My Chic Habits

What does it mean to live well?  Stylishly?  Chic? I assume the answer is different for everyone, but I have a few opinions for myself, and recently, I’ve been trying to cultivate them a bit more. First, I participated in a free online “challenge” that was all about living your best life.  The challenges...

Sunday Supper

I neglected to take pictures of the food. That should give you some indication of how much of a success our first Summer Sunday Supper was — for a food blogger (even a part-time one like myself) to forget to take pictures of the food, she must be pretty well distracted. And I was....

Doing Disney

In less than a week, we’re taking my almost-five-year-old to Disney World, and I’m having very mixed feelings about it. First, let me say this was totally my idea.  One hundred percent.  About a year ago, I thought how cool it would be to take her to Disney for her fifth birthday — right...

Birthday Dining and Shenanigans

My friends and family know me pretty well. And that’s evidenced by how we spent my birthday. Up first: My mom and my friend Kuvy (owner of RootPR) conspired to plan to take us all out to dinner at Tim Payne’s new restaurant, Farmer Girl in Lyons. Go ahead, be jealous: That’s my girl...

How I’m Eating Now

Eating is such a daily thing.  It’s so constant. My dad used to joke that when my mom’s family gets together, we’re all planning the next meal even as we’re eating this one! What’s not constant is my approach to food.  It’s mutable, variable — sometimes in the space of as little as an hour, or even...

Digital Detox

A lot has changed for me since I started this blog. When I started this blog four years ago, I had a new baby, I had just quit the 9–5 workforce, and I was trying to make it as a freelance writer and blogger. I was obsessed with going green and eating organic both...

Breaking Up With Conventional Laundry

Breaking Up With Conventional Laundry

OK…this post is not about food. But life, health, and Laughing Lemon Pie isn’t just about food. Just as we make choices in our purchases at the grocery store, there are so many other home purchases we make and could think critically about. I’ve been working to reduce waste around here and reduce plastic...