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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 covering over symptoms (in this case, using steroid creams to… Continue reading Bev’s Wild and Crazy Cream of Lots of Vegetables Soup!

Beauty Care for the Tongue

Beauty Care for the Tongue: Death and Life Are in the Power of the Tongue

The above truth is found in the book of Proverbs (18:21). This is not simply a nice sentiment; it is literally true! I'll share some examples from my own life. I have scoliosis and many years ago had surgery and a rod was placed in my back to help the fusion of the bones. The… Continue reading Beauty Care for the Tongue: Death and Life Are in the Power of the Tongue

Beauty Care for the Tongue

Beauty Care for the Tongue: Introduction

I'm will confess to you that I have borrowed this title from a book I read a long time ago. Our son Brad was often in the hospital during his life. I usually stayed with him during the day and Mike stayed at night. It was always a nice treat for me to go to… Continue reading Beauty Care for the Tongue: Introduction

Tips for Small Business

Tips for Small Business #4: “Cultivate Faithfulness”

My husband and I are memorizing Psalm 37. Verse 3 says, “Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.” I’ll tell you something about the Bible. It’s very practical. And when I think about cultivating faithfulness in our business, I think about being honest and genuine. Aren’t people sick to death of being manipulated and used,… Continue reading Tips for Small Business #4: “Cultivate Faithfulness”

Tips for Small Business

Tips for Small Business #3: Don’t Let Your Shop Smell Like Burnt Bagels!

I recently learned from someone who used to be a Starbucks employee that Starbucks would not allow toasted bagels in their shops because the potential smell of burnt bagels could over power the alluring fragrance of coffee as people walked in the door! That’s thinking of all the potential small nuances that can distract customers… Continue reading Tips for Small Business #3: Don’t Let Your Shop Smell Like Burnt Bagels!

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