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Fall Cooking (and Cookbook Round Up)

Fall Cooking (and Cookbook Round Up)

It’s been raining, gray and chilly here the past few days. I even TURNED ON OUR HEAT yesterday. You know what that must mean. Yes, fall is finally here. And it means I’m thinking about all the comforting meals I haven’t had in awhile! ;)

My girls and I are planning to start “family meal-prep days” soon where we’ll all meet up at my house each week to make a big batch of soup or other delicious things.

Have you ever done a big group cooking day like that?

We thought it would be a fun family activity, plus we would all get to go home with our pot of soup or even just our prepared healthy ingredients for that week. YAY! Fun, time-saving and healthy.

I’ve been flipping through our cookbooks for inspiration and found a few others that look so good (some might be “healthier” than others, but still, they all look amazing for fall comfort):

Bowls of Goodness

Natural: Wholesome Recipes for Pure Nourishment

Scandinavian Comfort Food

Easy Soups from Scratch with Quick Breads to Match

Purely Pumpkin

Kale and Caramel (just ordered this one!)

Love Your Lunches

Fall Cooking (and Cookbook Round Up)


Fall Cooking (and Cookbook Round Up)

Speaking of fall, my girls and I are excited to offer a fun free wellness class on our Pure & Lovely website this Thursday night at 6:30 PM PT / 9:30 PM ET (it will remain available all weekend to view at your leisure). We will be sharing some of our secrets for a happy life with essential oils.

Essential oils definitely improved our family’s life in many awesome ways.

And not in that “hype” sort of way. Cause I’m totally not the hype type. :)

Fall Cooking (and Cookbook Round Up)

Our class is called A Happy Life with Essential Oils (how these little drops can change everything!).

We want you all to have your happiest, healthiest fall ever, so we hope you’ll come to the class and enjoy!

Put the class in your calendar–it begins this Thursday September 21 at 6:30PM PT / 9:30 PM ET.

If you’re on Facebook, please hit GOING on this event invite even if you aren’t sure if you can attend on Thursday. When you RSVP as GOING, you will have all weekend to view the class details and you’ll be able to enter some fun giveaways.

Not on Facebook?

Here’s where you’ll find the class info. A link to attend the class will be posted on that page as soon as the class is live Thursday night, so put the date and time in your calendar so you can check back!

Happy Fall Nesting!

What are some of your favorite fall comfort meals and cookbooks?

Share some of your favorites in the comments!

Getting Organized for Fall Hobbies

Getting Organized for Fall Hobbies

Sponsored by Brother

In my organizing book, Make Room for What You Love, I wrote about how important it is to get your hobbies organized if you are ever going to actually DO them. It is SO true for me, so this past week I took my own advice! I’m so excited to show you how we labeled supplies for my own hobby.

Getting Organized for Fall Hobbies

Keeping my home organized is important to the quality of my life in so many ways. If I have to crawl around in a cluttered closet or dig around the garage to find what I need, I will lose interest in whatever it was I was looking for. If I’m ready to relax or have fun with a creative hobby, it needs to be organized so it’s ready for me when I’m ready for it!

Disorganization turns things I want to love into clutter.

Getting Organized for Fall Hobbies

I’m not much of a crafter (as you probably know by my lack of DIY skill, ha) but I’ve always had a small part of me that really enjoys making things. Low-stress or creative projects can be therapeutic as they help slow down the pace of life.

A year ago my sister and my girls and I visited a local apothecary store and came home with all sorts of fun supplies to make candles, lotions, bath salts and soaps. We had a great time making things together when we got home. Then the remaining supplies got tossed in the brown bag we brought them home in, and lost in the back fo the closet.

While I’ve often thought about hosting another DIY-day, I knew I’d first have to get things in order.

Getting Organized for Fall Hobbies

Getting Organized for Fall Hobbies

Enter the Brother P-touch PT-D210 label maker (the same one I used for my spice drawer organization). It is my no-fail way to label just about anything!  You can see the video we made below to show you how simple it really is.

Just look at all the apothecary supplies now! Wouldn’t you be more inspired to use them when they’re nicely labeled and organized? I sure am.

Getting Organized for Fall Hobbies

It’s really not hard to get craft supplies organized, and it can actually be a fun project in itself! Gather the supplies you need to enjoy just one hobby (you can do more later, but start with one!).

Select one shelf, or one drawer to use for organizing. You don’t have to start with an entire craft room! That’s too overwhelming for anyone.

Getting Organized for Fall Hobbies

It was easy to print clear labels with a simple border and pretty font to put on my jars. The shelf now looks so fresh, clean and lovely! But best of all, my supplies are organized–and ready to use.

With the P-touch PT-210, you can easily personalize your labels with different color tapes, 14 fonts, 97 frames and more than 600 symbols. I can’t wait to try out a handful of different color tapes with different borders and symbols for future organization projects.


You can purchase the P-touch PT-210 at Amazon.

What’s an organizational project you could work on this fall that would inspire YOU to do what you love?