inspiration

Mixtape No. 1 Fall Hustle

It has been a wildly busy fall you guys. I spent this last weekend reevaluating my to do list and creating new goals. I have made new habits and have adopted a deeper mindful practice for what is truly important by evaluating my commitments. Now, onward to this hustle of...

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recipes

Chickpea, Carrot, Sweet Potato + Kale Stew with Brown Rice

These last few weeks have been seriously overwhelming around here. We started our exterior construction project, Graham had reconstructive knee surgery and I started a new full-time job. In addition to it being the most anxious seasonal shift for Minnesotans... summer to autumn! I think things are finally starting to...

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recipes

Roasted Tomato + Collard Green Pasta

This is one of those recipes I have been making for a few years and just love. It is a go-to recipe we enjoy almost weekly. Graham likes to call these recipes, “Ella Classics” (HA). It is so fast to pull together and does not take much effort. You do...

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beauty

Giveaway! Makers Profile: Worker B

Beautifully fragrant, floral and sweet... beeswax. It was like every beeswax candle lover's dream. Worker B's studio was like stepping in to a beeswax heaven. The smell is not over powering, it has subtle hints of a beautiful clover patch, beautiful florals and of course natural wax. They could hardly...

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recipes

Honey Toasted Seed Cereal

I have been making a lot of large batch recipes that are quick and easy lately. Graham and I have been very busy this summer and have loved having healthy large batch foods around the house. I created this recipe and have been playing with it all summer long, it...

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inspiration

Mindful Monday // Busy Bee Week

Today kicks off an exciting week to celebrate our friends, bees! Look out for fun interviews, recipes and giveaways! I am learning more and more about these amazing little guys, and have really grown to appreciate them for all that they do for us. I am excited to share with...

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recipes

Healthy Vegan Nutella

My favorite thing to eat growing up was nutella. I would put nutella on almost everything and I would even have some in my locker in high school. In college I could easily finish an entire jar with a spoon. When I studied abroad in London, I basically lived off...

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recipes

Roasted Romanesco & French Lentil Bowl

I'm not a huge quote person. Every now and then I do see a quote, and it really sticks with me. I was anticipating something today, in the middle of the afternoon of course... I couldn't focus, and I kept looking at the clock. Oh well, I can't start this...

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inspiration

Mindful Monday // Daring to Dare

I stumbled upon this quote, and it inspired me to kick off this new series of the blog, "Mindful Mondays". Every Monday of the week I typically take time to write down one intention, quote, mantra or goal for myself that will help to keep me grounded and inspired for...

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