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Enough with the skinny talk

A couple times this last week, my participation in a wellness program was questioned. It appeared that the thought was, “If you are thin, you have no need to participate in activities that further your education, support, and morale to stay thin.” My response to one of the criticizers: “That…

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 source (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…