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Homemade Sweet Potato Dog Chews

Homemade Sweet Potato Dog Chews

Have you ever made your own dog treats? There are many, many recipes out there with all different ingredients. I’ve found my favorites are these sweet potato chews, as they are cheap, easy to make, and dogs love them. Feeding a Dog With a Sensitive […]

Gift Guide:  Little Luxuries for the Bath Lover

Gift Guide: Little Luxuries for the Bath Lover

Do you know anyone who really loves a good soak in the tub? I’ve created my very first gift guide just for the bath lover in your life! Gifts for the Bathing Beauties Among Us It’s hard to believe that we are only about two […]

What to Expect at a Community Garden

What to Expect at a Community Garden

Have you ever visited a community garden? These gardens vary in size, design, and management, but they all serve the purpose of providing people space to pursue their interest in gardening. Some operate as communal farms, where all residents work together to grow crops which […]

Autumn Leaves:  A Poem

Autumn Leaves: A Poem

The joy and melancholy of Autumn, and the joy and melancholy of middle age. Do you feel it? What moods does this poem evoke for you? Related Post: Simple Ways to Make Your Home Feel Like Fall Please feel free to pin the poem if […]

How To Identify Fair Trade Products

How To Identify Fair Trade Products

It’s not just coffee and chocolate anymore! Fair Trade has gone mainstream, and you can find fair trade products of every kind in your local grocery stores, gift shops, markets, and clothing boutiques. October is Fair Trade Month It’s easier than ever to shop locally […]

Why You Should Shop for Fair Trade Products – and Where to Find Them

Why You Should Shop for Fair Trade Products – and Where to Find Them

Fair Trade activist Katie Bond is the founder of The Peace Exchange, an international fair trade non-profit based here in Southern California. I recently had the privilege of interviewing her and expanding my knowledge of fair trade principles and practices, as well as gaining greater […]

8 Online Sources for Top Quality Vegetable Seeds

8 Online Sources for Top Quality Vegetable Seeds

Do you enjoy gardening?  It’s estimated that 27 million people across the U.S.A. consider gardening to be a favorite hobby. Gardening is the #1 hobby in the country! It’s certainly one of my favorite ways to spend a sunny afternoon. I even enjoy the preparatory […]

The Joy of Belonging to a Community Garden

The Joy of Belonging to a Community Garden

Anyone who’s known me for a while knows about my love of gardening.  Even though we have moved houses often (like, ten times in less than thirty years often!), I’ve always made room to grow flowers and vegetables.  I’ve had large swaths of grass removed […]

Understanding the Basics of Fair Trade

Understanding the Basics of Fair Trade

Do You Understand the Basics of the Fair Trade Movement, and how it impacts people around the world? Like many people, I have long been familiar with the term “Fair Trade”, mostly associating it with coffee and chocolate. I understood the basics of fair trade, […]