Searchable Saturdays

The posts were a little sparse this week. Things got busy and I mostly relied on leftovers from a big pot of Black Bean Chili for my meals. Things should start to calm down this weekend and I will hopefully have more delicious recipes coming at you soon!

Although I lacked in cooking this week…I still managed to find time to decompress in front of the computer and find some inspiration for you. Here is what I’ve got…



1. WANDERLUST /// I know Spring officially started a few weeks ago but this weekend is going to be the first warm weekend for us here in the Midwest. Everything started blooming midway through the week and I spent the second half itchin’ to get outside. And guess what – today is the day. I’m packing up a picnic and we are heading on an adventure as soon as I finish this post.

2. CRAVING /// And speaking of spring – spring produce is right around the corner! We are talking asparagus, beans, strawberries, etc etc etc. I cannot wait to get out of this root vegetable rut and into some fresh inspiration!

3. CREATING /// I’m not very good at planning when it comes to holidays. I’ve skipped going home for the last three Easters and always start to feel a little homesick halfway through the holiday. This year I’m not going home (again) but I do think I will make Wyatt (and Tuko – as much as a dog can participate) join in some festivities. I’m thinking a brunch and egg dying.

4. LOVING /// I visited a Lush for the first time last week and am crushing hard. Everything from their all natural lipstick (lovin’ my pink ‘Believe’ color) to their cruelty-free conditioners.


Shelly is the creator of Vegetarian Ventures. She is also the Creative Director of Driftless Magazine and likes to wear wolf shirts, drink peppermint tea, and dance to Stevie Nicks.