Flying. I don’t ride roller coasters. I don’t ride tilta whirls, sizzlers, pirate ships or rocket flippity-do-das… But I fly. I fly to get places that would otherwise take a day or two of alternate travel. I happen to fly quite a bit lately thanks to my generous cousins and their hard-earned United Airlines perks.Continue reading

raw milk

Have you ever tried to find a dairy farm advertising raw milk for sale on the internet? Nearly impossible. If you know someone who isn’t a farmer but is drinking raw milk, ask them where they got it. The answer will likely be 1. my (insert family member here) is a dairy farmer, or 2. I talkedContinue reading

DIY Garden Tool Rack

If you’re reading a post (no pun intended, per the title of this particular post) on here for the first time, I’m a big fan of DIY projects and upcycling junk. The garden post below was starting to rot in my back yard, before it was given a new lease on life. Tools needed: skilsaw:Continue reading

Aiko High Skinny Joga Medium Wash Silver Jeans

Silver’s Joga jean is the jean you won’t want to take off. Yes, they’re that comfortable. My sister called me enthusiastically from the mall about her new Silver jeans. She raved about how comfortable they were (she since bought two varieties of the Joga). Some combination of the words “they feel as good as sweatpants”Continue reading

mean memes

  I’m prefacing this article by saying I’m not a meme hater. Who didn’t love the Ryan Gosling ‘Hey girl‘ memes? Even straight men can appreciate the humor. Lately, though, memes are becoming a lot more, well, mean. If you’re not familiar, Dictionary.Com defines a meme as a cultural item in the form of anContinue reading

Whenever I visit home, even if I don’t have a lot of time to ride, I have to at least climb on top my beautiful, Arabian, bay and feel his calming breath beneath my bones.  There is something about it I cannot explain.  No words are needed, just the simplicity of placing a rope aroundContinue reading

Before I speak, I must surrender. Surrender to the solitary oneness in my mind. Fragmented pieces, that so combine to form a whole. A thought. A truth. A sound… Before I speak, I must remember. Remember feelings, dignity, authenticity. Remember to be kind.  To see inside your heart, and start there. Remember you’re a partContinue reading

neem flower

  What is Neem You see the buzz word in health stores, but what is it? Neem is a fast-growing leafy tree flourishing in India and parts of Africa. All parts of the tree (leaves, seed, bark) have been used for centuries for ayurvedic healing purposes. USES FOR NEEM Internal: cleanse, spermicide, weight loss ChancesContinue reading

I picked up this book (A Morning Cup of Meditation) a few months ago and have been enjoying the benefits of an easy and enjoyable meditation ever since.  All it takes is a quick read and you’re good to go.  With 10 associations you can use in your breathing, you’ll find relaxation, energy and aContinue reading

Did you know we think over 50,000 thoughts a day? WOW.  I had no idea my brain was so busy.  But it makes sense; especially when I wake up in the middle of the night and my mind is STILL going. Apparently many of our thoughts appear in the form of questions.  And they tendContinue reading