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Inspirational Quotes About Gratitude

Inspirational Quotes About Gratitude

I have a thing for quotes. I love the way they can convey such deep meanings even when they consist of just a few words. So, just in time for Thanksgiving (it’s closer than you think!), I have collected a baker’s dozen quotes about Gratitude, […]

Make a Difference:  5 Great Posts to Read

Make a Difference: 5 Great Posts to Read

Every year on the fourth Saturday of October, millions of people across the United States participate in activities designed to make a positive difference in the world. Since 1992, this day has been recognized as Make a Difference Day. Posts That Are Sure to Inspire […]

How to Make Small Talk in a Group of Strangers

How to Make Small Talk in a Group of Strangers

I’m heading out to a conference in the morning. It’s designed to be a highly interactive event, and I have never met any of the other participants. To make myself feel at ease, I’ve researched some pointers on how to make small talk in a […]

The Pop-Up Party:  Easiest Neighborhood Event Ever

The Pop-Up Party: Easiest Neighborhood Event Ever

Have you ever wanted to host a neighborhood party, but felt overwhelmed by the amount of work it would entail? Try throwing a Pop-Up Party. It’s the easiest event you will ever have, and your neighbors will love you for it! Getting to Know the […]

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 […]

How Does a Community Garden Work?

How Does a Community Garden Work?

Have you ever visited a community garden? Have you wondered how a community garden works? 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 […]

Autumn Leaves:  A Poem About Autumn and Middle Age

Autumn Leaves: A Poem About Autumn and Middle Age

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 […]

The Principles of Fair Trade

The Principles of Fair Trade

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 Community Garden:  Sharing the Love of Gardening

The Community Garden: Sharing the Love of Gardening

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, […]