Coconut oil is delicious, versatile and good for you! Coconuts are a good fruit/nut to turn to when looking for organic foods since the hard shell of the coconut protects it and eliminates the need for GMOs or harsh pesticides. Here are 10 ways to use the awesome oil. Continue reading
We love exploring sustainability in many aspects of life including farming, gardening, agriculture and forestry. But green buildings, homes and public works projects are quickly becoming the next trend. Sustainable communities are continuing to surface across the nation as major cities are making the necessary changes to reduce energy demand, utilize renewable power, and lessen their environmental impact. Continue reading
When the air gets warmer and the pressure of summer heat forces thunder and lightning, here’s a new word to describe the sound.
Brontide: (n.) The low and rumbling sound of thunder at a distance. Continue reading
I snap photos of trees, flowers, my dog, myself, my dinner and my family. I archive some, share some on social media, make some into memes and frame some to admire in my home. Photos and memories are a huge part of my life and I cling to my camera to make sure I can capture precious moments. Continue reading
Sometimes photos take your breath away! These are some awesome aerial pictures that help remind us of how small we are, and how connected the world is. Astronauts call it the “Overview Effect.” Continue reading
Nail polish isn’t the first thing I would think to use when it comes to household crafts, but this super easy DIY way to make colorful, marbled looking mugs uses nail polish front and center! I had some mugs I picked up from a thrift store to upcycle into herb gardens, so this was the perfect thing to use! It is so simple and easy, the whole craft took under 20 minutes to complete. Continue reading
When I watch the world wake up I sit back and sip tea in my pajamas. I’ve been up for hours, taking in the beauty of the morning while enjoying the peace and solitude. Early birds feel the same as night owls; their time alone brings peace while everyone else is asleep. Some of my best work is done before 8am ever hits. By 9, I already feel as if I am running late. Continue reading
Some days in the world are harsh and pessimistic, making even the strongest adults feel like children on the inside. The books we read in childhood help us explore the world and grow our imagination, shaping us into who we are. These famous authors’ advice is still applicable for all ages, especially on darker days of winter. Here are inspiring quotes from children’s book authors for when the world feels too big to fight.
“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” –Roald Dahl Continue reading
DIY, fashion AND living art? One of my main new year’s resolutions this year was to create some living art pieces and this new hot line is the perfect inspiration I’ve been looking for!
Move over color orange, stems, petals and living designs are the new black this year after Glam Gardens’ showings at Saks and runway fashion events the MET this year. Hilton Garden Inn re-created these awesome outfits with their new line of resort ready wear to encourage people to get out and traveling over the summer. Continue reading
I think young people are going to have a huge impact on the future of farming and food production and I recently learned about an awesome video contest that high school age students from around the world participated in to share their thoughts and plans about the future of the world. Continue reading