Organ Donation: A Priceless Gift

124,000. Currently, nearly 124,000 people in the United States are waiting for a life-saving transplant (Unyts).  Countless more are waiting for tissue and eye donations that would greatly improve their quality of life. Tomorrow, April 21, Unyts will be celebrating Blue & Green Day to raise awareness of organ and tissue donation.  In honor of Blue [...]

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Going Green: Tips for a Chemical Free Cleaning Routine

Remember when I resolved to blog more regularly, promising no more long hiatuses?  crickets chirping... Yeah, me too.  Yet here I am, three months later, crawling out of my cave like a bear after a long winter. There is something so refreshing about the spring.  After a long, cold winter in WNY, it makes my [...]

2017 Health Goals

Hello, and welcome back! I hope your holiday season was as enjoyable as mine. Between the bustle of the holidays and the New Year, I needed some time to recharge with my boys. One perk of my job as a teacher is an extended winter break (almost two weeks!) which meant lots of snuggles with [...]

Minimalism Update

Last week, sick of the clutter in my life, I decided to make a change.  I began the process of decluttering my home and moving towards a simpler life.  Today I’ll be sharing how things went, and what I learned in the process. Minimalism is currently very trendy (although the concept of minimalism is ages [...]

Celebrating Family

I'm not one for having my picture taken. I much prefer being behind the lens, and the few times I have had my photo snapped, it was with the assistance of my trusty tripod. When my husband and I got engaged, I created our save-the-dates myself. We waited until the Golden Hour,  popped outside, and spent [...]