A Medley of Updates: Christmas Codes & Leprechauns

Thanksgiving 2019

Hey, guys! I hope that you all had a beautiful Thanksgiving. Obviously, ours involved lots of tasty vegan food, but other than that we decided to keep things really low-key. Partly because chill is kind of our thing, but mostly because I’m unexpectedly hosting Christmas this year (for our rather large family). I figured it wise to conserve my energy, knowing that the week before the 25th will likely be a food-prep marathon. It’ll be crazy, but fun, in a completely holiday-ish way. But it’s not Christmas quite yet, and I’ve got some fun updates to share. Like, leprechauns. So … Continue reading

Lucky Penny & the Great & Daring Turkey Rescue

Turkey Rescue

So maybe you remember the turkey escapade that I mentioned a few weeks ago? (Or maybe not, because I talk a lot.) Well, today I’m back to share the (very long) story. I’ll confess, right off the bat, that it doesn’t have the happy ending that we’d hoped it would. That’s fairly typical of life, I guess–going where it needs to, and not necessarily where I want it to. But it’s pretty much a given that if I can’t find a silver lining, then I’m going to make one. And so in spite of our heartbreak at not … Continue reading

Cinnamon Raisin Sourdough Bread & Turkeys on the Brain

Cinnamon Raisin Sourdough Bread

Hey, guys. I’m going to try and keep it brief today, but if you’re only interested in the Cinnamon Raisin Sourdough Bread please hit the jump to recipe button above. Otherwise, I’ll give you a succint update about what crazy stuff has been happening around our home. Even my hiatuses somehow always include some unforeseen excitement (of the country variety, of course).

Social Media Break

If you follow me on Instagram, you might possibly have noticed my recent absence. After I watched Jordan embarking on an unexpected social media break, I found myself jealous. Like, crazy jealous. Her creativity … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

Vegan Vanilla Overnight Oats & Another Gargantuan Project

Hey there, guys. Do you remember last week (after I spent a good long while talking about God), when I told you that today’s post was going to explore the subject of my guru? Well…yeah. Sorry, but it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen quite yet. It will–it most definitely will be a subject I’ll happily dig into–but right now I’m so hopelessly distracted by my most recent project that I decided to put it off for just a little bit longer. Mostly because Guru is a subject near and dear to my heart, and my fragmented mind … Continue reading

Nostalgic Wanderings Through the House of Blue

I’m not sure if it’s a new trend in our culture, or just something that I’ve only recently become aware of, but more and more I see the push–the encouragement–to cry. To be your “real” and raw self. It always gives me this strange kind of feeling, like I’m somehow being non-authentic by not feeling the need to shed tears. If I was prone to guilt I’d probably try and muster up some crocodile tears for the cause. But instead I’m always left here–dry-eyed–wondering if it’s just one more behavior that separates me from the norm. Not abnormal because … Continue reading