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15 Surprising Uses For Eggshells

After you read this article, you’ll never look at eggshells in the same way again. Among the other facts about eggs that I learned in this post by Jillee of One Good Thing, is what causes the color of an egg shell to be white or brown.  I won’t give away the secret but it’s […]

How to Make Homemade Violet Soda

I just had to share this recipe because it’s somewhat unique.  There are a variety of Lavender Syrup recipes out there but this is a recipe for Homemade Violet Syrup and Soda.  Violets contain vitamin C and have a variety of health benefits:  restful sleep, cure headaches and stop coughs. Lisa of Fresh Eggs Daily […]

Fantastic Naturally Flavored Water

I rarely drink plain water.  I like water with fresh-squeezed orange, lemon or lime juice.  When I saw this post by Nancy of NancyCreative I literally jumped up because I was so excited by the variety of flavored waters she shared!  These are great drink ideas for the Spring, Summer and Fall.  And for dedicated […]

100+ DIY Projects to Make with Fruit Scraps (EBook)

This is a wonderful and creative EBook by JES of the Strangers and Pilgrims On Earth website.  In this 264 page book, she shares over 100 of her personal recipes and tutorials for beauty, cleaning, health, home and food projects using fruit peels and scraps.  The subtitle is An Old Fashioned “Waste Not, Want Not” […]

What To Do When Life Gives You Lots Of Oranges!

Jillee of One Good Thing has pulled together a great list of all the things you can do with oranges. Just a few of the ideas are: Orange Peel Kindling, a Face & Body Exfoliator, Hair Rinse, Migraine Soother, Citrus Vinegar, Orange-Chocolate Brownies, Oranges with Honey, Orange Tea , Orange Maple Butter and a LOT […]

The Ultimate Summer Bucket List For Bored Kids

O.k. summer is half over and you’ve probably exhausted your list of fun stuff to do with the kids this summer. Peggy to the rescue! She’s collected 29 different fun activities for bored kids. Here are just a few: Make lawn stars with sifted flour Play in a homemade ball pit Create art from things […]

How to Make Cinco de Mayo Popsicles

This is Sue’s recipe for Cinco de Mayo popsicles. The bright sections are made with strawberry, coconut and lime. She includes some great tips that help to get crisp stripes. She explains how to make the strawberry puree, sweetened coconut milk and lime fresca that make up the red, white and green stripes. This is […]

Fresh Homemade Raspberry Vinegar

This is a recipe from Sue of The View from The Great Island.  It’s a fruit vinegar that is healthy, thick and has a vibrant taste.  It’s made with a raspberry puree that intensifies the flavor.  Quick and easy to make.  Mix with a little oil for a salad dressing or drizzle on meats, fish […]

7 Clever Ideas to Greatly Improve Your Halloween Pumpkins

Did you ever wonder how the tradition of carving pumpkins into Jack-O-Lanterns came about? Here’s the story. Halloween has its roots in the ancient Celtic holiday called Samhain, which was celebrated in Ireland and the rest of Western Europe every October 31st.  This festival was held to celebrate the end of summer and the last […]

22 Fresh Air Summer Ideas For Kids

Denise has collected some great ideas to get kids outside to have fun this summer. You can use these ideas to get them away from t.v., the computer, video games etc. etc. A couple of my favorites are: Have the kids help you to plant a garden. If you have enough space, give each child […]