15 Holiday Gifts to Inspire Zero Waste Living

As many of you know, zero waste living is an eco-friendly lifestyle, minimizing waste as much as possible. For those that are just starting to live this lifestyle, going zero waste can certainly seem overwhelming. Other people have no idea the lifestyle even exists. Some even think that you are crazy for trying or have…

Happy THANKSLIVING: Last Minute AMAZING PEANUT BUTTER PIE RECIPE!

Happy Thanksliving, EVERYONE, (all beings included)!!! Are you looking for a last minute, kind recipe for tomorrow’s feast? Can you think of a better way to spread love, kindness, and compassion than making an amazing, cruelty-free, PEANUT BUTTER PIE? I don’t think so! Check out my family’s recipe below for a quick, (you have to…

30 Days of Thanks: Topics to Ponder Every Day in November

Normally people think the most about giving thanks for the things in their lives when the holidays roll around, (especially in November when Thanksgiving greets us the last Thursday of the month). On the holiday, some families give thanks at their dinner tables by going around in a circle and sharing what they are most…

Beware! All Candy Isn’t Kind!

YAY! Is it officially autumn and Halloween is quickly approaching, (it’s in 11 days to be exact). Not that I’m counting or anything, (OK, guilty as charged). Halloween is my favorite holiday and autumn is my favorite time of the year, so it is almost expected that I have a countdown going. A question that…

The Great Cow: Cool Facts About These Amazing Creatures

Those familiar with Cotton Branch Farm Animal Sanctuary know that there is a resident, (the only one of his kind at the sanctuary), Freckles, the great cow. I have written about Freckles before and had the biggest honor of meeting him. He’s sweet kind and gentle. He followed my son and me along the fence…

Get Outside: Fall Nature Hike Scavenger Hunt

Fall is here! Let’s go for a hike and get outside! Look and see what cool things you can find! Always remember to be nice to nature! Please don’t touch or bother any critters that you might come across.   Spanish Moss 4 Different Leaves Seeds Pine Cone Stick Feather Bird Flower A Rough Object…

Mindful Every Day: 10 Phrases to Meditate On

Meditation can become a time consuming, and daunting task for some. People often express, “my mind is too busy to mediate,” or “I don’t have time to sit by myself, close my eyes, sit with my legs crossed and do nothing for 30 minutes.” Personally, if I was asked about meditation just this past January,…

From the Kind Kitchen: Behold, Squashini!

*Feeds roughly 4 people, unless you’re really hungry or want it as a main course, (which is TOTALLY recommended)!   Ingredients: -5 or 6 organic red potatoes -2 small, organic zucchini -2 small, organic yellow squash 1 large, sweet onion ½-1 Tbsp. of garlic salt* 1 tsp. of ground black pepper* 1 Tbsp. extra virgin…

From the Kind Kitchen: Blueberry Hawaiian Raw-nola

This raw-some, cruelty-free recipe was inspired by Julia, the wonderful woman behind the vlog, Julia Dreads. Check out her video here, (she talks about making a rawnola mixture around 0:54 until 1:30). While the recipe I use below is not the same, her video inspired the making of this recipe and introduced me to the…

Cotton Branch: Meet Pokey!

For Pokey, the fourth time is definitely the charm! Unfortunately, Pokey’s story starts with a bunch of jumping houses and no place to truly call “home.” When Pokey’s original family acquired him, he was labeled as a “miniature” pot belly pig, (but was really a farm pig). They lived in an apartment and eventually decided…