Long time, no social media talk, and art show!

Long time, no social media talk, and art show!

I’m quite sad to see this summer come to a close, as it was one of the best I can remember having. The weather was nice and the bugs not too “buggy,” we stayed up late and woke up slowly, Drew had more energy and gained much needed weight, and our boys happily swam, biked and played the long days away.

When life gives you lemons, make lemon-lavender lip balm. Or, if you don't feel like it, you can give ours a try (promo code below)!

When life gives you lemons, make lemon-lavender lip balm. Or, if you don't feel like it, you can give ours a try (promo code below)!

Drew often complained of dry lips when he was in the hospital following surgery, or during chemo.  He also hated anything that smelled "perfumy" as it gave him a headache and made him nauseous:( So, when thinking about The Drew Box, I wanted to make a lip balm that worked well and didn't have too strong of a taste or smell.  I think we came up with a great one and I'm excited to share the recipe with you here!

A kombucha kit so easy, even I could make it.

A kombucha kit so easy, even I could make it.

I am a terrible cook.  When he's feeling up to it, Drew does all of our grocery shopping, lunch-packing and meal-preparing.  When he doesn't feel well, the kids and I eat at my parent's house.  I'm really really bad.  When I make cereal with bananas on top there are only 4-5 pieces of banana (which I sometimes just break apart without even bothering to use a knife ) versus 20-25 thinly sliced pieces that Drew beautifully places on top of the cereal. I also consider making cereal with bananas on top "cooking", which really says it all.  So, when my mom bought us a kombucha kit for Valentine's Day, I was nervous. 

Drew Quits Carrots and Starts Blending

Drew Quits Carrots and Starts Blending

After two years of relentless carrot juicing, Drew switched to smoothies in the blender.  To the joy of our whole family, the kitchen sink is no longer piled with carrot skins and the once white, but now orange-hued juicer is resting in the pantry.