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 […]

Stay Connected with Snapchat

Stay Connected with Snapchat

  Connect with Snapchat I don’t know about you, but sometimes I have trouble staying connected with my young adult kids. While I joined Facebook long before they were allowed to (13 was our age requirement to join in our family), I resisted other forms of Social […]

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 […]

Theta Burke Quote

Theta Burke Quote

             

How to Dry Herbs–without a Dehydrator!

How to Dry Herbs–without a Dehydrator!

      When we spend so much time growing or foraging for our medicinal or culinary herbs, we want to make sure that they last with as much taste and medicinal potency as possible! The simplest form of preservation is to dry the herbs. […]

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 […]

Coltsfoot Honey — A Natural Cough Syrup

Coltsfoot Honey — A Natural Cough Syrup

      Coltsfoot was the first flower I saw this year in March growing on the side of the driveway to our new house. At first they look like dandelions, but unlike dandelions, the flowers come up before the leaves. I quickly looked up […]