Happy World Vegan Day! I can’t think of a better day to come after Halloween. Whether you overindulged in candy or not, today is a great day to reset and get back to healthier, cleaner eating habits! As I am always saying, being healthy does not have to be hard work. You do not have to go on a 30 day juice cleanse in order to take good care of your body. If you focus your everyday diet around plant based foods you will find that you will be out of the “detox to retox” cycle. So get rid of all that candy ( here are some places to donate it ) and move on with your life. I promise, once it is gone you won’t miss those bite size bars of sugary poison!
Who says dogs and cats can’t get along?
How will you be celebrating? Doug and I had a late night last night watching the Red Sox win the World Series so I think we will take it easy tonight. Hermione is still a little young for Trick-or-Treating so we may just watch a scary movie after she goes to bed! Read more
It’s back!!! After a brief hiatus over the summer I am thrilled to announce that the Beauty Food Supper Club is back! Our next dinner Beauty, Food Gratitude will be on November 12th. As always we have some amazing gift bag sponsors lined up including La Bella Figura, Youngblood, W3LL People, Kusmi Tea, and Hail Merry.
Yesterday we hit a baby milestone. Hermione’s first cold With the sudden drop in temperature and her first subway ride (to get her Passport!) I suppose it was bound to happen. A baby with the sniffles is a pretty sad sight, but my girl is quiet the trooper and has still been all smiles despite being under the weather. Luckily it has not really disrupted her days and nights too negatively. She just seems to want to nurse more (for comfort AND hydration), and is even cuddlier than ever.
As soon as I discovered I was pregnant I began thinking about nursery design. Turning my home office into a baby’s room was an exciting and slightly daunting process. I did not want the room to end up looking “babyish” and not fitting in with the aesthetic of the rest of our home. I also knew boy or girl I wanted to hang on to my purple chandelier and have elephants heavily featured. I love purple and elephants. Love.
Before Hermione was born I set about putting together the perfect layette for her. From swaddles to onesies I wanted to be sure my baby girl came home to a closet stocked with all of the essentials. Luckily for me everything was washed and ready well ahead of time as she decided to burst onto the scene a little early!
I was inspired to start this site by my friends and families questions about my health, cooking and beauty habits. In the (two!) years I have had this blog I have loved sharing my healthy tips and finds helping others on the path to cleaner, greener lives.
At the beginning of the summer we added another new member to our family, Hermione’s nanny/best friend/partner in crime, Merry. I cannot express enough how lucky we are to have her in our lives. Not only does she adore my baby girl, shower her with love and affection, read to her, play with her, and cuddle her but she is also a very talented vegan chef! This summer while the little nugget was sleeping we would have tons of conversations about food and health. I always found myself anxious to try what she was making herself for dinner!
I can’t believe Labor Day is only a week away. This summer has completely flown by! Doug and I have had the most special few months in the Hamptons with our baby girl. Every day has been an adventure as we get to know her better and better. The tiny infant we moved out here with at the end of June has morphed into a full-fledged chubby baby who laughs, smiles and has quite the personality! As we were on a walk the other day I noted to Doug that these past two months are probably be the most time we would ever spend together as a family. Yes, once his incredibly generous paternity leaves ends we will still see each other every morning and night but we will likely never again have two straight months of family time. So, as our extended family summer vacation draws to a close we are doing our best to savor every minute with lots of walks, beach time, farm trips, and baby snuggles.
It’s August which means tomatoes! I wait most of the year to eat local tomatoes in their peak. You really have not eaten a tomato until you have had one straight from a Long Island farm in August. Yum! I plan on spending the rest of this month eating as many tomatoes in as many different ways as I can.