Honeymoon to Spain :: February 2013

Honeymoon to Spain :: February 2013

We waited almost a year after our wedding to take our honeymoon but it was well worth it. We went in the offseason for the bakery and Europe and found ourselves in places we could have never imagined. The long walks, the views, the history, the detail, and the food were all remarkable. From Barcelona to Sevilla, we explored to our heart’s content and truly felt like when it was over, we saw as much as we could and if we saw any more our feet would fall off. Our honeymoon was the...
Black Mountain, NC :: Christmas 2012

Black Mountain, NC :: Christmas 2012

Phil and I spent a romantic week away in a cabin in the mountains of North Carolina for our first Christmas as husband and wife. It was odd not to be surrounded by family and friends for the holiday but it’s something I’ll always remember. We even survived two crazy wind storms that howled down the mountains and knocked out the power three times. One of the best ideas my husband has ever had was to take this trip. Sometimes you need to get away and be on your own together so you can appreciate all that you have experienced and how far you have come as a...
Weekend to Michigan :: August 16th to 20nd, 2012

Weekend to Michigan :: August 16th to 20...

Lindsey took a quick weekend away to spend time with family and hang out with her parents. She even had time to take a quick trip to Detroit for a Tigers game with her mom. We love Stubhub! It was so nice to see these faces, I missed them! Mom took me to a new food truck in town, Purple Carrot sources locally and had great veggie options! I missed Biggby! On the drive into Detroit. View from our parking spot, pretty good eh?
Raleigh | Washington, DC | Williamsburg :: July 5th to July 12th, 2012

Raleigh | Washington, DC | Williamsburg ...

We took to the road in our new car where I (Lindsey) super appreciated the new dual climate control and heated seats.  I was no longer frozen out by the icy blast of air Phil had to have all the time while driving. We chose to drive so we could wander up and down the coast. We headed north after work on Thursday and arrived in Raleigh. It was a ghost town because everyone headed to the coast for the 4th. Our luck, we managed restaurant reservations at a great Italian restaurant that is usually packed and unable to get into. Friday we woke up and traveled to DC. We stayed...
Vegan Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

Vegan Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

I was inspired by seeing another fruit crumble on Pinterest and while i’m not as good a baker/chef as my husband, I still enjoy dilly dallying around the kitchen. I sorta winged this and it worked out perfectly. Filling - In one bowl, add: quart of farm fresh (McLeod Farms) strawberries from the freezer (Phil previously cut, cleaned, and added a tablespoon of sugar and let sit for a few hours, then transferred to the freezer) 3 stalks of rhubarb, chop off ends and cut into smallish pieces 1/2 cup of organic cane sugar drizzle of agave syrup all over Mix, then add...
San Diego, California :: May 23rd to 27th, 2012

San Diego, California :: May 23rd to 27t...

We had a fantastic trip. Saw a lot but also had a chance to wander and discover. Favorite part? I think Phil would say the burritos at Roberto’s Taco Shop and I would say the weather, the beach, and seeing the Pacific Ocean. We will be back. Perhaps sooner than later. Wonderful Tapas Restaurant, Cafe Sevilla! San Diego Zoo is Awesome! hello giraffes Loved the San Diego vegetation On our walk along the Pacifi
Food Dehydrator Love

Food Dehydrator Love

When you have a garden and you love growing things (or at least attempting to grow things), you get sad at the thought of any of your hard work going to waste. For example yesterday, I had to trim back my parsley because it had gotten too big and you don’t really want to eat the old, big stalks. I didn’t want to just throw them away in the swamp so I decided to be completely ridiculous and put them in a vase like flowers. They were a little droopy when I put them in but after sitting in some fresh water for a few minutes they stood straight up like they were a...
Month 2 of Married Life

Month 2 of Married Life

Here are some of the events in our second month of married life. We lost our beloved furry child. Mr. White disappeared on April 11th, 2012. It’s been hard dealing with our loss and we both admit we still think about him all the time and believe he may still come home. But after a while of him being gone, the house felt too quiet so we adopted kittens as you know. We made a trip up to Hartsville to celebrate our nephew’s 6th birthday. Owen, we love you but somehow it’s always blasty hot on your big day. I’ve written about 80% of my thank you notes...