Herbs & Aromatherapy

  • Doug Elliott: Dandelion, Groundhogs and Poison Ivy | Sacred Habitats

    Doug Elliott: Dandelion, Groundhogs and Poison Ivy

    Storytelling and education go hand-in-hand. For millennia, storytelling has been an invaluable tool for passing on information, values and wisdom from one generation to the next… and with all of the focus in America on killing dandelions shouldn’t as much energy be placed on the attributes one of the most health-filled plants in the country […] Read more…

  • Where To Buy Non-GMO Herbs and Supplies | Sacred Habitats

    Where To Buy Non-GMO Herbs and Supplies

    Have you ever considered the supplies you have been using to make your herbal remedies could be GMO? Yikes is right! Our salve making oils (coconut, sesame, wheatgerm oil, aloe vera gel, cocos butter, and so forth)… or, the Castile Soap you’re using, or even the seeds you’re using for sprouting (broccoli and wheatgrass, or […] Read more…

Gift Ideas

  • Help for Veterans at the Veteran's Healing Farm

    Help for Veterans at Veterans Healing Farm

    Veterans Healing Farm Fosters Healing Community for Vets Many veterans lack the adequate tools and resources needed to meet the challenge of transitioning from military life back into the civilian sector. Although returning Veterans do have available resources through the Transition Assistance Program (TAP), they often lack the ability to locate ongoing “local” support — […] Read more…

  • The Thanksgiving Reader by Seth Godin: Beginning a Global Tradition

    The Thanksgiving Reader by Seth Godin: Beginning a Global Tradition

    Thanksgiving is a holiday about gratitude, about family and about possibility. It brings people together to not only celebrate the end of the harvest, but to look one in another in the eye and share something magical. The Thanksgiving Reader was created by Seth Godin, he has created The Thanksgiving Reader as a tool for […] Read more…

Living Simply

  • Help for Veterans at the Veteran's Healing Farm

    Help for Veterans at Veterans Healing Farm

    Veterans Healing Farm Fosters Healing Community for Vets Many veterans lack the adequate tools and resources needed to meet the challenge of transitioning from military life back into the civilian sector. Although returning Veterans do have available resources through the Transition Assistance Program (TAP), they often lack the ability to locate ongoing “local” support — […] Read more…

  • Outdoor Skills: How To Make a Fire with a Spoon

    Outdoor Skills: How To Make a Fire with a Spoon

    Making a Fire Using a Spoon Redundancy in your bug-out bag or backpack is one of the first rules of thumb. I found this video by Corporals Corner on how to make a fire using a spoon and char cloth to serve another one of my preferences, ‘dual purpose items.’ Spoons are lightweight, don’t take […] Read more…

Tiny House Living

  • Tiny House with a Doggie Elevator to the Loft

    Tiny House with a Doggie Elevator to the Loft

    This tiny house is as functional as it is cute. The less-than 175 square foot tiny home has hidden storage virtually everywhere, but there is still only space for life’s necessities – including the most unique feature, a doggie elevator, delivering their Corgi named Shanti upstairs to bed. Nicky Duenkel, Judy Pratt and their pooch […] Read more…

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    Tumbleweed Tiny Houses Builder Bundle Blitz!!! Special Price Offer Through Nov. 30th

    Do you dream of building your own Tumbleweed Tiny House RV but you’re not sure how or even where to start? Not to worry, you can learn how… at a workshop near you! Tumbleweed Tiny Houses has 2-day workshops packed with all the insightful and extensive information you’ll need to design and build your very […] Read more…

Gardening, Landscaping & Tools

  • How To Plant and Grow Garlic | Sacred Habitats

    How To Plant and Grow Garlic

    Fall is the time to plant garlic which you will harvest next June or July. Both the planting and harvesting of garlic is super-easy and something you will want to do every year since nothing tastes better and stays fresh longer than garlic that you grow yourself. I usually pop the garlic cloves in the […] Read more…

  • Using Landscape Fabric to Make Paths: a Good Idea or Bad | Sacred Habitats

    Using Landscape Fabric to Make Paths: a Good Idea or Bad

    I think marketers of landscape fabric have convinced everyone to believe that the act of purchasing and putting landscape fabric down in flower beds, around foundation plantings, and as an underlayment for garden paths, will stop weeds and that it will also keep pea gravel from getting smushed into the earth due to foot traffic. […] Read more…

HOW TO + CRAFTS + DIY

Cooking & Recipes

  • Pumpkin Soup with Fried Sage Leaves Recipe | Sacred Habitats

    Pumpkin Soup with Fried Sage Leaves

    Pumpkin Soup with Fried Sage Leaves This is a delicious hearty soup for autumn and winter months. Adding fried sage leaves adds a lovely complimentary flavor to the pumpkin. 2 1/2 – 3 lbs. pumpkin 1/4 C olive oil 6 cloves Garlic (skins on) 12 whole sage leaves, plus 2 Tbls. chopped 2 onions , […] Read more…

  • How To Make Fresh Fried Sage Leaves Recipe | Sacred Habitats

    How To Make Fresh Fried Sage Leaves

    The flavor of fried sage leaves are not at all pungent, just pleasantly savory. Delicate Fried Sage Leaves make an elegant garnish for meat, seafood, pasta, or a garnish for your favorite soup, or served as an appetizer along with cheese, such as Brie or a nice Smoked Gruyere. Do not make extras because these […] Read more…

Reviews of Things We Use and Love

  • Book Review: DIY Book of Backyard Sheds & Tiny Houses by Jay Shafer

    Book Review: DIY Book of Backyard Sheds & Tiny Houses by Jay Shafer

    What’s most enjoyable about Jay Shafer’s DIY Book of Backyard Sheds & Tiny Houses is that it provides ideas and, perhaps most importantly, whether or not you want to build your own shed or tiny house, or have one built for you. Right there alone is a big choice that needs to be made before […] Read more…

  • Tool Review: In Love With deWit Garden Tools | Sacred Habitats

    Tool Review: In Love With deWit Garden Tools

    Last Friday my first set of deWit forged garden tools arrived: a trowel, a 3-tine cultivator, and a handfork. It takes a lot to impress me when it comes to things and I am delighted to say that not only have these tools done just that but I will not give any think to purchasing […] Read more…

Preparedness

  • Outdoor Skills: How To Make a Fire with a Spoon

    Outdoor Skills: How To Make a Fire with a Spoon

    Making a Fire Using a Spoon Redundancy in your bug-out bag or backpack is one of the first rules of thumb. I found this video by Corporals Corner on how to make a fire using a spoon and char cloth to serve another one of my preferences, ‘dual purpose items.’ Spoons are lightweight, don’t take […] Read more…

  • Preparedness: Freeze Dried Packaged Food | Sacred Habitats

    Preparedness: Review of Canned vs. Freeze Dried Packaged Food

      Hey it’s September and it is National Preparedness Month! Which basically means what can you change, learn and do, to create “self-reliance”. Ready.gov contains info on the theme Don’t Wait. Communicate to help families be better prepared for small and large disasters. So let’s get started on one of my favorite topics, food… This […] Read more…

Wellness & Balance

  • How To Take Control of Your Thoughts and Health - Empowerment for Women on Becoming an Ageless Goddess

    How To Take Control of Your Thoughts and Health – Empowerment for Women

    Though we talk about wanting to “age gracefully,” the truth is that when it comes to getting older, we’re programmed to dread an inevitable decline: in our health, our looks, our sexual relationships, even the pleasure we take in living life. But as Christiane Northrup, M.D., shows us in this profoundly empowering 8 lesson online […] Read more…

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    4 Things You Can Do To Ban Beauty Products Containing Microbeads

    Microbeads are tiny particles of plastic used in hundreds of cosmetics and personal care products such as facial scrubs, soaps, and toothpaste. These microbeads, typically used as abrasives and exfoliants, are flowing by the billions into the Great Lakes and other waterways. Consumers end up discharging these tiny pieces of plastic into waterways when they […] Read more…

Fun Stuff

  • Creating the Fountain of Youth in Your Own Backyard | Sacred Habitats

    Create the Fountain of Youth in Your Own Backyard

    What if I told you that all that is required to prevent or slow the signs of aging is a trip to Lowe’s, or in some instances, a trip to your own garage, kitchen or basement, to look for stuff that you can easily use or repurpose to create your own Backyard Fountain of Youth? […] Read more…

  • Coloring to Reduce Stress + Enhance Creativity | Sacred Habitats

    Coloring to Reduce Stress + Unlock Creativity

    Currently, six of the top 20 selling books on Amazon are adult coloring books. It turns out coloring can be beneficial for adults — namely for its de-stressing power. One of the first psychologists to apply coloring as a relaxation technique was Carl G. Jüng in the early 20th century. He did this through mandalas: […] Read more…

Energy The Costs of Our Choices

  • Being Green: Getting Back to Where We Once Belonged | Sacred Habitats

    Being Green: Getting Back to Where We Once Belonged

    Isn’t it interesting that going “Green” and doing things in an environmentally friendly way are all the rage? I wonder… how many of the Green Movement proponents know that it wasn’t all that long ago that we did do things that some aren’t so willing to do any longer. A couple of years ago my […] Read more…

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    What it should mean to build it green?

    “Building Green” is a two word phrase that has two parts to its \’ definition. It means to design and build a structure in such a way that the actual construction has minimal impact on the environment including the processing of the construction materials, the movement of the materials and the physical impact it has […] Read more…

Thoughts & Inspiration

  • Help for Veterans at the Veteran's Healing Farm

    Help for Veterans at Veterans Healing Farm

    Veterans Healing Farm Fosters Healing Community for Vets Many veterans lack the adequate tools and resources needed to meet the challenge of transitioning from military life back into the civilian sector. Although returning Veterans do have available resources through the Transition Assistance Program (TAP), they often lack the ability to locate ongoing “local” support — […] Read more…

  • Get a Free No Farms No Food Car Magnet

    Get Your Free No Farms No Food Car Magnet

    No Farms No Food® Locally sourced food from America’s family farms is at risk. Join in protecting farmland by signing up to get your free No Farms No Food® car magnet. Put your free No Farms No Food ® car magnet on your car, refrigerator or filing cabinet at work. When you display your No […] Read more…

Art & Artists

  • Painting with Paper - Artist Barb Zimmerman | Sacred Habitats

    Painting with Paper – Artist Barb Zimmerman

    Delightful and inspired is how Barb Zimmerman’s makes me feel. The depth and detail she is able to achieve with a simple medium, paper. This short video gives you a taste of what she does and how. Painting with Paper- Landscapes by Barb Zimmerman from Misha on Vimeo. Barb Zimmerman paints with paper. She spends […] Read more…