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Hallmark Publishing Presents “A Royal Christmas Wish” and “A Gingerbread Romance” out now!

September 20, 2019

It’s beginning to look a lot like… The first colors of fall are beginning to dot the landscape here, which automatically has me dreaming of peppermints and garland.  If you love the Christmas season as much as do, you are likely counting the days, too!  Thanks to our partners at Hallmark Publishing, we have a […]

Home and Hearth SUSTAIN

Fun Ways to Get Your Kids Excited About Raking Leaves

September 16, 2019

Fall colors are stunning buy our joy is often short-lived when the leaves begin to pile up outside our homes.  Raking leaves can be a tiresome chore. It doesn’t have to be, though.  You can turn leaf raking time into a fun family activity.  You’ll create great memories this fall and enlist some willing participants […]


3 Road Trip Destinations You Don’t Want to Miss

September 9, 2019

Everybody loves a  good road trip, but sometimes it can be hard to find the perfect one for you. If you like scenic views, trips through the mountains, or oceans, the U.S. has it all! Fall break is an excellent time for a road trip as the days are cooler, the roads are less congested […]

Gardening SUSTAIN

Best Edible Flowers to Grow in Your Garden

September 6, 2019

Edible flowers not only add zest to your meal, they add color and vibrancy to your garden. There are many kinds of edible flowers, and a number of them are super easy to grow. Allium All blossoms from the allium family can be eaten. The allium family includes garlic, garlic chives, chives, and leeks. It […]

Gardening SUSTAIN

6 Most Common Fall Gardening Mistakes to Avoid

September 6, 2019

It’s back-to-school time already and fall is just around the corner.  I can already see the leaves turning in Kentucky.  Time to start prepping your fall gardening! For most of us in the US, fall represents a time during which our gardens wind down and prepare to enter dormancy. Some plants die out altogether while […]


Farmer’s Market Recipe – Peach Cobbler Kolaczki

September 3, 2019

Every time I visit a farmer’s market, I have a habit of bringing a lot more home than I intend to.  Not such a bad thing, but it does leave me often trying to sort out exactly what to do with all the farm fresh goodness. During my recent stay in Woodstock, Georgia, I discovered […]

Gardening SUSTAIN

12 Essential Garden Tools Every Gardener Needs

September 2, 2019

If you are an inexperienced gardener, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the sheer number of garden tools available for purchase.  What exactly do you need? Likewise, for experienced gardeners, the temptation to purchase fancy or expensive equipment can be overwhelming.  Do you really need to update what’s already in your shed? The garden retail […]


Cooking with Wine (It’s Easier Than You Think!)

August 28, 2019

Wine is one of my favorite indulgent beverages, but it’s also a staple in my Rural Mom kitchen.  When you happen to find yourself with leftover wine from a party, there’s certainly no need to toss it, just plan your meals for the week around it. No leftover wine on hand?  No worries!  There are […]