Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Lasagna Gardening

Written by Amy Grisak Lasagna gardening sounds delicious just from the name, but it’s a great term for what others call “sheet composting” or composting in layers. In the end, it’s a fantastic method to create highly productive soil without much effort. The name is from the book Lasagna Gardening by Patricia Lanza. The beauty […]

Get Growing!

Writte by Amy Grisak, Living in Season Spring doesn’t always cooperate. Sometimes winter clings on until June, or it heats up to mid-summer temperatures sending the cool season crops bolting to seed overnight. Or, if you just didn’t get to the garden, have no fear – you can still plant some veggies and enjoy them […]

Fitness & Love

By Ruthie Swedlund He said I was beautiful and he meant it. He said he loved me no matter what size I was, and he meant it. He has loved me through fat and fit and it’s hard to put into words what that means to me. I am blessed to have such a wonderful […]

Seed starting basics

Written By: Amy Grisak It’s only about a month until spring, and is great time to start seeds indoors. With a little planning, you can start most of your veggies yourself allowing you to save a little money, as well as growing those special varieties that are hard to find in greenhouses. Here are a […]

Green and Greener Still

Written by:  Dina Isola Saving your green and going green can go hand-in-hand.  Here are three energy saving tips that are good for the environment and your pocketbook! 1.  Power Down.  We all know to turn off lights in empty rooms, but did you know that even when an appliance is plugged in and turned off, it […]

Sugar, it’s whats for dinner

March 1, 2017
Filed under Health & Nutrition, Ruthie Swedlund

By Ruthie Swedlund Sugar, It’s what’s for dinner, breakfast, and lunch! Go to any grocery store and check out the label of products on any isle and you will find sugar, some plainly labeled, some masked with other fancy names. As a Mom of three, I was shocked when I realized really how much sugar […]

You Are What You Eat?

Written by Ruthie Swedlund “You are what you eat” it’s a phrase all of us have heard at some point in our lives, but what does it really mean and is its true? You would think that we, as “modern educated women” would understand this simple concept and how it relates to our health and […]

Home gym on a budget

January 4, 2016
Filed under Health & Nutrition, Ruthie Swedlund

Written by Ruthie Swedlund Time is precious and when it comes to being a Mom and a Happy Housewife it’s even more precious. One of the many challenges of getting into the habit of a fitness lifestyle is finding the time to get those workouts in. Some women choose to go to the Gym, which […]

Taking Aim on Pesky Pests

Written By:  Amy Grisak This time of summer there’s a lot more eating your garden than just your family. Unwanted insects use your veggies as a 24/7 buffet making a mess of some plants and completely destroying others. The best way to stay ahead of the little nasties is to take a walk through the […]

Fitness tips for exhausted moms

June 15, 2015
Filed under Health & Nutrition, Ruthie Swedlund

We sat on the couch together, I was exhausted and he was too. At three AM my baby finally went to sleep. As I lay there wondering if he would wake coughing again. I pondered how I would make it through the week. Life in our house can come to a quick standstill when one […]

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