We all know that practicing sports or other hands on skills like sewing or singing can improve your skill level, but did you realize the same principle applies when you practice gratitude? What the heck does this have to do with homesteading? There’s a biofeedback loop between you mind and your body. The more we […]
I love decorating for St. Patrick’s Day. I am Irish by marriage (which happens to make you legit in the Irish book). What I don’t love is spending lots of money, having the same decor as everyone else, or worst yet, tacky decor. I’m all for having my kids’ art around, but a little sophistication […]
Jane Goodall said, ”You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” Wise words from a wise woman. For Earth Day I want to talk about our impact on […]
We have two teenagers in the house…15 & 17 We, as a family, have a few traditions. In all honesty, they were when we had younger kids and are getting harder to talk the kids into as the they get older. Things like Gingerbread House decorating and sugar cookie baking. The last two years I […]
Kransekage is a Danish and Norwegian (kransekake) tradition for special occasions like weddings and baptisms and Christmas and New Year’s Eve. The rings are traditionally made of rings of marzipan cake and stacked with ice icing. For my modern version, I decided to use a “healthy” sugar cookie.
I’m usually not a big fan of cranberry sauce. It’s just never been my thing. When a sweet little old lady, who we used to go to church with, gave our family her recipe for Cranberry Jello Salad, it took over the cranberry sauce’s place on my holiday plates. It’s addictingly wonderful!