Thursday, May 23, 2013

DIY Creamy Vanilla Orange Lip Balm

Creamy Vanilla Orange Lip Balm~
1 T. cocoa butter
1 T. beeswax shavings
1 T. almond oil
1/2 T. avocado oil
1 1/2 T. coconut oil
1/4 tsp. pure vanilla essential oil
few drops of orange extract

Slowly melt cocoa butter and beeswax shavings. Then add almond oil, avocado oil, and coconut oil. When all oils are melted and well blended, remove from heat. Add vanilla essential oil and orange extract and mix well. Pour into containers. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Walked to the mailbox yesterday and returned home with these,

along with the mail.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Orange Mint Creamsicles

Orange Mint Creamsicles~
1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
2 cups water
1 T. coconut cream concentrate
1/4 tsp. orange extract
1/2 cup raw honey
   (or decrease to 1/4 cup honey and add 2 scoops  stevia)
15 mint leaves

Combine ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Pour into creamsicle molds, freeze and enjoy!

Sunday, May 19, 2013


Camping on the river,
where little girls made me a seaweed salad.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Lily of the Valley

Another delightful find in the cottage garden inside the picket fence...

Lily of the Valley. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


Some of us like ours separate (sausage from our local farmer, sweet potatoes, and shiitake mushrooms),
and some of us like ours all 'hash'ed together (with a little Herbs de Provence sprinkled in).

Either way, it's delicious!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


I bottled 12 bottles of kombucha yesterday and have 2 more gallons fermenting...ohhh yum!!