September 5, 2018

It's not my typical blog post but I couldn't resist sharing a recent newspaper article about our business. Two things as you read the story, there was a correction at print time communicating we are dedicated to wholesome living...not wholesale and the hours listed at...

May 19, 2017

"What a drag it is to get old. Kids are different today, I've heard every mother say, Mother needs something today to calm her down". Ah Mick, if you only knew! Sung by the Rolling Stones and sworn by many. Women are stressed and stretched to capacity and beyond. Carin...

March 3, 2017

With the season turning to Spring, my taste buds yearn for fresh greens and crunchy salads. This is a recipe from Taste of Home (submitted by Jeanne Holt) that I adapted with new found knowledge from our recent trip to Mesa. Nancy Baggett, keynote speaker at the US Lav...

February 4, 2017

As I write this post Mike and I are sitting on the return flight from the United States Lavender Growers Conference in Mesa, Arizona. Well...in the spirit of full disclosure, we're actually on our way home from Vegas which was a stop over after visiting Grand Canyon Na...

January 16, 2017

Another year is Signed Sealed Delivered...hard to believe, I know. And since a whole lot of resolutions revolve around weight loss or healthier life styles in general, maybe it's good to talk about one of my favorite herbs, stevia. 

For those of you wanting to...

March 31, 2016

Ah, springtime!  April showers bring May flowers, May flowers bring June bugs...and May beetles and ants, and mosquitos. I adore warm weather. It's the creepy crawleys that I could do without. But, after reading the latest study on home pesticide use and subsequent inc...

February 5, 2016

The big game is drawing near. You don't even have to be a football fan to feel the excitement. Football permeates the media. Almost every commercial, whether TV or radio, ties into the upcoming game. In fact, as if commercials don't intrude enough, I found myself watch...

December 10, 2015

My goodness it's been too long! I miss having time to write more often...definitely a goal for 2016. But for now, I want to get this recipe in your hands for the holiday season. This cookie is fairly delicate and does not lend to icing. It is a great accompaniment to r...

June 12, 2015

 

Do you have one of those never ending, mental to-do lists? Doesn't everybody? Well, these days mine is overloaded with chives. Chive blossom vinegar - done. Dried chives - done. Split the chives...err, uh maybe tomorrow. Find a way to use all these chives! Done, and d...

May 12, 2015

Soooo, Mike and I were on a date night (aka Friday night at Menards) and the check out girl asked a familiar question, "What do you do with that"? She was referring to the 12 bars of Fels Naptha on the conveyor. When I explained that I make my own laundry detergent, sh...

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