Author Archive for: ‘Stephanie’

Red Kuri Squash Quirky Fall Decorating With Pumpkins

Quirky Outdoor Fall Decorating with Pumpkins and Squash

Whether it’s from family trips to the pumpkin patch, carving pumpkins into Jack-o-Lanterns, or warming up with a pumpkin spice latte, pumpkins have nestled their way into being a romantic part of fall nostalgia. The excitement for pumpkin season perhaps helps to soothe the loss of summer warmth. I love to spend many fall days outdoors, and if there is a …

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Healing Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub Recipe

Healing Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub

This Himalayan pink salt scrub is a powerful detoxifier packed with healing minerals for your whole body. With rose petals and essential oils added, this scrub becomes a home spa treatment that also heals, soothes, and revitalizes the skin. There are many benefits to using Himalayan pink salt as a culinary ingredient, as it is full of 80+ minerals and …

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Compost Wizard Dueling Tumbler

5 Reasons to Use a Compost Tumbler (AKA Make Compost Quickly and Look Good Doing it)

A compost tumbler not only made this urban composting space look a whole lot better, but it also sped up the composting process dramatically. Even more, it keeps pests from making a home in the compost bin. Wait until you see this compost bin makeover, a transformation that took just an hour but upgraded the space from junky to fabulous, …

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Untimate Healthy Living Resources

My Favorite Healthy Living eBooks

Thank goodness for eBooks! I find it to be a much simpler way to carry around a library of books and have the information at my fingertips. I mean, imagine dragging 100 hard copy books wherever you go. I started downloading eBook versions of the gardening reference books I needed for volunteering at information booths as a Master Gardener. While I’m sure there …

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Composting Can Be Pretty With These Tips

A Compost Recipe to Demystify Composting

Composting is an environmentally helpful way to improve your garden soil and reduce waste. Yard waste and table scraps can make up a large part of household garbage which could be turned into nutrient rich amendments for your garden with the right compost recipe. Even if you only have a small garden, composting is one of the most important activities …

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Heirloom Tomatoes

Saving Heirloom Tomato Seeds

Forget seed catalogs, I’m shopping for my tomatoes at the farmer’s market. Walking through the colorful displays of produce at my local farmer’s market, I’m brimming with anticipation for the next gardening year. The heirloom tomatoes that I pick out today—given they pass the all-important taste test—will be the garden bounty of my future. Saving heirloom tomato seeds brings back those …

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