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How Long Should You Keep Spices and Herbs?

January 17, 2020

Just like a fine wine many foods better with age. World cheeses, vinegar, cured meats, stews – as each of these items age they develop deeper and more intense flavors. Spices, on the other hand do not age gracefully. For the success of your culinary efforts, it’s important to know how long you should keep […]


15 Creative Uses for Leftover Coffee

January 15, 2020

Brew a little too much coffee this morning? Before you toss the extra, there are plenty of creative uses you can use leftover coffee for instead. If you are like me and rarely have any leftover coffee, no worries! Simply brew a little extra so that you can use these creative ideas, too. Now, grab […]


Is it a chicken farm or a chicken ranch?

January 13, 2020

Over the years, a common question I’ve been asked is whether raising chickens (on a large scale) means you own a chicken farm or a chicken ranch.  The answer is not as straight-forward as one might think. If you are raising chickens solely for meat, you likely fall in the category of “chicken rancher.” If […]


Signature Mystery Series premiere, “A Beautiful Place To Die: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery” Premiering Jan 12th at 8pm/7c on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries!

January 9, 2020

Who dun it? Don’t you just love trying to figure that out? A good mystery is so fun to solve! Thanks to our partnership with HMM and Hallmark Channel, we are celebrating the Signature Mystery Series premiere, “A Beautiful Place To Die: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery“. Read on for full details including a special live-viewing […]


Martha Stewart’s Organizing: The Manual for Bringing Order to Your Life, Home & Routines

January 7, 2020

At Rural Mom, our top priority this year is organizing our life and home. Who better to start us on the path than Martha Stewart? We received a copy of “Martha Stewart’s Organizing: The Manual for Bringing Order to Your Life, Home & Routines” and absolutely love every page! How does Martha do it all? […]

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How To Care for Garden Tools in the Winter

January 6, 2020

Ever wondered what to do with all your garden tools in the off season? Taking proper care of ones tools is necessary to ensure many years of good service. When it comes time to store garden tools for the winter, it is not a good idea to simply throw them in and shut the door. […]


Get Ready for the New Year – Time to Organize Your Paperwork!

December 30, 2019

Everyone has a certain amount of clutter when it comes to old papers and documents. Hopefully, you are not quite ready to be on an episode of “Hoarders,” but you still may need help to organize your paperwork. Many times, it can be difficult to distinguish what documents and paper statements are worth keeping. Which […]


How Do You Organize Your Cookbooks?

December 27, 2019

If you love to cook, you probably have an extensive cookbook collection. You may even have received more this holiday season! The biggest challenge? You need to find a way to organize your cookbooks. It is wonderful to have all those recipes, but it can be extremely difficult to find the exact one you want […]


Why Should You Use a SELF Planner?

December 23, 2019

The new year is nearly here. With the Christmas holiday, it’s easy to set aside planning for the new year, but this fresh start is an ideal time for you to create new habits to enhance your life. One of the best things you can do to prepare for the new year is get a […]


New Years Celebrations Around The World

December 19, 2019

January 1st has been largely seen as the start of the New Years celebrations since the time the solar calendar was introduced by Caesar. In ancient Celtic tradition, however, the start of the New Year was viewed as October 31st. The Chinese New Year, which follows the lunar calendar is a moving date which can […]


Turn Your Holiday Activities Into Winter Workouts

December 19, 2019

Burning winter calories does not have to be an extra chore that you tack onto your already busy schedule. In most cases, just the fact that it is winter, already adds plenty of physical resistance to your daily activities. With this in mind, here’s five fun winter workouts that can help burn away excess holiday […]


Sprinkle This! Health Benefits of Cinnamon

December 18, 2019

‘Tis the season to use plenty of cinnamon to bake! Did you know that in addition to adding great flavor to your baked goods, eggnog and hot chocolate, there are some amazing health benefits of cinnamon? Cinnamon, a spice traded between Medieval Europe and the Near East, was valued as highly as gold. Today, it’s […]