Ann Richards

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I love when something natural can be used in place of chemicals. So, here’s something to try if you’re having trouble sleeping at night. Pot a Gerbera Daisy and put it on you nightstand next to your bed. NASA says the plant gives off oxygen overnight … which is said to improve...
Spice up your life and live healthier … what a tasty way to get healthy … Spices and herbs have real medicinal properties. Study after study shows the benefits of distinct herbs and spices. For example, one 2003 trial of 60 people with type 2 diabetes reported that consuming as...
I love spending time out on my deck reading or visiting with friends and family. However, there is one thing that can spoil my time outside … it’s anything that bites or stings. I’ll sit outside under the deck’s roof through rain and storms … as long as there’s no lightning …...
Lavender oil is something I use all the time. I’ve used it to make furniture polish, in the laundry, also on my skin. It has relaxing properties, so adding a few drops to your bath, or on your pillow at night will help you to unwind. It’s also antibacterial and can be mixed with...
When was the last time you threw an empty glass pickle jar into the trash? How many empty glass olive jars have you tossed into the trash? Have you ever stuck an old window or door out by the curb hoping the trash collector would haul it away? We’re probably all guilty of doing...
The other day when I stopped by, Great Fermentations, to pick-up some winemaking supplies, Anita gave me a taste of a Ricotta Cheese marinated in red wine that they had just made. OMG … it was incredible. So … of course … I asked for the recipe… so that I could share it with you...
One way to "B" Well is to remove chemicals from our environment. Over the past few years, I have been working pretty hard to get chemicals out of my life. I started making my own furniture polish out of olive oil, vinegar, and lavender oil. I even started pouring salt on weeds...