True Colors

At times, I have found that people can be afraid to show their true colors, intimidated by presenting the authentic version of themselves to the world. Perhaps they are concerned whether they will be accepted or too nervous about putting themselves out there. Sometimes it can seem easier to hide who we truly are to …

Feeling Blue

It's berry season, one of my favorite times of the year! Berries have always been my favorite fruits, with blueberries being right at the top of that list. Growing up, we had some close family friends that had beautiful gardens that I always admired. As these friends neared retirement, they decided to plan for a …

Planting Memories

Growing up, I have fond memories of my mother's Lily-of-the-Valley. Whenever it was in bloom, she would pick a small bouquet for the house, and the kitchen filled with the flower's intoxicating scent. In my mind, those flowers and their fragrance will forever have a connection to my mother, and I will always think of …

Food From Scraps?

According to a 2018 study funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, consumers in the United States waste nearly one pound of food per person per day! Globally, the numbers are staggering, with an estimated 1.3 billion tons of food, roughly 30% of global production, lost or wasted annually. Food waste accounts for 19% …