How (and why) there are no toekicks under my kitchen cabinets

Let's rewind to the year 2011. I had a new baby and a very old galley kitchen. One morning, I took a gallon of milk out of the fridge and as I set it down on the counter, it slipped and splat on the floor. The cap popped off. Milk was glug, glug, glugging out,…

Three best essential oils for upset stomachs

3 of the best essential oils for upset stomachs

Essential oils are one of many all-natural remedies to help a tummy ache. They are pure, powerful and effective. If someone in my family complains of tummy trouble, I use a blend of three essential oils for upset stomachs. Find out which essential oils helped my husband's upset stomach and turned him from an annoyed skeptic to a calm, happy user of essential oils.

balsam apple pods in my hands

Forgotten herb: balsam apple

A funny thing happened on the way to the drug store...ah, this is so me. We were on vacation in the Florida Keys, and I took a short walk across the street to pick up a few things at the drug store. I stopped to admire a pretty bush with silvery leaves, and something bright caught my eye. A neon orange, spikey fruit called the balsam apple dangling from a vine. I had to know more.