Nature’s Perfect Cleanser: Hydrogen Peroxide

You’ve probably heard of hydrogen peroxide and may have even used it to clean cuts and scrapes on your skin, but did you know that it occurs in many natural cycles on Earth? Hydrogen peroxide is present in rain, snow and mountain streams, and can also be found in nearly every living organism. Our bodies create hydrogen peroxide to help fight infection. White blood cells produce hydrogen peroxide as a first line of defense against bacteria, viruses, yeast, etc. It is also created in plants through the process of photosynthesis....more

For Sale: 2 Bedroom Flat, scuffed paintwork, full of love

It’s strange how - when you know you’re going to be moving - you start to look around where you live and see things in a completely different way. Even before the For Sale sign has gone up outside, and the first potential buyers have stepped in the door, it stops being quite so much of a ‘home’ and starts turning back into just ‘a house’....more

Finding home

“Homing… is the instinct to return, to go to the place we remember. It is the ability to find, whether in dark or in daylight, one’s home place… Home is an internal place, a place somewhere in time rather than space, where a woman feels of one piece.” – Clarissa Pinkola Estés ...more

My Buddy is Home!

II didn't even bother trying to take a picture of him, instead, here is what I see.  He is very camera shy and gets annoyed whenever I ask for a photo.  ...more

Earthquakes, Tuna Sandwiches, and Immigrants

I’m an East Coast woman. I like the vibe. I like the steel and the sweat of the Northeast. To be specific, I’m a Philly girl. Not just because I was born here, rather because it speaks to my mixed heritage. My father is a Brooklyn boy and my mother, straight out of the coal regions of upstate Pennsylvania. You put those two together and you get Philadelphia. Tough talking, in your face, working class, small town, down town, up and coming, big city, Philly.  On every street corner there’s a panic button begging to be pushed. And about every twenty-five minutes somebody obliges....more

A Sense of Nostalgia

Last night we had my two little nephews over to spend the night. It was such a busy day running the regular errands, cleaning house, dental appointments and preparing to leave town for a family reunion.  My husband wasn't sure I could accomplish all I needed to with two extra little ones.  But, I did! (smiles)...more
It's very true! Our children do grow like weeds. I think it's important to spend time together ...more

Quirky & Curious Modern Decoupage Kitchen Storage Bin

   I got tired of hunting for the right kitchen bin for my dish towels (and I'm not big on baskets). So I made one that I think fits the bill: quirky, great colors, functional. You can check out how I made this at Mixology Crafts....more

Homes and Houses, Cities and Suburbs

Tim and I have spent a good deal of time over the past few days debating about what we want the next step in our lives to be. We've been looking at houses and town homes in the suburbs of Chicago, and we've found quite a few that we really like and could feasibly afford....more

It's Raining Tantrums!

HOME IS - Where Your Heart BEATS

Sitting on the beach by the Golden Gate bridge is amazing, the view is great, it makes you feel that you are part of history, that you are a dot in the map you can google earth it and if you look real close it might be able to spot you....more