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Make Your Own Stepping Stone

Stepping stones can be a fun, decorative, and very useful part of your garden. Whether you use them to line paths in your front/back yard (like I do), or as decorative elements in a flower bed, or as a quirky accent to a balcony, a stepping stone can enhance your garden design and let your...

Health & Beauty Mind

The Journey IS the Destination

I fell into an old familiar trap recently: that cycle of critical self-evaluation, comparison with others, and looking at the disparity between where I am now and where I want to be that inevitably leads to depression, restlessness, and a kind of soul-crushing existential crisis that saps my energy...

Cooking Dessert

Nutella No-Bake Cookies

Nutella No-Bake Cookies are just like your favorite Chocolate No-Bake Cookies - but kissed by heaven above. They're what unicorns would eat if unicorns ate cookies. They are why cherubic angels look so happy. They are what make woodland fairies glow. Make them for yourself, and you'll understand.

Garden Home & Garden Mind Nature

Water Fountain Planter

If you thought adding a water fountain to your backyard was a project better left to the guys - think again. Here's how I did it. And with a little effort and perseverance, you can too.

Breakfast Cooking Dinner Lunch

Irish Soda Bread

You don't have to wait until St. Patrick's Day to make this delicious Irish staple. With only four ingredients and minimal prep time, it will quickly become an anytime treat.

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Surviving Valentine’s Day

As a young girl I loved Valentine’s Day.  My sixth-grade self would get all twitterpated thinking about dropping that old-school valentine’s card onto the desk of the boy I had a crush on.  (In those days, everyone in class was instructed to bring a valentine for everyone else in the class, so no...

Body Health & Beauty Mind

Staying Motivated

Staying motivated without the help or gentle nudge of a significant other can be a challenge. Here are some ways to stay motivated in the land of singlehood.

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Individual Chicken Pot Pies

There is nothing I like more on a cold day than chicken pot pie. It is the ultimate comfort food. But forget those frozen in-the-box varieties found at the grocery store. Make your own, tailor them to your tastes, and freeze them yourself. You will love having these delicious staples in your...