Great Book: Never Take A Shark to the Dentist (and Other Things Not to Do)

shark

This sweet book Never Take  Shark to the Dentist: and Other Things Not to Do, by Judi Barrett, came home from the school library with my 6 year old this week. I often get requests from readers about books that are silly or funny, because they are great for when you have to read a book… read more

Healthy Living: Simple Skin Care

aquaphor

It’s been an interesting few months over here on the skin care front. Some massive allergies that left my eyes swollen shut the week of Thanksgiving had me rethinking detergents, creams, make-up and lotions. I feared it was our new pup who doesn’t shed (which does NOT mean she is hypo-allergenic I have learned!), but… read more

Great Cause: Breast Cancer Alliance

featured

A few years back I was introduced to the Breast Cancer Alliance. They are a lean mean cancer fighting machine. With a team of just two full time employees – they host incredible events, pay for grants and research projects, and help women who couldn’t otherwise afford it to get the health services they need… read more

Color Obsession: Green with Envy

green

I am having a seriously green moment. For the home. For the fashion. And for the food. There is something so soothing about this color. Do you agree?   *images from Pinterest      

Healthy Living: The Dude Diet

featured

For week two of our six week “healthy living” series I am thrilled to feature the beautiful, talented and highly humorous chef/writer, Serena Wolf. She’s been busy on her food blog, Domesticate Me, since 2011, and this year she wrote her first cookbook, The Dude Diet: Clean(ish) Food for People Who Like to Eat Dirty…. read more

Great Gadget: Handheld Spiralizer

featured

Every so often a new gadget makes its way into our kitchen drawers. (Said drawers have been recently filled with drawer organizers and they are looking mighty nice!) This OXO Handheld Spiralizer is our newest addition and I am slightly obsessed. Tonight I used this contraption to “spiralize” 3 zucchinis. It took about 5 minutes to spin the… read more

Parenting: Teaching Kids to Ski

featured

My husband and I both grew up skiing. We actually had our third date at Bromley Mountain up in Manchester, Vermont. Skiing is by far one of our favorite things to do together. When we had kids we knew we wanted them to love skiing as much as we did. When John said he wanted… read more

Healthy Living: Courtnay’s Kitchen

Kitchen

  As is customary in January, I am thinking about health and wellness. After the debauchery of big meals and too many cocktails during the holiday season – I always find myself craving healthier habits in the new year. I thought it would be fun to do a weekly feature on wellness for the next… read more

Great Books: Spoon and Chopsticks

featured

It’s been a while since I have blogged about a great book for kids. Today you get a double whammy. Spoon and Chopsticks, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, are absolutely precious and serious fan favorites over at the Pless house. Both books are told through the eyes of everyday utensils, a little spoon and a pair of chopsticks…. read more

Happy Anniversary to The Sent!

featured4

It is hard to believe that this little site has been up and running for FOUR years now! This week marks our anniversary. Many of the goals I set on that very first post have become a central part of the way I live. And ironically, many of those things I am still working on. It’s… read more