National Strawberry Day

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National Strawberry Day was created to celebrate those little red fruits that begin making their debut in our refrigerators again this month. The strawberry plant was a gift from Chile that made its way to North America in the 1750s. […]

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Country Life: Caring for Chickens in the Snow

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Over the last week we have had two snowstorms here in Central Virginia. Not only has it been snowy, it has been extremely cold. On Friday, the temperature dropped to -3 degrees. With temperatures that low, it makes it challenging […]

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Fun Way to Take Snow Measurements

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Earlier this week a snowstorm hit Virginia. This was our first measurable snowstorm this winter. My boys were filled with excitement anticipating the sledding ahead. One thing we like to do is measure how much snow we get. Usually we […]

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Let it Go: Purging Clothes

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How many of you have a closet full of clothes that are hardly ever worn? My own closet was packed with clothes that I had not worn in years. I guess the weight of those clothes became too much for […]

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February’s Frugal Dating Ideas

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I (Litsa) can’t believe that I’m already finished with my February issue of Redbook Magazine—and oh.what.fun. it was to read through Fresh, fun (and frugal!) date-night ideas By Allison Berry! I really liked her list and the following are my […]

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Tea Tricks | Uses for Tea Leaves

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Besides drinking tea on cold winter days, you might also find that tea is a clever tool to have on hand. Rereading about these tea ideas in Woman’s Day magazine this month was delightful—did you know that, TEA…. Zaps Odors: […]

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Freezing Almond Milk

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Almond milk is usually not a staple in my refrigerator (Litsa’s). However, it was recently on sale at our local grocery store and I had a coupon for it. Thus, two cartons of Almond milk arrived home with us. My […]

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Random Acts of Kindness Week | #RAKWeek2015

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Random Acts of Kindness Day, February 9th, is rolling into RAK—Random Acts of Kindness Week! Are you ready to flood social media with kindness this week? What’s on your mind today? Can you find a few minutes to do something […]

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