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How to Remove Drain Odors from the kitchen and bathroom sink

How to Remove Drain Odors from the kitchen and bathroom sink

      If you’ve followed my blog, you know that we bought a fixer-upper house this year, and it came with a whole set of old-house smells. I have been conquering the smells one-by-one which you can read in my post, How to Remove […]

A Week in Antigua Guatemala

A Week in Antigua Guatemala

      When we took our family trip to Guatemala, I made sure that we spent a week in Antigua, Guatemala. I  wrote about it in The Joys of Traveling with Your Adult Kids previously. Antigua is a must see if you visit Guatemala. I […]

Natural Bridge Day Trip

Natural Bridge Day Trip

      Natural Bridge Day Trip   Natural Bridge in Rockbridge County, Virginia is a great place for a day trip while you’re on Vacation in Virginia. I would list it in one of the top things to see in Virginia. Being less than 2 miles […]

5 Books That Could Save Your Life

5 Books That Could Save Your Life

    Why These Books?   So, I’m not a big doomsday prepping-for-the-zombie-apocalypse kind of person, but I don’t have my head buried in the sand either. I don’t think we need to live in fear of what could happen–even though it really could! I mean, […]

The Best FREE Herbal Education Online by Top Herbalists

The Best FREE Herbal Education Online by Top Herbalists

      I have been drawn to herbs for many years. Way back  20+ years ago when I was newly married and we had little babies, we lived in an 800 square foot townhouse. I had only a few square feet to plant anything […]

How to Identify and Cook Chicken of the Wood (Sulfur Shelf) Mushrooms

How to Identify and Cook Chicken of the Wood (Sulfur Shelf) Mushrooms

      Foraging for Chicken of the Woods Last year when we lived in the middle of the Jefferson National Forrest, I started exploring the woods around our house.  I was looking for plants to see if I could find which wild edibles or […]

St. John’s Wort Oil

St. John’s Wort Oil

    The search for St. John’s Wort   I’ve been wanting to make St. John’s Wort oil for some time but I’ve had trouble finding St. John’s Wort or growing it. This year I’ve been trying to get several herbs to grow from seed. I […]

How to Opt Out of “Picked for You” pins on Pinterest

How to Opt Out of “Picked for You” pins on Pinterest

  Lately I’ve been feeling like I was getting the same kinds of pins over and over again. And I was right. Pinterest’s “Picked for You” feature uses your board and pins to find what they think are relevant for you. That’s all fine for […]

I’d Rather be in Mitford! And a contest!

I’d Rather be in Mitford! And a contest!

    My mother introduced me to Jan Karon’s Mitford series over 15 years ago. I wanted an escape from mundane chores and the wintertime blues. So on our usual family trek to the library, I found At Home in Mitford, the first in the series. The kids […]

Plant and Fungi Walk Jefferson National Forest Virginia (part 1)

Plant and Fungi Walk Jefferson National Forest Virginia (part 1)

We recently had the opportunity to live for two years right in the Jefferson National Forrest outside of Blacksburg, Virginia. Here I discovered the joy of taking plant walks — or herb walks. My plant walks consist of walking slowly through the meadow or woods phone […]

Welcome to my blog!

Welcome to my blog!

Welcome to Discover! Create! Inspire! I’m Carmen Alexander Rosales and I’m so glad you found me. This blog is one way for me to connect with my readers on a personal level and share beautiful, healthy, positive products, places, ideas and inspiration from my world […]