Make your favorite face cream!

Good evening!  If you’re in the northern hemisphere, I hope you are having a wonderful and fun Autumn! The dry and cold season of winter is coming up, and that’s when I amp up my face cream. Don’t spend a ton on fancy creams–make one that works! I want to start by stating my favorite…

Oatmeal Soap benefits :)

In the shower today I noticed someone-most likely my husband Mark- put a bar of oatmeal soap in there.  OK then! I had made some of this wonderful soap that smells SO good, like milk, almonds, honey and oatmeal! With cool weather around the corner it’s a welcoming fragrance. ❤ I REALLY look forward to…

How to make your personalized simple shower scrub

Hi! There are a LOT of shower sugar or salt scrubs out there.  A scrub for the body is to help exfoliate your skin cells. As we age, our skin regenerates at a slower pace.  After the age of forty, or even sooner, a scrub is a great way to retain that youthful glow. There…

Soaps and Reiki

My soaps receive reiki lovin’ by yours truly before they are wrapped up and ready to ship.  🙂  In Florida I was much more involved in reiki. It definitely helped my friends either physically or emotionally!  I love it, and honestly should do more of it..especially to myself!  What is reiki?  Well, according to the…

German fun :)

Don’t get me started on how much I LOVE this beautiful country! I have been three times (twice as a soldier), and had the wonderful pleasure of taking my son with me this fourth time to see my Deutsche Freundin (German gal friend!). We visited Dresden and Frankfurt. Dresden was particularly exciting, as I have…

Almond butter & Sunflower Love

  Hi all! My son is allergic to peanuts. Not a strong allergy- it is mild. So I usually buy almond butter or sunflower seed butter. Yum, but it can be pretty expensive though! We have a Vitamix refurbished so we bought it really inexpensively thru Target, and I decided to make our own almond…

Sage, Sweetgrass & Olio’s

Hiiiii!  I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday. Haven’t posted in a while! It is so beautiful out and I got to spend time out today with the family on the deck. North Carolina weather is so unusual; could be snowing and freezing one moment, next few days it could be warm and 70. I…

Winter Medicine: Delicious & Warming Tonic Syrups

Wonderful post! I plan to make my elderberry cough syrup very soon! 💚 You can skip the alcohol but it won’t last as long even in the refrigerator. Gather Victoria When dark, winter days challenge our bodies as well as our spirits, nothing makes a better remedy than old-fashioned tonic syrups. Time tested & true,…

Hummingbirds and Old English..back to school!

Summer time is fun time..also some school time…which we make as fun as possible. Really, anything is a learning experience, right? 😀 We have these old, really old books from Piccolos in Belmont, an awesome antique store. $20.00 for all those red books on children’s classics. Dated 1912.  Really, not THAT old. I love old…

Rankin Lake & Turtles..

So the family’s been trying to be more spontaneous; especially myself and my son. We love to plan things out before we do them– I’m talking at least a couple weeks in advance! When I saw a Rankin Lake in Gastonia North Carolina and I realize it’s just a few miles from us, we decided…

Soap Revamped!

This year I haven’t added any new soaps to my line, not including my temporary summer soap, Bora Bora.  However, I have noticed my Charcoal Aloe soap, with skin loving activated bamboo charcoal, is a low seller. It has a few die-hard fans though; and there is no way I wanted to dismiss a soap…

Cucs, Jalopenos, & Tomatoes

Our 2016 backyard little garden is growing better than last year..not sure why. Well, this time we have the powered egg shells and some lime mixed in with the soil for the tomatoes to prevent them rotting out from the bottom.  See those jalapeños?? I NEVER have trouble with them, they grow SO well and…

Homeschooin’ & Winter

  I had stopped posting blogs as I was (still am) very busy with homeschooling Taliesin..but I decided to start up again! Woot! It’s soooo cold here in southern NC..trying to keep warm. We were in Florida with the in-laws last week..Lego Land! Warm and lovely, but I do NOT miss the heavy traffic! Orlando that must be…

I heart lemongrass

I was washing the floor with the best mixture of floor soap in the world: baking soda, white vinegar and a squirt of dish soap with plenty of hot water in the bucket, and I wanted to add a little something. I have many essential oils, but especially own a huge (too huge) freakin bottle of lemongrass…

Homeschoolin’ Time and Want Some Fall Weather!

I haven’t posted in a while…family from Ohio coming to visit and my son’s 13th birthday party. Seems like yesterday he was just a baby!! When I went to school, we Always started that glorious day (I used to like school lol) the day after Labor Day.   Ah, school in the 70s! Anyway, it was good…

Tomatoes and Summer Fun

Mondays are the best time for my blog posts, since Monday’s are my energy days!  Much to the annoyance of past office colleagues I would stroll into work with a huge smile on Monday and greet everyone enthusiastically; I have NO idea why I am like this, but I have always been like this. 🙂 North Carolina…