10 Habits of Successful People that You Can Adopt

10 Habits of Successful People that You Can Do!

I grew up thinking that if I was a good person, all good things would come to me. That was a combination of what I took from my teachers and my parents. I was taught to be obedient, take direction, complete my tasks, not complain, and be on time. There was never any encouragement for taking initiative, in fact, that was discouraged. I was … [Read more...]

Ends June 1st! Book Giveaway: “Home Comforts” by Cheryl Mendelson

Book Giveaway: "Home Comforts" in Hard Cover Edition

How would you like to have one of the best books ever for keeping your home beautiful and serving you well? I'm giving away a hard cover edition of "Home Comforts" by Cheryl Mendelson. This classic of home keeping can help you make the kind of home you want. Here are some of the topics in the book: Easing into a Routine: The … [Read more...]

My Spring Cleaning Surprise

Take The Nature Cure!

And now for something completely different. I've been doing some spring cleaning and came across a short poem on a piece of paper stuck in a book. It is timely with a Spring theme, so I thought I would share. Renewal The earth bursts with wonder at her green features And laughs in the soft caress of rain. Wipe away your tears … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Onion Flowers, Yes Flowers Made from Onions


  This might be a little weird. Well, yes, it IS a little unusual, but I found a way to get "free" flowers. From onions. I was cooking dinner and slicing an onion. You know how they say you can regrow an onion by saving the root end? Well I cut off the root but leaving a little bit extra to help it regrow.  I put the root … [Read more...]

10 Projects with Logs, Twigs, and Tree Branches

DIY Rustic Wood Candle Holder

It's that time of year. You see trees being trimmed, bushes being pruned, and dead trees taken down. This means easy decor projects and garden assets are at hand! There are some pretty awesome things you can do with all of these woody treasures whether you like rustic decor or something more sparkly. Here are some of my favorite DIY … [Read more...]

Simple Salmon Pizza that Is Wonderful

The Best Salmon Pizza!

I've been in a foodie mood lately. I just had to share what we had for dinner last night. Salmon pizza! You might not think of salmon for a pizza topping, but trust me it is wonderful. And it's so easy to make using pita bread as the crust!   Salmon Pita Pizza 4 thick pita breads, unopened (or Small Boboli crusts) 1 can … [Read more...]

The Cheapest Vegetable You Can Serve!

The Lovely Custom of Fika

Many people are busy planting their gardens now. Some are already reaping the benefits of early sowing of salad greens. Good for them! Can you guess the easiest, cheapest vegetable?  Here are some clues for you: It has lots of healthy antioxidants. It can be golden, green, or black. It's super simple to prepare. You can serve it at … [Read more...]