Vegan Banana Bread & My New Least Favorite Trend

Hey there, guys–hope you all had a beautiful week. Just a reminder to hit the jump to recipe button above to head straight to the vegan banana bread. There are two recipes ready and waiting for you down there; one loaf is sweetened with maple syrup and the other with stevia. But if you decide to stick around for some chit-chat, then I’m going to tackle my thoughts on thoughts, and how they tie into one of my least favorite social media phrases of the moment…

Trending

At any given time there are always at least a couple of really … Continue reading

DIY Keepsake Box

DIY Keepsake Box

You know what I have a problem with? Cute boxes. What will I use them for? What will I keep in them? Where will I put them? I don’t know, but if they’re cute, then I want them! Read on for one of my personal favorites–a DIY Keepsake Box.

I get my boxes from Michaels; they’re basic and they’re cheap, so they’re perfect for this project! The one I used for this tutorial measures 8 ½” x 5 ¼”, but I’ve made them in all different shapes and sizes, so whatever you find most appealing will work!

Supplies:

  • wooden box
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Eco Insect Repellent & Trolls Be Trolling

eco insect repellent

(Please hit the jump to recipe button above if you’d like to head straight for the Eco Insect Repellent Recipe!)

Remember this post that I wrote back in June? It was all about me taking on some new hobbies and hoping that the next time God was gearing up to hand me another project She’d see me so busy down here that She’d pass me by. Yeah, well, surprise…it didn’t work. I knew it was probably an overly optimistic plan, but still, it was worth a try. After all, it may have bought me two months of a nearly-balanced life. … Continue reading

Vegan Quinoa Pilaf & Growing Seed Trees

tasty vegan quinoa pilaf

Hey there, guys. Per usual, hit the jump to recipe button above if you want to skip over all this chit-chat and head straight for the vegan quinoa pilaf. Otherwise, I’ve got a post that’s been brewing for weeks now; a post that almost didn’t get written until a friend accidentally reminded me that this is my part. And so I play it…

I know I’ve done an awful lot of talking about my gramma since she passed in February (here and here), but there’s just so much I could share. So many posthumous lessons she’s taught me … Continue reading

Chickpea Tomato Dip & Living Without Regrets

Chickpea Tomato Dip

Happy Sunday, friends! If you’re only here for the Chickpea Tomato Dip, please hit the jump to recipe button above. Otherwise, stick around to see what kind of “random” thinking I’ve been up to this past week…

Meet Maddie; I’ve known this adorable face since the day she was born. My sister was pregnant with her at the same time that I was pregnant with Jordan, and the girls were inseparable for many years. I can’t lie–all too often their camaraderie caused problems that required regular, not-on-my-watch interventions. The two were particularly fond of re-establishing their own private “gang” (membership … Continue reading

Review: Miessence Toothpaste

Is it just me, or does everyone feel better equipped to handle the day after they’ve brushed their teeth in the morning? There’s just something about menthol tingle that makes me feel like I can face all those are-you-kidding-me moments each day brings. You know, those moments where all you can do is grin and bear it? Best to do it with sparkling teeth. But, being a die-hard health nut and a die-hard environmentalist, it’s crucial for me to use toothpaste that fits my ethics.

In an effort to avoid all the chemicals on the market, Mom (Melinda, for those … Continue reading

Broken Glasses With a Side of Baked Chili Fries

baked chili fries

Before I dive into some manifestation magic, just a reminder that if you only stopped by for the baked chili fries, be sure to hit the jump to recipe button above. Otherwise, stick around and I’ll fill you in on what Follow Us Home was up to during the month of June…

30 Days

Back at the end of May one of my favorite ladies on Instagram posted about a challenge she was participating in. It focused on the power of manifestation (spoken in a dreamy-eyed whisper) which is definitely one of my all-time favorite subjects. The 30 Day Challenge … Continue reading

Vegan Q & A ~ But What About Milk & Eggs?

Some days I wonder why I even bother with plans; I mean, I know full well that things never go quite as I predict. Here I am, only one post in and I’ve already fallen behind on my vegan Q & A. (Weakly shrugs in complete surrender while at the same time knowing I will never stop planning…)

In my defense, I’ve had a second question in mind (for weeks now), and I’ve been working on drafting a post (for weeks now), but then…so much interference. First there’s a product I’m testing before I can rave about it, and then … Continue reading

Incense, Chocolate & A Little Bit of The Cards

Remember that gargantuan Gramma project that I told you all about? The compilation of photos that just kept on growing? The ambitious endeavor that seemed to take on a life all its own (and carried me right along with it)? The book that started off as fifty pages but ended up at two hundred and fifty pages? Yeah, that project. Well…it’s done. Complete. Finished. Completely finished. Can you feel my relief from where you are? Because it’s overwhelmingly sweet on this end.

I celebrated in my usual way–chocolate and solitude. It’s probably not all that original, but it’s my go-to … Continue reading

In a World Where You Can Do Anything? Be Kind (& Mop the Floor)

My Instagram followers already know that many of my post ideas appear like lightning strikes out of the blue. They manifest during meditation, hugely distracting me from the task at hand, and all I can do is sit by and watch helplessly as the post virtually writes itself. On the one hand, it’s pretty cool, this charged jolt of inspiration. The ideas are really good, they’re eloquently organized, deeply heartfelt. Sometimes they even squeeze a tear from my dry eye. But on the other hand, they’re a little frustrating. The transcription is never as good as the original document, and … Continue reading