Category: lifestyle

Reflections on my Modern Homesteading Lifestyle

It’s a rainy summer day. I’m sitting on the sofa with my kids watching a movie while the piles of laundry cycle through the washer. The rose outside my window is gently swaying and releasing the sweetest scent. Perfect time to reflect on the…

Enough Winter, Let’s Start Gardening Now!

It’s been winter for quite awhile here in New England and it’s easy to go stir crazy with the cold, gray days. We all need something positive to look forward to – to dream about. This is the time of year to plan the…

Finding True Love in 8 Steps

Since it is Valentine’s Day, let’s talk about love. I am lucky to have met my husband when I was just 20 years old. I was not looking for love – I had just been broken up with by the first man I had…

Are We Happy?

Americans find pride in reminding everyone that we are created equal and have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It’s in our Declaration of Independence after all. We are free to be who we are and free to find happiness…

My Indoor Jungle

The desire to grow and nurture a plant is something most of us feel. Greenery looks fresh, clean and is relaxing. I personally feel much more grounded and in touch when I am surrounded by plants because nature calms me. But, not all of…

What are PFAS and Why Should I Care?

I am a self-proclaimed junkie for documentaries. All types…natural wonders, how-to-science, natural disasters, travelling the globe, crime stories and also health discoveries. My Netflix queue is long and varied. My husband came across one the other night that struck us both with wonder. It…

Winter Weather?

When you are a family of outdoorsy people, you follow weather reports pretty religiously on the weekends. My family loves winter and all the fun activities that go along with it….downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, (and ice skating, although I’m not a…

Reuse & Repurpose This!

When I made 3 separate purchases in one day at a very popular online shopping site, I realized I may have a problem. It’s very easy to get stuck in a pattern of making purchases that you think you need. But, in my recent…

It’s Citrus Clean

I love the winter not just because snow is magical and winter weather is quiet….but also because I love citrus fruit. (specifically, clementines) Even better, cross-country skiing in a quiet forest with clementines for a snack! Winter win! I normally just add the peels…

An Egg of a Different Color

This morning I was blessed to get a dozen beautiful eggs from my close friend. It was perfect timing as I only had one egg left in my fridge. Having your own brood of hens has become a more widespread practice in suburban areas…