Are you a fan of lists? I’m a fan of lists. And there is one area where lists are an absolute non-negotiable: wedding planning.
With all the blogs, Pinterest boards, and magazines devoted to picture-perfect weddings, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by it all. From flowers to favors and vows to venues, there are many decisions to be made. Organizing your to-do’s in a timeline format/list is important to make sure the right tasks get accomplished at the right times. Especially when some matters are time sensitive, like ordering a wedding dress or booking a venue.
Maine is a magical place to wed! That’s probably why there are over 700 wedding venues in the state of Maine. Maine is known for its beautiful scenic views and rustic, countryside charm. Many couples choose to put those images and places to work when they choose a magical and picturesque, mountain view weddings!
If you’re recently engaged, you no-doubt have a ton of details for your big day running through your mind.
Wedding favors tend to be one of those last minute details that couples scramble to put together.
Looking for ideas but want to make sure you’re guests will actually like them? Skip the boring, overplayed monogrammed items and get them something they will either use or is perfect for them to re-gift!
Maine is a magical place to wed! That’s probably why there are over 700 wedding venues in the state of Maine. Maine is known for its beautiful scenic views and rustic, countryside charm.
Maine is a magical place to wed! That’s probably why there are over 700 wedding venues in the state of Maine. Maine is known for its beautiful bays, lakes, harbors, and coves. Many couples choose to put those images and places to work when they choose a magical and picturesque waterfront wedding.
We all know that the current craze is to be as all-natural as possible, and I’m just as guilty of being front and center on that bandwagon (obviously). There’s many circumstances in our lives where we want to stay as natural as possible, such as pregnancy.
Many people will hear the word “sumac” and automatically think of poisonous sumac. Poisonous sumac (Toxicodendron vernix [previously rhus vernix]) is actually very different looking from edible sumac. There’s several edible sumac species and they can normally be found right outside your door!
Frankincense is one sweet and citrusy essential oil that I have been playing with, I have also been researching in-depth, primarily because of the holiday lure towards it. This beneficial oil and herbal remedy has been around for over 5,000 years and has so much interesting, beautiful history attached to it. I want to share some of this amazing history and beneficial information I have found in my personal research!
Picture the food you buy: does it have the USDA symbol slapped on the side of it? Organic Food is simply food that has been certified as being Organic by USDA standards. Organic food that has been certified will have the USDA Organic seal, or symbol, placed on the side of it.
The History Behind Saint John's Wort: Saint John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) has been considered a useful medicinal plant as far back at 2,000 years in Ancient Greece. The first Greek Physicians (Hippocrates, Galen, Pliny, and Dioscorides)...
Trying to kick chemicals to the curb? Try Fire Cider for an all Natural Alternative Cold and Flu Remedy. With the cold and flu season right around the corner, it's the perfect time right now! Fire Cider is a term coined by pioneer of the herbal movement, Rosemary...
Coffee’s rep has both beneficial and detrimental claims. A lot of research has been conducted on coffee, it’s benefits, and it’s disadvantages in our lives. I want to touch base on the many benefits we overlook in coffee consumption and usage to shed a little insightful light on coffee. First, let’s try debunking some of these so-called health risks…
What is Activated Charcoal? I'm sure you've been seeing all kinds of information about activated charcoal in the news of skin care. It comes as no surprise if you have! If you haven't heard much about activated charcoal, then I'd like to shed a...
Lavender (Scientific Name: Lavandula) is one of the most fragrant and highly versatile herbs that you can grow. I use lavender in all kinds of my at home remedies, and it’s one of my go-to ingredients for ny handcragted soaps and gift...
This perennial herb isn’t very well know, but it has such wonderful benefits and super-food nutrition that can so easily be added into your every day diet!
My Struggles Throughout my life I have struggled with extra sensitive skin. Really, though, the word "struggle" is probably an understatement... In the past, I would desperately try to cover up rashes and bumps with clothing or makeup. I felt self-conscious and...
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