• Happy, Healthy, Odor Free // with Fresh Wave

    Dena September 1, 2015

    Do you want to know a secret? Sometimes our house smells terrible! It’s the worst. It’s so embarrassing. We have to constantly stay on top of it. We can’t really figure it out. We’ve lived here for seven years and it’s always been an issue.…

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  • Coco Bebe Coconut Oil {Giveaway!}

    Dena July 15, 2015

    If I had to choose one beauty/self-care product that I could not live without, it would be coconut oil. Coconut oil is my addiction. I use it every single day. When I get out of the shower, I apply it to my entire body. I…

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  • Recipe: Vegan Stuffed Peppers

    Dena May 7, 2015

    Hello, friends! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a recipe. Now that I’ve got a colicky newborn on my hands, it’s a miracle when I find the time to cook, let alone to photograph and write about it! However, M. and I recently watched another…

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  • Hyperemesis Gravidarum

    Dena November 20, 2014

    Hyperemesis gravidarum is simply defined as extreme, persistent nausea and vomiting during pregnancy that can lead to dehydration. However, any woman who has lived through the nightmare of it, knows that it is so much more than that. Note: This post contains graphic depictions of…

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  • harvest //

    Dena September 15, 2014

    Early in summer, my mother-in-law gifted us with a used wagon from the thrift shop where she works. Little did we know then that the wagon would become such an important part of our summer harvesting ritual. A few times each week, when M. got…

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  • Beautiful like me.

    Dena June 20, 2014

    Something happened when I turned thirty. I started loving myself again. In the months leading up to Roman’s first birthday, I fell apart. It was a regular self-hate fest around here. I was angry, sad, and mostly — disappointed — in myself because I had…

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  • Let’s Put an End to Distracted Driving

    Dena June 5, 2014

    Admittedly I have been a distracted driver in the past. I’ve talked on the phone, read text messages, eaten full meals, and even applied makeup — all from behind the wheel. I’m not proud of these things, but I share them because, I know. I…

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  • Thoughts on Food

    Dena April 25, 2014

    I’ve been meaning to make a post about my thoughts on food for awhile now. I talk about food a lot — both here on the blog & in my every day life. It’s a topic that I am truly passionate about. When it comes…

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  • Recipe: Vegan Kale Pesto Pasta

    Dena April 7, 2014

    Ingredients 1/2 cup raw cashew pieces 1/2 cup raw, shelled sunflower seeds 1 cup almond milk 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 3 handfuls kale 4 cloves garlic 1 box vegan pasta (we like: this kind) Directions Boil pasta according to package. Drain and rinse.…

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