fighting the winter blues Print Recipe Print Recipe

Well, I had good intentions.

I thought I could get into a good routine, posting a few times a month, but then we all passed around this awesome cold. And then we thought it would be cool to pass it around again. Then there were computer issues (no Photoshop, etc.). Why not? Travel. Work schedules. Then we all get sick AGAIN. Obviously.

So yeah, life.

But I really, I am back. It’s just me taking baby steps.

No recipe today. BUT, I am in the process of testing a few so in the next few weeks, I’ll have something yummy for you. Here’s just a little bit of what we’ve been up to the last few months.

To be honest, I wasn’t all that comfortable taking both kiddos out on my own – like to Target, the grocery store, etc. until just a few months ago. For one, it was much more enjoyable WITHOUT them. Two, how am I suppose to carry everything?? And not lose a child. And three, I’m all about efficiency.

I hate to sound cocky, but I feel like I’ve got this. Only took a year, no problem.

Oh that other thing is that we decided to take the boys out 2x/week to a new restaurant. Well I guess you could say it’s for everyone. I love trying new things and I really want our boys to practice their manners. I’ve been pleasantly surprised. They’ve been awesome. Next up, traveling.

On the weekends, Mason and I have been baking together. From pancakes, muffins, cookies to banana bread, it’s been so much fun having an excited helper in the kitchen. As if weekends weren’t great enough.

I’ve recently become a plant lady. I’m pretty proud, actually. I’ve slowly filled the home with greenery. Just a few more larger plants to buy and then I’ll slow down.


But probably not.

My only birthday wish this year was to have a night in a hotel by MYSELF. Like I said, it had been a rough winter and I completely neglected myself. Ben was 100% supportive and it was the absolute best birthday gift EVER. Highly recommend.

While I waited for my room to be ready, I walked down to get my nails done (!!). Came back took a bath and then ordered room service because that’s the best thing about staying in a hotel. Then I rented a movie, and took another bath. The next morning I ordered coffee and READ A BOOK in bed. It was heaven. Then I shopped, got my hair blown out and later Ben met up with me and went out to a fun dinner. I just kept repeating how happy I was.

It’s amazing what some quiet time can do.

And then we cut both my babies hair!!

I cried.

I know it’s just hair, but mason had THE BEST hair. If I could rewind, I wouldn’t have gone so extreme with Mason. I think there’s a sweet spot, not too long and not too short.

We were all ready for a change. I’m probably next for a big haircut.

I have spent WAY too much time in the doctor’s office.

Between the flu, some real nasty colds, bronchitis and then the time they thought I had a blood clot. That was fun. That’s probably been the biggest reason why I haven’t been able to blog. Any time I think I’ll have extra time, I get hit with a nasty bug. Which also means, no appetite. And no appetite, means no recipe testing.

I’m now on a mission to hunt down a naturopath ASAP to help build my immune system back up because it’s been ridiculous.

Thankfully, it’s finally starting to feel like Spring! I didn’t realize how badly I needed some sunshine. I’m ready to put together our garden. Spend evenings at the park. Prop our doors open for some fresh air. Late nights. and breaking out the rosé.

Lastly, I just signed up for a workshop with my dear friend Lacy on Coping with Loss. We’ve done healing work together and it has honestly been life changing. If only I could bottle her up. I think there’s still a few spots open if you need a little support in your grieving process. Grief is so deep and painful, I would just love for everyone to experience her healing powers.



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  • Jenna / Eat Drink Pretty

    Hey Lisa – I can so relate. I want so badly to get back into the groove of blogging but it is so hard. Two kids, a full time job…I mean, where is the time for blogging? I’ve found that Instagram satisfies some of the desire for me in terms of sharing and publishing content. It’s not the same, I know. I love following you on instagram and your beautiful boys. I’m sorry to hear about all the illness this winter. We went through some of that too. Juliet had pnemonia, Rosie had like 8,000 colds/viruses. Thanks for the honest post and I’ve just found that not putting pressure on myself to blog is best. Have a great weekend!

  • Kat D

    Lisa, thank you so much for your honesty! I’ve never commented on your blog, but have been following you for years. I love it when I see a new post pop up! 🙂 Best of luck finding a naturopath; I found one in my area last year and it made a WORLD of difference. Thanks for always sharing so openly and honestly, I love your blog. Can’t wait for some of those new recipes!

  • Natalie

    Ugghh!!! Not fun at all. We’ve had a rough winter this year as well but the season shall pass and better/warmer is yet to come. Sending you lots of hugs mama.