Chickadee Says

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

6 Must-Have Travel Necessities

Hello Darlings!

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you may have noticed that I am in Hawaii! My sister and her husband are stationed out here and just welcomed a very darling new boy, H, into their family. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the little munchkin so out I came.


With any long plane ride comes quite a bit of packing, so I thought it would be fun to chat about my six categories of must-haves during any trip.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Meatless Monday: Vegan Garden Fresh Breakfast Potatoes

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I am not the biggest breakfast fan. Brunch, sure, but breakfast? Functioning that early in the morning is not exactly my thing. However, when you have a box of CSA goodies hanging out on the counter calling to you and leftover potatoes just about to sprout, you get to cooking.


These potatoes turn out crispy, the perfect accompaniment to normal, super soft breakfast foods, without losing their fresh-from-the-garden taste. Plus, leftovers mixed with a scoop of vegan yogurt turns into a delicious potato salad!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

8 Favorite Restorative Yoga Poses

Hello Darlings!

This summer has been insanely busy for me. From blogging to my IT job, teaching yoga, and working at summer markets for my business, The Spiral Collective, I have had my hand in lots of cookie jars. Sometimes I need to totally just crash, curl up in bed, snuggle my pups and escape with a ridiculously cheesy romance novel. Other times I head to a restorative yoga class. One of my specialties I teach is ‘restorative’ yoga, which I lovingly describe as a yoga nap. I am also leading a Restore with the Niyamas yoga retreat in Guatemala this September. Check it out!


The following poses are some of my favorites; most can be practiced with or without props, or by using makeshift props: couch cushions, organizing baskets, and rolled up blankets work just fine. I LOVE the Barefoot Yoga lavender and flax eye pillows for an extra added luxury when in a restorative practice! When it comes to teaching restorative yoga poses I tend to instruct from the ‘do what feels most comfortable to you’ viewpoint.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

2015 Birthday Wish List

Hello Darlings!

It’s July. Which for most people means fireworks on the Fourth, hot days and beautiful nights, and camping trips. However, it’s my birthday month! Yep, I said month. So I have dreamed up my birthday wish list (yep, wishes, because seriously, who is going to pay $40 for a towel? They are just SO pretty) with some help from my darling friend Melissa from Treats with a Twist, because apparently she knows me better than myself when it comes to pretty presents.



Wednesday, July 1, 2015

What I Ate Wednesday: Fresh and Local

Hello Darlings!

This year is my first year in Denver that I have a DUG (Denver Urban Garden) plot with a good friend of mine I met through teaching yoga! I have missed gardening SO very much, so sticking my hands in the soil and being able to bring home fresh greenery makes me so happy! I realized this week that so much of my food was fresh or came from local businesses and it is always fun to celebrate and support your local economy!



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