Holiday Gifting Without the Physical Gift

Holiday Gifting Without the Physical Gift

If you are new to this blog, you may not know that we do not give, nor receive physical gifts for the holidays. As minimalists, we stopped this ritual a few years ago when we no longer wanted to receive gifts. Rather, we politely declined gifts, asking our friends and family to please “gift” us… Read More »

The Best Turkey Substitutes This Thanksgiving

The Best Turkey Substitutes This Thanksgiving

Going meat-free this Thanksgiving? Good for you! There are a ton of benefits for doing so, not just for you, but for the turkey! We think we can speak for the turkey when we let out a big, “Whew! Thank you!” Let’s Get Real About the Benefits of Not Eating Turkey Before we get into… Read More »

Easy Peasy Mardi Gras King Cake (and a little bit of history)

Easy Peasy Mardi Gras King Cake (and a little bit of history)

Laissez les bon temps rouler! Oui, cher!  It's Mardi Gras, one of our favorite times of the year! Not only do we adore this holiday due to its religious significance, the French origin and New Orleans history, but we would be remiss if we didn’t mention how much we love the king cake!  Mardi Gras,… Read More »

Valentine’s Day: From Depraved Origins to Self-Love and Fancy Drinks

Valentine’s Day: From Depraved Origins to Self-Love and Fancy Drinks

The Depraved Origins For much of the last century, Valentine’s Day has been a hugely commercial holiday due to the sales and exchange of chocolates, flowers, and cards. It’s also a time for lovers to acknowledge their bond to one another. However, the origins of this holiday present a much darker and complex picture. Starting… Read More »