• Eco Living

    Save the Bees Please

    Spring is here! Oh, the birds. And the bees. Wait. That might not making everyone as happy as it makes me. A couple years ago I was scrolling through my Facebook feed when I came across a post: Basically, a hive had been created overnight just outside his bedroom window.¬† My heart actually broke a little. I get it. They’re bees. They can sting and they’re buzzy. But they’re also incredibly vital to our eco-system. Without bees, we wouldn’t have so many yummy fruits and vegetables and valuable plants including tangerines, oranges, watermelon, coffee, avocados and cotton. Yes. Coffee. And cotton. These are just a few crops that rely exclusively…

  • Home Tour,  Kitchen Remodel,  The Home

    New Kitchen Makeover and Reveal

    Here it is!! My brand new kitchen! I can hardly believe it’s mine. If you saw my earlier post when we returned from our trip to Germany to find my kitchen falling apart. Then you know what a big deal this has been. When we bought this house, the kitchen was literally the cheapest construction part of the house. The cabinets were bottom of the line formica, and there was even a book shelf shoved into a slot where perhaps a wine fridge once stood. We repainted it when we moved in, but that was the extent of what we did really. So, a few years later, and after 2…

  • Kitchen Remodel,  The Home

    My Budget-Friendly Custom Kitchen Cabinets

    My Custom Cabinets Cost Less and Are Non-Toxic (and NOT made in China) What? How is this even possible?? I had 4 criteria in selecting a new cabinet system for my kitchen: Non-Toxic.Did you know that most cabinets have MDF with fillers like Formaldehyde? These highly toxic chemicals outgas for ages potentially contaminating everything that touches your food (and the food itself). So it goes without saying that if it’s going to touch your food ware and your dry foods, spices, etc, then it should be 100% food safe, right? Not Made in China. It’s not just about keeping jobs here in America.¬†There is a pattern of conduct in China…

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