This Valentine’s Day, why not have a green party? Valentine’s Day can be such a wasteful holiday, with all the mass-produced paper cards, cheap teddy bears, unhealthy chocolates, cut flowers, and all kinds of trinkets. Counteract the mass-produced junk with your green Valentine’s Day. Here are some ideas. 1. Instead of cut flowers, make paper…
Raise your hand if year after year, you find yourself running to Google to help you remember the frost date, or when to start your seeds, or what grows best in your area. I can’t be the only one, right? Keeping a garden journal will help you keep things organized, saving you time and money– not to mention so much headache of trying to remember things from years past. Kelli is sharing with us her advice on how to keep a garden journal, what to put in it and why! Here’s how you can keep a garden journal, making it the ultimate resource that will save you time and money year-after-year.
Let’s face it, stuff can take over your life pretty easily, making indulgence a bit too convenient. Perhaps you find that you shop for things you just don’t need — dollar aisle at Target, anyone?! — and before you know it you have more things than you know what to do with!
Over consumption is done to fill a void: Boredom, sadness, stress. In a time when over consumption is rampant, I thought today we could share a few tips on how to release yourself from that cycle of overconsumption, and how to cut the clutter that is already there.
Having an ex-chef as a husband comes in pretty handy sometimes. Cooking is such a big part of our lives, but sometimes I get in such a rut and need some fresh ideas to stay motivated, and that’s where he comes in handy, because he sure shows me a lot of fun things! Today I want to introduce you to: Scotch Eggs. If you’re like me and you’ve never heard of them, then get listen to this. They are eggs that are soft boiled, then shelled and wrapped in a sausage mixture, rolled around in bread crumbs, then deep fried. Seriously, y’all. You’ve got to try them!
You may have heard of fighting colds with Vitamin C, but fighting the flu with Vitamin D may be new to you. Exposure to sunshine helps the body manufacture Vitamin D, and Vitamin D boosts the body’s own virus-fighting ability. This, along with other factors, is why colds and flu increase in the wintertime when there is less sunlight. It’s science, baby!
If you’re ready to bump up your Vitamin D intake, here’s a few ways to get you started:
I’ve never been much of a Valentine’s Day kinda girl, but something about this breakfast makes me think that I can be easily converted: Salted dark chocolate sauce, drizzled over an easy-to-prepare dutch oven pancake. Who can resist a holiday devoted to eating chocolate, guilt free? I don’t know which part I like better: How amazingly easy it is to throw it together (making it a great thing to hint hint at if you’re hoping for breakfast in bed) or how rich and creamy it is.
One of the main reasons why we are not as productive as we could be is mental clutter. This can take several forms. It might be endless to-do lists. Or it might be residual issues from the past that keep cropping up and preventing us from living a full and abundant life full of positive things.