Seasonal Garden Flags and How to Use Them in Your Garden

One simple way to dress up your garden is by using seasonal garden flags. I love working in the garden and lately, I have been looking for unique garden decor to add a bit more color to certain areas. Afterall, flowers don’t bloom year-round in Vermont. There are sometimes when the color needs a boost […]

Setting Health Goals That You Can Really Achieve

If you’re like me, you have problems setting health goals that you can really achieve. I know we all think we’re superwoman, but we’re not. And, setting ourselves up for failure isn’t good for our long-term health or our mental health. The goal should be to set realistic goals that are SMART: specific, measurable, assignable, relevant and […]

Must Have Kitchen Essentials for a Minimalist Kitchen

Now that the kids have grown up and moved on, I’ve been evaluating my must-have kitchen essentials.  You may remember that we remodeled our kitchen last year and eliminated lots of clutter. We have less cupboard space than we did before so it only stands to reason that we need to have fewer things in […]

Self Watering Containers Plants Will Grow Well In

There are several self watering containers plants will grow well in if that’s something you’re considering this year. I’m the first person to admit that gardening is a lot of work. It’s a very labor intensive hobby even if you have a small garden or two rather than one that’s several acres in size. Thankfully, […]

25+ Wild Edibles Recipes to Keep Your Grocery Budget Down

With the rising cost of groceries, some people are considering how wild edibles recipes can help keep their grocery budget in check. Wild edibles may sound exotic but basically, it simply means edible food that grows wild around your home. This may mean the wild blackberries you have growing along the border of the woods […]

3 Yogurt Parfait Recipes Using Cereal for Breakfast

This post has been sponsored by SheSpeaks, Inc., General Mills, and Cheerios. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Check out these three delicious yogurt parfait recipes using cereal! I love cereal for breakfast but I am not a fan of eating cereal in a bowl with milk. If you can relate to that, I […]

Day Hiking Gear List for Beginners Over 40 to Get Active

This day hiking gear list is perfect for when you just want to get away for a day. I love hiking but I am not up for a weekend hike. When I go for a hike, I plan on being gone an afternoon or a day at the longest. That’s about all my stamina and […]

Propolis Benefits for Healthy Oral Care and Inflammation

Have you heard about propolis benefits and how they can be a part of your oral care routine? I’ll admit that for years I didn’t give my oral care the attention that I should have. Now, at 51, I wish that I had started paying attention to it years ago. I’m determined to start taking […]

4 Easy Home Improvement Projects You Can Do Today

Are you wondering what types of easy home improvement projects you can tackle on your own? Don’t get me wrong, we use contractors when we need to. I have no interest in playing with electricity or messing up our plumbing. But, there are times when I feel confident enough to tackle a few smaller home […]

Pain After C-Section and Recovery Tips You Need to Know

Are you wondering about pain after C-section? There are all sorts of things to consider when you’re planning for an upcoming surgery (C-section or otherwise). Marty has had several back operations and planning for his surgery helped us have a smooth transition both before and after his trip to the hospital. We had to think […]