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  • Win a $10 iTunes & $20 Shutterfly Gift Card!

    Take a minute to enter to win a $10 iTunes gift card and a $20 Shutterfly gift card! For every action you take below, your name will be added to the sweepstakes that many times. Submit up to 17 entries! a Rafflecopter giveaway

  • Sleeping Lion Photo (Order Prints)

    This isn’t very relevant to the subject matter in this website but I wanted to share something fun. Back in October, I visited South Africa for a vacation and had the privilege of taking a photo of this glorious lion (who I call Aslan). I entered the photo in a National Geographic Photo Contest and […]

  • Why We MUST Drink More Water

    “Moisture is the essence of wetness. Wetness is the essence of beauty.” Hopefully you recognize that quote. If not, I’ll still give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you’re awesome.  Anyways, this post is about water. Beautiful, wet, wonderful water. Did you know . . . Your body is about 60% water Your muscles […]

  • How Much Vitamin D Should I Take?

    Multiple factors influence how much vitamin D you need to take.  While vitamin D is made in your skin during exposure to sun, if you have dark skin, are a senior, or live in a higher latitude your skin is not able to synthesize vitamin D adequately. The best way to find out if you […]

  • Saving Cash on Groceries, For the Anti-Couponers

    Coupons. If you’re like every other American, you’ve heard about coupons, but you probably associate the practice with your grandmother. Well, if you don’t have much time on your hands, but still want to save a little money at the grocery store, let Lenka the Coupon Queen share a few money-saving tips.

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    Topics & Tips to Know if You Want to Contribute to B&H

    B&H is about to be bigger and badder. So send your articles in! Here are some topics I’m looking for– Recipes Got some amazing recipes up your sleeve (that I haven’t posted yet)? Food/gardening/eating out General food insight, nutrition facts about foods, cooking or gardening tips. Good food to eat or other tips if you […]

  • 6 Life Skills I’ll Teach my Children (When I Have Them)

    6. The Art of Perseverance I don’t know about you, but one thing that’s frustrating to be around other people’s kids is when their parents insist on solving all of their problems for the kids. The kids try to solve a problem, and parents jump in to solve it for them. I see a lot […]

  • 6 Life Skills I’ll Teach my Children (When I Have Them)

    5. The Art of Progression After 18 years of school, I was burned out on learning. School wasn’t something I wanted–it was something I had to do. But the longer I’m out of school, the more I miss and value learning, and the older I get, the more I value wisdom. I want to learn […]

  • 6 Life Skills I’ll Teach my Children (When I Have Them)

    4. The Art of Coping From minor inconvenience to tragedy, the inability to cope with troubles can leave us anxious and depressed. The death of a family member, a low bank account, a fight with a best friend, or even something insignificant like realizing that my coffee cream has soured–it all needs an element of […]

  • 6 Life Skills I’ll Teach my Children (When I Have Them)

    3. The Art of Authenticity Pretension is our enemy. And insincerity is exhausting, don’t you think? Isn’t it painful to be around fake people? It is for me, anyway. Don’t be afraid to let people see the “real you”, whatever that may be. If they don’t like it, then they’re not worth your time and […]

  • 6 Life Skills I’ll Teach my Children (When I Have Them)

    2. The Art of Savoring A few years ago, I worked at a summer camp. On my short breaks from the long days, I spent time planning for and anticipating my upcoming 2 trips: a road trip around the USA for a month in a van, and a few months with AIDS patients in Ethiopia. […]

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    The Dark Kitchen

    You may be wondering why my food photos suck so much. You’re right, they do. But it’s not the camera, I promise. That thing cost more than my last car. Anyway I’d like to take this opportunity to blame my nasty, dark kitchen. See that big fluorescent light up there? Yeah… that doesn’t make photos look good. […]