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Natural, Healthy Lifestyle

The Power of Happiness

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

Natural, Healthy Lifestyle

Bev’s Wild and Crazy Cream of Lots of Vegetables Soup!

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!

Tips for Organization

Organization Tip #2: Say “Thank You” Before You Say Good-Bye

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

Tips for Organization

Organization Tip #1: Baskets!

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!

Tips for Organization

Introduction to Organization Tips: To Be or Not to Be…a Perfectionist

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

Tips for Hospitality

Hospitality Tip #2: Ideas for An Easy and Fun Breakfast For a Large Group

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

Tips for Hospitality

Hospitality Tip #1: It’s the Simple Things

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

A Home Glow...Our Theme

A Home Glow…Our Theme

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

Tips for Home-Based Business

Tips for Home Business #2: Care About Your Customers…for real.

People are tired of being used and manipulated. They are tired of having companies and individuals trick them into spending their money. Here's a simple truth that seems to have been forgotten by many...people, all people, are desirous of having someone who respects them enough to want their best. In these small business tips, there… Continue reading Tips for Home Business #2: Care About Your Customers…for real.