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Vintage Comfort, Wall to Wall

There are reasons for the current trend toward nostalgic references in home decorating. Vintage objects carry a comforting softness to homes. They recall a simpler world. Furthermore, they can be found in flea markets and fairs at affordable prices, another plus as the U.S. economy continues its struggle for recovery. (Visited 2 times, 1 visits…

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Being Different

On most days the furthest thing from my mind is my child being different from any other. We laugh, play together, even bandage changes are so routine it feels like a ‘normal’ thing to do. I don’t have any other children, so I don’t have anybody to compare him to on a daily basis, and…

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Mold: The Lurking Fungus

What is mold? Mold. Often called Mildew, is caused by fungi. Mold is everywhere, inside buildings, houses and outdoors. They spread by spores that travel through the air. Molds sole purpose is to help break down organic matter. There are more than 100,000 species of mold worldwide. Mold is most commonly found where there is…

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How to Make Pomanders

In the tradition of the Victorians and Royalty alike, pomanders were used to mask odors. The sweet smelling scent will fill your home with citrus freshness. (Visited 944 times, 1 visits today)

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How to Make Potpourri – Instructions and Recipes

Want to make some potpourri? Here is all the information you’ll need. You can create your own scent for your home by adding spices that enhance your well being. Ask at the florist shop for any discarded flowers, or dry out your own flowers. Remember to handle your herbs and flowers carefully to avoid bruising…

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Wheat Weaving

A Simple Family Craft Idea – Although the stores are trying to convince us it’s time to start putting up our December holiday decor, I’m personally just not ready to start thinking about snowmen and red-nosed reindeer invading my home in November. We’re still working on the autumn leaf theme around our house. (Visited 78…

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Drying Roses

In addition to their romantic role as a traditional Valentine’s Day token of affection, roses are a classic symbol of love and beauty. (Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)

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Mehndi Art

Henna body art is an ancient tradition of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Traditionally done on the hands and feet, it involves painting beautiful and elaborate patterns with a dye made from crushed leaves of the henna plant. (Visited 3,008 times, 1 visits today)

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What Can a Horse Teach You about Hair?

There are many forces that can make your hair look listless, dull and unhealthy. From sun, chlorine and blow dryers to an unhealthy diet, any number of hazards can conspire to damage your hair. Fortunately, whether your hair is long or short, straight or curly, thick or baby-fine, there are certain habits that will help…

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Milk Bath Recipe

Cleopatra, Queen of The Nile was known for her charm and beauty secrets. She would have approved of our version of the milk bath. Leaves your skin gently scented and feeling like silk. (Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)

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Mushroom Meets Grill: Herbed Polenta with Grilled Portobello Mushroom

Mushrooms are frequently described as meaty. Firm-textured portobellos even look like lean meat, especially when they are grilled. Experts disagree on the spelling of this saucer-size mushroom. The Mushroom Council says portabella, while The Mushroom Cookbook, by Amy Forges (Workman Publishing, 2000) uses portobello. They do, however, agree that it is the meatiest of them…