Why do I need to Know Where My Honey is Coming From?

Honey is a staple in many kitchens. It certainly is in mine. But have you heard the news? If not check your honey. Food Safety News recently reported that Asian Honey - Found to be Tainted. One third of all honey sold in the United States come from China.  Now you may think that is fine I am covered I buy my honey locally, but do you buy processed and prepackaged foods? 60% of all the imported honey is used in processed foods.  What does that have to do with us?  Some of this honey is not even honey....more

Stocking the Natural Medicine Cabinet

  I am not a medical professional, or an herbalist. I just know what works for me and my family, and would like to share it with you. Our medicine cabinet looks like most, we have a couple of over the counter pain relievers, band aids and vitamins.  But there are a few things you will find that are not in your average medicine cabinet. Some you may have heard of, some of these may be new to you. ...more

Easy Lemon Crockpot Chicken

Easy Lemon Crockpot Chicken ...more

What to Know Before You Go to the Farmers Market.

In my family going to the farmers market is an adventure. But what do you need to know before you go?Be sure to take cash small bills work best. Most vendors don’t take credit or debit cards. Although they will take SNAP benefits at our local markets.Bring your own bags, some vendors have bags but don’t count on it. It is better to have a big bag to put all of your purchases in....more

So glad you take your kid to the farmer's market. My kids just love going. They think of it as a ...more

Paper Recycling–The True Facts and 20 Ways to Reduce Your Use of Paper at Home

Did You Know?Americans are the heaviest paper users in the world, with an estimated average yearly per capita consumption of paper products of 700 pounds per year.31 % off all trash in the landfills is made up of paper waste. Only 24% of all waste is recycled. The rest is composted (8.9%) or sent to in trash to energy programs or landfills . Homeowners admit that one of their biggest problems is overcoming paper clutter.What Can We Do About It?...more

10 Easy Ways Live More Green Today

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absolutely very simple ways to make a differencemore

Surviving Summer Vacation with Kids

Eek! How am I going to survive Summer vacation with my kids? It is hard to believe that summer vacation is upon us. In FACT it is HERE!  My kids are home today. So what’s a mom to do?...more

Twenty Ways to Reduce Your Use of Plastics (plus a couple of extra)

If you are unsure that there is a Problem with Plastics let me entertain you with a little story. The other day  I took my children to the Science Museum, the oldest and I were able to attend a show on Petroleum and oil. In the show the presenter gave us a graphic demonstration of where oil comes from....more