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Extra Easy Savory Homemade Bread Recipe

This recipe can be spiced less or more, including adding a variety of other savory herbs. Cottage cheese or sour cream as part of the liquid give it an extra touch of zest. A bonus is that it is virtually a no-fail bread recipe. This zesty low-fat bread …

Home Cleaners You Can Make Yourself

The next time your cleaning detergent runs out, look around for common ingredients that can make a cleaning agent that is just as powerful. Homemade cleaning products are friendlier to use and by using them, you do the environment a favor by avoiding the toxic chemicals that are …

5 Home Remedies for Recovering from a Stressful Work Day

There are healthy levels of stress and then there are levels of stress that completely wipe you out. For those of you working in a highly demanding work environment with the work hours changing without notice, you’ll probably find yourself more than a little stressed out at the …

Lessons Learned with a New Family Addition

We’ve recently gotten a new addition to our family. Freddie is the sweetest, cuddliest little pup around. But even tiny, charming golden retrievers come with a learning curve. It’s been a bit of a wild ride. Here are a few things I wish I’d known before adopting him. …

Staying Zen With Kids Who Are Acting Out

So, here’s the thing about parenting—sometimes it’s just really hard. And if you couldn’t tell by my post about needing to meditate, I’m not the greatest at dealing with stress and anxiety. I assume I’m not alone in this feeling. Or at least I hope I’m not. Some …

Our Favorite London Things to Do

Is London on your list of travel destinations any time soon? Between work and pleasure trips, we’ve visited three times and keep uncovering new and fun things to do. Here’s a look at some of our favorites. Visit the World-class Museums The world’s best museums are located in …

Visiting Big D

I recently had the chance to visit Texas for the first time. I have to say, it was not at all what I expected. Yes, there was some great BBQ, and a lot of people wear Cowboys jerseys (can’t fault them for loving football), but there was a …

How to Meditate Without Meditating

Everyone says meditation helps with anxiety. With focus. With depression. With just getting through life. You’ve tried it, but just haven’t been able to make it part of your regular routine. But there’s good news, there are things you can do to get the same benefits of meditating …