FRESH FINDS for Summer!

By Alisa Murray If you’re like me, your guest bathroom is the perfect opportunity to shine as a host. I love to add pressed hand towels that reflect the season coupled with homemade hand soap. It’s a nice touch with a little vase of freshly picked flowers from the garden to show guests that you care...

FRESH Finds for Spring

By Alisa Murray – Spring is here, and I have more fabulous finds for you to make and enjoy! Fresh from my garden, I have made my lovely Chicken Soup that goes great with sandwiches, scones or even a salad. Right now, the tomatoes are amazing in the garden, as are the greens. And now is also the time to...

FRESH Finds

By Alisa Murray – Whether you are a Game of Thrones fan or not, “winter is coming!” I always love the fall and spend time preparing for the colder months even if in our part of the country there seems to be less and less days spent battling much cold! This is the time to gather herbs and oils and...

How Safe is Your Child’s Study Abroad Program?

the last word | By Nancy Olson – It’s one of those calls you fear the most. Something must be wrong. This is what happened to me when my phone rang early one Thursday morning in June. My college-aged daughter was studying abroad with her university at a program in Durban, South Africa. She had been...

The Meaning of Life: Recognizing – and Embracing – Your True Purpose

the last word | By Nancy Olson – This is going to be the year I find the cure to cancer. Well, not really, but metaphorically. Do you ever feel that way? It seems to especially happen at the start of a New Year – the time we tend to take stock, reevaluate what we have been doing and determine where...

Fresh Finds

By Alisa Murray – Many of us struggle with various forms of food allergies, and sometimes we do not even know we have them until our bodies have taken all they can take. Over the past few years, I have struggled with food allergies. One of the best ways to avoid allergies is to know exactly what you...