Category Archives: whole living

My New Year Resolutions, 2012

I survived the holidays. I didn’t want it all to feel so perfunctory, but it did and as soon as it was over I breathed a big sigh of relief. The day after Christmas, I took down the tree and … Continue reading

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Sometimes things just fall apart

If you had asked me today how I am doing, I would have told you I am fine.  I am good.  Life is great.  I might have told you the good news about a wedding I booked for next month, or … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Recap: Keeping it Simple

The week of Thanksgiving I wanted to get to the store to buy table decorations for the big dinner – napkin rings, centerpieces, etc.  But with all that had to be done before the holiday, I never made it to the store.  … Continue reading

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Honk if you hate Christmas in November (I don’t)

I keep hearing complaints about Christmas arriving too early.  What?  We are talking about the same holiday, right?  That season of light and peace?  The holiday that inspires goodwill to all men and the joy of giving?   Can this really arrive too early? … Continue reading

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Get Organized By Paying Attention

I am becoming increasingly convinced that being successful in life (not to mention happy) is largely dependent on good organization skills.  This unoriginal light bulb moment happened for me last week when I hung up a key hook by the … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Liquid Dishwasher Detergent

While I understand and appreciate the merits of handwashing dishes, I am completely dependent on my dishwasher.  I like to think that someday, when I have that farm and big country kitchen and maybe a few more helping hands, I’ll … Continue reading

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How to Can Applesauce: A Favorite Fall Tradition

Every Fall I make and can my own applesauce.  And every Fall I find friends and acquaintances that think this is an extraordinary feat.  Thinking of my mother and her mother canning applesauce and more every year for as long as I can remember (and long before that … Continue reading

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