Creating, Family, Life, Reviews, Uncategorized

An Interview With Shirley Nolan

This is a combined review and interview with someone not only very near and dear to me, but who is also a very talented writer.  I am so pleased to introduce you to my mom, Shirley Nolan Amador and her new novel, Lotus. My mom grew up in Indio, California during the 50’s.  Her parents… Read More An Interview With Shirley Nolan

essential oils, Family, Farm Life, Health, Life, Uncategorized


Thieves Essential Oil is an excellent blend of essential oils that is specifically designed to support the body’s natural defenses. This proprietary essential oil blend was universally tested for its cleansing abilities. It includes Eucalyptus radiata essential oil, which may help maintain a healthy respiratory system. Did you know that Thieves oil was developed based… Read More Thieves!

Crafts, Crochet, Declutter, DIY, Family, Food, Good Reads, Life, Photos, Uncategorized

A Few Beautiful Blogs

I wanted to share a few blogs on my blog roll this week.  With rainy days all week, these are a few of the places I am visiting when baby is napping.  All are beautiful in their own way.  Relax and enjoy! Attic 24 – Oh the color!  The yarn!  The patterns!  The crochet!  I… Read More A Few Beautiful Blogs

Family, Farm Life, Gardening, harvest, Health, Uncategorized

Garden Happenings

Getting back to the garden after an extended hiatus where we let things go wild.  Several pretty blooms, and I am excited about our tomato beds.  We got the idea from DIY wicking beds using pvc, gravel, container, etc..  Google it, there are so many variations that use supplies you probably already have!  Tomatoes prefer… Read More Garden Happenings

Crafts, DIY, Family, Good Reads, Reviews, Uncategorized

Review: Creative Kids Photo Guide Craft Books

  Just received a set of books that are perfect for summer!  Creative Kids Complete Photo Guide Craft books!  Along with a couple extra bonus books. The Creative Kids Complete Photo Guide series leads the way with step-by step instructions.  Sewing, crochet, knitting and bead crafts!  Super easy instructions with clear photos of every step.… Read More Review: Creative Kids Photo Guide Craft Books

Family, Reviews, Uncategorized

Koala Safe Router Review

In today’s world, we all have a dependency to play a little too much on our electronics devices.  Smart phones, tablets, lap tops, all common products in our homes.  Kids are especially vulnerable to the addictive qualities of these products.  I know I wished for a better way to limit time on their electronics without… Read More Koala Safe Router Review

Crafts, Crochet, Family, Uncategorized

Valentine For Violet

Recently crocheted this dress for my little newborn niece, Miss Violet. This was a super fun project that didn’t take very long once I got going on it.  I love Malabrigo worsted weight yarn. It’s so soft and yummy, and the dress holds its shape extremely well.  Can’t wait to see it on the little… Read More Valentine For Violet

Family, Health, Life, Uncategorized

Review: AQUA Carpatica Naturally Sparkling Water

A recent article in The Atlantic pointed to the effects carbonated water has on tooth decay. As people started substituting sparkling water for soda, studies were being conducted on dental effects and it all boils down to pH. Acidity is measured on a pH scale. The lower the number, the more acidic the substance, and… Read More Review: AQUA Carpatica Naturally Sparkling Water

essential oils, Family, Food

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

I love this time of year when the weather is cold and soup is hot!  The other day I made the best soup! Chicken and Wild Rice using Young Living oils.  The flavors blended beautifully.  I have to say I even impressed myself.  The real test came with my youngest.  She is super picky, but… Read More Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Family, Girls, May Day

Better Late Than Never

So this is a late post on our May Day celebration.  The girls and I went out to the Austin Waldorf School for their celebration and had so much fun!  We did miss the May Pole, but the girls got to spend the afternoon doing all sorts of crafts and running around the school with… Read More Better Late Than Never