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Sunflowers & Thorns · 4W ago

Managing a business when you’re a ‘spoonie’

I recently decided that part of #GiveThemJamie in my business would be to share with other small business owners who also live with a chronic illness about how I manage my business, Jamie’s ...
Sunflowers & Thorns · 2M ago

Low carb and easy: Eggplant vegetable tian

I know it’s winter time, but I thought that a picture of bright, summertime food might brighten your day. OK, who am I kidding? I took these pictures last summer when we made this dish prett...
Sunflowers & Thorns · 2M ago

See the world through my eyes (TEDx talk)

Today’s blog is a bit of a mix. It’s about disability, it’s about empathy, it’s about communication, it’s about boundaries. What I want to focus on most, however, is empathy. I recently had ...
Sunflowers & Thorns · 3M ago

When One Word isn’t enough: #GiveThemJamie

It’s often said that women speak up to 25,000 words a day (or something like that). I write for a living and I talk a lot, so it should come to no surprise to anyone who knows me that this y...
Sunflowers & Thorns · 4M ago

When you are so done…but God isn’t (AKA happy 40th birthday to me)

Today at 4:16 a.m., I turn 40 years old. That feels weird for me to type. I don’t think 40 is old, in fact I have never even thought of my parents as old. But when I was growing up, the gene...
Sunflowers & Thorns · 5M ago

When you want to be understood (and a photo challenge)

I sometimes enjoy participating in Instagram or Facebook challenges when you post a certain number of pictures with a given theme for a certain amount of time. Right now, I’m trying to do tw...
Sunflowers & Thorns · 6M ago

Arkansas Granola Recipe (bacon, pecans, apples, honey and oats)

You’re probably already thinking, “bacon? who puts bacon in granola?” Well, as it turns out, that’s a thing. I found quite a few bacon granola recipes and I combined them with apple pecan gr...
Sunflowers & Thorns · 8M ago

Mexican-style brown rice recipe

In case it’s unclear from many of the other recipes on my blog, we love Mexican-style or Mexican-inspired food! We love Mexican rice but the packaged mixes have so much sodium in them that w...
Sunflowers & Thorns · 9M ago

Guest Post: Jayshica’s story of looking to the positives through chronic illness

Note from Jamie: My friend Jayshica wrote this blog months ago and I didn’t get it added because of my own battles with chronic illness and just, life. I believe everything happens for a rea...
Sunflowers & Thorns · 12M ago

Introducing Sunflowers & Thorns

You may have noticed that this space has a whole new look, name and feel. Welcome to Sunflowers & Thorns! Truth be told, I wasn’t thrilled at first about this rebrand but now I love it and a...