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Dean and I have been going on weekly date nights for the last year or so, and after 13 years of sporatic dates when we could find a baby sitter, this time together has been a staple that we both look forward to each week. If you’re a parent and in a season of life […]

Hey, ladies! Have you ever wondered why you sometimes feel like you can take on the world, think clearly and make decisions quickly, and love everyone around you, and other times, you find yourself wanting […]

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This post is sponsored by Earthley Wellness As an herbalist, I make the types of herbal preparations I know my family and I will need each season. However, there are times when purchasing pre-made herbal preparations can come in handy. No worries if you’re looking to stock your spring herbal medicine cabinet but are not […]

If you’re like me, you love a good mani-pedi at a nearby salon, but man, oh, man, are they pricey, especially if you get them regularly. Not only that, but most of the products they use at most spas (at least where I’m from) aren’t eco-friendly or non-toxic. In fact, it’s quite the opposite, but […]

It’s March, yet spring feels so far away. Sure the crocuses, daffodils, and windflowers have bloomed. The forsythia, maple, Bradford pear, and cherry branches are flowering. And yes, the daylily, tulip, and allium green foliage are all peaking up through the black moist soil. But… I long for spring gardening. Last year I purchased a […]

Spring is on its way, and I couldn’t be happier! As the days grow warmer, I find myself itching to get out in the garden and start digging in the dirt. The daffodils, crocuses, and tulips are beginning to pop through the soil, and I keep seeing signs about planting bulbs now for summer to […]

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