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Paring down

I’ve written about balance before (see posts from 11/2019, 1/2019, and 12/2018 as well as 12/2015 – managing my time and energy has been an ongoing challenge, perhaps since birth). In trying to carve out time to build and rebuild personal relationships (my last high school reunion really showed me…

Exploratory Beekeeping

For people who are wanting to support pollinators, increase their garden yield, and thinking about keeping bees, I will be giving a workshop through Johnston Community Education later this month. The school district established coronavirus protocols for us months ago, and they will be followed. As always, I offer an…

Pin it! Do it! Soft Fishtail

I have enjoyed trying variations of and replacements for the ponytail. On Monday, I tried the Soft Fishtail. My original pin on Pinterest. One sourceĀ (but it could have been published online earlier by someone else). Thoughts: My hair is shoulder length with long layers. With my short sides pieces of…

Frugal Tuesday Tip: Lip balm

Three ingredients: sweet almond oil, beeswax, and honey.  That’s all that I put in my lip balm. I adapted a recipe from local mom and herbalist Kristie because I had an abundance of beeswax. I say adapted, because I didn’t read the instructions carefully when I made the recipe the first…