Sharing JOY

In the month of January, as things have calmed down a bit, I’ve been able to put JOY into action. If you missed my post on the JOY Project, please read below. I’ve been spreading the word through friends, students, neighbors. The response has been overwhelming. People say, “Good idea!” “Awesome!” “I want to do(…)

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The JOY Project

In my last entry, I introduced The Joy Project. Since that post, I’ve had several people ask just what inspired the sticker campaign; what pushed me from daydream into doing… “The world is a crazy place” we hear over and over again. During my childhood, I watched the Vietnam War unfold and the Kennedy assassinations(…)

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The Joy Project

The world is hectic and we can become overwhelmed with the news, technology and all the to do’s we think are important. But I know and believe each one of us can make a huge difference by spreading simple joy – because I strongly believe in this I created The Joy Project – it is(…)

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The last ones.

It’s been a year-long journey for Jo and me as we put together these four sets of recipe cards. She did all the heavy lifting in writing, testing and executing the recipes while I handled all the creative (designing, photographing and editing). She and her sister cooked for hours before I arrived to take the(…)

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A riff on power bars.

Yesterday, Jo sent out a story and recipe about an afternoon spent teaching Alex, an 8 year old who’s gluten-free. Together they developed a “power bar” fit for an afternoon snack or a dessert for the lunchbox. So, being antsy and bored this afternoon, I had to try it. Below is the original recipe: Alex’s(…)

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Review: Liberty Bottleworks.

Trying to up your hydration as part of your 2012 resolution? Are you in the market for a new reusable water bottle? Check out the ones from Liberty Bottleworks. I’ve had several different brands over the years based on what the new trend or new health warning was (Nalgene, Sigg, Klean Kanteen, etc.) and I(…)

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Happy New Year!

Inspired by the large box of fruit my daughter, a first year teacher, bought from the FFA club at her school I decided to make this for our New Years dinner. Refreshing, with just a few ingredients, it makes a great brunch salad and goes great with champagne or breakfast mimosa’s. I hope you are(…)

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Kick the habit.

As the holidays quickly approach, there is a good chance you’re beginning to nom on all the delicious office sweets brought in by your co-workers to celebrate the season. It’s hard to resist all those delicious baked treats, right? Unfortunately, many of them are probably filled with white sugar and over-processed ingredients. That doesn’t mean(…)

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Get some.

Winter is here, and along with it, comes winter recipe cards! Just in time for gifting at the holidays, or keeping for yourself, these cards contain plenty of soul-satisfying, belly warming, nutritious recipes to fill you up. The cards are sold in packs of 12 with an additonal bonus card, complete with a veggie wash(…)

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