I’m Sarah.

After graduating college, I worked as a TV news reporter at an NBC affiliate outside of Chicago. I then retired from that life to be a stay at home mom to my three little ones. While at home I was able to rekindle my love for decorating and crafts. A blog seemed like the perfect place to share those ideas. There is inspiration everywhere, I hope you find some here.

Tofu Anyone?

Tofu Anyone?

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A few weeks ago we watched the movie Food, inc. As we sat down to watch it we thought we better hurry up and eat the fatty, salty, chips and cheese sauce in front of us, because we knew that by the end of the movie we would feel disgusted about eating anything... which we did. Just to preface, we are what I would call selective vegetarians. We eat meat maybe twice a month. But I will never be a complete vegetarian because I will never be able to give up a grilled top sirloin or a pepperoni pizza. But we have made a few changes since watching the movie. Actually last week I was going to make a coconut breaded chicken I heard about but just the thought of eating chicken made my stomach turn. The most influential part of the movie for me was when a woman's two year old died from e-coli from a bad hamburger. So I have changed to only buying organic food for Parker and some for Jackson. I also have been making Parker's baby food.

It's so hard to go completely organic... especially when that means you will be paying twice as much for half as much. Having a garden in the summer helps. I was able to freeze a lot of the vegetables and we are still eating them now. One favorite change for Jackson is from his normal yogurt to Yo Baby yogurt. It is an organic yogurt and it's so good.

This was an interesting movie that has slightly changed my thoughts on eating and buying food...but just as a reiteration...I am not a converted vegan or vegetarian... so don't give me the evil eye if you see me pulling in to a Burger King to order a #4 with no tomatoes.
Some Before and Afters

Some Before and Afters

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