The Legend of the Bayberry Candle and Its History

Being from New England, the legend of the Bayberry Candle is one of my favorite Christmas legends.  I thought it was one that everyone knew until I met my husband who grew up in Texas. He had never heard of the legend of the bayberry candle.  For those of you who may not be familiar […]

DIY Holiday Gifts for Coffee and Tea Lovers on Your List

These holiday gifts for coffee and tea lovers will definitely be appreciated this year! Whether you want a caffeine kick to wake you up or a relaxing cup of herbal tea to help you unwind, you’ll be sure to find a DIY to try below. We always try to give a few simple DIY gifts to friends and […]

Christmas Party Favors to Make for your Holiday Party

These Christmas party favors to make are so cute! I shared this post a few years ago and wanted to update it so my new readers would see it. I love having people over for Christmas and setting a pretty table. Christmas Party Favors to Make You may remember that I shared one of my […]

Making Real Whipped Cream for Desserts and Drinks

Making real whipped cream is an absolute must for holiday desserts and drinks. Whether you want whipped cream to top your pie or your hot chocolate, homemade is the way to go. And, there is no comparison to the frozen whipped topping you buy at the store. Making Real Whipped Cream Making real whipped cream […]

Making Photo Jewelry for Christmas Gifts This Year

I love making my own Christmas gifts and spend quite a bit of time thinking about what I’m going to make for friends and family. I’ve made many different types of handmade gifts over the years from my orange flaxseed soap to my peanut butter fudge. This year, I”m thinking about making photo jewelry. Making […]

How to Have a More Environmentally Friendly Christmas

I’ve been giving some thought to how to have a more environmentally friendly Christmas.  As much as I love Christmas, it isn’t always the most environmentally friendly holiday.   I don’t want to enjoy the holiday less, I just want to be more conscious of how my decisions impact our environment. Environmentally Friendly Christmas We’ve been […]

Age Spots or Melanoma? What’s the Difference?

Age spots or melanoma? If you have a spot on your hand and you’re not sure whether or not you have an age spot or melanoma, keep reading for a few simple ways to tell the difference. Of course, if in doubt, it’s always best to see your doctor for his decision. Age Spots or […]

Tips for Keeping Your Family Cold and Flu-Free Naturally

It’s just about that time of year again so here are a few tips for keeping your family cold and flu-free. Like most moms, I don’t have time to get sick. Too many other people rely on me, and I have too much that needs to be done each day. I rarely let getting sick […]

Healthy Holiday Eating and Low Carb Appetizer Recipes

Check out these delicious low carb appetizer recipes! Healthy holiday eating doesn’t have to be difficult.  I know that this is the time of year that I really struggle with keeping the weight off.  The cookies and other high carb holiday treats seem to call to me no matter how much willpower I have.  While […]

Biscuit Cheese Stick Recipe and Recipes Made with Biscuits

You are going to love this biscuit cheese stick recipe! It’s one of our favorite recipes to serve with chicken and pork. I get so tired of always serving plain biscuits that I wanted something a little bit different. I shared this recipe years ago and am updating the post and sharing it again today […]