The Heavens Declare… get Outside!

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  It makes sense that God wants us to spend some time outside in nature. I mean, if the heavens are declaring something – we should be out there to listen. I have to be honest. I live in Texas, and while I love it here, I HATE the summer. I can’t stand it when […]

Awesome Things About Honey (and Recipes)

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Sometimes wonderful things happen on the internet that leave you scratching your head. One of those things this past month has been my fortunate partnership with the National Honey Board. I’ve ALWAYS loved honey. Who doesn’t? I also love bees (as you might have noticed from my blog title and logo all these past 10 […]

Mushroom Crack AKA Russian Mushroom Julienne

Mushroom Julienne at The Russian House

A while back, as we were studying about Russian in our chronological journey through history, I decided to research Russian restaurants in the Austin area. I remembered going to a place where we got some fantastic brine pickles and bought a beautiful book on Russian cuisine right after we first moved back to this area in 2007, but […]

Home Remedy: Natural Replacement for Gatorade

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Never expected to be writing this post today, but my five year old woke up this morning telling me his tummy was upset. Three trips to the bathroom later, and I knew I would need something to help him slowly recover. Lucky for me, I know a few home remedy experts that are a great […]

My Healthy Living Wake-Up Call – This Week in the ICU

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I spent about 24 hours of this week with my mom in the ICU instead of meeting her for lunch somewhere during both of our busy weeks. Last night was my first night of full sleep since getting a call Tuesday that she was in critical condition. Tuesday, I wasn’t sure if she would make […]

Chocolate Compromise Shake

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We love our sweet things around the bee hive… chocolate, ice cream, cookies, … did I mention chocolate? So there’s really no way to completely avoid these, even when we “diet” a little. In no way do I want my kids to think we are dieting, anyway – even if we are. I want them […]

Fed Up to Fit – 2013

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Yes, EVERYONE is trying to lose weight because it is New Years. But this isn’t the time to roll your eyes and dismiss them because they are conformists. This is the time to imagine all those OTHER people who are suddenly dieting as your little helpers – helping you by NOT eating candy and cookies […]