Coffee. It’s the glue that holds my marriage together.
This is because early on in our marriage, my husband developed the lovely habit of bringing me a nice coffee to wake me up in the morning. He leaves it on my bedside table, which makes the enormous effort involved in opening my eyes in the morning just a tiny bit easier.
I’m not much of a morning person.
You may think this coffee thing he does is an indulgence, but it’s not. Things like this are an absolute necessity in a marriage. You can forgive A LOT of things if you get bedside coffee in the morning. My husband is a smart man.
But he might be getting a little nervous, because I have a new (more…)
This pretty arrangement is fast and easy. And free for anyone who has a few basic garden perennials, or who can steal borrow them from an unsuspecting friendly neighbour. You can make it in 5 minutes flat.
The weather’s getting cooler and I’m starting to crave some fall dishes. Brussels sprouts are not high on my list, but this happens to be one of my favourite salads. It doesn’t taste at all like the brussels sprouts you’re thinking of, trust me!
I first wrote about this salad after a visit to (more…)
I’m big on health challenges. It’s a sure fire way to get me going in the right direction. I had huge success last year with my family’s gluten-free, sugar-free eating challenge. It started off as a fun bet, but by the end we all realized how much better we felt when we reduced gluten. Big lesson. And it lasted long enough to get us all to drop some bad habits and replace them with better ones.
There’s a new eating challenge I’ve just started this week, and you can join in too. And I kicked it off by finally (more…)
If you’re like me, you find random stains and bleach spots on items of clothing all the time. How they get there, I’ll never know. I blame the house elf.
Here’s a quick and easy way to reclaim some of your favs, and have a little DIY fun while you’re at it. Nads got me on to this trick when she made my girls some sweet tanks for Valentine’s Day one year. It’s an easy craft, even for beginners, and a good way to revamp (more…)
Anyone who knows me, knows I have an ongoing love affair with the artichoke. They are one of my favorite foods, and I am always on a quest to cook up a new way to enjoy them. They are usually in season in the springtime. but lately I have spotted them jarred in water at my local Costco. I toyed with how to use them, and after hearing about an old school presentation where they were fried, I decided to put my spin on the idea. Results: over the top deliciousness! These are the bomb, but beware – you can down them like popcorn and they (more…)
My grandmother always grew her own chamomile for tea. She used to dry it in her attic, which was a magical place to explore during my childhood trips to her home in Italy. The smell of chamomile still brings me back to those days.
I think my grandmother believed chamomile tea with honey fixed just about anything. She used to mail us some of her (more…)
We’re blogging sisters. How often does that happen? Here at lifeovereasy, you get two for the price of one.
Nads is a marketing whiz, Dani is an engineer, but the blog is where we have our fun. We’re into photography and pottery, making anything and everything, cooking (Nads) and cooking-avoiding (Dani). Creating our lives and our spaces is what inspires us. We’re big on fun and friends and our crazy Italian family. Even our dogs are brothers!