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Why We Stopped Cooking with Olive Oil (and what we use instead)

Cleaning up our diet is a continuous journey.  We strive to educate ourselves regularly about where our food comes from and the impact it has on our bodies and environment. Let us clarify: We do use olive oil, we just don’t cook with it anymore.  Here is why –  The smoke point of different oils vary significantly depending…

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By [email protected], August 31, 2018
DIY Standing Desk

DIY Standing Desk

I can’t say standing up at your day job all day is going to be for everyone, but why not give it a shot? There are plenty of options out there for standing desks commercially and some employers will purchase them for their employees. However, most don’t see the benefits(here and here, among many others)…

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By [email protected], August 24, 2018
How to Dry Flowers for Home Decor

How to Dry Flowers for Home Decor

Quite a few people I talk to are surprised by the things we do around the house. To be honest, it’s something we’ve slowly worked towards over the past 7 years. We didn’t wake up one day and have an “ah-ha” moment, but did lots research and picked up hobbies and interests along the way….

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By [email protected], August 17, 2018
5 Ways to Keep Active During a Long Work Day

5 Ways to Keep Active During a Long Work Day

You know what I’m talking about… the dreaded work day… where you sit… ALL DAY LONG (dramatic sigh) Oh the joy of a desk job with the combo of a commute. Please don’t get me wrong, I am very thankful for my job. But, sitting in the car and at the desk can get physically…

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By [email protected], August 10, 2018
Rain Barrel System

Rain Barrel System

Here at our place we go through a period of time in late June through July where it usually does not rain. Sure, we could water with our well water we have on site, however if that system ever failed we would be left with some very dry veggies. We are really mindful of the…

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By [email protected], August 3, 2018

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