Fabulous Gift Ideas For The Special Women In Our Lives

The month of May is always a special gift-giving time as we celebrate all the Mothers in our lives on Mother’s Day - our Mother’s, Mothers-In-Law, Grandmothers and if we are lucky enough Great Grandmothers!  However, finding just the right gift to say “I Love You” can be a challenge for some. Well, we asked our friends at Fiorina, San…

It’s a Clean, Healthy Start

When did washing our faces and caring for our skin become such a dirty business?

Do Just 5 Things

1. Bake cookies or casseroles. Cooking with kids isn’t the most mess-free option, but this is a really easy way to involve your kids in giving back with their time. As a family, pass out homemade cookies to your local fire department or police station, or take some frozen casseroles to an elderly neighbor or family in need.

Qēt Botanicals: Food for Your Skin

 Skin Food ~ It’s a Real Thing  How we live, how we eat, and how we care for ourselves: it’s all part of the big picture of integrated wellness. Our skin quickly eats what we feed it every day.  The connection between our daily routines and how we feel is huge! The choices we make on our forks, and the choices…

Five Things in the Medicine Cabinet ~ 

Busy summer days and nights: summer is a fun time but it’s no time to forget about a little self-care. All it takes is a regular routine of just a couple minutes to happily bookend each day. Many products contain ingredients that can be harmful or damaging to our bodies and our surroundings. Clean, healthy ingredients can boost our skin…

Five Local Beers for Summer

 Article and Photography Firkin Ron  Summer has arrived! Summer activities like sunbathing, surfing, volleyball, biking, barbecuing, and gardening work up a sweat and parched throat. Here are five local beers for summer that can help you reinvigorate after being outdoors. They are all lower in alcohol but huge in flavor.  About the author: Firkin Ron is a craft beer enthusiast and…


I am so grateful to consider my house a sanctuary. My space is serene and beautiful and contemplative. It’s quiet. There are fountains and flowers and birds outside all my windows which are usually kept open, allowing the beauty of nature to unfold itself into the lifestyle of my home. I consider my living space sacred. It is my respite—the…


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