Top Menu

Archive | family

Why Women’s Health and Home?

Did you know that tens of thousands of chemicals that we use everyday, in our homes and on our bodies, haven’t even been tested for safety?  Scientists are concerned that some may be causing serious health problems.  That’s why a national group is educating and empowering women with tips on ridding our lives of toxic […]

Continue Reading By on September 27, 2011 in environmental, family, home

Customizing Kid Gear the Second Time Around

If you’re like many parents these days, you find yourself wanting to give your children the best of everything, but not quite being able to afford it.  With a first child, certain material things might have seemed attainable.  The second time around, reality sets in. When my preschooler became school-aged and needed a bigger backpack, […]

Continue Reading By on September 8, 2011 in craft, family, frugal, school, sew, thrifty, with our own hands

Unique Southern Hotel Destination

Looking for an out-of-the way place to spend some relaxing time?  You might to try historic Boone Tavern and Hotel on the campus of Berea College in rural Kentucky. Located south of Lexington, the facility recently underwent a renovation with LEED certification.  It’s a unique Southern hotel destination. Guests can appreciate handcrafted wood furniture made […]

Continue Reading By on July 14, 2011 in Appalachia, family

Storytelling in Summer

International Storytelling Center Maybe you’ve heard of the famous National Storytelling Festival in the Southern Appalachians each October.  Even in the warm summer months, the oldest town in Tennessee invites you to experience life through storytelling. Jonesborough boasts of being lawyer Andrew Jackson’s home long before he became President.  Historical markers, bed and breakfasts and […]

Continue Reading By on June 11, 2011 in family, historic, storytelling

Easter Table Linen from Poland

Celebrating the Christian tradition of Easter includes a meaningful new decoration at our house this week.  Our friend, Lena, who has ancestors from Ukraine and Poland, gifted our family with a mint-condition, vintage, European textile. The linen table runner features a lovely woven basket full of Easter eggs, tulip and daffodils representing new life in Christ.  The […]

Continue Reading By on April 21, 2011 in Europe, faith, family, grandparents, sew, with our own hands

Picture-Perfect Family Theme Park

I started this blog intending to never fill it with cheesy family vacation shots.  I certainly didn’t intend to write about places that are already commercially popular, as I try to highlight simple living that’s off the beaten path. Then a duck posed for me at Dollywood, beside a large fountain brightened with tulips.  I had […]

Continue Reading By on April 3, 2011 in Appalachia, family, outdoors