Basic Homemade Bread

It took me forever to get the courage to bake bread. It was a mythical beast that only the most accomplished bakers could tackle. Turns out it was easy as pie. Actually, it is way easier than pie. 

This is the basic bread recipe I follow to get a perfect loaf every time but I can also jazz it up from time to time with seeds or some cinnamon. Or make buns instead of bread. It is intentionally vague to accommodate whatever I have on hand. As a sweetener I prefer honey but sometimes only have white sugar and on at least one occasion I only had brown sugar! I have used olive oil, coconut oil, vegetable oil….just anything I have on hand at the time. I have used up to half whole wheat flour, added flax meal, and topped off the flour with some coconut flour once.

Minimalist Summer Capsule Wardrobe for Little Girl

A minimalist capsule wardrobe for my daughter isn’t a political statement or something I learned from a well dressed Japanese woman. My 4-year-old is a force of nature (I’m pretty sure I have used those exact words on here many times to describe her). We call her Hurricane Celeste because you will know if she has blown through a room. Her clothing needs are utilitarian. 

Family Travel Tips – From an Airline Employee

After 14 years of working for an airline and 3 kids, I have learned a lot about traveling as a family. Don’t do it. You’re welcome.

Oh, you still want to do it? Fine, I will share the wisdom I have learned from all the mistakes I have made. This is a brief overview of the easiest things you can do to have a great travel experience. In the future, I will go into more depth because I could (and maybe should?!) write a book about this. 

Buddha Bowls

Everyone in my house is vegetarian (except the dog…). I’ve been a vegetarian for 25 years, my husband for about 20 years, and all 3 of our children have never eaten meat. Everday is meatless Monday around here!! Our go-to meal is a “Buddha Bowl”. I honestly don’t know if there is a “proper” way…


I love Peter Pan. Peter Pan brings me to a place of innocence, magic, and possibility. I hope to have a Peter Pan themed room for my son once I get around to finishing it. Halfway there so far! Until then I thought I would share a couple of printables I made to have framed…