Thursday, December 17, 2015

10 ways to keep faeries happy

Most of us think of faeries as tiny creatures, flitting about on gossamer wings, waving a magic wand, but history and folklore tell a different tale. When belief in faeries was common most people didn't like to mention them by name and so referred to them by other names: the Little People or the Hidden People. They may remain hidden from us but you can attract faeries to your home and garden, and keep the ones who already reside their happy, by doing these ten things.

  1. Keep bird feeders full of food and water in your yard.
  2. Don’t use pesticides in your garden.
  3. Plant bell-shaped flowers in your garden.
  4. Switch to earth friendly soap, shampoo, and cleaning supplies.
  5. Eat a vegan diet, or only buy humanely treated animals and animal products from organic farms.
  6. Donate time or money to environmental or animal-rights charities.
  7. Put statues of fairies or gnomes in your garden
  8. Hang crystals from your trees, and put them, or other shiny objects, in your yard.
  9. Warn the fairies before you mow the grass.
  10. Relax or lay in your yard, especially with music in the background.


  • Celebrate toadstools and mushrooms that appear in your yard because that means the fairies have taken up residence in your garden.
  • Do not leave candies unattended, though faeries love sugar and would rejoice in a sweet treat like chocolate, it may be harmful to birds, squirrels and other animals who may find their way into your home and garden.
  • To see faeries try: wearing your coat turned inside-out; closing your right eye and only looking through the left; wearing a posy of primroses; or carrying a four-leafed clover.

Have you seen a faerie? How did you attract them?

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

15 Fruits, Veggies and Spices You Can Regrow From Scraps

Various plants that you can regrow from the food you already have! Good for you! Reusing and recycling! Keep a constant supply of green onions, garlic and ginger growing. Grow potatoes and sweet potatoes in your pantry.

  1. Apples
  2. Avocado 
  3. Cabbage- Same technique as celery
  4. Carrot Tops
  5. Celery 
  6. Garlic 
  7. Ginger 
  8. Green Onions and Green Onions 2
  9. Leeks- same technique as green onions
  10. Lentils 
  11. Pineapple 
  12. Potatoes/Sweet Potatoes 
  13. Pumpkin 
  14. Romaine Lettuce- Same technique as celery
  15. Tomatoes
Bonus: Bok Choy

Do you regrow any of your food?

Sunday, December 13, 2015

30 Day Minimalist Challenge

Minimalism is a tool that can assist you in finding freedom. Freedom from fear. Freedom from worry. Freedom from overwhelm. Freedom from guilt. Freedom from depression. Freedom from the trappings of the consumer culture we’ve built our lives around. Real freedom.

For the next thirty days I invite you to try one thing from this list until you've completed it. Here is a printable of the checklist below so you can keep track of which you've done.

Here are some great reads on minimalism:
Joshua Fields Millburn's & Ryan Nicodemus's Minimalism Elevator Pitch
Leo Babauta’s Description of Minimalism
Joshua Becker’s Benefits of Minimalism
Colin Wright’s Minimalism Explained

Do you think you can do every item on the list?