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Embracing Hygge with Essential Oils

Overcoming the Staleness of Winter, the Danish Way
With snowy days on the radar, long dark nights, and frigid temps winter is becoming stale. In the past typically counting down the days until spring as soon as the holidays have passed. For me learning to live with the seasons is…

5 Point Checklist for Green Living Goals

Cut Through Excuses and Self Doubt to Reach Your Green Living Goals
Are you putting off making greener choices because of the expense or difficulty? Then you might be going about it the wrong way. An Eco-friendly lifestyle doesn’t need to be expensive or difficult! Sustainable living can be as…

How to Make Blue Spruce Hand Poured Candles

I don’t miss decorating a real Christmas Tree
For the majority of our marriage, nine years to be exact we brought home a real Christmas tree.
I always dreamed of watching my husband chop down an evergreen tree from a little country Christmas tree farm. With snowflakes falling, we’d drive home…

Herbal Lavender Linen Sachets

Homemade Lavender Linen Sachets from the Garden
Lavender’s classic scent notes of clean, calm, fresh, and floral make it a must for every home! Its adaptable aroma has made it popular for many uses. And luckily, I have a bounty of dried lavender buds from my herb garden. Lavender’s versatility…

Natural Living Gift Giving Ideas

Natural Living Gift Giving Ideas and More for a Greener Holiday
When the holiday gift-giving season rolls around it can be especially difficult for those of us who choose to live a greener lifestyle. From the plastic ornaments and chemical Christmas fragrances to the yards of wasteful wrapping paper. The…

Clever Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

Clever Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall
Fall has arrived, just like the famous quote from Oscar Wilde, “And all at once summer collapsed into fall.” All the leaves are turning and I can’t help but want to bring the magic of Autumn indoors. Who isn’t drawn to…