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dried sedum flower stalks painted blue, green and magenta, title text "Make a wreath from yard waste

Make a Wreath with Yard Trimmings

“Wreath maker” is not a phrase I use to describe myself. Don’t get me wrong- I love wreaths. They’re unbeatable for bringing charm to a home or workplace.

However, I can’t say I enjoy making them. My visions of creating wreath grandeur usually find themselves in the trash can, accompanied by a very sour mood. I’m just not good at it.

But still, I really like wreaths. And goshdarnit, I sure wanted needed one. Read more…

curly wild onions in soil and graphic text "Foraging and Using Wild Onions"

Wild Onions: Foraging and Using

They can look pretty weird; I’m not going to lie. Weird and fascinating. I know they sure caught my eye the first time I noticed the curly cue tendrils of wild onions jutting out of the ground.

As I write, I’ve already made my first “shopping trip” through my yard snipping wild onion stalks and dandelion leaves. Soon my wild violets will be blooming. As I roam around, filling my colander, I can’t help but think that these edibles are some sort of peace offering for enduring the cold dormancy of winter. Read more…

close-up of passionflower herb in glass bowl, with title "3 herb sleepy tea"

3 Herb Sleepy Tea Blend

On the heels of dishing out my favorite coffee hacks, today I’m sharing my sleepy tea blend. (If you’ve tried all eight coffee hacks in one day, no tea is going to help you sleep, my friend. You’ll just have to wait it out.)

Like so many with autoimmune disease, my sleep needs are like a yo-yo. There are those times when I cannot sleep more than 4 hours. Then there are other times when I’m out for 12 hours, and need several naps during the day. If this describes you, you know how beat-your-head-against-the-wall frustrating it is. Read more…

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Hibiscus Tea: Making Jamaica with Piloncillo

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Oh. My. Gosh. Did you see the sunshine yesterday! I was out there with my flabby, pale self, just putzing around the yard looking for any reason to be under that gorgeous sky. It felt so good. Today is looking about the same. We just might have to grill tonight…

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