Category: Household

  • How to make a Thanksgiving Dinner that will make Hulda Clark proud (and kitchen tips for health)

    How to make a Thanksgiving Dinner that will make Hulda Clark proud (and kitchen tips for health)

    I love Thanksgiving Dinner at home. My family loves to cook! Spending the day together in the kitchen is our kind of holiday. While writing down my Thanksgiving Dinner menu the other night, my mind wandered toward a list of what I am thankful for. On top of that list is my family’s health, which…

  • Stay Healthy While Planning Your Wedding

    Stay Healthy While Planning Your Wedding

    Photo by This is a guest contribution from Mark Wilcox of Wedding planning is a must, but it is also stressful. If you are not careful you can make yourself sick planning your wedding. In this article, we will look at some ways you can stay healthy while planning your wedding. Eat Well…

  • I am a small part of the big picture.

    I am a small part of the big picture.

    Bees are magical. They pollinate plants and are responsible for many of the foods we eat. Without bees, there would be widespread famine. Bees also make a magical potion called honey. Honey is medicinal and lasts forever. It has recently been touted as the “new” cure for antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which is laughable considering the medicinal…

  • Celebrate!

    Join me in wishing my husband a happy 50th! We’ve been counting down each month with tips for good health and longevity. This month’s tip: Celebrate!

  • Read


    One of the most rewarding parts of my day is reading to my daughter at bedtime. I’ve been reading to her from the moment she was born. When she was a baby, the sound of my voice soothed her as I read her short poems and sang her songs. When she was a toddler exploring…

  • Play Music

    Go on, you know you want to. Just pick up a musical instrument and play it. If you don’t have an instrument, just sing. Or beatbox. Don’t worry if it’s not good enough for anyone else to hear. Just sing. Sing a song.

  • Lemon Vinegar Cleaner

    Lemon Vinegar Cleaner

    I love my scented vinegar cleaner. I’ve been using the Orange Vinegar Cleaner now for a year and it is fantastic. It has all the benefits of cleaning with vinegar: non-toxic, food-grade, environment-safe, non-allergenic, inexpensive, gentle on hands, deodorizing and effective on all surfaces (except granite or marble) – all while giving me that sweet citrusy smell of…

  • Take a walk

    Spring is just around the corner. The snow and ice is melting. The sun is shining brighter. This past weekend we took a 2-mile walk to the village and back. It was great to get some exercise, fresh air, sun and sightseeing at Camden Village. Come along with us.

  • Hug a Tree

    Hug a Tree

    It has been so hot here in the Central Valley of California. The little tree in front of our house cracked right in two. It’s the tree the Chipmunks in our latest Time Brats movie perched up on. (Boy, am I glad it didn’t crack while the kids were up on it!) Speaking of trees,…

  • Garden Update

    Garden Update

    My Shade Garden is coming along nicely. Most of it, at least. I planted early spring plants such as peas, sugar snap peas, broccoli, lettuce, radishes and beets on February 16 and 17. Remember those Sugar Snap Peas I got from Botanical Interests that I planted a while back? Here they are now! Aren’t they…