wandering eye

tree hugger, photojournalistic wedding photographer & professional retoucher

Angela + Joshua | 06.14.14 | Lansing, MI

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Laura + Robert | 06.22.14 | Chicago, IL

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Kristie + Kyle | 6.06.14 | Manteno, IL

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Jackie + Brian | 6.07.14 | Lake Zurich, IL

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Jaime + Mike | 5.31.14 | Dwight, IL

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Stephanie + Alex | 5.17.14 | Des Plaines, IL

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Anne + Chris | 5.11.14 | Chicago, IL

Being Green Is Easy

Being Green Is Easy

In honor of one of the most important days the world can ever have, I’ve compiled a list of 20 easy ways to be good to the planet (and to your wallet) on Earth Day – and every day. I’ve adopted all of these actions into my own life, and encourage you to try at least one idea on your own!Kermit-2011

  1. Recycle – everything. Cardboard, plastic food containers, water bottles, junk mail, aluminum foil, and more…

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Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

I started making my own dog cookies last summer when I found out exactly how easy and healthy it could be for my pups. The pre-made biscuits you can purchase at the store, like Milk-Bone brand, are full of chemicals and artificial preservatives. The ingredients from their website are as followed:

Wheat Flour, Wheat Bran, Meat and Bone Meal, Milk, Wheat Germ, Beef Fat (Preserved with BHA), Salt,…

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Shelia + Brian | 3.22.14 | Mundelein, IL

Chunky Vegan Chick’n Salad

One of the foods I missed most after becoming a vegetarian was chicken salad. I finally have a recipe that I love and takes under 20 minutes to make. All you need is:

Milo and I both like to pretend it’s real chicken

  • 1 package tempeh (I used flax)
  • Soy sauce (I used San-J Tamari)
  • 4 pickle spears
  • 1/2 cup grapes
  • 2 medium celery stalks
  • ground mustard, to taste
  • salt and pepper, to taste

I use tempeh…

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Crunchy Cashew Granola

Crunchy Cashew Granola

love granola, but packaged gluten free kinds are usually very expensive and aren’t very filling. I’m going to show you how to make your own granola (gluten free or not), and you’ll love it so much, you’ll never buy pre made again!

There are tons of recipes out there on how to make your own granola, but this is my favorite basic:

  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats, not instant (I use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten…

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Weekend cinnamon rolls

Weekend cinnamon rolls

Today I woke up and I wanted cinnamon rolls. The ooey gooey kind that my mom used to make from the Pillsbury pop open tube on special Saturdays.

My Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls

Since they don’t make these (yet), I looked in my go-to reference for gluten free baking - Learning to Bake Allergen-Freeby Colette Martin. This book is absolutely fantastic. Not only does it have staple food recipes for…

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Gluten Free and Lovin’ It

Throughout my teens and halfway through my twenties, I always seemed to have uncomfortable and sometimes painful gastrointestinal (or GI) distress.

Gluten Free and Lovin’ It

Throughout my teens and halfway through my twenties, I always seemed to have uncomfortable and sometimes painful gastrointestinal (or GI) distress.

Natural Cleaning Wipes

Natural Cleaning Wipes

Some time last year, I watched the documentary Chemerical (click on the link to actually watch the whole video).A film about all the toxic chemicals found in your every day household cleaners and sprays. It made me think about the toxins in my own home and inspired me to take cleaning into my own hands, and not those of super chem. companies. C’mon, you dont’t really think things like Fabreze,…

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