Happy Friday friends! I felt like this week might feel a little slower considering it was right after the holiday, but I feel like it actually went pretty fast. Today is nice and short and then it’s time to get ready for the WEEKEND…where I will be doing a whole lot of nothing. Perfection. Let’s hop right into this week’s list of favorite things! 1. 24 Days of Tea from DAVID’s Tea I write about this every year, but it’s one of my favorite things at the holidays. Every year, DAVID’s puts out their “24 Days of Tea,” an advent… View Post

I used to smoke for several years. I think it’s rare to find someone entering recovery who doesn’t also smoke cigarettes and drink coffee like it’s going out of style. If they didn’t when they got there, chances are high that they’ll soon start as a way to cope with their drugs or alcohol no longer being an option. Anyway, Neil also used to smoke, but he quit about year or so before I did. As we started off as friends, got closer, and eventually started dating, my smoking started to be a minor point of contention. It wasn’t that… View Post

This post is sponsored by Vital Proteins. Thanks for helping keep this blog going! Don’t be fooled — the name of this recipe actually sounds way fancier than it is. This eggnog panna cotta takes minutes to prepare and is a perfect dessert for any occasion! This month I’m using the Beef Gelatin from Vital Proteins. The difference between this and the other collagen peptides that I’ve shared in the past is that gelatin will dissolve in hot liquids but start to gelĀ as the liquids cool. It’s great for gut health (as is yesterday’s post), strengthening bones, and promoting hair… View Post

I drink kombucha like it’s going out of style. I’ve been buying it in the store for a couple years now and usually have one a day. When I lived in Virginia, my friend was making her own and even though she encouraged me to do it, I thought it was some kind of labor intensive hippie journey that I wasn’t ready to embark on yet. If I had taken her advice years ago I certainly would have saved a lot of money, but you’re ready when you’re ready, right? The entire recipe will be at the bottom of this… View Post