These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things

We wanted to share a few of our favorite things. Some of these things have been our longtime favorites and some we are just realizing are pretty awesome during the quarantine! Leave some comments and tell us some of your favorite items or hobbies!

Favorite Hobby:

Kayla - My favorite hobby right now is gardening. Since staying at home and my husband is still able to go to work, my dog and plants are my friends during the day! We started a vegetable garden before the pandemic happened, and thank goodness we did. It's been a great stress reliever and reason for getting outside. Also, we get delicious vegetables from it as well. Lately, the greens have been great! Daily salads are now occurring with kale, swiss chard and lettuce! We also have lots of perennials in the garden, and watching them grow and bloom is something I absolutely love doing. Springtime is the best time!

Michele - As soon as the quarantine started I turned into a true DIY’er! Projects around the home have not only helped me maintain my sanity, they’ve taken on a new life as I realized that I have a hidden talent and ability that I never knew I even had! The instant gratification of seeing the finished project is so satisfying and rewarding. So far there has been a lot of painting. It’s so amazing what a large change of a little color can make! I’ve painted walls, kitchen cabinets, and recently moved onto stripping and refinishing furniture. This is also very cost effective. Rather than buy a new dining room table, why not refinish your existing one, for a fraction of the cost! My advice is to start out with a smaller piece of furniture, like an end table or nightstand. Then once you get the hang of it, move onto the larger pieces. I’ve also learned that the key to a beautifully finished product is following all the necessary steps, no cutting corners! Stripping, sanding, priming and two coats of paint (if repainting and not staining).

Favorite Easy Meal:

Kayla - One of my favorite easy and quick meals has got to be pasta. Most pastas are vegan and throwing together a dinner using pasta is very simple. During a time where cooking is an all day everyday occurrence, a quick meal is something I look forward to every once in a while. You can use any type of pasta you want, add a sauce (homemade or store bought) and throw in some veggies or your favorite vegan meatballs! Obviously, I recommend our Eggplant Meatballs, but if you don’t have a box in the freezer, there are plenty of other options for you! Below you can find an easy recipe for some homemade marinara sauce!