Hi! I'm Jelena Meisel

I'm a mom and wife based in the Rocky mountains. I love cooking, hiking and traveling.

more >

shop my favorites



Drop subscribe code here.

this month's favorite

ALL amazon favorites >

Let’s chat…It’s been awhile…back to everyday routine

May 20, 2016

Everyday Routine

Oh, hello, Friday! Hello, Weekend! Darn, today totally snuck up on me!

This week was a complete blur for me. It was my first full week home in a very long time, so I came home and hit the ground running. Even though I wasn’t thrilled to be back from what seemed like a dream vacation…I was happy to be back to my everyday routine (if something like that exists). Coming home to Kiki, the sous-chef, being in my home, the smell of my favorite candle…ah, it makes my heart dance a little dance of warmth and content. I think I am still a bit shocked I am not traveling for awhile. I may find cobwebs around my suitcase…

And so here we are…with a weekend in a site, what do you have planned? Me…NOTHING….
Due to some travel/work/weekend changes and balanced custody schedules, I will be home this weekend, alone with no plans…I don’t even know what that feels like. I think it will include some lazy reading by the pool, yoga, early morning runs, and a date with my DVR.

In a meantime, here are some interesting reads I’ve come across in the last few weeks while hanging out in the airports.

Commonalities of parents of successful kids.

How successful women live healthy.

Would you have a decluttering party?

It feels like summer in Miami, so perfect wine and food pairings I will be testing out this weekend

15 chefs share their favorite knives

Everyone is talking about it…everyone is doing it…

10 Healthy foods that should always be on your grocery list

I am still laughing…did you know that baby elephants throw tantrums and toss themselves into the mud when they’re upset….

I’ve introduced these to my life…I never knew I needed something so much and reap instant benefits…have you tried? any favorites?

I’ve printed this list as a daily reminder.

I am changing my morning routine…cuddling is definitely my favorite!

Book obsession continues in our house, but book organization even more.

and with that, I am off to order a few of the books that have been on my list for awhile now…coming back with reviews…one, two, three… have you read them?


Get my Free 5-Ingredient eBook

need easy dinner ideas for your family? grab my free ebook and get cooking!

send me the ebook!

I believe in balancing health and happiness with lots of flavor! My hope is that you find a recipe here that becomes a new favorite and you share it with your loved ones for years to come.

My Kitchen

welcome to