Child Rearing, journey

Nature, Food & Mommyhood – That’s What It’s All About

We are here. This is a world of naturalism, minimalism, foood & happiness. I’m here to share what I know about what I like.

You’re gonna love it.


Hey, I’m Leanne. Mom of Miss Ilamay who is 1.5 yrs. at the time of this writing. She,  husband, Benjamin, and I make our family of 3. I rear Ilamay, cook the food, tend to the home and put any remaining strength into making and selling organic personal care products over at [Terra]cotta Paste. Ben is a super duper skilled tradesman in the sheet metal industry and he keeps me accountable. Ilamay climbs everything (mostly me), dances like a genius and is a turd.



We, as a family, are in an era of new experiences; we recently dumped 3/4 of our belongings, hopped into an RV and moved to the other side of the country. Let me tell you – it’s been somethin’. This is my first post on this blog, but it’s not my first blog [attempt]; it’s my third or fourth. I’m not a natural smooth talker, but I’ve got sh*t to share, so let’s just act like I know what I’m doing and get on with it. This time around, I’ll be putting my special skills (being efficiently lazy & effectively intuitive) and experiences to work to enlighten and delight you in whatever small way I can. Everyone’s journey is unique, and there’s something special about being able to open up one’s own book and provoke growth and connections in those around us.

What’s in a name? “Popcorn&Pomegranates” is the chosen title because … well, obviously it’s because all I do is eat … and every time I crave pomegranates, I crave popcorn too (and vice versa). I don’t eat them together. Sometimes side by side, but mostly just one after the other. Most frequently the pair becomes a satisfying dinner when I’m feeling like living the bachelor life.

UPDATE! 10/21/19 – The name of this blog has since been changed to: “Live Small. Eat Well.” That’s because we’re living small and eating well! Instagram is where it’s at, so I’m busy sharing our love of food and all things outdoors at @livesmall_eatwell. Go there for the inspo and come here for the execution!

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Did you want to know more about who’s writing this? Here it is…

I love cooking, but I actually just love eating. Okay, fine, I like cooking because food is beautiful and nourishing and I love sharing (or attempting to share) that whole experience with those I love… and I love eating. Next to eating and spending time with those I love – on the list of most important things in life – comes spending time in nature. Nature is what fuels us all – whether one has the means to recognize it or not. There are, like, ions out there, man. It has been confirmed that I am an old soul; I am continually becoming “one” with nature as best I can: comfy clothes 24/7, shower once a week, minimal “bodily applications”, enjoy the little things, keep it zen – that’s what it’s all about. Did I mention that That 70’s Show is the only TV worth watching? (UPDATE 10/21/19 – Dirty Dancing is also important to have on repeat) Okay, good. As far as parenting goes, I identify with the “Attachment Parenting” crowd. We cloth diaper, babywear, co-sleep, practice Elimination Communication and Baby Led Weaning, and plan to homeschool. Ilamay is a trip, but I think she’ll be worth it ; ).

That pretty much sums it up. See you on the flip side.


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