5 Reasons to Eat Apple Peel

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Keep Your Skin On I mean…keep the skin on your apple if you want all the nutritional and health  benefits from chomping into your pome fruit. This season, as you go about preparing your apples for your delicious double-crusted pie, apple fritters (yum!),  apple sauce or even preserving apple slices in your dehydrator, break away from your tradition of removing the peel–and… Read more »

[#FMFLinkUp] Worth. Who Decides?

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Text messages allow conversations to be silent. At 5:15 this morning, I learned the message came in at 10 last night: Grandma’s in the hospital with a high fever and a very low white cell count. Papa’s worried Anxiety begins to build as the summer’s rays fill the room: A heat wave is coming, the car isn’t running well, I… Read more »

Joy Wins (But, There’s Poop on My Sandal)

Today, I’m talking about keeping your joy on Holley Gerth’s Coffee for Your Heart blog link-up. One minute ago, I entered a crowd of strangers gathered in a friend’s backyard, and already I’d stepped in it. I looked at my feet wondering what in the world felt as slick as ice. And there it was. Dog poop. You will not… Read more »

How to Quit Coffee and Avoid Painful Caffeine Headache

Herbal Coffee Alternative

Read about the simple strategies I used to kick caffeine by switching to a herbal coffee alternative. It was easier than I thought it would be. And no headaches. Learn how I did it.

Joy Manifesto: Make Joy Your Top 2017 Goal

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Dare to Capture Joy Every Day.

January Is a Time to Reflect, Set Goals for Your Homestead When it comes to goal setting around the homestead, January can feel like a river bank where we stand on the edge of Now, gaze across the rushing water, searching for Later, on the Far Bank. I chart my course, step on each goal, and hope I don’t slip, get wet, or… Read more »

What Your Favorite Beginner Gardener Wants for Christmas

garden gift ideas

LAST MINUTE GARDEN GIFT IDEAS GUIDE I completely understand your dilemma. My decorating, shopping and baking tasks aren’t done either. Actually, I just started. I guess that makes me an expert on seeking out the perfect last-minute gifts for gardeners–at the very last-minute. The good news is I found many of these items on Amazon–the specialists in last-minute gift getting.  I… Read more »