Back in the Fall, I posted an article about getting kids more involved in gardening with six simple garden tasks. Of course, if they are unlikely to listen, you might never get them to the garden to try out Step 1. With two kids, two nephews, a niece and a Godson, I'm no kid-whisperer, but…
Continue reading ➞ The best, simple way to get kids to listen to you
Toekicks? What are they and, if you don't want them, what else can do put underneath your kitchen cabinet?
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Here are at least 20 ways to live a more natural lifestyle.
What's one healthy choice you made recently?
My hope with this blog is to fill you in on all kinds of simple, quick tricks I've learned to make natural living easier. It is exactly what I do for free for all of my friends.
So why have I spent my life buying a bunch of crap? Read on...
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easy natural skincare
farm-stand home decor
interviews with farm stand owners
handmade product reviews
winter farm stands
kitchen window gardens
my 230 year old farmhouse
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My kids went to a private preschool. The place is awesome. It is in a custom-built, self-sustainable little schoolhouse on the grounds of a nature preserve. Tuition was more than the taxes on my home. The teachers are kind and loving. The kids are learning and exploring. The parents range from frumpy to stuck-up. Fitting.…
Continue reading ➞ How to be pretentious at a preschooler’s birthday party
Back in the 1990s, I bought oil-free face wash and shampoo that made my skin and hair squeaky clean. Hair so clean, it...literally..squeaked when you ran a strand between your fingers.
I was almost hyper about getting the oils out of my skin and hair. Moisturized, yes. Natural oils, no. No way. I wouldn't tolerate even a glimmer of natural oil in my t-zone. But...
My favorite thing about this post from The Natural Beauty Blog is the link to EWG's Skin Deep Cosmestics Database. When I started making my own skincare from farm-fresh ingredients, I got really into reading cosmetics labels. That said, I would and do still buy some skincare products that are mass-produced. I'm not judgy about…
You might think I am about to tell you just to redefine weeding in your mind, and it will take the work out of it. I’m not. Weeding is hard. It’s hard for me. It’s hard for you. It’s hard for professional landscapers and farmers. People have been murdered over weeds. Weeding is reality, and…
Continue reading ➞ Weeding is winning (follow up to “Do you meditate? Not exactly.”)