Working the Saturday Farmer’s Market [Moscow, Idaho]

I worked at the Moscow, Idaho Farmer’s Market this weekend and it was so much fun! Helping Jake out at the Allan Family Farm booth, we arrived early and got to enjoy the vendor side of the farmer’s market and watch people set up, joke with other booth owners and get to know others in the community. Continue reading

6 Beautiful Beardless Irises

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Anyone know knows me knows that I have an insatiable love of flowers. I love smelling them, growing them arranging them, eating them (the edible kind) and picking them at U-Pick farms. While my love of blossoms is huge, so is the amount of different species in the world. I’d never know some of the varieties of common favorites since there are so many hybrids and types, but I love the opportunity to dive into a specific kind. Continue reading

Homemade No-Churn Ice Cream [Book Review]

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I love homemade ice cream and I remember doing elementary school science projects that took hours, used rock salt and involved lots of hand cranking in order to get some of the delicious creamy treat. Since I neither have hours for hand cranking, nor rock salt, nor an ice cream maker, I have been out of luck. Continue reading

Baking Around the World: Globe In Artisan Box Review: Bake

I’ve always been fascinated by other cultures since I’ve traveled a bunch and spent some brief times living in other countries. As an anthropologist, I also love to experience the arts, culture, foods, music, you name it about other countries and peoples. Globe In is one of the coolest subscription boxes I’ve seen since it sources from all over the globe, directly from the people who made the products. It’s “fair trade” at its finest. Continue reading

Blending in With the Blossoms on a Wildflower Drive

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Last night, I went out in search of summer flowers. Having been disappointed at a thunderstorm that dumped rain on the spring blooms a few weeks ago and melted them, I was excited to see that the summer seasonal blossoms were coming into full bloom! Continue reading

Finding Home in Nicaragua: ‘The Ladies of Managua’ Book Review

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The lush jungles of Nicaragua conceal much more than just wildlife and the streets of the city of Managua hold more secrets than vendors around every corner.

When I opened the first pages of The Ladies of Managua, I knew I was in for a treat. Having traveled to Nicaragua for my honeymoon, I fell in love with the beautiful country with unique traditions. So much so, that I plan to build a second home there one day and create a future. Continue reading

Paris, A City of Love and Light: ‘A Passion for Paris’ Book Review

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We know Paris to be romantic, a city of love and a city of light. Poets, honeymooners, travelers and wanders flock to the city all times of the year seeking a taste of the special feeling that Paris injects into your heart as it takes a hold of you. I had the pleasure of reading David Downie’s new book, A Passion for Paris, and experience his stories. I enjoyed his detail, remarkable storytelling ability and wanderlust the book made me feel. Continue reading

A Fellow Wanderlust-er: ‘Travel Junkie: A Badass Guide to Travel’ Book Review

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It takes about 5 months for wanderlust to hit me hard after going on a travel excursion, domestic or abroad. It’s a predictable countdown that has me searching flight times, hotel accommodations and even booking trips on Groupon almost year-round! (Yes, it works and it’s awesome and it’s totally worth it to book on Groupon, I went on my honeymoon to Nicaragua this way!) Traveling has a special way of refreshing and reinventing you, allowing you to look at your life in a different way and incorporate new experiences into your sense of self. Continue reading