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New Recipes

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Words & Photography
by Erin Reagan



With how cold and snowy it’s been,
and Vi being a bit under the weather,
I’ve been trying out some new recipes.
The other day I made bread for the first time,
and the girls approved.
Violet was glad to help with some mixing
and once the bread was made,
she spread her own butter on it.
It was a learning experience all around.

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Preparing Tomatoes

Monday, February 24, 2020

Words & Photography
by Melanie Lionello



Found these beautiful heirloom tomatoes
at the market this morning.
I’m going to slow roast some of them
and eat the others as is with a drizzle of olive oil
and a sprinkle of sea salt.
What’s your favourite way to prepare tomatoes?

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A Palace

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Words & Photography
by Kelsey Delange



"If there’s love in a house
it’s a palace for sure."

- Tom Waits

I used to think that the measure of a good home was it’s beauty - how thoughtful the decor was, how functional a space could be. But when we strip it all away, at the core of it, what makes the perfect home is the love that is felt there and the memories made within its walls.
...now I think it’s beautiful simply for the fact that it provides our family with a place to enjoy a meal together, to talk about our day, to make memories, and play board games or make crafts. 
A few months ago I would have told you this is my favorite spot in our house simply because it was new, and fresh, and beautiful. And while I still believe that to be true, now I think it’s beautiful simply for the fact that it provides our family with a place to enjoy a meal together, to talk about our day, to make memories, and play board games or make crafts. It’s not the stuff inside a house that matters so much or that makes it feel like “home”, it’s the people. It’s the love shared there. Because without that, it’s just four walls and a roof.

So my wish for you today Is that you live in a palace, my friend.

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Pausing To Savor These Moments

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Words & Photography
by Jessica Mayfield



This day has meant a lot to me.

I love the pace we settle into when everything is covered in white. Stirring up things in the kitchen, playing by the fire, dreaming up things with a friend, enjoying the snow outside. Just a solidly peaceful day.
While I was on the floor shucking wet socks and boots off two ticklish feet for the second time today and our kitchen was full of the sound of little boys cracking each other up, I just felt so grateful to get be in this very simple, sweet spot taking it all in.
While I was on the floor shucking wet socks and boots off two ticklish feet for the second time today and our kitchen was full of the sound of little boys cracking each other up, I just felt so grateful to get be in this very simple, sweet spot taking it all in. The whole truth of our lives is complex, so we have to pause and savor moments like this.

It is good and well. Also good is this bowl of vegan cauliflower mash with brown butter and crispy sage.

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After A Miscarriage

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Words & Photography
by Jessica Van Gaalen



I forgot about the hormone crash after a miscarriage. That one day your body thinks your pregnant and the next your HCG levels are dramatically decreasing. I forgot that one second you’ll feel completely normal and the next you can’t even get off the couch.
I forgot about the hormone crash after a miscarriage...I forgot that one second you’ll feel completely normal and the next you can’t even get off the couch.
This past week has been hard. It’s been so full of ups and downs. I’ve have moments of no patience. I’ve had moments where I felt like an awful mother, wife, and friend. I’ve also had moments where I’ve felt grateful. Grateful to had been pregnant for 8 weeks, grateful for my living babies, grateful that it wasn’t an ectopic pregnancy and that I had no complications with my D&C.

But man, I am ready to be back to my normal self. I’m ready for my levels to drop to 0. I’m ready to try again.
 

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