presque Isle are less than 2 hours from my front doorstep.   Fall sweeps by all too quickly to plan out every daytrip & getaway I intend to. This year I was gifted several weekends away, forcing me to drop everything and disconnect.  All in a day’s time we sunbathed,…

Spiced Pumpkin Cake with Butterscotch Icing

I have learned the season’s true worth, and appreciated every drop of our Indian summer.  The temperatures are growing steadily cooler & comforts are around every corner.  I am magnetized to flavors like cinnamon, chai caramel, and pumpkin, and I have been indulging in every last one. About mid-morning, one grey skied-day my man &…

In the Valley, by the Lakeshore.

Always make time for a pitstop in Summersville Lake, WV.  Make Friends, Jump in the Lake & Hit the road.  Never Growin’ outta this tradition.  • Look: West Virginia Thrift Stores •

Travel Diary: Canadohta Lake

This is the birthplace of my soul.  The beginning of my bare-footed escapades on hot & sticky summer days. Like some beautiful cosmic reward for our genuine appreciation, This town stays frozen in time.  Unfazed by modern ice cream prices & the senseless city virtue of haste.  Most of my fondest escapes live on as mere…