Summer Garden Projects For Your Backyard Bucket List

Roof gutter pipe line after rain with water drainage. drainpipe

I know it’s getting hot out there,  however,  there are a ton of summer garden projects that could be done this month.  From weeding the garden to hanging a hammock, turn your backyard into an oasis of peace!  Looking for a few DIY garden projects to upgrade your space? I’ve got plenty of ideas to … Read more

Tips for Grilling Vegetables Perfectly Every Time

Grilled Vegetables

If you are looking for healthy barbecue ideas, these tips for grilling vegetables will come in handy this summer. With grilling season starting soon, everyone is throwing hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill. What about grilled veggies? I rarely see slabs of eggplant or skewers of red bell pepper on the grill at my … Read more

How to Make Mint Simple Syrup

mint syrup in small jar with fresh mint on cutting board

Homemade mint simple syrup is easy to make and a great way to use fresh mint. All you need are fresh mint, water, and cane sugar.  While you can it with peppermint extract, I don’t really recommend it.  You will get the best flavor using fresh mint, preferably right from the garden.  Once you learn … Read more

Wildcrafting Tips: Foraging for Food in the Wild

Reasons to Start Wildcrafting

Wildcrafting herbs and other edible plants is a unique way to save money and go green at the same time.  From reading wildcrafting books to finding wildcrafting classes near you, educate yourself before you start.  These wildcrafting tips are just the beginning of what you need to know before you start foraging for food! If … Read more

Natural Remedies For Insect Bites To Help Soothe The Sting

Baking soda being used to relieve itching from insect bites.

Spring has finally sprung here in the Atlanta area and along with blooming trees come annoying insects. I am compiling a list of natural remedies for insect bites to help soothe the sting when they finally find me. From mosquito bites to bee stings, bug bites take the fun out of being in nature! Natural … Read more

Home Workout Stability Ball Exercise Tips

exercise ball, weights and towel on yoga mat

This post about beginner stability ball exercise tips is sponsored by Silver&Fit. All opinions are my own. It’s been over a year since my last gym workout.  While I love the money savings (YAY for no gym membership fees!) and I am saving on gas, staying in shape at home has been challenging.  However, I … Read more

5 Spring Gardening Chores To Start Now

Closeup image of woman's hands in gardening gloves planting tomato

Wondering what to do in the garden in spring to get it ready for planting?  Following a spring gardening checklist will make it more likely that your summer harvest will be bountiful! From buying  the right garden tools to amending your soil, tackle those spring gardening chores now, before the weather gets too hot! When … Read more

At Home Workout Tips For Maximum Results

woman doing yoga at home

This post about at home workout tips is sponsored by iFit.  All opinions expressed here are my own. What’s the best home workout program?  The one that works for YOU.  Whether you sign up for daily workout tips from a personal trainer or build a total home gym, you won’t stick to your workout routine … Read more

Sustainable Kitchen Design Tips

sustainable material samples for kitchen remodel

This post about sustainable kitchen design tips is sponsored by Beautifully Responsible. All opinions are my own. The kitchen truly is the heart of the home.  It’s where we gather as a family to cook and eat.  My kitchen table is covered with paint and scratches from 2 decades of artistic and academic children.  It … Read more

Earth Hour Ideas: It’s in Your Power to Make a Difference

Woman sitting in front of candle in the dark for Earth Hour 2021

Looking for  ways to celebrate Earth Hour with your family? Here are a few zero electricity activities for families to tackle in celebration of Planet Earth.  Keep reading to learn why Earth Hour is important and for inspiration for this climate awareness activity! Why is Earth Hour important? I have come across a lot of … Read more

Look Good And Feel Good With These Simple Health Changes

This post about simple health changes to look good and feel good is sponsored by Prosperatea.  All opinions expressed are my own. Want to look good and feel good this year?  Remember, the easiest healthy lifestyle changes to make and KEEP are the small ones.  Make these simple health changes in the coming months for … Read more

Molten Chocolate Cake Recipe with Fresh Raspberries

Molten lava cake on a white plate with berries

This molten chocolate cake recipe is a decadent chocolate dessert for Valentine’s Day or any day that just needs chocolate.  Made with red wine and raspberries, it has a lightly fruity flavor along with the rich chocolate.   You Seriously Deserve Chocolate Desserts! I have a horrible sweet tooth and the hardest part about the whole … Read more

How to Make Your Own Bean Sprouts

white bowl of mung bean sprouts

Why should you learn how to make your own bean sprouts? Because sprouting your own beans can be a fun and easy way to eat healthier and reduce your carbon footprint! Limiting consumption of animal-based foods is a great start to sustainable, healthy eating. You can use this bean sprouting method for most dried beans … Read more

How To Eat Clean For Beginners

woman chopping vegetables for a quinoa salad

This post about how to eat clean for beginners has been sponsored by Seed.  All opinions expressed here are my own. Are you looking for clean eating basics to kick start a healthy diet?  Are you unsure of what it really means to eat clean?  I thought I would share a few simple tips to … Read more

Tips for Buying Ethically Sourced Jewelry

Wedding rings on bench

This post about ethically sourced jewelry is sponsored, however, all opinions expressed here are my own.   Are you considering jewelry gifts this year?  Are you concerned about the sustainability of the gold, diamonds, and other jewelry materials used in it?  From ethically sourced gold to lab grown diamonds, there are many options to choose … Read more