Category Archives: gift ideas

Chocolate Eclairs are Scrumpcious!!

Valentines Day was yummy at my house this year.  I came home from a tough day at work to find my husband had fixed a wonderful supper that tasted heavenly.  I wanted to do something nice for him in return. … Continue reading

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Squeaky clean and loving it…

I made a batch of soap before Christmas I was so excited about, I could hardly wait the four weeks required to complete the cure, before using it.  I used my standard olive oil and goat milk soap recipe but  … Continue reading

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Christmas Gift Ideas

Every year people prepare for Christmas gift giving in their own way.  Some like my father, wait until the last possible moment to go shopping,  taking advantage of extreme sales.  Others, storm retail stores on Black Friday like the barbarian … Continue reading

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Cleaning the Natural Way

I am a clean freak.  I admit it.  My  bathroom and kitchen need to be clean or I can’t stand to use them.  The rest of my house can be cluttered and dust ridden and I  tolerate that within reason.  … Continue reading

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Olive Oil’s Place in Beauty

Many in our society are beginning to realize that simplifying life is a goal worth reaching because we are over extended mentally, physically, and economically.  Combine this sentiment with eco-awareness, and we find a whole population of people looking for … Continue reading

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Eggs. The perfect food!

About Pullets My pullets have begun to lay now that they have reached 5 months of age and I have more eggs than I know what to do with.  Pullets are young female chickens.  They are called pullets until they … Continue reading

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Tomato Bliss

Absence makes the heart grow fonder and by the middle of July I can hardly wait until those first green tomatoes ripen in the garden.  This year I got so desperate I made fried green tomatoes just so I could … Continue reading

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Spa Treatment at Home

The last few weeks I have been preparing myself mentally and physically for return to a school schedule.  I completed doctor and dentist appointments, made family visits, and scheduled time for a manicure and pedicure in the company of my … Continue reading

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Canning 101 | Taste of Home Recipes

Canning 101 | Taste of Home Recipes. I have been a subscriber to “Taste of Home” magazine for many years because it’s a great magazine that features no ads, offers a wide variety of wonderful recipes in each edition, and … Continue reading

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The Frugal Minded Point of View

I’m sure I am not the only person these days looking for ways to stretch my dollars.  We are blessed with a comfortable home and land enough to raise children, animals and a garden.  Yet there are times when I … Continue reading

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