20 Ways to Love Fall

Fall is hands down, my favorite season! Even so, when the leaves first start to turn and there's a chill in the air, I get a bit grumpy. Something about the end of summer makes it really hard to embrace fall, and I'm always dragging my feet because winter around here is like 8....months.....long....! I'm only exaggerating about the winter ... Read More

Food Prep 101

Preparing food ahead of time goes against my grain, I just can't seem to commit to 4 days in a row of the same salad - or whatever it might be! I love winging it day by day, and just going with whatever I'm craving - sounds good right? Well... in theory anyways - what actually happens is more like ... Read More

Springtime Strawberry Spa Water

Is spa water worth the trouble... as it turns out, yes it is! I've never taken the time to find out what the fuss was about until last week when I had 4 strawberries left alone in their big empty carton. As I pondered what I might do with just a couple of berries, I decided to make some spa ... Read More

A Spring Decluttering

There's something about Spring that's filled with refreshing motivation! Perhaps it's the sight of sunshine, and the bulbs sprouting in my flower beds that's given me all kinds of inspiration to declutter. My Maybe on Monday challenge of the month is a massive spring decluttering, and to establish an in and out policy to avoid future pileups! Our clutter problem ... Read More

Valentine’s Dinner – Without Breaking a Sweat

Today I’m going to give you the menu, grocery list, and a breakdown for a super easy, 4-course Italian inspired dinner at home. It’s only 4-courses if you want to pull out all the stops, or you can pick 1 or 2 courses for an even easier evening!

5 Ways to Simplify & Organize

I don’t care how much you organize, when you have too much stuff it never works! That’s where the simplify part comes in: less stuff = more organized. Whenever a space is too crowded you can never find the things that you actually need because it’s covered up with all those things you never use (or maybe that’s just me).

How To Maintain Living Herbs

I started buying living herbs from the grocery store about a year ago. They’re a great way to have more fresh herbs available without so much waste. It seems every time I buy a package of basil, it turns brown within a couple of days, (maybe it’s because we live up north and our produce isn’t always the freshest – … Read More

My Favorite Beauty Products

Today, we’re talking about my favorite tried and true beauty products. I should start by telling you that no one asked me to review any one of these products, they are just my favorites that have withstood the test of time. It’s hard to find good products that don’t irritate sensitive skin, but here are a few that I’ve found.

Oatmeal Cleansing Facial Scrub

I’ve been using this simple Oatmeal Cleansing Scrub for years, and I love the results! This very simple recipe comes from Organic Body Care Recipes by Stephanie Tourles. It’s a very gentle scrub that leaves your skin smooth and soft. It’s also very easy to make and you can store it for months, which makes a great natural treatment to take … Read More