Before we moved to the mountains, I read articles about how healthy it is for "older people" (that would be us!) to live in the mountains. And it's true. It is healthy to live in the mountains. What I didn't know was that much of that health comes from lots of hard work! For example,… Continue reading Mountain Health
I felt compelled to write this blog under the category of "Natural, Healthy Lifestyle" because there is more to a healthy life than food and exercise. Happiness is, in fact, central to gaining and maintaining physical, mental, and spiritual health. Please read the following account of one person who found health by being happy. You… Continue reading The Power of Happiness
Before I share my recipe, let me give you a little background. My husband and I have found ourselves with some annoying skin afflictions the past few months, but not of the same kind as each other. We have come to believe that instead of simply covering over symptoms, we should always look for the… Continue reading Bev’s Wild and Crazy Cream of Lots of Vegetables Soup!
Marie Kondo, who wrote the now famous book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, makes a huge amount of good suggestions in her book about organizing and tidying. We all know that, undeniably, in order to get really organized one has to get rid of a lot of “stuff” That is nothing new. But one… Continue reading Organization Tip #2: Say “Thank You” Before You Say Good-Bye
I have baskets all over my home. Why? They contain things (lots and lots of things) and they look nice. Inside my baskets is not usually the picture of tidiness; however, I do periodically go through a basket or two at a time, and throw out anything that isn't useful to me. In my workshop,… Continue reading Organization Tip #1: Baskets!
I have read that anyone who has ever given job interviews for any amount of time has heard this answer when they asked the interviewee what their greatest weakness is: "My greatest weakness is that I am a perfectionist." Ahhh, there is more to that answer than meets the eye, or should I say, ear.… Continue reading Introduction to Organization Tips: To Be or Not to Be…a Perfectionist
I have done it right and I have done it wrong. I'll start by describing when I have served breakfast for a group in a wrong way: I get up at the crack of dawn and set the table. I start frying bacon literally over a hot stove, resulting in a bedraggled-looking hostess even before… Continue reading Hospitality Tip #2: Ideas for An Easy and Fun Breakfast For a Large Group
It really doesn’t take much to make a guest feel special. In fact, if we over-do it, we can make them feel uncomfortable and self-conscious. But it’s the little things that say, “you are a special person.” Think of the little things hotels do…a mint on the pillow; two water bottles waiting for the guests;… Continue reading Hospitality Tip #1: It’s the Simple Things
One thing we love about being able to design our business around our real lives, is that there is a merging of life interests, goals, and affections...and if I had to pick one word that is the center of both our private lives and our business, it's the word "home." Our products center around giving… Continue reading A Home Glow…Our Theme
Maybe it's because we live in the mountains and I know that winter is coming, when it is harder for guests to even get to us. But during the month of August, I wanted to host as many guests as I could in various ways. We hosted two large RV's at the same time, full… Continue reading The Essence of Hospitality