Crunchy · DIY

Adventures in Beekeeping {#tinyhousebees}

I am officially a beekeeper. This is NOT a path I envisioned taking, even a year and a half ago. It wasn’t that I hated bees or was particularly afraid of them. I just never envisioned being a beekeeper because I didn’t think I had the knowledge, skills, or strength to do so. But after… Continue reading Adventures in Beekeeping {#tinyhousebees}

Crunchy · DIY

Lavender and Sweet Orange Epsom Bath Salt

I’ve been reading about the benefits of Epsom Bath Salts for a while now, and I love adding them to my bath. Since I have a mild form of muscular dystrophy, I struggle with nerve pain in my legs. I’ve found that taking a hot bath with Epsom Bath Salts helps a lot, and recently I… Continue reading Lavender and Sweet Orange Epsom Bath Salt

Crunchy · Intentional Living · Real Food

When Hunger Stares Affluence in the Face

Hunger isn’t relegated to the Third World. Here in the USA, we often refer to hunger as “food insecurity”, which is a great term for it. We don’t have famines here, and acute starvation isn’t often found. But many families struggle to put food on the table, or wonder where their next meal is coming from… Continue reading When Hunger Stares Affluence in the Face

Crunchy · Intentional Living · Real Food · Simple Life

McLovin’ the Real Food

In my opinion, the chicken nugget from McDonald’s is the prime example of what is wrong in our food culture. And to be fair, I had McDonald’s yesterday. I’ve been stepping away from fast food lately, but yesterday I felt sick, and after a frustrating day of trying to find dress shoes that would accommodate my… Continue reading McLovin’ the Real Food

Crunchy · Faith

#AtoZChallenge: Sustain

Hello, friends, and Happy Earth Day! As a Horticulturalist/Community Garden Coordinator, Earth Day is a big day at work for me. Later I’ll be speaking with 300-ish people at an event in town (gulp) and then having a work day with some teens going through the Job Corps program. But first, I wanted to write… Continue reading #AtoZChallenge: Sustain

Crunchy · Intentional Living

#AtoZChallenge: Image

It’s day 10 of the #AtoZChallenge, and if anything, it’s helping me remember the date. I waffled a little bit about what to write for “I”, from imagination to incandescent, but I settled on one which has laid heavy on my heart: Image. In this day and age, it’s so easy to get caught up… Continue reading #AtoZChallenge: Image

africa · Crunchy · Simple Life

Let’s Get Real With Our Food

Food is a pretty important aspect of our lives, but in this day and age, we often don’t stop to consider where our food is coming from or what happens to it before we eat it. Once we start to explore that….well, let’s just say it’s eye opening. I think most Americans know that our… Continue reading Let’s Get Real With Our Food