Nothing says summertime like freshly-picked fruits and vegetables.  We all know that tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and all manner of other produce tastes best when they are in season and picked as close as possible to when they are eaten. ...
We accidentally planted 40 tomato plants. That’s not a typo. Forty. It started off innocently enough. When the ground was still snow-covered and the creek was still solid, we were dreaming of spring and yearning for warmth and the...
It is a random Thursday afternoon in April, when the Iowa weather is somewhere between sunny skies and a monsoon-style downpour. Since we like to err on the side of caution, my daughter and I are curled up in our...
I hesitate to say this, fearing that if I put it out in the universe we will be punished with a late-spring blizzard, but I'm going to take a chance and say, "Spring is here!" And by "spring" I...
The end of summer is a rough time of year for me. It’s a shame really, because it is one of the most beautiful, joyful, exciting times of year, and therein lies the problem: I’m just not ready for...
Have you heard of Little PNuts yet?  Well if not, then today is your lucky day!  Little PNuts is a unique subscription toy company that sends special deliveries of eco-friendly, sustainable, natural and organic toys right to your doorstep...

Oily Skin? Yes, Please!

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I have battled acne since my tween years. I remember thinking that the two or three pimples on my chin at age 13 were awfully annoying, but in later years I grew to be envious of these relatively few...
I’ve got a recipe for you to try that will save you money, is good for the earth and your health, helps clean out your fridge, and expands your palette! Don’t believe me? Read on! My family is not vegetarian,...
Earth Day brought 20 million Americans together in 1970 to demonstrate peacefully in favor of environmental reform. Since that time, Earth Day  has only grown over the past 40 years and it is now celebrated annually by over 192...
Ahh, the aroma of succulent flowers filling the steamy bathroom. Warm, foamy, shampoo suds slipping through your fingers in a smooth lather.  The soft silkiness of your locks as you rinse out the set-in conditioner. It has been more than...

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March Madness Bingo: Iowa Women

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March Madness has arrived, and for our household that means non.stop. basketball.watching.  We know that it's the same for many of you and your...

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