The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Fall Leaves Pictures

Besides cows and skiing, Vermont is known for the beautiful fall leaves you can see in the autumn. People travel here from all over to “leaf peep” at the changing colors. Since I live in the middle of the woods, I don’t need to travel very far at all to enjoy the fall leaves. The […]

How to Make Natural Halloween Makeup With 4 Ingredients

Wondering how to make natural Halloween makeup? Face it. What is Halloween without dressing up as something you’re not? It would be the same as any other day of the week. Letting yourself act silly for a while and dressing up is half the fun. But, there are dangers in dressing up that you might […]

Natural Fall Decorating Ideas for the Door

This post is sponsored by Flonase® Allergy Relief We don’t do a lot of fall decorating, but I do like to make our front door festive for visitors. Since we’ve been downsizing, I didn’t want to buy Halloween decorations that would go back in a box after the season was over. Instead, I decided to […]

Computer Preparation for Storm Season

When you rely on technology as much as we do, computer preparation for storm season is vital. I work online so my computer is my livelihood. Computer damage can be costly and it can involve a trip to the city for repairs. Being prepared can help make storm season as stress-free as possible. Computer Preparation […]

Easy Homemade Simmering Potpourri Recipe

The past few mornings when I’ve woken up, I’ve needed to put on a light sweater. We still have a little bit of time before winter arrives, but I know it won’t be that long. Instead of being able to open the windows to freshen a room, I’ll need to use simmering potpourri instead.  I […]

Mouthwash Recipe with Essential Oils

Using a mouthwash can not only freshen your breath but also help kill bacteria. This mouthwash recipe with essential oils is a great way to do that without the harsh sting of traditional mouthwash.  You can make a batch of this mouthwash in just a few moments and it costs just pennies to make. Mouthwash […]

How to Start a Community Garden

I am part of the Toms of Maine Goodness Circle and this post is sponsored. There’s no way around it, healthy food can be expensive at the grocery store. I’m frustrated each week when I look at the prices of healthy, organic food compared to heavily processed, unhealthy food. For people who have a strict […]

9 Easy Mason Jar Ideas

Years ago, we had a HUGE vegetable garden and I canned all of our vegetables, jams, relishes and pickles. Times changed and I had less time to devote to gardening and started to develop problems with my back and shoulder. That meant that I was left with a stockpile of Mason jars that weren’t being […]

How to Fix a Hole in the Wall

I tend to be chief cook and bottle washer in my family. That means that I need to know a little bit about a lot of different things. While we do hire people to do the complicated things, I try to take care of the simple repairs and upgrades on my own. Since the weather […]

DIY Disinfecting Wipes with Tea Tree Oil

These DIY disinfecting wipes are so easy to make.I worry about germs in the kitchen. After all, I’m preparing raw meat and fish and there is a constant parade of people at the sink with dirty hands. I prefer to use all natural cleaning products in my home but I really want something that’s going to […]