Love in Real Life

Love in Real Life

a journey of gratitude & imperfection

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Fig, Bacon, & Goat Cheese Stuffed Baby Bellas

Today I felt like making something new. I had to run to the store for some staples and ingredients for a Christmas party dish anyway, so I thought I’d indulge myself and wing it in the kitchen. Here’s what I came up with! Fig, Bacon, […]


This last year has been… well… quite a year. Often I feel conflicted about how so much joy can exist along side so much grief. In many ways the happiness and feelings of completeness have been born of great sadness and loss. It feels strange, […]

“Good luck, bad luck – who knows?”

My dad always used to tell this story about a man who had both good and bad things happen to him. He had a good harvest of crops and the people of his village told him he had such good luck. He would reply, “Good […]