Hi! I'm Stacie, one of the owners of Caboose Spice & Company, and I have written most of the posts here on our blog. I'm married to Greg, the other owner and blogger here. We live in rural Idaho, just outside Boise, with our two dogs and three chickens on a couple of acres.
It's been a couple of years since we started blogging as a way to support fans and customers of Caboose Spice & Company. In those years, we have really started to discover our passion for gathering together with our friends and family, face-to-face, sans mobile devices.
We're re-launching our blog (which was mostly just recipes using our spices) and we want to help you live a more balanced, fulfilling, and connected life.
We think something magical takes place when we gather around the table.
Whether it's a home-cooked meal made with love and shared with friends on a special occasion, or a puzzle spread out on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
We sit down, slow down, look our loved ones in the eyes, and connect. Laughter is shared, bonds are strengthened, love is felt.
Remember that trendy word, hygge? It's a Danish word that roughly means contentment, well-being, coziness.
You don't experience those emotions when you're scrolling through your Facebook feed. Amen?
In a world where we're instantly connected at the touch of a screen, we feel increasingly disconnected and even lonely. We're expected to always be "on". It's hard to keep up with our email, so how can we possibly slow down and eat dinner together?
Our mission is to help you do just that: design, grow, gather, eat, and repeat.
Our blog is going to be vastly expanded. We'll still have great recipes, but we'll also help you enjoy lots of other aspects of your life, too.
Design your day, your home, and your life to make more space for these slow-down-and-enjoy moments. We offer day planners and meal planners, free printable checklists, DIYs, tutorials, and life hacks to kick the feeling of overwhelm and replace it with well-being.
Grow your own healthy and delicious veggies and herbs in a simplified, yet abundant way. We show you how to do this with garden planners, tutorials, DIY projects, and by sharing our own garden with you.
Gather together with one another and connect over meals, games, you name it. You'll find lots of recipes, occasion planners, entertaining kits with everything you need to throw an awesome party. Our seasonings, grilling planks, and accessories help you to amp up the flavor without amping up the prep time.
Eat those meals together and fill up with love. We know you like to splurge on special occasions, but that you also want to be healthier each day -- so you'll find a mix of special occasion and good-for-you recipes here. They'll all be easy and delicious. 30 minute chef, anyone?
Repeat. Make gathering and connecting a regular occurrence in your days, weeks, months, and years. Cultivate habits and rhythms for an effortless connection cycle with our articles, checklists, and helpful hints.
Come learn with us (we are working on achieving an imperfect balance in our own lives too -- and we don't have it all figured out yet!)
We'll be learning as we go, too! We plan to publish one high-quality article every 1-2 weeks as we establish our own creative rhythms and figure out what it looks like to create really great, helpful content on a consistent basis.
We invite you to subscribe to our email newsletter so you can get access to all of this helpful stuff as soon as it comes out.
What do you think? Is this a great idea, or should we just stick to writing recipes and mind our own business?
What are you struggling with right now? Do you feel overwhelmed and tired out? What do you want more of in your own life? Let us know in the comments and we will figure this out together.