For many of us, the idea of a cozy, intimate Valentine’s Day at home is more appealing than a night out on the town. If that’s your style, you’ll appreciate these ideas for a cozy Valentine’s Day. A movie night, scavenger hunt, wine by the fireplace, a surprise gift delivery,...
Lotions, creams, and potions, oh my! If you’re like me you might need some clarification on the differences and uses for lotions, creams, butters, oils, and salves. There are so many different brands and types of body, bath, and skin care products on the market it’s hard to know...
What if there was a simple, sensible guide to eating a healthy diet? I tried to explain the food guide and our dietary requirements to a friend once. It didn’t make sense to her, it seemed too complicated and I’d hazard a guess she isn’t alone. We can learn...
What are your summer skin care essentials? By now we probably all know that taking care of your skin in the summer and year-round is important. It goes beyond the basics of cleansing and moisturizing as we need to protect it from the sun plus we get the occasional cut, scrape,...
Us women have always been concerned about our looks, even those of us who don’t follow all the latest fashion, hair and beauty styles still want to look good. As we get older we are faced with the dreaded grey hair! It’s common for women to reach for the nearest box...
For some (many) people gift-giving can be the cause unnecessary stress – for both the giver and the give-ee! But there is a new, growing trend, many people are choosing to live simpler, greener and/or more mindful of accumulating too much “stuff.” If you are looking for less-material gifts...
Do you look at the mounds of crumpled, torn wrapping paper after Christmas and wonder about all the waste? Many people share this concern for the environment and are looking for ways to save money while being more eco-friendly. Making your own wrapping paper this holiday season is a...
We eat a lot of fresh local produce in the summer and this got me thinking about the benefits to eating seasonal foods. Here’s three good reasons why seasonal food is a better choice for your family. 1. Save Money, seasonal foods are easier on your budget!
The great American Fourth of July picnic, with its traditional foods like grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, and fried chicken, is something vegetarians can enjoy participating in, too. Here are some ideas for making your Fourth of July very vegetarian. The Grill The outdoor grill is actually very conducive to...
A family trip to your local pumpkin patch can fill an entire day with fun activities along with pumpkin picking. But then are you stuck for ideas on what to make with pumpkin? There are endless meals and desserts you can make with the versatile pumpkin. Everything from savory...