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Top 12 Posts of 2012

Top 12 Posts of 2012

Welcome to 2013! I’ve been spending quite a bit of time reflecting on the past year (in all areas of my life) and looking ahead to what this next year will hold. Part of my reflecting involved my blog. I took some time off from posting for several months as my husband and I simplified […]

Simplify.

Simplify.

So. You may have noticed that I’ve been MIA from the blog for a while. But don’t panic! I have not, in fact, left you. Not hardly. There is still so much to share! So much inside me that needs to be expressed so you (yes, you!) can challenge yourself every day to be a […]

A Glance in the Rearview Mirror (July 2012)

A Glance in the Rearview Mirror (July 2012)

Bear with me for having to look waaay back in the mirror on this one. If you squint your eyes like so and hold your head at a 37 degree angle, you can just barely make out the first of July from here. It was a noteworthy month, if for no other reason than I […]

A Glance in the Rearview Mirror (June 2012)

A Glance in the Rearview Mirror (June 2012)

June. The month in which I soaked up some sun & salt water at the beach, turned 27, and posted very little on the blog. Apologies, my dear readers! I’m not honestly quite sure what happened. I guess life just caught up with me, as they say. (Who are they, anyway? And why do they […]

A Glance in the Rearview Mirror (May 2012)

A Glance in the Rearview Mirror (May 2012)

The month of May was filled with drinks here. I’m talking super healthy lemonades and tea mixed or brewed with gourmet flavors and sweetened with natural alternatives to toxic refined sugar. What, what?! Yes, folks, summer is indeed upon us, but never fear the heat and humidity. Rosemary Lemonade, Plum & Thyme Iced Tea, and […]

A Glance in the Rearview Mirror (April 2012)

A Glance in the Rearview Mirror (April 2012)

What a great month on the blog! If you missed any posts from the past few weeks, you’ll definitely want to catch up. My days have been full of preparing our garden, teaching BarreAmped classes, and starting a new part time job at Vintage Remedies. I also took a vacation to Asheville, NC to see […]

I Wonder What My Neighbors Must Think

I Wonder What My Neighbors Must Think

It’s something I do wonder quite often. What must my neighbors think of my homesteading ways? Do they think I’m strange when I cut the front yard with my reel mower? What must they think when I hang all my laundry out on the clothesline? Do they wonder about the piles of dirt, leaves, and […]

Don’t Be Disposable (A Challenge)

Don’t Be Disposable (A Challenge)

This post is #3 in the Growing Green series in honor of Earth Day on April 22. You can find other great posts related to THINKING green this week on these blogs: i Dream of Clean Broccoli Cupcake The Frugal Seed   I wouldn’t necessarily call my myself a pack rat (though through my life […]

A Glance in the Rearview Mirror (March 2012)

A Glance in the Rearview Mirror (March 2012)

Where did this month go? Oh, it flitted by on the wings of chirping birdies and was carried along on rays of sunshine and unseasonably warm weather? My bad. In which case, bring it on. March was a great month here at Laurel of Leaves. The veggie garden in my backyard is being dug, compost […]

10 Ways to Save Money on Your Grocery Budget

10 Ways to Save Money on Your Grocery Budget

Who couldn’t use a smaller grocery budget, huh? Can I get an amen? I’ve posted over at Suzanne Bowen Fitness with 10 tips to stretch your food dollar and make your money go further. Head on over and check it out now! In case you’re wondering, Suzanne Bowen is a fitness professional who has starred […]